Magnitude 7.2 Visayas quake also jolts parts of Mindanao

15 Oct

By Froilan Gallardo

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/15 October)—Cries of “Allah Hu Akbar” (God is great in Arabic) rang out among a big Muslim crowd gathered at the Don Gregorio Pelaez Sports Center here after an Intensity 4 earthquake rattled infrastructure and swayed electric poles Tuesday morning as they celebrated Eid-ul-Adha or the Feast of Sacrifice.

“Let us praise Allah until the earthquake will stop. Earthquakes are afraid of Allah. It will eventually stop,” Shiek Abdulmalik Maulana Fatani told the crowd.

Marcial Labininay, officer-in-charge of the Phivolcs Cagayan de Oro Seismic Station, said the quake registered at Intensity four in Cagayan de Oro, 5 in Camiguin Island and 3 in Bukidnon province.

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