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31 oct. 2019 | 01h50 UTC

Philippines: 6.5-magnitude earthquake hits Mindanao October 31 /update 4

Philippines Alerte de sécurité

US Geological survey records 6.5-magnitude earthquake near Kisante (Cotabato) on Mindanao October 31; no tsunami warning immediately issued

TIMEFRAME expected from 31/10/2019, 9h00 until 2/11/2019, 11h59 (Asia/Manila). COUNTRY/REGION Mindanao Island, Tulunan, Cotabato City, Davao del Sur, North Cotabato, Kisante

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Event

A 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck approximately 9 km (6 mi) east of Kisante (Cotabato) around 09:11 (local time) on Thursday, October 31. The quake hit at a depth of around 2 km (1 mi) and tremors were felt in multiple areas on the island of Mindanao, including in Tulunana, Kidapawan City, Bansalan, and Davao del Sur. No tsunami warning was immediately issued. Further details regarding associated damages have not yet been released.

Aftershocks are possible in the coming hours and days.

Context

Recovery operations are still ongoing after a 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck about 25 km (15 mi) northeast of Tulunan on Tuesday, October 29, killing at least seven people. The earthquake triggered several landslides, collapsed buildings, and downed power lines in some areas.

Advice

Individuals in the affected area are advised to monitor the situation and prepare for potential aftershocks.

In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), move away from the windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.

 

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