Powerful earthquake hammers Cotabato, other parts of Mindanao anew
MANILA, Philippines – A powerful earthquake pounded Tulunan, Cotabato and other parts of Mindanao anew on Thursday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.
In its updated earthquake bulletin, Phivolcs said the magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck 28 kilometers northeast of Tulunan at 9:11 a.m.
A hotel in Kidapawan City sustained heavy damaged and nearly collapsed due to the latest earthquake.
Damaged buildings were likewise reported in Davao City and other parts of Mindanao.
The latest earthquake was recorded at Intensity VII in Tulunan, Cotabato; Kidapawan City; Sta. Cruz, Matanao, Bansalan and Magsaysay in Davao del Sur; and Intensity VI in Tampakan, South Cotabato.
The other intensities measured are the following:
Intensity V – General Santos City; Tupi, South Cotabato; Isulan, Sultan Kudarat
Intensity IV- Lebak, Sultan Kudarat
Intensity VII – Kidapawan City
Intensity V- Malungon, Sarangani; Tupi, South Cotabato
Intensity IV- Kiamba and Alabel in Sarangani; Koronadal City; General Santos City
Intensity III – Gingoog City; Cagayan De Oro City
The earthquake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 6 km.
Phivolcs warned of possible aftershocks and damage to infrastructure.
The strong temblor is the latest in a series of earthquakes that rocked Cotabato and nearby province and left at least seven people dead and caused significant damage to property. /gsg
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