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Earthquakes strike waters south of Philippines

By the CNN Wire Staff
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • NEW: Four earthquakes hit waters south of Philippines
  • NEW: Three of the four have magnitudes above 7.0
  • No tsunami warning was immediately issued
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(CNN) -- A series of four strong earthquakes spanning just over an hour struck the Philippines' Moro Gulf on Saturday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Three of the four earthquakes had magnitudes between 7.3 and 7.6; the other came in at a 5.4 magnitude. The first quake struck at 6:08 a.m. (6:08 p.m. ET Friday) and the fourth hit at 7:15 a.m. The last quake ran the deepest at 616 (382 miles) kilometers.

The epicenters of the quakes were about 100 kilometers (62 miles) off the coastal city of Cotabato and roughly 950 kilometers (590 miles) southeast of Manila.

No tsunami warning was immediately issued for any of the quakes.

There were no reports of damage, said Rona Faeldin of the Philippines Coast Guard.

CNN's Katy Byron contributed to this report.

 
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