Very Strong Dangerous M6.8 Earthquake Hits off Mindanao coast, Philippines

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A very strong and shallow M6.8 earthquake hit off the coast of Mindanao, Philippines at 20:23 UTC on April 28, 2017 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).

There are 1 802 246 people living within 100 km (62 miles) of the epicenter. Officials say there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii or the west coast of the United States.

M6.8 earthquake philippines april 28 2017
A M6.8 earthquake hit the Philippines on April 28, 2017. Map via USGS

EMSC is reporting M7.2 at a depth of 40 km (24 miles). GFZ Potsdam is reporting M6.8 at a depth of 37 km (22.9 miles).

Based on the preliminary earthquake parameters (M7.2), hazardous tsunami waves are possible for coasts located within 300 km (186 miles) of the earthquake epicenter.

However, officials said there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii or the west coast of the United States.

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