MANILA, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- A 5.3-magnitude earthquake struck Davao Oriental province in southern Philippines on Tuesday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

The institute said the offshore quake, which struck at 1:39 p.m. local time, hit at a depth of 39 km, about 39 km southeast of Governor Generoso town in Davao Oriental province, with no reported casualties or damage.

The quake, which was tectonic in origin, was also felt in Davao City, Sultan Kudarat province, Sarangani province, Bislig City, Butuan City, and Cagayan de Oro City in the southern Philippines.

The institute also said aftershocks are expected.