The EMSC Twitter account reports the earthquake struck 175km (109miles) north east of the city of Cagayan de Oro. The city is in the northern part of the Mindanao island, the second largest in the country. The magnitude of 5.8 is in the top of the moderate king with damage to some buildings and can be felt by everyone in the vicinity.
There are not any immediate reports of casualties or damage.
The quake was felt just before 21:45 (04:45 local time).
The Philippines is located within the ring of fire, a major basin straddling the Pacific Ocean where earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are prone to occur.
Around 90 percent of the world’s earthquakes occur in this part of the world.
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