North Cotabato earthquake
North Cotabato earthquake
LATEST UPDATE: October 21, 2019 - 3:00pm
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October 21, 2019

The earthquake that shook parts of Mindanao on October 16 caused an estimated P86 million in damage to public infrastructure, the Department of Public Works and Highways says.

In a release, DPWH says although major roads and bridges in the Soccsksargen region are passable, some infrastructure has been damaged. The structures are being monitored in light of aftershocks that were still being reported as of Sunday.

"Upon inspection, cracks were noted on the bridge bank protection of Olandang Bridges 2 and 3 along Midsayap-Makar Road, on the bridge abutment of Malupog and Malitubog Bridges along Banisilan-Guiling Road, on the bridge bank protection of Arizona and Upper Panicupan Bridge along Dualing-New Panay Road, and Dualing-Baliki Silik Road in North Cotabato," DPWH says.

"Other affected bridges were Buayan Bridge along Digos-Makar Road in Sarangani and Upper Silway Bridge along Albert Morrow Boulevard in South Cotabato," it adds.

October 16, 2019

North Cotabato Acting Gov. Emmylou Taliño-Mendoza calls on local government units affected by the earthquake "to cause the suspension of classes tomorrow, October 17 2019 in order to conduct proper assessment on the extent of damages in their respective areas."

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake was recorded near Tulunan, North Cotabato at 7:37 p.m., the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology says.

The earthquake was felt at Intensity VII (Destructive) in Kidapawan City, the provincial capital. 

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