Last month, a magnitude 6.5 quake rocked Ormoc and other parts of Leyte causing damage to various infrastructure.
TWO women were reported to have died and minor damage was noted after a magnitude 5.1 quake jolted parts of Leyte yesterday, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said.
The victims, residents of Ormoc City, were identified as Maria Colasito, 51, and Rosita Baloro, 70.
A moderate-sized natural disaster measuring 5.1-magnitude rattled Leyte province, as recorded by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Wednesday morning.
The tremor struck north of Albuera at 6.26 a.m. local time (2226GMT), affecting the coastal city of Ormoc.
Myrna Mangle, chairwoman of Barangay Alta Vista in Ormoc City, said a total of 56 hourses were damaged by the quake.
Officials also noted that the latest natural disaster was traced to the town of Albuera, Leyte which gained national attention due to the killing of the mayor, dubbed as a "drug lord", and several others in the government's war on illegal drugs.
The earthquake's epicenter was recorded northeast of Albuera, 5 km underground.
The municipality of Pastrana in Leyte felt the quake at Intensity 4, while the city of Tacloban and the town of Palo, also in Leyte, felt it at Intensity 3.
Meanwhile, Albuera officials also suspended classes from elementary to high school following the strong quake.
Phivolcs said aftershocks are expected.