LEGAZPI CITY – An earthquake struck the town of Panganiban in Catanduanes on Saturday, September 21, according to Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

The earthquake was magnitude 5 and Phivolcs has ruled out no tsunami warnings due to the impact of the said quake.

Its origin was located below the sea.

Phivolcs director Dr. Renato Solidum explained that the town was part of Philippine trench.

He added that the earthquakes streng was not enough to create damage.

In response to the incident, Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MDRRMC) has deployed its team to check on possible cracks and damages on infrastructures.

(With reports from Bombo Radyo Legazpi)