2019 Cotabato earthquakes

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In October 2019, an earthquakes struck the province of Cotabato on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines,[1] of which three earthquakes were above 6.0 in the magnitude scale with an intensity VIII.

The first was on October 16, a magnitude 6.3 Mw earthquake, with an epicenter near Tulunan.[2] At least 7 people were killed and 215 others were injured.[3] The second earthquake was on October 29, a magnitude 6.6 event with an epicenter near Bual, to the northeast of the 16 October event. The third earthquake was on October 31, a magnitude 6.5 with epicenter near Tulunan. It is not considered to be an aftershock of the October 29 event.[4] 22 people died and a further 424 were injured after these two events.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Quake 'swarm' hits Mindanao". The Manila Times. 2019-10-31. Retrieved 2019-11-05.
  2. "M 6.4 – 7km ENE of Columbio, Philippines". earthquake.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2019-10-17.
  3. National Disaster Rick Reduction and Management Council (21 October 2019). "NDRRMC Update: Situational Report No.09 regarding Magnitude 6.3 in Tubuan North Cotabato" (PDF). Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  4. "Buildings destroyed by magnitude 6.5 quake that struck parts of Mindanao". amp.rappler.com. Retrieved 2019-10-31.
  5. "22 dead, almost 190K affected in Mindanao quakes | Philippine Canadian Inquirer". Retrieved 2019-11-04.