A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck off Davao Oriental on Monday morning.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the tremor, which was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 44 kilometers, struck at 211 kilometers southeast of Governor Generoso town at 8 a.m.

No damages and aftershocks are expected according to Phivolcs.

Instrumental Intensity II was reported in General Santos City and the towns of Alabel and Kiamba in Sarangani while Intensity I was recorded in Koronadal City, South Cotabato.

Last Sunday, a magnitude 6.1 quake struck Davao del Sur and was felt in most parts of Mindanao, leaving at least 3 injured. In late 2019, the region was also hit by a series of devastating earthquakes.  – Rommel F. Lopez