MANILA - (UPDATE 2) A magnitude 4.5 earthquake rattled Southern Leyte province on Sunday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.
The tremor, initially reported as a magnitude 4.4, struck at around 2:33 p.m. Its epicenter was located 14 kilometers southwest of Pintuyan town, Phivolcs said.
With a depth of 19 kilometers, the quake was felt at Intensity 4 in San Ricardo town and Intensity 3 in Surigao City; San Jose, Dinagat Islands; and San Francisco, Southern Leyte.
Intensity 2 was also observed in Liloan, Southern Leyte.
Phivolcs describes Intensity 4 as "moderately strong." It can be felt like the passing of a heavy truck and can rattle wood-framed buildings, the agency said.
Intensity 3, meanwhile, may be felt like the passing of a light truck while Intensity 2 may cause hanging objects to swing slightly.
No major damage was expected from the quake, which was also unlikely to spawn aftershocks, Phivolcs said.