A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck Leyte on Monday morning, March 2, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.
Phivolcs spotted the epicenter of the quake at 8 kilometers northwest of Capoocan, Leyte at 5:19 a.m.
The tectonic earthquake had a depth of 13 kms from the surface.
Intensity V was felt in Leyte, Kananga, Capoocan, and Pastrana, Leyte; Tacloban City and Ormoc City.
Intensity IV was felt in Palo, Dulag, Babatngon, Alang-alang and Palompon, Leyte; Mandaue City and Cebu City; Naval, Biliran.
Intensity III meanwhile was felt in Lapu-lapu City; Lawaan, Eastern Samar.
PHIVOLCS said the quake was also felt under the following instrumental Intensities: Intensity IV – Ormoc City; Naval, Biliran; Borongan City; Intensity II – Bago City; Intensity I – Masbate City; Roxas City
PHIVOLCS said aftershocks and damage are expected.