An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale struck on Thursday Cagayan Province, in the northern Philippines.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology reported that the epicenter of the quake occurred 17 km from Dalupiri Island in the province, at a depth of 15 km.

So far, there have been no reports of human or material losses due to the earthquake.

On Feb. 15, a 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Masbate Island in the central Philippines, at a depth of 20 km.

The Philippines is experiencing increased volcanic and seismic activity due to its location on the Pacific “Ring of Fire”, where tectonic plates intersect.

Source: Qatar News Agency