An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 shook the Philippine capital's seaside tourist district and outlying rural regions late Sunday, but was not strong enough to cause any injuries or damage, officials said.

The temblor, set off by movement in a local fault, was centered at sea about 53 kilometers (33 miles) southwest of Naga City in the northeastern province of Camarines Sur, according to the government's Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. Mountainous Camarines Sur is about 300 kilometers (185 miles) southeast of Manila.

No tsunami was expected, government seismologist Esmeralda Banganan said.

The quake was felt shortly after nightfall in Manila's Ermita tourist district, including in a number of buildings and hotels facing Manila Bay. It was also felt in at least three provinces outside Manila, Banganan said.

The Philippine archipelago lies in the so-called Pacific «Ring of Fire,» where earthquakes and volcanic activities are common.