M4.7 quake strikes off Masbate


Posted at Oct 08 2015 02:35 AM | Updated as of Oct 08 2015 11:00 AM

MANILA – A magnitude 4.7 earthquake struck off Masbate on Wednesday evening, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

The quake's epicenter, was located 9 kilometers east of Masbate town in Masbate Province. The quake struck at 10:37 p.m.

The quake, which was tectonic in origin, struck at a depth of 13 kilometers. It was felt as an intensity IV quake in Masbate City.

The quake is not expected to cause serious damage to properties.