A magnitude 4.8 earthquake struck Eastern Samar Tuesday afternoon.

the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the quake, which was tectonic in origin struck at 2:49 p.m. at a depth of 48 kilometers. Its epicenter was located 25 kilometers northeast of Hernani, Eastern Samar.

State seismologists said no aftershocks and damages were expected following the quake.  Rommel F. Lopez