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No tsunami from magnitude-7.3 quake south of Philippines

  • Courtesy U.S. Geological Survey

No tsunami was generated by a strong earthquake south of the Philippines this evening.

A magnitude-7.3 earthquake rocked an area of the Celebes Sea near the Philippines at 7:13 p.m., the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Earthquake Information Center said.

The epicenter was 117 miles south-southeast of Tabiauan, Philippines.

The temblor was 389 miles deep, too deep to generate a tsunami, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

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