An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.6 struck off the coast of the Philippines Friday, triggering a tsunami warning for the surrounding region.
The temblor struck the Asian nation about 8:50 p.m. and its epicenter was about 58 miles east of Sulangan, Philippines -- off the province of Samar -- at a depth of 21.7 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center immediately issued a tsunami warning for Indonesia, the Philippines, Belau, Yap, Taiwan, Japan, Guam and other areas.
"An earthquake of this size has the potential to generate a destructive tsunami that can strike coastlines near the epicenter within minutes and more distant coastlines within hours," the tsunami warning center said.
There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
Roughly 15 percent of Cerritos' total population (49,041) is comprised Filipinos, according the 2010 U.S. Census.