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No injury, personal injury in Mindanao ports after an earthquake of 6.5 – PPA

MANILA, Philippines – No injuries or injuries were recorded in ports operated by the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) in Mindanao after a heavy earthquake hit Cotabato and other parts of the region on Thursday morning.

READ: Powerful earthquake hammer Cotabato, other parts of Mindanao again

"There was no personal injury / personal injury to PPA personnel or any material damage to any port facility in earthquake affected areas," said PPA chief of staff Jay Santiago in a statement, shared by the Department of Transportation (DOTr).

"However, we continue to inspect and evaluate the affected plants," he added.

A 6.5 magnitude earthquake overthrew Tulunan, Cotabato and other areas of Mindanao at 9:1

1 a.m. Thursday.

A hotel in Kidapawan City is reported to have suffered major damage and almost collapsed due to the recent earthquake.

READ: Kidapawan hotels near collapse when earthquake disrupted 6.5 Cotabato [19659004] Damaged buildings were also reported in Davao City and other parts of Mindanao.

The strong temblor is the latest in a series of earthquakes that rocked Cotabato and neighboring provinces that left at least eight people dead and caused significant property damage. / je

READ: Mindanao's earthquake death toll on Tuesday climbs to 8

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