Philippines quake kills four in Cebu
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.