At approx 4.30am (local time) a 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the island of Mindanao in the Philippines on Saturday 29 April.

New Zealanders in the affected area are advised to exercise caution around the coastal area and to follow the advice of the local authorities and monitor local media for updates.

New Zealanders who require consular assistance are advised to contact the New Zealand Embassy in Manila on tel: 63 917 858 9867.

See our updated travel advice: (external link)