February 2017 Surigao earthquake - updates

Rappler's latest stories on February 2017 Surigao earthquake


Robredo to visit quake-hit Surigao

Feb 16, 2017 - 6:58 PM

The Vice President will turn over rescue equipment when she meets with local officials and government seismologists on Friday February 17

QUAKE-HIT. A vehicle is struck by debris from a damaged school building after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck overnight in Surigao City on February 11, 2017. AFP file photo

Abella contradicts Andanar: P2B aid for Surigao quake victims

Feb 14, 2017 - 2:05 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte s two spokesmen give contradicting interpretations of the Chief Executive s promise of aid for residents of Surigao City

PRESIDENT'S SPOKESMEN. Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella and PCO Secretary Martin Andanar attend the Freedom of Information Roadshow in Davao City on January 14, 2017. Photo by Ace Morandante/Presidential Photo

Fear, trauma hound quake evacuees in Surigao City

Feb 13, 2017 - 1:30 PM

Some residents of Surigao City prefer sleeping outdoors fearing another powerful tremor could strike at night

MATS ON THE FLOOR. Evacuees sleep on the floor of the Surigao del Norte Provincial Capitol on February 12, 2017. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Duterte's P2B aid pledge for mine workers, not quake victims – Palace

Feb 13, 2017 - 11:09 AM

Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar clarifies that the President wants to use P2 billion worth of aid to provide livelihood for mine workers who will lose jobs after the closure of mining operations

ON THE MOVE. President Rodrigo Duterte is welcomed by military officers as he arrives in Surigao City on February 12, 2017 to visit the victims of the earthquake that hit the province on February 10. Photo by Robinson Niñal/Presidential Photo

Surigao quake toll now at 8

Feb 13, 2017 - 10:55 AM

The number of injured people meanwhile is now at 209

Aftermath from the magnitude 6.7 earthquake that rocked Surigao City on February 10, 2017. Contributed photo

WATCH: Phivolcs explains strong Surigao quake

Feb 13, 2017 - 12:55 AM

Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum discusses the science behind the February 10 tremor and how the affected communities should deal with the disaster

CRACKS. Motorists pass a building damaged by the strong earthquake that struck Surigao City on February 10, 2017. Photo by Erwin Mascariñas/AFP

#SchoolPatrolPH: DepEd seeks info on quake-damaged schools

Feb 12, 2017 - 6:55 PM

The public can send reports and photos via social media using SchoolPatrolPH

Duterte vows P2B in aid for quake-hit Surigao

Feb 12, 2017 - 6:21 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte during his visit to Surigao City also tells residents they will be given livelihood programs and housing

Price freeze for basic goods in effect in Surigao City

Feb 12, 2017 - 1:27 PM

Prices of basic goods in the city will now be pegged at prices that were in place within a month before the disaster occurred the Department of Trade and Industry says

Residents queue up to buy water, as local water utility has suspended its services due to power blackout after a 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck overnight in Surigao City on February 11, 2017. Erwin Mascarinas/AFP

Aftershocks rock Surigao days after strong quake

Feb 12, 2017 - 12:38 PM

UPDATED The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology says it has recorded 130 weaker quakes in the area since the February 10 tremor

A vehicle is struck by debris from a damaged school building after a 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck overnight in Surigao City, in the southern island of Mindanao, on February 11, 2017. Erwin Mascarinas/AFP

Quake-hit Surigao City now under state of calamity

Feb 12, 2017 - 10:20 AM

The city government also says around 20 of the city s population has been affected by the quake which hit late evening February 10

Residents of Surigao City out on the street after a magnitude 6.7 earthquake that rocked the area on February 10, 2017. Photo by Jong Labrador

Duterte to visit quake-struck Surigao

Feb 11, 2017 - 7:41 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to meet with local officials and to personally check on the people affected by the earthquake on Sunday February 12

#EarthquakePH: What to do during aftershocks

Feb 11, 2017 - 7:18 PM

Here are 3 things to do during aftershocks according to Phivolcs

#MMSHAKEDRILL. A wounded person being carried by volunteers during the MMShakeDrill on July 2017 in Pasig City. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Damaged roads, bridges after Surigao quake

Feb 11, 2017 - 6:29 PM

The Department of Public Works and Highways gives an update on the status of roads and bridges following the 6 7 magnitude earthquake that recently hit Mindanao

Over 500 houses damaged in Mindanao quake

Feb 11, 2017 - 5:57 PM

This Office of Civil Defense describes the earthquake damage in Surigao as ‘extensive and widespread

DAMAGED STRUCTURE. Aftermath from the magnitude 6.7 earthquake that rocked Surigao City on February 10. Contributed photo

Damage to SURNECO distribution lines 'minimal' after Surigao quake

Feb 11, 2017 - 5:38 PM

It is expected that 90 will be energized as soon as NGCP restores power the energy department says in a statement

After the quake: Repair of Surigao Airport runway to cost P73M

Feb 11, 2017 - 3:13 PM

The damaged area spans about 21 000 square meters and may take 30 days to repair

DAMAGE. A portion of the Surigao Airport is damaged by a strong quake that hit evening of February 10. Photo by Cesar Chavez

#EarthquakePH: Cebu Pacific suspends flights to, from Surigao

Feb 11, 2017 - 1:27 PM

Affected passengers may be accommodated via mounted Cebu Butuan Cebu flights They may also avail of several options without penalties

6 dead as magnitude 6.7 earthquake hits Mindanao

Feb 10, 2017 - 11:03 PM

7th UPDATE Surigao City s public information officer says some roads and bridges are no longer passable The quake also damages some buildings and houses

AFTER THE QUAKE. Aftermath from the magnitude 6.5 earthquake that rocked Surigao City on February 10, 2017. Photo by Jong Labrador