Magnitude-5.1 quake hits 40 miles from Batangas, Philippines: USGS


(Reuters) - A magnitude-5.1 earthquake hit the Philippines on Sunday, about 40 miles west-southwest of Batangas, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The USGS said the tremor occurred at 1549 GMT and had a depth of 21.7 miles.

(Writing by Lisa Von Ahn; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)