Philippine scale 6.3 strong earthquake at least 4 dead 60 wounds a pregnant woman abortion

The southern part of the Philippines, the Afghan Island, a large earthquake of magnitude 6.3 occurred on the evening of the 16th, causing at least 4 deaths and 60 injuries. More than 200 aftershocks have occurred after the strong earthquake, and some pregnant women have aborted; the geological unit said that the earthquake has a magnitude of 6, 7 and there is a risk of earth and rock flow in the steep terrain.

ABS-CBN News reported that the Philippines Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the earthquake occurred about 22 kilometers southeast of Tulunan in North Cotabato, with only a focal depth. 15 kilometers, causing the collapse of the house and power outages.

The US Geological Survey measured the magnitude of the earthquake as 6.4.

Renato Solidum, director of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, said there may be strong aftershocks in the earthquake-stricken areas and cause serious disasters.

He said: “A steep terrain, especially in areas with magnitudes of magnitude 6 and 7, may have earth and stone flows in the aftershocks or heavy rains.”

Among the casualties, a 7-year-old girl from Datu Paglas in Maguindanao was crushed by a collapsed wall.

A 2-year-old girl from Magsaysay, Davao del Sur, was hit by a falling item while she was sleeping.

A house in the town of Meghese was buried by the earth and stone caused by the earthquake. The father and two children survived, but the mother and another child were killed.

Local officials in the town of Magese said that most of the houses in the town were completely destroyed. At least 60 people were injured in Dulunan Town, Magsaysay Town and Digos in the province of Nana Naa.

In more than 200 aftershocks, a pregnant woman in Kidapawan unfortunately had a miscarriage.

The city of Kidabavan City also withdrew from the residents of Ilomavis village due to falling rocks in the mountains.

The first floor of a shopping mall in General Santos was on fire after the earthquake. The fire was extended to the 2nd and 3rd floors this morning. The people were evacuated and no casualties were reported.

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