Earthquake in southern Philippines could spawn aftershocks, local seismologists say
ANKARA (Anadolu) – The Philippines was struck by a 5.4-magnitude earthquake early on Monday, according to state seismologists.
The quake occurred 50 kilometers (31 miles) below the surface, and its epicenter was waters off the southern province of Davao Oriental, Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said on Twitter.
The institute said aftershocks may be recorded after the quake.
On Dec.5, 2019, the Davao del Sur region of the country was struck by a 6.8-magnitude earthquake.
Two quakes with a magnitude over 6 struck the Mindanao Island of the country in late October last year, killing 23 people and wounding 417 others.