Magnitude 5.0 earthquake hits southern Philippines

Source: Xinhua| 2020-05-20 22:00:05|Editor: huaxia

MANILA, May 20 (Xinhua) -- An offshore earthquake with a magnitude of 5.0 shook Davao Occidental Province in the southern Philippines on Wednesday night, the Philippine Institute of Seismology and Volcanology (Phivolcs) said.

The institute said the offshore quake, which occurred at 8:45 p.m. local time, hit at a depth of 73 km, about 96 km southeast of Sarangani town.

The institute said the tremor was also felt in Glan town in Sarangani Province, General Santos City and Davao City.

It said the quake, which was tectonic in origin, will trigger aftershocks but will not cause damage.

The Philippines has frequent seismic activity due to its location along the quake-prone Pacific "Ring of Fire." Enditem