Lanao quake triggers landslide near Bukidnon school


Posted at Apr 12 2017 11:10 AM

MANILA - An earthquake in Lanao del Sur province on Wednesday triggered a landslide near a school in the nearby town of Kalilangan in Bukidnon, a local official said.

"Sa high school, public school po ng Kalilangan, may nangyari pong landslide dahil sa nangyaring lindol," Fredelyn Ragandang of the provincial governor's office told radio DZMM.

Local officials, she added, have not yet received reports of
residents injured in the incident.

The town's Sangguniang Bayan building suffered serious damage and was declared a "no entry zone."

Several cracks are seen between the windows of Kalilangan's Sangguniang Bayan building. Che Tanate-Verendia, ABS-CBN News

"Sa kasulukuyan, ang mga kawani po ng local government unit ng Kalilangan ay nasa labas po ng building at doon po sila nag-e-entertain ng mga kliyente nila," Ragandang said.
She said authorities also found minor damage in 4 bridges and several houses across Bukidnon.

ABS-CBN News also spotted cracks on a road in Kalilangan.

A road in Kalilangan town was damaged by the earthquake. Che Tanate-Verendia, ABS-CBN News

The epicenter of Wednesday's magnitude 6.0 quake was traced in Wao town in Lanao del Sur.

The temblor was very shallow, at a depth of 4 miles, and was felt up to Davao City, Cagayan De Oro City, Cotabato City and Misamis Oriental.

Nine aftershocks -- with magnitudes ranging from 2.0 to 4.0 -- have rocked Lanao del Sur as of 7:54 a.m.