An offshore earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 jolted Surigao del Sur province in southern Philippines on Sunday, 3 April the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.
The institute said the quake, which occurred at 6:24pm local time (1024 GMT), hit at a depth of 1km, about 75km northeast of Bayabas town.
The tremor was also felt in the provinces of Agusan del Sur and Surigao del Norte, the institute said, adding that the tectonic quake will trigger aftershocks but not cause damage.
No tsunami warning was issued for this jolt; however, four aftershocks have already been felt.
The Philippines has frequent seismic activity due to its location along the Pacific ‘Ring of Fire’.
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