l. SITUATION OVERVIEW
A series of strong earthquakes with magnitudes M6.6 and M6.5 occurred on 29 October 2019 and 31 October 2019, respectively.
A. Magnitude 6.6 Earthquake in Tulunan, North Cotabato
On 29 October 2019, an earthquake with epicenter located southeast of Tulunan, Cotabato occurred with the following details:
As of 31 October 2019, 3:00 PM, a total of 968 aftershocks were recorded. Of which, 409 were plotted and 106 were felt, ranging from magnitude 1.5 to 6.5 and Intensity of | to VII.
B. Magnitude 6.5 Earthquake in Tulunan, North Cotabato
On 31 October 2019, an earthquake with epicenter located northeast of Tulunan, Cotabato occurred with the following details:
As of 31 October 2019, 5:00 PM, a total of 239 aftershocks were recorded. Of which, 97 were plotted and 13 were felt, ranging from magnitude 1.5 to 4.4 and Intensity of I to VII.
Due to the magnitude of these events, small to moderate-sized earthquakes are expected to occur in the epicentral area and may continue for several days to weeks, some of which may be felt. Furthermore, a “No Tsunami Threat” advisory was issued for the M6.6 and M6.5 earthquakes because both were located inland.
Source: DOST-PHIVOLCS Report on the Series of Earthqualkes in Cotabato
31 October 2019
Eva’s Hotel in Quezon Boulevard, National Highway, Kidapawan City,
North Cotabato (Region XII) collapsed due to the Magnitude 6.5 earthquake.
Brgy. Batasan Gymnasium in Makilala, Cotabato (Region XII) collapsed due to the Magnitude 6.5 earthquake.
29 October 2019
A fire broke-out at G Skin and Domantay Jamora Dental Clinic in General santos City, South Cotabato. It was declared fire out on the same day (Region XIl).
The dike near Buluan-Paglat river was damaged that resulted in the continuous flow of water towards Barangays Tua, Damakling, and Poblacion causing flood (BARMM).
Landslide incident was reported at Sitio Saulbulawan, Barangay Bituan which totally blocked the road going to Barangay Bacong, Tulunan, Cotabato.
Landslide incident was reported in Barangay Upper Bala, Magsaysay, Davao del Sur wherein two (2) missing persons were reported due to the said landslide.
Source: OCDROs XI, XII and BARMM
D. Affected Population
A total of 6,009 families / 30,045 persons (previous report: 5,126 families / 25,630 persons) were affected in 72 barangays (previous report: 59 barangays) in Regions XI and XIl.
Of which, a total of 2,552 families / 12,760 persons (previous report: 874 families / 4,370 persons) are taking temporary shelter in 19 evacuation centers, while 1,370 families / 6,850 persons (previous report: 1,342 families / 6,710 persons)are served outside ECs.