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.
A tsunami warning has been issued for the Philippines, Indonesia and Palau after a 7.9-magnitude earthquake offshore
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.
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 hit Peru’s central coastline, the US Geological Survey (USGS) says.
The quake hit just after midnight (05:00 GMT) with its epicenter some 15 km (nine miles) south-east of the city of Ica, which suffered extensive earthquake damage in 2007.
Monday’s quake struck at a depth of 39 km (24 miles), the USGS said.
Peruvian media report that more than a dozen people have been injured.
“The majority are suffering trauma and cuts,” Fernando Leon Castaneda, manager of a local hospital, told Radio Programas del Peru.
Reports from Ica said electricity supplies had gone off but so far there are no reports of major damage.
The province of Ica was struck by a 7.9-magnitude undersea earthquake in 2007 that left thousands homeless.