The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded two minor earthquakes hit the coast of Anda town in Bohol at dawn Tuesday.

No damage from both tremors, which occurred three minutes apart, was recorded. 

According to the Phivolcs, the first quake, with magnitude 2.3, rocked the province at 4:23 a.m. The epicenter of the quake was seen on the coast of Anda, 26 kilometers southeast of the town. 

The second wave, which is quite stronger from the first one, also hit the province. Phivolcs recorded a magnitude of 2.9, 24 kilometers northeast of Anda, including the waters off the town at 4:27 a.m.

Both quakes were tectonic in origin.

A weaker earthquake was also recorded 6 kilometers northwest of Dana, at 10:30 p.m. on Monday. The quake recorded a magnitude of 1.9 striking at a depth of 6 kilometers below the ground.

The Philippines is one of the countries lying in the Pacific “Ring of Fire”, where continental plates collide creating frequent seismic activities. (RJ Espartinez)