A 5.2-magnitude earthquake shook areas in Quezon province before noon on Thursday, a state agency reported.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) placed the center of the quake at 74 kilometers northeast of Jomalig town in Quezon, sending tremors at about 11:47 am.
Phivolcs clarified the moderately-strong tremor, which had a shallow depth of six kilometers, did not cause any damage or injury in the province.
The Richter Scale describes quakes with a magnitude of 5.0 to 5.9 may cause moderate to major damage to poorly constructed buildings over small regions.
The earthquake was just one of five felt across the country on Thursday.
Phivolcs reported that a 4.6-magnitude quake was felt in Governor Generoso in Davao Oriental at 2:45 am and another one measuring 4.5 magnitude in General Luna in Surigao del Norte.
It also recorded a light 4.1-magnitude earthquake in San Jose de Bauan in Western Samar and a minor 2.8-magnitude quake in Masbate.
On the average, the Philippines experience several earthquakes every day as it lies within the Pacific Ring of Fire, a region where continental plates collide causing frequent seismic and volcanic activities.
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