Magnitude 6.4 Mindanao earthquake today: 1 dead, dozens injured

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A Magnitude 6.4 earthquake jolts different areas in Mindanao today, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PIVS).

The Office of Civil Defense confirmed that a 66-year-old man died from head injuries apparently after being hit by a falling object in Koronadal, South Cotabato.

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Newborn and incubated babies were evacuated at the Davao Medical School Foundation in Davao City following a strong earthquake. (Image from One Mindanao)
Newborn and incubated babies were evacuated at the Davao Medical School Foundation in Davao City following a strong earthquake. (Image from One Mindanao)

Dozens of people were reportedly hurt, including teachers and students from different areas in Mindanao like Cotabato and Cagayan de Oro province.

teacher hurt earthquake mindanao
Erlinda Ajero is a daycare teacher in Rodero Day Care Center at Rodero, Makilala, North Cotabato. The teacher protected her students from a collapsed wall. (Image from MarkyMark Masamloc Ajero)

The PIVS located the quake’s epicenter at Tulunan town in Cotabato province, which was also hit by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake on October 16, where three people were killed.

Man praying during Mindanao earthquake

In the middle of the quake, an elder was kneeling and praying in Matalam, Cotabato, this Tuesday. (Photo by Jim Bryan Dalida Faeldonia)

Meanwhile, the U.S. Geological Survey recorded the quake at Magnitude 6.6.

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“Mas malakas ito kumpara sa nakaraang lindol (This was stronger than the last one),” said Tulunan Mayor Reuel Limbungan.

Mayor Reuel Limbungan suspended all classes and work in all public and private offices in Tulunan today to allow authorities to check the damage the earthquake has done to all infrastructure in the town.

Aftermath photos of magnitude 6.4 Mindanao earthquake today
The strong earthquake damaged several buildings and lots in different areas in Mindanao today. (Image from Hameer Meer Ulama)

Also read: Earthquake in Mindanao: child in Maguindanao, another in Davao del Sur dead

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