August 31, 2012 (12:47:34 UTC)
Magnitude 7.6 Off the East Coast of the Philippines
According to the US Geological Survey National Earthquake Information Center, a major earthquake occurred off the east coast of the Philippines in the evening local time 96km (60mi) E of Sulangan, Philippines. There are reports of minor damage and one death. The earthquake triggered a tsunami warning that was lifted after two hours.
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