#UPDATE A powerful earthquake has struck Mindanao in the southern Philippines, crushing a man under debris and sparking searches of damaged buildings already rattled by two previous deadly tremorst.co/SG86AGtLFc pic.twitter.com/gCTpn43Fyn
— AFP news agency (@AFP) October 31, 2019
A high-rise hotel and a number of other structures were nearly destroyed in the Philippines after the island nation saw its second major earthquake this week, registering 6.5 magnitude on the Richter scale.
Several cities across Mindanao were hit by the tremors Friday morning, which knocked out power for thousands in the affected area. No casualties or injuries have yet been reported.
In photos circulating online, a hotel in Kidapawan City known as ‘Eva’s’ appears to have been almost completely demolished in the seism, with serious damage done to the building’s facade
— Tom George (@TheTomGeorge) October 31, 2019