MANILA (3rdUPDATE)—Classes in several areas were suspended on Tuesday, November 19, following the 5.9-magnitude earthquake that struck Bukidnon Monday night.
Cotabato City Mayor Cynthia Sayadi, in a Facebook video, said she was suspending classes in all levels in the city to give way to the inspection of school buildings.
Classes in all levels have also been suspended in the following municipalities in Bukidnon:
Magnitude 5.9 quake shakes Bukidnon, parts of Mindanao
The earthquake struck at 9:22 p.m. at about 8 kilometers northwest of Kadingilan town with a depth of 5 kms.
Intensity 6 was felt in the towns of Kadingilan, Kalilangan, Don Carlos, Maramag, Kitaotao and San Fernando in Bukidnon.
Cotabato City, meanwhile, experienced intensity 4.
In October, a string of powerful temblors struck Mindanao, leaving several dead, dozens hurt, and houses and buildings destroyed and damaged.