On October 31st, a new telluric movement was registered. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) indicated that a new earthquake of magnitude 6.5 was recorded at 9:11 a.m. in the city of Tulunan in Cotabato, the same area where the magnitude 6.6 quake struck on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, October 29th, a magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck the southern Philippines causing fatal consequences: 10 casualties, 395 injured, and structural damages ─ approximately 1,200 houses and 10 schools were destroyed.

The epicenter of the earthquake was 8.6 mills to the east of Bual, Philippines, and 60 miles from Davao City, the capital of Mindanao. This region has 1.6 million inhabitants.

Before this event, on October 16th, the same region was jolt by another earthquake (6.3 magnitude), killing at least 7 people, injured more than 200, and destroyed more than 7,000 buildings.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) keeps monitoring and warned about possible aftershocks. .

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