MANILA - A magnitude 4.5 earthquake jolted Masbate on Tuesday, state seismologists said.
The tremor struck 15 kilometers southeast of Cataingan town at 3:26 p.m., state seismologists said.
It was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 28 kilometers, according to Phivolcs.
Intensity II was felt at Irosin, Sorsogon.
Here are the reported instrumental intensities:
- Intensity II - Masbate City; Naval, Biliran; Legazpi Cty
- Intensity I - Malinao, Aklan; Ormoc City; Roxas City
The tremor is not expected to cause damage or spawn aftershocks.