IN PHOTOS: People evacuate after magnitude 6.5 earthquake hits Visayas

students of leyte normal university rush out of their buildings after an earthquake hits parts of the visayas
EVACUATION. Students of Leyte Normal University rush out of their buildings after an earthquake hits parts of the Visayas on April 23, 2019. Photo by Oliver Diaz

The earthquake prompts evacuations in Samar, Tacloban City, Leyte, Bacolod City, Iloilo, and Cebu

— (MANILA, Philippines) After a magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck parts of the Visayas on Tuesday, April 23, several schools, commercial and residential buildings, and establishments were evacuated to ensure people’s safety.

The earthquake happened a day after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake jolted parts of Luzon on Monday, April 22.

In a bulletin, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the epicenter of Tuesday’s earthquake was located in San Julian, Eastern Samar.

The earthquake prompted evacuations in Samar, Tacloban City, Leyte, Bacolod City, Iloilo, and Cebu. People who evacuated were only allowed to enter buildings after they’ve gotten clearance from the establishments.

According to Phivolcs, affected persons may stay indoors if they are already within a structurally sound building or home. As a precautionary measure, Phivolcs advised people to find the nearest exit and move to an open area that’s far away from trees, power lines, posts, and concrete structures.

Here are photos of some evacuations prompted by Tuesday’s earthquake:

Samar
samar state university
SAMAR STATE UNIVERSITY. Photo by Andrea Mendoza
samar state university
SAMAR STATE UNIVERSITY. Photo by Andrea Mendoza
 
Leyte
robinsons north tacloban
ROBINSONS NORTH TACLOBAN. Photo by Danver Moquia
robinsons north tacloban
ROBINSONS NORTH TACLOBAN. Photo by Danver Moquia
tacloban city
TACLOBAN CITY. Photo by Fenna Joyce Moscare/Center for Disaster Preparedness
eastern visayas state university
EASTERN VISAYAS STATE UNIVERSITY. Photo by Clifford Colibao/Rappler
eastern visayas state university
EASTERN VISAYAS STATE UNIVERSITY. Photo by Clifford Colibao/Rappler
eastern visayas state university
EASTERN VISAYAS STATE UNIVERSITY. Photo by Clifford Colibao/Rappler
leyte normal university
LEYTE NORMAL UNIVERSITY. Photo by Oliver Diaz
palompon institute of technology
PALOMPON INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY. Photo by Art Lubiano/Rappler
palompon institute of technology
PALOMPON INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY. Photo by Art Lubiano/Rappler
abuyog community college
ABUYOG COMMUNITY COLLEGE. Photo by Jessica Alvero
abuyog community college
ABUYOG COMMUNITY COLLEGE. Photo by Jessica Alvero
abuyog community college
ABUYOG COMMUNITY COLLEGE. Photo by Jessica Alvero
 
Bacolod City
negros occidental provincial capitol
NEGROS OCCIDENTAL PROVINCIAL CAPITOL. Photo by Twitter user @JPaul_6100
 
Iloilo
university of the philippines high school in iloilo
UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES HIGH SCHOOL IN ILOILO. Photo by Hannah Neri
 
Cebu City
university of san carlos - talamban
UNIVERSITY OF SAN CARLOS-TALAMBAN. Photo by Rhea Asibal
university of san carlos - talamban
UNIVERSITY OF SAN CARLOS-TALAMBAN. Photo by Rhea Asibal
 

by Move.PH | Rappler.com

 

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