The European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) has recorded a 5.7-magnitude earthquake off the coast of northwestern Philippines.
There were no immediate reports of specific earthquake-related damage or injuries on Wednesday, nor have the local authorities issued a tsunami warning.
Social network users and media shared videos appearing to depict the tremor's aftermath, with eyewitnesses reporting that they felt light shaking on the islands.
🔴🇵🇭#Philippines 🚨#ÚLTIMAHORA | Primeros videos #sismo en sector de lindol sacudió repentinamente alrededor de las 9:10 am. #lindol #lindolph #terremoto #lindol #lindolph#earthquake, #joshtve— Joshtve_ (@Joshtve_) May 12, 2021
🎥Video: #EarthquakePH #joshtve#earthquake #filipinas #Temblor pic.twitter.com/pLrCPfPDlN
According to seismological centres, the quake's magnitude ranged from 5.6 to 5.8 on the Richter scale.
Because of its position in the seismically dangerous Ring of Fire, which roughly coincides with the Asian, North American, and South American shores of the Pacific Ocean, the Philippines is often hit by earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.