Monday, May 9, 2011

M5.8 earthquake jolts GenSan on May 10, 2011

According to the US Geological Survey, Philippines' southern island Mindanao was struck by a 5.8-magnitude earthquake.

The tremor which was 35 kilometers in depth was felt at 3:13 am on May 10. Its epicenter was recorded off 160 kilometers (100 miles) east-southeast of General Santos City.

There has been no immediate reports on any damage from the quake.

The Philippines lies in the Pacific Ring of Fire where quakes and volcanic eruptions often occur.