A 5.0-magnitude earthquake hit Caraga in Davao Oriental on Thursday morning, the state-run Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. The quake that struck at 9:16 a.m. was located 46 kilometers south east of Caraga with 23 kilometers in depth and tectonic in origin. Intensity 3 was reported in Bialig City, Surigao del Sur. No damage was recorded but aftershocks were expected within the day, Phivolcs added.
Mary Gleefer Jalea