No significant damage reported following Davao de Oro quake

Photos from DepEd
Photos from DepEd

THE Office of Civil Defense (OCD) has recorded no significant damage following the magnitude 6 earthquake that hit Davao de Oro on Wednesday evening, February 1, 2023.

In a situation report, the OCD said there were no major communication, power and water interruptions following the earthquake.

It said there were also no major damage reported in roads and bridges, but 52 infrastructures and four houses incurred damage.

The OCD said 16 people were reported injured following the tremor, while 97 individuals were affected.

It also recorded two earthquake-induced landslides.

The earthquake rocked the province around 6:44 p.m. with the epicenter located nine kilometers southeast of Compostela town.

As of Friday, February 3, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology recorded a total of 745 aftershocks due to the tectonic temblor. The aftershocks ranged from magnitude 1.3 to 3.6.

Meanwhile, the Department of Education (Deped) said damage in infrastructures were recorded in 14 schools in Davao de Oro, and this would need around P7 million for repair and reconstruction.

DepEd spokesperson Michael Poa said students of the affected schools will have to undergo distance learning to ensure their safety.

“Ang protocol po natin is that Alternative Delivery Mode (ADM) or distance learning muna ang mga learners affected by schools with infrastructure damage, para hindi maantala ang pag-aaral,” he said.

(Our protocol is that Alternative Delivery Mode (ADM) or distance learning for learners affected by schools with infrastructure damage first, so that learning is not delayed.)

“Then provision of temporary learning spaces for schools with major infrastructure damage, while being repaired,” he added. (SunStar Philippines)


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