An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 struck Mindanao, Philippines, at a depth of 473 kilometers (293.91 miles) on Saturday, as per the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).
An initial report, later revised, said the magnitude of the quake was 6.3. There were no immediate reports of any injuries.
The Philippine Institute of Seismology and Volcanology (Phivolcs) said the quake, which struck at 1.08 am, hit at a depth of 543km, about 13 km southeast of Cotabato City.
Phivolcs added that it was expecting damage and aftershocks, but there was no tsunami threat due to the nature of the tectonic, nearshore quake.
The Philippines has frequent seismic activity due to its location along the Pacific “Ring of Fire“.
The southern coastal province of Sarangani registered intensity two while cities in South Cotabato recorded intensity one. The region is home to 1.2 million people or around 1% of the Philippine population.
“No destructive tsunami threat exists based on available data. The earthquake was also felt in the towns of Alabel, Kiamba, and Malungon in Sarangani province, Tupi in South Cotabato province, General Santos City and Koronadal City,” Phivolcs reported.