Second strong quake in two days jolts southern Philippines

A second strong earthquake in as many days has shaken the southern Philippines.

The US Geological Survey said a 6.5 magnitude quake that was centred 10 kilometres deep occurred near Kisante today.

Reports on damage or casualties were not immediately available.

On Tuesday, a 6.6 magnitude tremor nearby triggered landslides and and caused other damage, killing six people and injuring more than 100.

And on October 16, a magnitude 6.3 earthquake killed seven people, injured more than 200 and destroyed or damaged more than 7,000 buildings.

The Philippines lies on the Pacific "Ring of Fire," the arc of faults around the Pacific Ocean where most of the world's earthquakes occur.

Office employees gather outside of buildings after a powerful earthquake was felt in Davao City, Philippines. Source: Associated Press