A 6.0 magnitude earthquake was recorded off the east coast of the Philippines, Saturday, Feb. 4, according to the American Institute of Geophysics (USGS). The authorities have reported no casualties or damage and no tsunami alert was issued.
The quake occurred at 9:00 local time, near the island of Samar, about 100 kilometers north of the town of Guiuan and at a depth of 60 km, according to the institute. The epicenter was located 600 kilometers east of the capital Manila. Filipino seismologists recorded a much lower magnitude, 4.7, told AFP Alex Flores, an official at the National reduction and risk management. "We do not expect damage or aftershocks," she added, indicating that no injuries were reported.