NDRRMC Update: Situational Report No. 18 regarding Magnitude 6.3 and 6.6. Earthquakes in Tulunan, North Cotabato, 29 October 2019, 12:00 NN

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I. Situation Overview

A. Magnitude 6.6 Earthquake on 29 October 2019

On 29 October, 09:04 AM, an earthquake occurred in Tulunan (Cotabato) with the following details:

B. Magnitude 6.3 Earthquake on 16 October 2019

On 16 October 2019, at around 7:37 PM, a magnitude 6.3 earthquake occurred in Tulunan, North Cotabato with the following details:

  • From 16-27 October 2019, a total of 870 aftershocks were recorded of the Magnitude 6.3 EQ were recorded. Of which, 468 were plotted and 53 were felt, ranging from magnitude 1.5 to 5.5 and Intensity of I to VII.

ll. Effects

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 3rd floor of the mall. Fire-out was declared on 17 October 2019, 10:30 PM.

On 29 October 2019, after the magnitude 6.6 Earthquake, a fire broke-out and is still ongoing at G Skin and Domantay Jamora Dental Clinic in General Santos City, South Cobato.

B. Affected Population

A total of 7,303 families / 35,481 person (previous report: 7,293 families / 35,465 persons) were affected in 127 barangays in Regions XI and XIl.

Of which, a total of 936 families / 4,604 persons are still being served inside 3 ECs while 407 families / 2,035 persons are served outside ECs.