Three children were among five people killed after a powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit the southern Philippines, on Thursday (Oct 17).
The earthquake struck the Mindanao region, which makes up the southern third of the Philippines, on Wednesday night.
On Thursday afternoon, authorities said five people were killed and 53 injured, mainly in a cluster of small farming towns.
Two of the children reported killed were in houses that collapsed, while a mother and her five-year-old son died after being buried in a landslide. The earthquake also shook Davao City, the home town of President Rodrigo Duterte and among the most populous cities in the country.
The quake struck 69km north-northwest of the city of General Santos, Mindanao at 7.37pm local time, the United States Geological Survey said.
The epicenter was about 80km southwest of central Davao.