Another intensity 7-8 earthquake shook North Cotabato with magnitude 6.6 this morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) reported.

The PHIVOLCS reported that the earthquake was tracked from 26 kilometers (km) northeast of Tulunan, Cotabato at 9:04 a.m. It had a depth of 8 km and was a tectonic origin. 

Now, PHIVOLCS warns people of possible damage and aftershocks. 

Last October 16, Tulunan was also one of the towns in North Cotabato that was hit by a magnitude 6.3 earthquake

The previous earthquake left at least 6 persons dead and some  injured. 

Tulunan Mayor Pip Limbungan promptly suspended classes in all levels in public and private schools. The suspension is until tomorrow to let the inspection of structures for possible damages happen. 

Tremors were further felt in other parts of Mindanao, including Davao and Kidapawan City. 

Patients in Kidapawan City hospitals were evacuated to the city square. 

Reported Intensities 

Intensity VII – Tulunan & Makilala, Cotabato; Kidapawan City; Malungon, Sarangani
Intensity VI – Davao City; Koronadal City; Cagayan de Oro City
Intensity V -Tampakan,Surallah and Tupi, South Cotabato; Alabel, Sarangani
Intensity IV – General Santos City; Kalilangan, Bukidnon
Intensity III – Sergio Osmeña Sr., Zamboanga del Norte; Zamboanga City; Dipolog City; Molave,  Zamboanga del Norte; Talakag, Bukidnon
Intensity I- Camiguin, Mambajao

Instrumental Intensities

Intensity VII – Kidapawan City; Malungon, Sarangani
Intensity V – Alabel, Sarangani; Tupi, South Cotabato
Intensity IV – Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental; General Santos City
Intensity II – Zamboanga City
Intensity I- Dipolog City; Bislig City; Palo, Leyte


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