A MAGNITUDE 6.2 earthquake struck Davao Oriental province in Mindanao, the Philippine southern mainland, at mid-morning Tuesday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.
The tectonic tremor was located offshore, about 57 kilometers east of Manay town.
Intensity 4 — which is generally felt indoors with vibration similar to a passing heavy truck, according to Phivolcs’ 10-level intensity scale — was reported in parts of Davao Oriental as well as in Hinatuan and Bislig City in neighboring Surigao del Sur.
Phivolcs said no damage was expected from the earthquake but warned of aftershocks. At least 12 aftershocks were recorded by the agency as of 12 noon, ranging in magnitude from 2.9 to 4.4.
There were no immediate reports of significant damage from local governments.
The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines said power transmission services were not affected.
“The Mindanao Grid remains intact as there are no reports of power interruption and damaged transmission facilities in Davao Oriental and nearby areas where the earthquake was felt,” it said. — MSJ