A strong earthquake hit Mindanao island in the southern Philippines. The preliminary magnitude was said to be 6.1.
The earthquake was centered in the Philippine Sea off Governor Generoso, or 146 kilometers (90 miles) southeast of Davao City and 73 kilometers (45 miles) southeast of Mati.
There were no immediate reports of serious damage or injuries. There is no threat of a tsunami.
The Philippines is on the so-called ‘Pacific Ring of Fire’, an arc of fault lines circling the Pacific Basin which are prone to frequent and large earthquakes. Volcanic eruptions also occur frequently in the region.
Many social media users reported about the strong tremors in Philippines.
IMD Earthquake: An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck Mindanao, Philippines at 3:42 pm today.— Shankey (@shankey3007) May 31, 2019
Prelim M6.1 Earthquake Mindanao, Philippines May-31 10:12 UTC, updates https://t.co/Lw5QNCE8Py— Samuel Claussell (@samuelclaussell) May 31, 2019