5 injured in Cotabato due to magnitude 6.1 weekend quake
KIDAPAWAN CITY,Philippines — Five persons were injured in Makilala and Kidapawan, Cotabato following a magnitude 6.1 earthquake in Davao del Sur on Sunday, according to the Cotabato Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.
Engr. Arnulfo Villaruz said four individuals including two children sustained minor injuries from falling debris in Makilala and another one in Barangay Binoligan here.
They were rushed to nearby hospitals and have since been discharged.
Villaruz also disclosed that three houses in Barangay New Lawaan and at least 14 houses in Barangay New Esperanza in M’lang were partially damaged from the quake.
The National Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Council (NDRRMC) on Sunday night also reported that eight houses and two churches in M’lang, and a hospital in Sultan Kudarat were damaged due to the earthquake.
Five landslides were likewise reported in Makilala.
Concerned Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council offices in affected areas are continuously conducting damage assessment, the NDRRMC added.
The earthquake, initially measured at magnitude 6.3, struck five kilometers southwest of Magsaysay, Davao del Sur at 12:22 p.m., according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).
It had a depth of 10 kilometers.
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