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[OPINION] The Baguio metanarrative

Jul 16, 2019 - 5:11 PM

The July 16 earthquake that struck Baguio 29 years ago is a story without a background. You cannot be prepared for this one.

FAST FACTS: The 1990 Luzon earthquake

Jul 16, 2019 - 10:29 AM

July 16, 2019 marks the 29th year since the 1990 Luzon earthquake

1 dies, hundreds evacuate after magnitude 7.3 quake in Indonesia

Jul 14, 2019 - 8:12 PM

(UPDATED) Residents evacuate to the streets and higher grounds despite no issued tsunami warning

SCARED. Indonesians stay out of their homes following a magnitude 7.3 earthquake in Labuha, North Maluku on July 14, 2019. AFP Photo

51 injured as earthquake rocks Surigao del Sur

Jul 13, 2019 - 1:30 PM

(UPDATED) A magnitude 5.5 earthquake strikes the northeast coast of Mindanao, sending terrified residents fleeing their homes

#MMShakeDrill 2019 set for early hours of July 27

Jul 12, 2019 - 6:16 PM

The annual earthquake drill will start as early as 4 am 'when most Metro Manila residents are at home and asleep' to test the response capabilities and preparedness of local government units and the private sector

COVER. Quezon City Hall employees join the 4th Nationwide "Shake Drill" on Thursday, July 19, 2018, during National Disaster Resilience Month. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Magnitude 5.6 earthquake hits North Cotabato

Jul 10, 2019 - 12:45 AM

(UPDATED) The earthquake is strongly felt in Makilala town in North Cotabato, Kidapawan City, Koronadal City, and Santa Cruz in Davao del Sur

Image from Phivolcs

Indonesia cancels tsunami alert after strong earthquake

Jul 07, 2019 - 11:46 PM

(4th UPDATE) The magnitude 6.9 earthquake on Sunday, July 7, prompts residents to flee to higher ground

Rattled nerves, minor damage from second major Southern California earthquake

Jul 07, 2019 - 8:41 AM

The earthquake was the largest in California since 1992

EARTHQUAKE. Black smoke rises from an electrical fire in a mobile home park in Ridgecrest, California July 6, 2019 following a magnitude 7.1 earthquake on July 5, 2019. Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP

L.A. fears of 'Big One' revived by major shocks

Jul 07, 2019 - 8:40 AM

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake causes minor damage in Los Angeles, but serves as a powerful reminder of the realities of living on an active tectonic zone

QUAKE. Highway workers repair a hole that opened in the road as a result of the July 5, 2019 earthquake, near Ridgecrest, California about 150 miles (241km) north of Los Angeles, early in the morning on July 6, 2019. Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP

Magnitude 7.1 earthquake hits Southern California – USGS

Jul 06, 2019 - 12:09 PM

(3rd UPDATE) A stronger quake rocks Southern California a day after it's hit by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake

Vehicles drive over a crack on Highway 178 south of Trona, after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit in Ridgecrest, California, on July 4, 2019. Southern California was rocked by a 6.4-magnitude earthquake Thursday morning, the US Geological Survey said, with authorities warning that the temblor, the largest in two decades, might not be the day's last. FREDERIC J. BROWN / AFP

Southern California rocked by strongest quake in 2 decades

Jul 05, 2019 - 10:47 AM

The magnitude 6.4 shallow quake, followed by dozens of aftershocks, struck in the Mojave Desert from the small city of Ridgecrest

Vehicles drive over a crack on Highway 178 south of Trona, after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit in Ridgecrest, California, on July 4, 2019. Southern California was rocked by a 6.4-magnitude earthquake Thursday morning, the US Geological Survey said, with authorities warning that the temblor, the largest in two decades, might not be the day's last. FREDERIC J. BROWN / AFP

Strong earthquake hits Costa Rica-Panama border – USGS

Jun 26, 2019 - 2:57 PM

(UPDATED) The earthquake strikes at a depth of 26 kilometers, about two kilometers from the nearest town of Progreso in Panama, USGS says, updating a previous alert that estimated the depth at 10 kilometers

Frida, Mexico's famous rescue dog, retires

Jun 26, 2019 - 7:18 AM

The canine unit of Mexico's Marines honors Frida during her retirement after saving 12 people's lives in her decade-long career as a search and rescue dog

(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 06, 2018, a rescue dog from the Mexican Navy, Frida, is pictured during a training session in Mexico City. Frida, a nine-year-old Labrador retriever who was a hero among rescue dogs in the September 2017 quake, retired this June 24, 2019 during a ceremony. RONALDO SCHEMIDT / AFP

Powerful Indonesian earthquake felt in Australia

Jun 24, 2019 - 10:00 AM

(UPDATED) Indonesia's disaster agency says the tremor was felt in faraway Bali, while residents of the northern Australian city of Darwin also felt the earthquake

IN PHOTOS: Filipinos participate in 2nd nationwide earthquake drill for 2019

Jun 20, 2019 - 9:38 PM

The quarterly nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill aims to boost disaster awareness and preparedness across the country

QUEZON CITY. Corazon Elementary School pupils in Batasan, Quezon City, participate in a simultaneous nationwide earthquake drill on June 20 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Japan issues tsunami advisory following magnitude 6.4 earthquake

Jun 18, 2019 - 9:57 PM

(UPDATED) A wave of one meter (3 feet) is expected to hit the coast of the Sea of Japan, north of Tokyo, the nation's meteorological agency says

China earthquake kills 13, injures 199

Jun 18, 2019 - 2:48 PM

(UPDATED) More than 8,000 people are relocated as a large number of structures are damaged or collapsed following late Monday's earthquake outside Yibin in Sichuan province, according to the city government

EARTHQUAKE. Rescuers search for earthquake survivors in the rubble of a building in Yibin, in China's southwest Sichuan province early on June 18, 2019. Photo by AFP

Powerful magnitude 7.4 earthquake strikes north of New Zealand

Jun 16, 2019 - 8:47 AM

New Zealand's civil defense organization says if a tsunami was generated it would take at least two hours to reach the country

Strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake rocks El Salvador – USGS

May 30, 2019 - 8:34 PM

Officials say the earthquake was so strong it was likely felt throughout Central America

Strong magnitude 8 earthquake hits Peru

May 26, 2019 - 4:43 PM

(5th UPDATE) At least 26 are reported injured, roads are blocked, and a bridge is damaged, according to an assessment cited by Peru's President Martin Vizcarra

Handout picture released by the Peruvian Fire Department showing a house damaged by an 8.0 earthquake in Yurimaguas, Peru, early on May 26. - A strong 8.0-earthquake struck northern Peru in the early hours of Sunday, sending residents fleeing their homes and cutting off power to at least one town, with the impact felt as far afield as neighbouring Ecuador. There were no immediate reports of injuries following the quake which the US Geological Survey said struck at a depth of 110 km (68 miles). (Photo by HO / Peru's Fire Department / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / PERU'S FIRE DEPARTMENT / HO" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Powerful earthquake rattles residents on Papua New Guinea island

May 14, 2019 - 10:09 PM

(UPDATED) The shallow quake occurs 44 kilometers northeast of Kokopo in PNG, the US Geological Survey says

P121.7M needed to repair earthquake-damaged roads, bridges in Pampanga

May 07, 2019 - 3:10 PM

The Pampanga Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office reports the total cost of damage to infrastructure in the province, following the 6.1 magnitude earthquake on April 22

DAMAGED BRIDGE. Officials inspect the Consuelo Bridge in Floridablanca, Pampanga, following the April 22, 2019, earthquake that struck parts of Luzon. Photo from DPWH

Magnitude 7.2 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea, no early damage reports

May 07, 2019 - 7:23 AM

The quake strikes 33 kilometers (21 miles) from the town of Bulolo at 2119 GMT according to the US Geological Survey, and is felt in Port Moresby about 250 kilometers away

Magnitude 5.5 earthquake strikes off Occidental Mindoro

May 04, 2019 - 9:39 AM

(UPDATED) Phivolcs says no damage is expected following the Saturday morning tremor but aftershocks are likely

TREMOR. An earthquake hits Rizal, Occidental Mindoro, on May 4, 2019. Map from Phivolcs

Research group urges more accessible earthquake information to Filipinos

May 03, 2019 - 3:21 PM

A survey from the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative shows that Filipinos, especially the less educated ones, are hardly prepared for an earthquake

[OPINION] While the world was shaking

Apr 29, 2019 - 8:49 PM

'As I realized that it was not an earthquake exercise but a real-life one, I asked myself: why didn’t we implement the evacuation procedure?'

Photo from Shutterstock

PCSO to release P6.5 million to earthquake-hit Pampanga, Zambales

Apr 29, 2019 - 8:05 PM

The total death toll from the earthquake has reached 18, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council

AFTERMATH. In this file photo, rescuers look for victims from a collapsed supermarket in Porac, Pampanga, on April, 23, a day after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake on April 22. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Rappler Talk: How Pinatubo lahar affected Pampanga during the April 22 earthquake

Apr 28, 2019 - 6:45 PM

Rappler speaks to Mahar Lagmay, UP Resilience Institute Executive Director, on the impact of the earthquake in Pampanga and the factors that led to it

[NEWSPOINT | OPINION] Transcendent messages via earthquake

Apr 27, 2019 - 11:30 AM

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck hard on the heels of a tale told of a plot to oust President Duterte, which should make the deciphering not too difficult for the suitably disposed

Contact Center group says member firms upheld safety during earthquake

Apr 26, 2019 - 9:30 PM

The Contact Center Association of the Philippines' statement comes after a BPO employee's network said it received reports from its members that they were not allowed to evacuate when an earthquake shook Luzon on April 22

Accenture in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

Ayala Corp aids Pampanga residents affected by Luzon earthquake

Apr 26, 2019 - 7:19 PM

From water to telecommunications, various companies under the Ayala conglomerate are reaching out to affected communities in Pampanga

Manila Water Foundation's Agapay Tubig program distributed gallons of water to hard hit areas in Pampanga. Photo from Ayala Corp.

How you can help Aetas in earthquake-hit Pampanga

Apr 26, 2019 - 6:38 PM

Aeta families in Porac and Floridablanca are appealing for help and assistance as they stay in makeshift evacuation centers after the Luzon earthquake

EVACUEES. Aeta families affected by the Luzon earthquake stay in makeshift evacuation sites on April 25, 2019 at Porac, Pampanga. Photo courtesy of Alyansang Magbubukid sa Gitnang Luzon

Chuzon Supermarket operating without LGU permit in Apalit town

Apr 25, 2019 - 10:45 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered all branches of the supermarket in Pampanga closed after the branch in Porac collapsed and killed several people

NO LGU PERMIT. Authorities say the Chuzon Supermarket branch in Apalit, Pampanga, had been operating without business permit from the municipal government since 2018. File photo from Wikimedia Commons

WATCH: Inside Chuzon Supermarket in Pampanga during the earthquake

Apr 25, 2019 - 7:55 PM

Here is a glimpse of the panic and destruction inside the Chuzon Supermarket in Porac, Pampanga, as shown in CCTV footage

QUAKE HITS. Employees run as soon as the earthquake hit on Monday, April 22. Screenshot from sourced video

Terms you need to know about earthquakes

Apr 25, 2019 - 7:37 PM

Here are some terms you may have encountered in relation to earthquakes

Rescuers look for victims from a collapsed supermarket in Porac, Pampanga on Tuesday, April, 23, 2019, after a 6.1-magnitude earthquake jolted Zambales, Pampanga, Metro Manila, and parts of Luzon late Monday afternoon. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

DPWH: Roads, bridges damaged by Luzon earthquake now open

Apr 25, 2019 - 5:40 PM

Meanwhile, at least 3 school buildings are recommended for immediate structural evaluation

OPEN. The Consuelo Bridge in Floridablanca, Pampanga is open to the public starting April 24, 2019. Photo from the Department of Public Works and Highways

Gov't construction body to evaluate private sector projects too

Apr 25, 2019 - 4:20 PM

The Philippine Domestic Construction Board is also looking to increase its pool of evaluators to cover more regions nationwide

Workers remove the debris from the collapsed balcony of the Emilio Aguinaldo College building in Manila caused by the 6.1 magnitude earthquake as they further inspect the structural integrity of the building on April 23, 2019. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte to Año: Check if 'shortcuts' led to Chuzon store collapse

Apr 24, 2019 - 8:10 PM

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año reports to President Rodrigo Duterte that local government units have been told to suspend business permits of Chuzon Supermarket branches

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chats with the responders from the Bureau of Fire Protection while conducting an inspection of earthquake-affected areas in Porac, Pampanga on April 23, 2019. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Countries send condolences after earthquakes in PH

Apr 24, 2019 - 7:50 PM

'We offer our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims of [the Luzon] earthquake,' says United States Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim

Rescuers look for victims from a collapsed supermarket in Porac, Pampanga on Tuesday, April, 23, 2019, after a 6.1-magnitude earthquake jolted Zambales, Pampanga, Metro Manila, and parts of Luzon late Monday afternoon. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Catriona Gray asks followers to pray for PH, reminds Filipinos to be alert

Apr 24, 2019 - 6:11 PM

'We're in this together,' says Catriona

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray homecoming parade along Ayala Avenue, Makati City on February 21, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Cebu Pacific resumes Clark flights evening of April 24

Apr 24, 2019 - 6:05 PM

These include flights to and from Hong Kong, Macau, and Cebu

FIXED. The collapsed ceiling at the departure area of the Clark International Airport is fixed as of 6 am, April 24, 2019. Photo from BCDA Group

Workers not allowed to evacuate during earthquake 'can file complaints'

Apr 24, 2019 - 5:25 PM

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says employers who did not observe safety precautions may face administrative penalties, but the government first needs information to act on

WORKERS' SAFETY. Several reports from workers in call centers and BPO firms say employers failed to observe safety precautions during the strong earthquake that hit Luzon April 22, 2019. Photo from Shutterstock

Park Bo-gum postpones Manila fan meet due to recent earthquake

Apr 24, 2019 - 3:40 PM

‘I’ll pray for the Philippines,’ the Korean actor says in a tweet

PARK BO GUM. The Korean actor announces the postponement of his scheduled fan meet in Manila. Screenshot from Twitter.com/BOGUMMY

OCD: 'No signs of life' under Chuzon Supermarket Pampanga rubble

Apr 24, 2019 - 3:02 PM

Civil Defense Central Luzon director Marlou Salazar says the exact number of missing people has yet to be verified

COLLAPSED. Lifters pull up collapsed Chuzon Supermarket to prevent it from further inclining forward on April 23, 2019. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

BPO firms called out for not evacuating employees following earthquake

Apr 24, 2019 - 1:08 PM

The BPO Industry Employees Network says a company that participates in earthquake drills did not evacuate its workers when the actual event happened, while another assured its employees that their building can withstand a stronger tremor

BPO WORKERS' WELFARE. Republic Act No. 11058, signed in August 2018, provides for stronger compliance to occupational safety and health standards, says the BPO Industry Employees Network. Image from Shutterstock.com

Clark airport to resume operations at 4 pm on April 24

Apr 24, 2019 - 9:50 AM

(UPDATED) The Clark International Airport Corporation says it will already be 'business as usual,' following the Luzon earthquake that caused a temporary shutdown

WATCH: Homes damaged due to Luzon earthquake

Apr 24, 2019 - 7:00 AM

Some perimeter walls are destroyed, while the inside of some homes have collapsed completely

LOOK: Heritage churches in Pampanga closed due to damage

Apr 23, 2019 - 11:40 PM

The Archdiocesan Committee on Church Heritage-Pampanga recommends the temporary closure of all heritage churches in the province pending inspection of their structural integrity

CLOSED. The damaged church of Saint Catherine of Alexandria Parish in Porac, Pampanga on April 23, 2019 is temporarily closed from the public. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

LIST: Buildings damaged by magnitude 6.1 Luzon earthquake

Apr 23, 2019 - 9:31 PM

Malls, schools, and churches sustain damage due to the earthquake

The damaged church of St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish in Porac, Pampanga on April 23, 2019, after a 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck some parts of Luzon including Metro Manila. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

WATCH: Reacting to an earthquake, Kris Aquino style

Apr 23, 2019 - 8:34 PM

The actress-host’s reaction to the April 22 earthquake in Luzon goes viral

KRIS AQUINO. The media mogul goes viral yet again in a candid video captured during the April 22 Luzon earthquake. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler