Strong tremor strikes the Philippines, three weeks after major 6.8 earthquake

THERE have been no reports of casualties or damage following a magnitude 5.8 earthquake which hit the Philippines on Saturday morning.

According to GeoScience Australia, the earthquake struck at a depth of 599km off the coast of the Mindanao island just after 11am AEST.

The government agency said the quake could have been felt by people up to 376km away, however, there have been no reports of any damage of injuries caused by the tremor.


Saturday morning’s shake comes just three weeks after a stronger magnitude 6.8 quake shook the area.

It was much shallower, striking at a depth of just 10km, and triggered a tsunami warning although no tsunami was detected.