A 5.3-magnitude earthquake struck Mindanao, Philippines on late Wednesday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.
|Earthquake In The Philippines April 17, 2013|
Intensity V - Carmen, North Cotabato
Intensity III - Kidapawan City, Davao City, Cotabato City, Cagayan de Oro City; Makilala, Kabacan, Pikit and Matalam,
Libungan, North Cotabato; Datu Odinsinsuat, Maguindanao
Intensity II - General Santos City; Magpet and M'lang, President Roxas, North Cotabato; Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao; Libona, Bukidnon;
Butuan City; Iligan City
There were no immediate reports of damage and casualty from the quake.
The Philippine Archipelago lies in the "Ring of Fire," an area in the Pacific where continental plates collide, causing frequent quakes.