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Quake sends Kidapawan City Hall employees ending work abruptly

/ 07:14 PM November 15, 2019

Kidapawan City Hall employees get out of their respective offices following the magnitude 4.0 earthquake Friday afternoon that was felt at Intensity 5 in the city. (Williamor A. Magbanua, Inquirer Mindanao)

KIDAPAWAN CITY—At least 300 city government employees abruptly ended work 20 minutes earlier to rush to safety during a magnitude 4 quake that shook City Hall.

“It was strong,” said one employee who ran quickly to an open space in front of City Hall.

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Except for three offices where retrofitting work is still underway, most City Hall employees have returned to their spaces since Monday, Nov. 11.

Mayor Joseph Evangelista earlier ordered a temporary evacuation from the over 50-year old building since October 30 to give way to a full study of its structural integrity.

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The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology’s earthquake bulletin said the tremor was tectonic, and struck 12 kilometers east of Makilala town.

It was felt at magnitude 5 in Kidapawan. Ryan Rosauro/Edited by TSB

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