Several major media outlets are reporting that a major undersea earthquake has struck the Philippines this morning.
According to the Daily Express, the 7.3 magnitude quake struck just off the country’s coast. The Daily Mail reports that it took place at a staggering depth of 380 miles — far too deep to cause casualties or trigger a tsunami.
Renato Solidum with the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said quakes at that depth are rare, while shallower ones have struck the area numerous times.
Solidum also said the quake was felt in southern General Santos city and parts of the east coast. Aftershocks are expected.