A moderate 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck Tuesday off the coast of Guiuan, Samar, the US Geological Survey National Earthquake Information Center (USGS NEIC) reported.
The tremor was centered in waters off Samar, about 63 kilometers northeast of the town of Mercedes in Eastern Samar, and 93 kilometers (57 miles) east of Tacloban City, Leyte. It hit at 8:55 p.m. local time on Tuesday, and had an estimated depth of 42 kilometers, according to PHIVOLCS.
The quake was felt felt at Intensity 5 in Borongan City and Guiuan, Intensity 4 in Tacloban City, Palo and Tolosa, all in Leyte; Intensity 3 in Saint Bernard, Southern Leyte and Catarman, Northern Samar; and Intensity 2 in Naval, Biliran.
As of posting, no casualties or damage to property have been reported.