6.1 Magnitude quake hits parts of Mindanao

Agence France-Presse

Posted at Jul 14 2014 05:14 PM | Updated as of Jul 15 2014 01:14 AM

MANILA - A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at sea in the southern Philippines on Monday, the US Geological Survey said, but there were no reports of damage and no tsunami warning issued.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology measured the quake at 6.1 magnitude.

The quake was detected 88 kilometers (55 miles) southeast from the coastal town of Don Marcelino but was barely noticed by residents, said the chief government seismologist Renato Solidum.

"It is not alarming," he told AFP.

The quake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of about 10 kilometers, he added.