Xinhua news agency, Manila, October 31 - an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 struck Mindanao island in the south of the Philippines on the morning of October 31. At present, the earthquake has killed five people.
In the afternoon of the same day, the disaster reduction management committee of gotabato Province, which was located in the epicenter of the earthquake, released a report that the five victims were all residents of the town of Makilala in the province, who were killed by landslides, trees and houses collapsed due to the earthquake.
At 9:11 a.m. local time (9:11 Beijing time), an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 occurred in gotabato province. At the time of the earthquake, strong tremors were felt in many parts of Mindanao, including Davao, the largest city in southern Philippines. This is the third earthquake of magnitude 6 or above in southern Philippines in three days.
The Philippines is located in the volcanic seismic belt around the Pacific Ocean, with frequent earthquakes. According to the Philippine Institute of volcanic seismology, there are 100 to 150 sensed earthquakes every year.