Fox News Flash top headlines for April 4
Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com.
A strong offshore earthquake jolted eastern Philippine provinces on Tuesday night and seismologists warned villagers to stay away from the coast because it could generate waves of less than 3 feet in height.
There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage from the earthquake, which the U.S. Geological Survey said measured magnitude 6.2 and was located at a depth of 9 miles.
The Philippines Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said it was centered 75 miles east of Gigmoto town on the island province of Catanduanes.
PHILIPPINES SHIFTS FOCUS TO PROTECTING TERRITORY AS TENSIONS BETWEEN CHINA AND US INCREASE
Seismologists warn the Philippines about possible waves after an offshore earthquake. (Fox News)
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP
The Philippines lies along the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” an arc of faults around the Pacific Ocean where many of the world’s earthquakes occur. It is also lashed by about 20 typhoons and tropical storms each year, making it one of the world’s most disaster-prone countries.
A magnitude 7.7 quake killed nearly 2,000 people in the northern Philippines in 1990.