An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 on the Richter Scale hit 210 km SE of Pondaguitan, Philippines at 12:23 UTC (5:53 pm IST) today. The earthquake was recorded at 12:23 GMT, the USGS added. Its epicenter was located 219 kilometers (136 miles) southeast of the city of Pundaguitan at a depth of 139 kilometers. Also Read - Thousands Evacuated in New Zealand After 8.1 Earthquake Triggers Tsunami Warning

According to local news outlet Inquirer, residents of Davao, a major Philippine commercial center, felt the trembles as well. Also Read - Powerful 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes New Zealand, Tsunami Alert Issued

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