(Grabbed from Phivolcs' website)

MANILA -- A magnitude 5.2 earthquake jolted Surigao del Sur province Friday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.

The tectonic quake struck 16 kilometers east of the municipality of Marihatag around 3:34 p.m.

It was 31 kilometers deep.

Intensity III was felt in Bislig City and Tandag City, and Surigao del Sur.

Phivolcs also recorded instrumental Intensity II in Nabunturan, Davao de Oro; and instrumental Intensity I in Tandag City, Surigao del Sur; and Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte.

Reported intensity is based on reports of people who felt the earthquake, while instrumental intensity is measured using an intensity meter that measures ground acceleration.

Aftershocks are likely, while damage is not expected from the magnitude-5.2 earthquake.

Damage starts at Intensity VI based on Phivolcs' scale. (PNA)