An earthquake measuring 5.5 points occurred on Wednesday to the north of the island of Mindanao in the Philippines, according to news reports citing experts Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (FIVS), noted that the warning of a possible tsunami was not.
The epicenter of quake, which experienced in some areas in the south of the country, located 32 kilometers north-west of Dinagat, located on a small island of the same name in the province of North Surigao.
Institute seismologists do not expect reports significant damage or casualties from the earthquake, but warned of the possibility of new stimuli in this region, RIA "Novosti".
Two of the world's largest archipelago — Indonesia and the Philippines — are part of the so-called "Pacific Ring of Fire": plate, forming the bottom of the Indian and western Pacific oceans, come here under the Asian plate. As a result of crustal movements in the world's two largest archipelagos frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.