A tsunami warning has been issued for the Philippines, Indonesia and Palau after a 7.9-magnitude earthquake offshore.
The quake had a depth of 33 km (20 miles) and struck at 20:47 local time, the US Geological Survey said. It was located off the Philippines island of Samar.
There are no details of any damage or casualties from the quake.
It is not yet known if a tsunami has actually been generated.
Warnings were also initially issued for Taiwan, Japan, Papua New Guinea, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and Yap, but were later lifted.