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Tsunami warning cancelled after Philippine quake

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TRAVEL WARNING (UPDATED). A 7.6-magnitude undersea quake struck off the eastern coast of the Philippines late Friday, August 31, triggering tsunami warnings across a wide swath of Asia. There were no immediate reports of damage or injury, the Associated Press reported.

A tsunami alert was in effect for the Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan, Japan, Guam, the Northern Marianas and Papua New Guinea, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. Later in the day, the tsunami alert was cancelled.

The quake hit at a depth of 34.9 kilometers (21.7 miles) and was centered 106 kilometers (66 miles) east of Samar Island, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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