Tsunami warning after Philippines hit by 7.5 magnitude earthquake

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Seismologists say tsunamis expected to hit Philippines and Japan in early hours of Sunday morning

An earthquake of magnitude 7.5 has struck Mindanao in the Philippines, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said, at a depth of 63 km (39 miles), and tsunamis were expected to hit the Philippines and Japan shortly.

The Philippine Seismology Agency (Phivolcs) said tsunami waves could hit the Philippines by midnight local time (1600 GMT) and could continue for hours.

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