Magnitude 7.2 quake jolts Mindanao, Philippines

A magnitude 7.2 earthquake has jolted the southern Philippine island of Mindanao. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says there is no threat of tsunami.

The quake happened at 4:14 p.m. local time on Friday.

The focus is estimated to be about 69 kilometers deep.

A resident in the city of General Santos in Mindanao tells NHK she felt a strong shock push upward while she was in a car. She says she thought the car had hit something on the road.