A powerful 6.7 magnitude undersea earthquake shook the southern Philippines on Friday killing a married couple, reported TIME citing officials. The tremor occurred in the southern Mindanao region at around 4:14 p.m. local time. According to the Associated Press, no tsunami warning has been issued so far. Angel Dugaduga, a disaster response official in the coastal town of Glan near the epicentre, said 18 people were injured based on an initial report.
The town’s municipal office building and gymnasium were also damaged by the earthquake, which also knocked out the electricity supply, he added. Videos on social media show people screaming as part of the ceiling of a mall falls off due to the tremors. People could be seen running and taking shelter as tremors trembled through the region.
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