According to the United States Geological Survey, a magnitude 6.6 earthquake hit the South Philippines. The quake took place at 05:37 GMT some 140 miles southwest of Cebu City. The epicenter of the earthquake was located at the depth of 53 miles.
There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.
The Philippines is situated in the so-called "Ring of Fire", a seismically-active zone of volcanoes and fault lines circling the edges of the Pacific Ocean.