MANILA -- A magnitude 5.2 earthquake hit Davao Occidental on Thursday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.

The quake, which was of tectonic origin, struck 144 km. southeast of the municipality of Jose Abad Santos at 9:28 a.m. It had a depth of 61 km.

There was no recorded intensity, and damage is not expected.

Phivolcs, however, said aftershocks are possible from the magnitude 5.2 quake.

On Wednesday night, a magnitude 6.3 earthquake rocked North Cotabato.

Phivolcs said the quake, of tectonic origin, struck 23 km. southwest of Makilala at 7:37 p.m. It had a depth of 2 km.

Two persons were reported killed while 27 others were injured in the quake, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council’s (NDRRMC) official update on Thursday morning. (PNA