COTABATO, Philippines — On 16 October 2019 at 7:37 PM (local time), a magnitude 6.3 earthquake rocked the province of Cotabato and its vicinity. According to PHIVOLCS, the epicenter was located 23 km southeast of the municipality of Tulunan in North Cotabato with a 9 kilometer depth of focus.
Minutes after the quake, a fire incident occurred at Gaisano Mall in General Santos City. According to the latest situational report released by NDRRMC, a total of 870 aftershocks with 7 casualties and 7,089 damaged infrastructures were documented after the said event. The agency has not yet released any damage cost estimate as of this writing.
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