An earthquake measuring 7.2 magnitude has hit the central Philippines, killing at least four people, BBC reported.
The US Geological Survey said the quake struck underneath the island of Bohol, in a region popular with tourists.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said a destructive wave was not expected.
The four people who died were killed when a fish market collapsed in Cebu city, officials say. Several other buildings are reported to have been damaged.
Edgardo Chatto, the governor of Bohol, said that a church and a city hall building were damaged by the quake.
Several people were injured in Cebu when a market collapsed, officials said.
At least two buildings and a church in Cebu province had also been damaged by the quake, local media reports said.
Straddling the so-called Ring of Fire belt of seismic activity, the Philippines often experiences earthquakes.
In August 2012 a 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck off the eastern Philippine island of Samar, causing tsunami evacuations and power cuts.
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