NDRRMC Update: Situational Report No. 13 regarding Magnitude 6.3 in Tulunan, North Cotabato, 23 October 2019, 6:00 AM
I. Situation Overview
On 16 October 2019, at around 7:37 PM, a 6.3-magnitude earthquake occurred in Tulunan, North Cotabato with the following details:
As of 23 October 2019. 12:00 AM, a total of 797 aftershocks were recorded (previous report: 787). Of which, 418 were plotted (previous report: 413) and 48 were felt, ranging from magnitude 1.5 to 5.5 and Intensity of | to VII.
A. Incident Monitored
- On 16 October 2019, minutes after the magnitude 6.3 earthquake, a fire incident occurred at the Gaisano Mall in General Santos City. The cause of fire is for further validation by the BFP XIl. Initially, it was declared under control on 17 October 2019,1:00 PM. However, at around 6:30 PM on the same day, the fire rekindled and affected the 3° floor of the mall. Fire-out was declared on 17 October 2019, 10:30 PM.
NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGES FROM PREVIOUS SITREP
B. Affected Population
A total of 7,293 families / 35.465 persons (previous report: 6,298 families / 30,490 persons) were affected in 127 barangays (previous report: 123 barangays) in Regions XI and XIl.
Of which, a total of 936 families / 4,604 persons (previous report: 1,026 families / 5,192 persons) are still being served inside 3 ECs (previous report: 4 ECs) while 497 families / 2.038 persons (previous report: 608 families / 2,978 persons) are served outside ECs.