6.5-mag earthquake knocks down Hotel Kidapawan, Ecoland Davao


On Thursday morning, another strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake hits Central Mindanao. The epicenter is at 23km Southeast of Tulunan, North Cotabato.

Intensity VII felt at Tulunan, Cotabato; Kidapawan City; Bansalan, Davao del Sur


Related: EARTHQUAKE ALERT: Another quake hits Mindanao


The following are the damages caused by the strong quake:

Eva’s Hotel in Kidapawan /Twitter
/Kidapawan CIO

Ecoland in Davao /Twitter

A portion of the national highway in Balatukan, Makilala, North Cotabato obtained cracks but remained passable. /PNA
Designated Evacuation center in a Hospital at Tulunan, South Cotabato collapsed. /CIO
Gaisano Mall in Koronadal City (FB/Tacurong Tambayan)
M’lang Gym in Cotabato (FB/Tacurong Tambayan)
The covered court of Barangay Batasan, Makilala, North Cotabato collapsed. /PNA

Unfortunately, Barangay Batasan, in Makilala, Cotabato, Captain Cesar Bangot dies after the barangay hall collapsed.

/Radyo Pilipinas Davao



Meanwhile, President Rodrigo Duterte, who is currently in Davao City, is safe which Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo assured.

Employees and staffs from different agencies and businesses in the affected areas immediately evacuated to safer grounds.

Emergency Evacuation in CDO

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