LOOK: Structures collapse, people seek safety as quake rocks Mindanao


Posted at Oct 17 2019 12:49 AM | Updated as of Oct 17 2019 02:51 AM

MANILA (UPDATE)—People rushed out of their homes and office buildings in droves when a magnitude-6.3 earthquake hit Mindanao on Wednesday.

Shoppers at Gaisano Mall in Davao City and at another mall in General Santos City also ran for the exits the moment the ground shook.

In Kidapawan City, hospital patients and churchgoers scampered for safety.

The tremor occurred at 7:37 p.m. approximately 22 kilometers southeast of Tulunan town, North Cotabato and had a depth of 15 km.

The quake, described by Phivolcs director Renato Solidum as "moderately powerful, was felt in neighboring provinces.

Netizens posted photos of damage brought by the temblor in their respective area.

In Davao City, some residents in the coastal areas, fearing a tsunami, fled their houses.

The Phivolcs said no tsunami warning was raised.

Meanwhile, the municipal hall of Magsaysay town in Davao del Sur sustained damage. It is near the epicenter, which could be traced to Tulunan town in North Cotabato.

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