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SLIDESHOW: Quake damage in Mindanao

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 17 2019 01:13 PM | Updated as of Oct 17 2019 02:14 PM

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit different parts of Mindanao Wednesday night, with its epicenter located 22 kilometers southeast of Tulunan, North Cotabato causing heavy damage on buildings and houses. 

The strong quake, which prompted thousands to evacuate, killed at least 4 people and injured at least 60 based on initial reports.

Aftershocks were felt until Thursday morning, with Phivolcs reminding the public to remain vigilant with possible landslides in areas affected by the strong earthquake.

Here are select images from some quake-hit areas:

Damage inside SM City General Santos after a magnitude 6.3-magnitude quake hit Tulunan, North Cotabato around 7:37 pm on October 16, 2019. Photo courtesy of Rod Ryan Eturma

The plaza Arch in Kidapawan City is in ruins after an intensity 7 quake struck on October 16, 2019. Photo courtesy of Kidapawan City Government

A damaged car outside the Municipal hall of Magsaysay, Davao del Sur after a 6.3-magnitude quake hit the area on October 16, 2019. Photo courtesy Magsaysay PIO

Debris is scattered on the floor of a damaged building in Digos, Davao del Sur, October 16, 2019. A powerful and shallow earthquake hit several southern Philippine provinces Wednesday night injuring some people in collapsed houses and prompting thousands to scramble out of homes, shopping malls and a hospital in panic, officials and news reports said. Romell Bacongco, AP

People are seen receiving assistance outside the Kidapawan Doctors Hospital in Kidapawan City after an earthquake in Kidapawan City, October 16, 2019 in this picture obtained from social media. Sraprap Rafael via Reuters

Smoke billows from a mall as it catches fire shortly after a strong earthquake struck General Santos City, South Cotabato, October 16, 2019. Allan Jay Resane, AP

Firefighters respond to a fire at the Gaisano Mall in General Santos City after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit the city on October 16, 2019. Jorge Cariño, ABS-CBN News

Debris are scattered on the floor of a damaged store a day after a strong quake struck in Digos, Davao del Sur, October 16, 2019. AP Photo

A school building in Digos City, Davao del Sur sustains damage after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit parts of Mindanao, October 16, 2019. ABS-CBN News

A resident rides past a damaged mall in Digos City, Davao del Sur a day after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit parts of Mindanao on October 16, 2019. ABS-CBN News

A public market in Digos City, Davao del Sur sustained damage after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit parts of Mindanao, October 16, 2019. ABS-CBN News

Workers clean up debris at a mall in Digos City, Davao del Sur on Thursday, after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit parts of Mindanao on October 16, 2019. ABS-CBN News

Patients and residents rest outside a hospital in Makilala town, North Cotabato province in southern island of Mindanao on October 17, 2019, after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit the island. Geonarri Solmenaro, AFP