An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5 struck Quezon province early Thursday, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS).
The quake, which was of tectonic origin, hit Jomalig, Quezon at 42 kilometers with seven-kilometer depth of focus.
PHIVOLCS reported the tremor registered intensity 5 in Polillo, Quezon; intensity 4 in Guinayangan, Quezon, and Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte; and intensity 3 in Pili, Camarines Sur, Mauban, Lopez, and Mulanay, Quezon.
It was also felt as intensity 2 in Marikina City, Navotas City, Quezon City, Malolos City, Gumaca and Dolores, Quezon, and Baler, Aurora.
PHIVOLCS is not expecting damages from the earthquake; however, it warned residents of aftershocks.
Meanwhile, Mindanao is currently experiencing a humanitarian crisis after a series of quakes and aftershocks hit the region On October 16, a magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit Tuluan, Cotabato, then another 6.6 magnitude earthquake followed on October 29 in the same area.
“As of now, no untoward incident monitored in our area of responsibility,” Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (DRRMC) head Melchor Avenilla said.
Avenilla also added that the DRRMC local offices in other parts of Quezon province are still assessing the condition in their respective localities.