08/31/2012 10:24 EDT | Updated 10/31/2012 05:12 EDT

7.9-magnitude quake hits off coast of Philippines

A 7.9-magnitude earthquake has hit off the east coast of the Philippines, 139 kilometres east of Sulangan, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

A tsunami warning is in effect for Indonesia, Philippines, Belau, Yap, Taiwan, Japan and Guam.

A tsunami watch is in effect for Hawaii.

More to come