Quakes hit the Philippines and New Zealand

A powerful 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocked the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on Saturday. 

It triggered panic but there are no immediate reports of any damage or casualties. 

The quake struck at about 12.40pm Singapore time off the coast. 

Residents said people rushed out of buildings in panic after the quake sent lighting fixtures swaying. 

The government institute said it does not expect any damage or casualties and there is no risk of a tsunami. 

The North Island of New Zealand was also rocked by an earthquake on Saturday. 

The magnitude 6 tremor hit at around 1.20pm Singapore time. 

It was centred 204 kilometres deep and about 300 kilometres northeast of Auckland. 

The tremor was not widely felt on the mainland and police said there were no immediate reports of damage or injury.