MANILA – A magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck off Davao Occidental before midnight on Thursday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.
The quake's epicenter was located 63 kilometers southeast of Don Marcelino, Davao Occidental. The quake struck at 11:21 p.m.
The quake, which was tectonic in origin, struck at a depth of 10 kilometers.
The quake is not expected to cause serious damage to properties. No aftershocks are likewise expected.