MANILA – A 6.5-magnitude earthquake rocked Davao Oriental on Thursday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.
The tectonic quake struck 437 kilometers southeast of Governor Generoso town at 4:49 p.m.
It had a depth of 177 kilometers.
In an advisory, Phivolcs said the strong earthquake did not cause a tsunami threat to the Philippines.
Aftershocks are possible, while damages are not expected from the tremor, it added.
Meanwhile, intensity III was felt in Kiamba, Sarangani, and intensity II in General Santos City.
Instrumental intensities were also recorded with intensity III in Kiamba and Malungon, Sarangani, and intensity II in Alabel, Sarangani; Tupi, South Cotabato; General Santos City; and Koronodal City. (PNA)