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No damage, casualty in Mindanao ports after 6.5-magnitude quake — PPA

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 02:48 PM October 31, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — No damage nor casualties were recorded in ports operated by the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) in Mindanao after a powerful quake struck Cotabato and other parts of the region on Thursday morning.

READ: Powerful earthquake hammers Cotabato, other parts of Mindanao anew

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“There were no injuries/casualties to PPA personnel nor material damage to any port facility in earthquake affected areas,” PPA General Manager Jay Santiago said in a statement, shared by the Department of Transportation (DOTr).

“We are, however, continuing inspection and assessment of affected facilities,” he added.

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A 6.5-magnitude quake jolted Tulunan, Cotabato and other areas in Mindanao at 9:11 a.m., Thursday.

A hotel in Kidapawan City reportedly sustained heavy damage and nearly collapsed due to the latest earthquake.

READ: Kidapawan hotel in near collapse as magnitude 6.5 earthquake jolts Cotabato

Damaged buildings were likewise reported in Davao City and other parts of Mindanao.

The strong temblor is the latest in a series of earthquakes that rocked Cotabato and nearby provinces that left at least eight people dead and caused significant damage to property. /je

READ: Mindanao’s Tuesday earthquake death toll climbs to 8

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