8 people were killed, 2 are missing and 395 were injured after a shallow M6.6 earthquake hit Mindanao, Philippines at 01:04 UTC (09:04 LT) on October 29, 2019, at a depth of 7 km (4.3 miles). The earthquake is tectonic in origin and was located at 6.92°N,125.05°E (26 km / 16 miles East of Tulunan, Cotabato), according to PHIVOLCS.
Based on the Philippine’s National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) report at 22:00 UTC, October 29 (06:00 LT, October 30), there were 270 aftershocks of which 160 were plotted and 50 were felt, ranging from magnitude 1.5 to 6.1 and Intensity of I to VII.
A total of 8 405 people (1 681 families) were affected in 3 barangays in Region XII. Of these, 3 505 (701 families) are currently in temporary shelters.
Five people were killed; 1 due to trauma from falling debris, 2 due to a rockslide, 1 due to falling debris and 1 due to collapsed wall debris.
394 people were injured and 2 remain missing after a landslide incident in Upper Bala, Magsaysay.
LOOK: Various infrastructure in Digos City, Davao del Sur sustained damage after a magnitude 6.6 quake rocked Tulunan, Cotabato on Tuesday morning. (Photos via Rhodie Mynn Jumilla) #MindanaoQuake pic.twitter.com/ZfarvZnzqr— ABS-CBN News Channel (@ANCALERTS) October 29, 2019
TINGNAN: 3 sa 4 na gusali ng Daig Elementary School sa Tulunan, Cotabato gumuho matapos maitala ang Intensity 7 na lindol sa lugar, Martes ng umaga. Nasugatan din ang ilang mga estudyante at guro dahil sa pagbagsak ng debris | Kuha ni Bayan Patroller Chyna Via #MindanaoQuake pic.twitter.com/9W3JzDCgOn— Bayan Mo, Ipatrol Mo (@bayanmo) October 29, 2019
A huge crack can be seen on the walls of Felcris Centrale in Davao City during this morning's earthquake.— Mindanao Daily Mirror (@MindanaoMirror) October 29, 2019
Source: LyonHeart Jimenez Gucor#MindanaoDailyMirror #MDM #EarthquakePH #Lindol pic.twitter.com/etxQdR6Yli
A total of 133 infrastructures were reported damaged; 94 schools, 11 health facilities, 7 other public structures, 1 pace of worship and 20 private/commercial establishment.
A fire broke out at G Skin and Domantay Jamora Dental Clinic in General Santos City, South Cotabato; a dike near Buluan-Pagalat river was damaged, flooding Barangays Tual, Damakling, and Poblacion; a landslide hit Sitio Saulbulawan, Barangay Bituan which totally blocked the road going to Barangay Bacong, Tulunan, Cotabato; another landslide hit Barangay Upper Bala, Magsaysay, Davao del Sure wherein two missing persons were reported.
Power interruptions were experienced in several areas following the tremor.
As of 06:00 LT on October 31, the death toll has risen to 8. 395 people were injured and 2 still remain missing.
The number of affected people rose to 25 630 (5 126 families) in 59 barangays.
As of 23:00 LT on October 30, a total of 590 aftershocks were recorded. 282 were plotted and 86 felt.
Featured image credit: Nestor Mamon
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