4.5-magnitude quake hit waters off Catanduanes

A 4.5-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Catanduanes on Thursday, May 6.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the quake took place 96 kilometers (km) southeast of Baras, Catanduanes at 12:29 p.m.

State seismologists said the quake had a depth of focus of 32 km and was tectonic in origin.

As of writing, Phivolcs reported no intensity after the temblor as the quake was most likely unfelt in the mainland.

The agency said it does not expect damage to property.

It said no aftershocks are expected to occur.