NDRRMC Update: SitRep No. 05 regarding Magnitude 6.6 and 6.5 Earthquakes in Tulunan, North Cotabato, 31 October 2019, 8:00 PM

Report
from Government of the Philippines
Published on 31 Oct 2019 View Original

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.

Source: DOST-PHIVOLCS

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.

Source: DOST-PHIVOLCS

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

II. EFFECTS

C.Incidents Monitored

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.