Thursday, October 31, 2019

Philippines: Earthquake Blocks Access to Mt. Apo Geothermal Power Plant - Report

More help sent to quake-stricken North Cotabato (Cebu Daily News)

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) sent more troops to Kidapawan City and Tulunan town in North Cotabato as reports of deaths and residents left homeless continue to pour in from stricken areas.

A tremor measuring at 6.4 magnitude rocked Tulunan town at 9:14 a.m. on Thursday, October 31, 2019, collapsing buildings already weakened by two previous strong quakes.

Colonel Rey Alvarado, commanding officer of the Army 72nd Infantry Battalion, said  around 100 personnel workers are also still trapped in the Mt. Apo Geothermal Power Plant in Barangay Ilomavis, Kidapawan City.

Alvarado said roads leading to the power plant were rendered impassable by fallen rocks and debris.