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5 Cotabato residents hurt in Mindanao quake


FIVE persons in Cotabato province were hurt during the earthquake that shook parts of Mindanao Sunday, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Monday, February 8, 2021.

Two houses in M’lang and Kabacan in Cotabato were destroyed while 19 were damaged.

Two churches in M’lang, a hospital in Isulan in Sultan Kudarat and two private establishments in Kabacan were also damaged.

Eight landslides were reported in Soccsksargen. Seven occurred in Makilala and one in M’lang, both in Cotabato.

The NDRRMC said Cotabato is over 65 kilometers away from the epicenter of the quake, which was near Magsaysay, Davao del Sur.

The City Government of Kidapawan and Department of Education Cotabato School Division suspended work for February 8, 2021, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon, to give way to structural assessment.

In Davao Region, 45 persons in Davao City were displaced and evacuated to the University of the Philippines (UP) Mindanao Facility and staff housing- temporary treatment and monitoring facility due to the quake.

Three houses in Bansalan in Davao del Sur, a university gym, a temporary treatment and monitoring facility, and a barangay hall also incurred damage.

Power supply problems were experienced at the Davao Light and Power Corporation as well as in Davao del Sur.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) initially said the earthquake had a magnitude of 6.3, but revised this to 6.1.

It struck at nearly 12:23 p.m. on February 7 at a depth of 10 kilometers, not 15 as Phivolcs initially estimated.

It was felt in the following areas:

Intensity VII- M'Lang, Makilala and Kabacan, Cotabato

Intensity VI- Isulan, Sultan Kudarat

Intensity V - Magsaysay, Digos City, Hagonoy, Santa Cruz, Sulop, Bansalan and Matanao, Davao Del Sur; Pres. Roxas, Arakan, Carmen, Kidapawan City, Matalam and Tulunan, Cotabato; Koronadal City, Banga, Tupi and Tampakan, South Cotabato; Malungon, Sarangani; Columbio, Sultan Kudarat

Intensity IV - Davao City and Padada, Davao Del Sur; Antipas, Banisilan, Midsayap, Cotabato; Alabel, Kiamba, Malapatan, Sarangani; General Santos City; Norala, Polomolok, South Cotabato; Bagumbayan, Esperanza, Lutayan, Palimbang, Pres. Quirino, Sen. Ninoy Aquino, Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat; Don Carlos, Bukidnon

Intensity III - Maco and Nabunturan, Davao De Oro; Tagum City, Davao Del Norte; Malalag, Davao Del Sur; Cotabato City; Aleosan, Cotabato; T'Boli, South Cotabato; Kadingilan and Kitaotao, Bukidnon; Datu Odin Sinduat, Maguindanao; Balingasag, Medina, Cagayan De Oro City, Gingoog, Salay and Tagaloan, Misamis Oriental; Kalamansig, Lambayong and Lebak, Sultan Kudarat

Intensity II - Alamada, Cotabato; Tantangan, South Cotabato; Baungon, Damulog, Kalilangan, Libona, Maramag, Talakag, Malaybalay City and Valencia City, Bukidnon; Iligan City, El Salvador and Manticao, Misamis Oriental

Intensity I - Bislig City, Surigao Del Sur

Instrumental Intensities:

Intensity V - Kidapawan City, Cotabato; Koronadal City, South Cotabato

Intensity IV - Alabel and Kiamba, Sarangani; General Santos City, South Cotabato

Intensity II - Cagayan de Oro and Gingoog, Misamis Oriental

Intensity I - Zamboanga City

On Monday morning, at around 8 a.m., another earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 hit Davao del Sur. The epicenter was near the municipality of Governor Generoso.

Phivolcs said no damage and aftershocks were expected. (SunStar Philippines)


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