IN PHOTOS: Mindanao earthquake’s trail of damage

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IN PHOTOS: Mindanao earthquake’s trail of damage

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Local officials in affected areas are still assessing the total cost of the damage inflicted by the magnitude 6.3 earthquake

 

MANILA, Philippines – A magnitude 6.3 earthquake  hit Mindanao on Wednesday evening, October 16, leaving a trail of damage in hard-hit areas.

Local officials confirmed at least 4 deaths and dozens injured due to the earthquake as of Thursday morning, October 17. The deaths include a child in Datu Paglas, Maguindanao; and 3 others in Magsaysay town, Davao del Sur, according to local officials.

The earthquake, which was tectonic in origin, struck Makilala, Cotabato, at around 7:37 pm on Wednesday night. 

Local officials in affected areas are still assessing the total cost of the damage inflicted by the earthquake.

Below are some of the photos taken in parts of Mindanao following the strong earthquake.

DAMAGE. A resident walks past debris from a partially damaged building in Digos, Davao del Sur, on October 17, 2019. Photo by Manman Dejeto/AFP

 

Photo from BFP Magsaysay, Davao del Sur

Photo from BFP-Magsaysay, Davao del Sur

 

Patients of a hospital in Makilala, North Cotabato, were evacuated after the earthquake struck. 

EVACUEES. Patients are evacuated from a hospital in Makilala, Cotabato, following the earthquake. Photo by Geonarri Solmenaro/AFP

TEMPORARY SHELTER. A tent is pitched as temporary shelter for patients outside a hospital in Makilala, North Cotabato on October 17, 2019. Photo by Geonarri Solmenaro/AFP

The municipal hall of Magsaysay town in Davao del Sur was also damaged.  Maysaysay is near the earthquake’s epicenter.

Photo courtesy of Anthony Allada

Photo courtesy of Anthony Allada

A fire hit a mall in General Santos City, but authorities were still investigating whether the incident was related to the earthquake that rocked the region. 

BLAZE. Firemen try to put out a fire inside a mall on October 16, 2019, after a magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit Mindanao. Photo by Edwin Espejo/AFP

 

PANIC. A strong and shallow earthquake hit the southern Philippines, sending hundreds rushing out of a shopping mall where a local television said an elderly man was injured. Photo by Edwin Espejo/AFP

Chief Philippine government seismologist Renato Solidum said there was no risk of a tsunami because it occurred inland, but he advised residents to check their homes for possible damage. (READ: Earthquake tips: what to do before, during, and after) – Rappler.com

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