Residents of Surigao del Sur, a province in Mindanao facing the Pacific Ocean, went into panic when a 4.8 magnitude earthquake struck Wednesday afternoon, raising fears of a tsunami.

But Officials of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) reported yesterday that no one was reported hurt and that the tremor caused no damage in the province.

State seismologists reported that what struck at 3:51 p.m. Wednesday was an undersea quake located some 80 kilometers east-northeast of Butuan City with a depth of 80.7 kilometers.

Field report said residents, particularly those employees and workers in buildings of the cities of Tandag, and Bislig, both of Surigao del Sur, particularly Hinatuan went to the streets when the tremor struck off the province.