A 5.4-magnitude earthquake jolted parts of Bohol early on Thursday, said the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHILVOLCS).
In a report, PHILVOLCS indicated that the tremor rattled Lila town at 8:43 a.m.
The quake struck at a depth of 521 km and was tectonic in origin.
According to Engr. Nolan Evangelista of PHILVOLCS-Bohol, there is no need for alarm due to the depth of the quake’s origin.
Shaking is less felt when tremors hit deeper in the ground.
However, aftershocks are to be expected, while no damages were foreseen by the agency, based on the initial report posted in its website.
Last night, a tremor also shook the town of Sagbayan.
It hit at a shallower depth of .008 km but was weaker at 3.4 magnitude.
According to Evangelista, the Sagbayan tremor was an aftershock of the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that jolted Bohol in 2013.
In mid-May, Lila was rattled by a strong earthquake similar to this morning’s tremor, although it also struck deep in the ground.
The 5.6-magnitude quake in May hit the town from 551 km beneath the ground.
No damages were also recorded during the incident. (Rey Tutas)