A 6.8-magnitude earthquake was registered in the Philippines, Reuters reported citing the US Geological Survey.
The tremor was 37 kilometres west of Davao City, at a depth of 22 kilometres. So far, there are no reports of casualties and devastation, nor of a tsunami threat.
This is the third earthquake in the area since October 16.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte drew outrage Sunday after saying he "touched" his maid when he was a teenager, with women's rights groups accusing him of attempted rape and encouraging sexual abuse.
A Philippine mayor accused of involvement in narcotics trafficking survived an ambush on May 13, police said, four months after President Rodrigo Duterte publicly threatened to kill him.
The Philippines has barred entry to an EU party official critical of President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal drugs crackdown, in a move denounced by critics yesterday as a gag on dissent.
President Rodrigo Duterte has launched a foul-mouthed attack on the U.N. human rights chief, calling him "empty-headed" in a row over international criticism of the Philippine leader's deadly drug war.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has asked other countries to abandon the International Criminal Court because it is “rude.” Duterte is
facing a possible complaint before the world tribunal for the thousands of killings of drug suspects during his time in office.
Philippine senators began a public inquiry on Feb. 19 into the $300 million purchase of two navy frigates, to determine whether President Rodrigo Duterte’s closest aide had interfered in the procurement process.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed Dec. 26 to get to the truth about a blaze in his home city that killed 37 call center workers.
He said he made the promise during a meeting on Monday night with the families of those killed in a shopping mall fire in the southern city of Davao.