'We were screaming.... Everyone was crying': Tulunan residents recall earthquake

"We estimate the damage on October 16 at around P300 million, and the quake yesterday at P500 million," Villamor said.

For Tuesday's earthquake, Villamor said there were reported 1,864 affected families, 45 injured individuals, and one casualty identified as Marichelle Morla who was 3 months pregnant. Morla was struck by a fallen tree as she was about to exit their house. 

Tulunan Councilor Aba Sernal said that most of the affected barangays Daig, Magbokm, and Paraiso are considered geographically isolated areas.

In Barangay Daig, one building of Daig Elementary School collapsed and another was partially damaged due to the earthquake. The roads leading to the barangay suffered cracks, while houses made of light materials as well as the barangay gym collapsed. A house that was under construction also buckled in the earthquake. 

DAMAGE TO INFRA. Local officials estimate that the damage caused by the October 29 earthquake amount to P500 million. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

DAMAGE TO INFRA. Local officials estimate that the damage caused by the October 29 earthquake amount to P500 million.

Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

In Barangay Paraiso, some old houses collapsed and the barangay hall also suffered damage.

Records from the Tulunan Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (MDRRMO) showed that there were 922 totally damaged structures, 457 buildings considered at risk, and 484 structures still undergoing evaluation.

As of 12 pm Wednesday, October 30, a total of 344 aftershocks were recorded by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology or Phivolcs

Municipal workers in Tulunan have set up a temporary working space at the open ground outside the municipal hall. Relief goods are being repacked for distribution, and according to Villamor, they are waiting for the request of the barangays for the distribution.

Here are other images from the Tulunan MDRRMO:

 – Rappler.com