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IN PHOTOS: Mindanao earthquake's trail of damage

 

 

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.

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