Earthquake strikes southern Philippines

A strong earthquake of 6.3 magnitude has struck the southern Philippines province of Davao del Sur with damage and aftershocks expected, the country's seismology agency says.

The earthquake on Sunday was initially recorded at magnitude 6 at a depth of 10 kilometres, the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences earlier said.

The Philippines Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Philvolcs) said it recorded the depth at 15km, adding that the earthquake was tectonic.

The Southeast Asian country is on the geologically active Pacific Ring of Fire and experiences frequent earthquakes, particularly in the south.