M5.4 quake jolts Bohol


Posted at Aug 10 2017 09:54 AM | Updated as of Aug 10 2017 12:16 PM

MANILA - (UPDATED) A magnitude 5.4 quake rattled the island province of Bohol on Thursday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

Phivolcs, in its 9:18 a.m. advisory, said the tectonic quake was monitored at 8:43 a.m., some 2 kilometers east off the town of Lila. It was 521 kilometers deep.

No major damage is expected, but Phivolcs warned of possible aftershocks.

Phivolcs has yet to report on the intensities felt in the nearby areas.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: A previous version of this article wrongly said that no aftershocks can be expected. We regret the error.