Earthquake damage at P42-M


THE effects of Davao de Oro’s magnitude 5.6 and 5.9 earthquakes on Tuesday, March 7 recorded initial damage of P42 million worth of infrastructures, properties, and roads in Davao Region.

In a report from the Office of the Civil Defense (OCD), as of March 9, 2023, at 7 a.m., a total of 67 infrastructures were reported to be damaged due to the earthquake, mostly in Davao de Oro.

In Davao de Oro, a total of 40 schools, eight roads and bridges, 21 government facilities, three health facilities, one utility, six private properties, and seven other infrastructures were damaged.

In Davao del Norte, a total of 21 schools, one government facility, and three private properties were reportedly damaged.

In Davao Oriental, six schools were damaged while in Davao City a total of 13 schools were damaged, and two government facilities and one private property were reported to be damaged due to the series of earthquakes.

Among the reported damage in the series of quakes,352 houses were totally damaged and 394 were partially damaged.

Also, seven landslide incidents were reported related to earthquakes.

Following the series of earthquakes, a total of 2,942 affected families were reported or around 13,560 individuals were affected by the quakes.

OCD said that among the 2,942 families, about 1,611 families were displaced and are currently in 20 evacuation centers in the region.

The agency added that there are no casualties but they have recorded 61 injured or ill mostly due to loss of consciousness.

Meanwhile, OCD said a total of 1,120 series of earthquakes have been recorded since March 6, 2022, in the province of Davao de Oro.

OCD said that out of 1,120 recorded earthquakes, 27 were the total number of earthquakes that have been felt ranging from magnitude 1.5 to 5.9, from 12:49 a.m. of March 6 to March 9 at noon. KSD


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