IN PHOTOS: Aftermath of the Leyte quake

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 06 2017 06:18 PM | Updated as of Jul 07 2017 12:04 PM

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake jolted the province of Leyte at 4:03 p.m. Thursday, damaging buildings and sending residents scrambling to safety.

Below are some scenes of panic and destruction caused by the powerful quake:

A portion of the wall of the Kananga Grocery Store in Leyte fell onto a parked car. Photo courtesy of Bayan Patroller Edgar Muralla, Jr.
Religious images in the Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Capoocan, Leyte were damaged by the powerful quake. Photo courtesy of Crizelle Lozano
Religious images in the Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Capoocan, Leyte were damaged by the powerful quake. Photo courtesy of Crizelle Lozano
A religious image in the Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Capoocan, Leyte was damaged by the powerful quake. Photo courtesy of Crizelle Lozano
The floor of the Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Capoocan, Leyte was damaged by the magnitude 6.5 temblor. Photo courtesy of Crizelle Lozano
A woman at the Ormoc City Hall fainted out of fear following the earthquake. Photo courtesy of Kim Urbuda
Students of the University of San Jose Recoletos in Cebu rushed to their quadrangle after the quake. Photo courtesy of Philip Lapinid IV
Employees of the Department of Education- Cebu City Division went out of their office building after the quake. Carine Lapid, ABS-CBN News
Patients at the Ormoc Sugarcane Planters Association hospital were brought out of the facility after the quake. Photo courtesy of Rico Lucena
Patients at the Ormoc Sugarcane Planters Association hospital were brought out of the facility after the quake. Photo courtesy of Rico Lucena
A house in Ormoc City was destroyed by the quake. Photo by Bayan Patroller Aljay Riño
A house in Ormoc City was destroyed by the quake. Photo by Bayan Patroller Aljay Riño