A magnitude 5.6 earthquake jolted Samar on Monday afternoon.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) said that the epicenter of the quake took place at 12:57 p.m., had its epicenter at 11.54°N, 125.14°E – 016 km S 55° E of the municipality of Calbiga.
The earthquake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 77 kilometers.
Intensity IV was felt in Palo, Leyte and state volcanologists said that no damage and aftershocks are expected.
The earthquake comes following a magnitude 6.8 quake that hit Saranggani, Davao Occidental.