At least 15 injured in Davao del Sur quake — NDRRMC

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 8) — At least 15 people were injured after a 6.1 magnitude quake hit Davao del Sur on Sunday, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management said.

In its Monday report, the NDRRMC said those hurt were from Cotabato Province, which felt up to Intensity 5 of the quake over the weekend. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology rated this intensity as "strong."

Eight landslides were reported in two municipalities of Cotabato Province -- seven in Makilala and one in M'lang.

No other details were provided on the identities and specific location of the casualties.

At least 21 houses were also reported damaged in M'lang and in Kabacan, another municipality of Cotabato.

Also damaged were two churches in M'lang, two private establishments in Kabacan, and a hospital in Isulan in Sultan Kudarat province.

The NDRRMC added Kidapawan Medical Specialist, Madonna Medical Center, and Kidapawan Doctors Hospital Inc. temporarily moved patients to evacuation sites so damage to the buildings could be assessed. Patients and staff have since returned to the hospitals.

In Davao Region, at least three damaged infrastructures were reported in Bansalan and Davao City, including a university gym, a temporary treatment and monitoring facility, and a barangay hall. Meanwhile, at least three houses in Bansalan were damaged.

At least 45 residents of Davao City were evacuated to UP Mindanao Faculty and Staff Housing - Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facility, NDRRMC added.

The quake in Magsaysay, Davao del Sur that hit past noon on Sunday was initially recorded at magnitude 6.3. Its was downgraded by Phivolcs to magnitude 6.1 later in the day.

READ: Magnitude 6.3 earthquake rattles Davao del Sur