The temblor was felt in a number of central and northern Philippine cities, including Tacloban in Leyte province, Catbalogan in Samar, and Masbate, Legazpi and Sorsogon in the Bicol region,.
According to media reports, people scrambled out of buildings and houses following the earthquake.
No casualties and damages have been reported yet.
The Phivolcs said the quake was tectonic in origin and aftershocks are expected.
The Monday evening temblor also injured more than 80 people.