Magnitude 4.7 quake strikes off E. Samar

Posted at 07/18/2012 5:34 PM

MANILA, Philippines – An offshore earthquake with a magnitude of 4.7 struck Eastern Samar on Wednesday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

Phivolcs said the earthquake was recorded at 2:36 p.m. Its epicenter was located 77 kilometers northeast of Mercedes town.

The earthquake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 105 kilometers.

No intensity was felt in any part of the region. Likewise, no damage was reported.

Phivolcs said aftershocks are not expected from the earthquake.