Residents roused from sleep as magnitude-5.1 quake hits Philippines
A magnitude 5.1 quake hit anew parts of southern Philippines early on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, Xinhua reported.
The quake shook parts of Mindanao island rattled by a less stronger tremor a day earlier, residents reported.
The epicenter of Sunday's quake which struck at 2:37 a.m. local time was located some 55 kilometers southeast of Surigao City with a depth of ten kilometers, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology and the USGS said.
Residents in the nearby city of Butuan reported being jolted from sleep by the quake, but local authorities did not report any damage or injuries.
"The quake was sudden but strong that I was roused from sleep," Jenirose Torotoro, 27, a resident of a village in Butuan told Xinhua by phone, adding Sunday's tremor was slightly stronger but quicker than Saturday's which had a depth of more than 141 kilometers.
The Philippines sits in the Pacific Ring of Fire where continental plates collide resulting in frequent volcanic and seismic activities.