Watch: Phivolcs’ drone footage of Surigao quake’s devastation

  • Phivolcs has released an aerial footage showing the extent of damage of the Surigao earthquake
  • The nearly 4-minute video showed landslides and damaged structures across the province
  • The footage was captured on a drone camera

The Philippine Institute for Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) has released a footage showing the devastation cause by the 6.7 magnitude earthquake that rocked Surigao Del Norte early this month.

The nearly 4-minute clip showed the February 10 quake’s impact on the province’s terrain, landslides and damaged structures. The video footage, captured by a drone camera, was released on Monday.

The Surigao quake claimed the lives of 8 people and has injured more than 200 others. Damage to property and infrastructure in the province is estimated at P665-M.

According to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) more than 300 houses were affected, seven bridges have collapsed and power outage were felt across the 7 municipalities for a time.

It was the strongest earthquake ever to hit the province since the 7.2 magnitude tremor back in a879 and 1893.

Watch the video below: