MANILA--A shallow magnitude 5.3 earthquake hit Leyte on Sunday evening, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.
The earthquake, which struck at 8:28 p.m. was tectonic in origin and had a depth of only one kilometer.
It hit three kilometers southeast of Leyte.
Several areas in Leyte experienced an Intensity 3 quake including Alangalang, Carigara, Babatngon, Barugo, Tacloban City and Ormoc City.
Instrumental Intensities were recorded in the following areas:
Intensity 4 - Carigara, Leyte
Intensity 3 - Alangalang, Ormoc City, Leyte
Intensity 2 - Calubian, Albuera, Leyte
Intensity 1 - Borongan City, Eastern Samar; Bogo City, Cebu
No damage was reported but aftershocks are to be expected, said Phivolcs.