- A 6.7-magnitude earthquake jolted the southern Philippines
- The epicenter was located 26 kilometers from Burias in the southern part of the Philippines
- The roof of the mall collapsed due to the strong earthquake
A 6.7-magnitude earthquake jolts the southern Philippines. Reportedly, the roof of the mall collapsed due to the strong earthquake. According to the United States Geological Survey, the epicenter was 26 kilometers from Burias, located in the southern part of the Philippines. The epicenter of the earthquake was 78 kilometers below the Earth.
6 people died
So far 6 people have died in the earthquake in the Philippines. Because authorities are searching for two missing people. Local disaster officials gave this information on Saturday. The quake struck Friday afternoon at a depth of 60 km (37 miles) off the island of Mindanao, according to the German Research Center for Geosciences.
Agrippino Decerra, head of the disaster office in General Santos City in South Cotabato province, said there were three deaths. A man and his wife were killed when a concrete wall collapsed, while another woman died in a shopping mall, Decerra said.
At least two people were killed near the epicenter in Sarangani province while rescue workers searched for two others who went missing after the landslide, said Angel Dugaduga, Glen’s coastal disaster response officer. A 78-year-old man died after being crushed by a rock in Davao Occidental province.
Minor damage to buildings
Videos posted on social media show the roofs of two large malls collapsing. Meanwhile, the pillars of the mall were shaking and people were panicking. The temporary closure of SM City General Santos Mall and Robinsons Jensen Mall has been announced.