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NDRRMC reschedules postponed earthquake drill to September 27

Sep 22, 2017 - 8:56 PM

NDRRMC initially schedules the earthquake drill on September 21. The drills are postponed after President Duterte declared it as a National Day of Protest.

COVER. Soldiers cover their heads during the Nationwide Earthquake Drill, at the Quezon City Hall grounds in Quezon City, March 31, 2017. The drill aims to increase effort in public awareness of the ever-looming possibility of strong earthquake. Photo by Nelson Vera/Rappler

Hope fades in search for Mexico quake survivors

Sep 22, 2017 - 8:48 AM

(UPDATED) Authorities put the death toll at 272 people, but it is expected to rise further with more than 200 still missing in Mexico City

SEARCH CONTINUES. Rescue workers take part in the search for survivors and bodies at the Enrique Rebsamen Elementary School in Mexico City on September 21, 2017, two days after a strong quake hit central Mexico. A powerful 7.1 earthquake shook Mexico City on Tuesday, causing panic among the megalopolis' 20 million inhabitants on the 32nd anniversary of a devastating 1985 quake. Photo by Alfredo Estrella/AFP

Volunteers rush to rescue in aftermath of Mexico earthquake

Sep 21, 2017 - 4:18 PM

Businessmen in ties, students in jeans, doctors in scrubs and other ordinary people from all walks of life have joined professional rescue teams in Mexico City

HELPING HAND. Volunteers clean the debris from damaged houses in Jojutla de Juarez on September 20, 2017 a day after a strong quake hit central Mexico. Enrique Castro Sanchez/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, September 21, 2017

Sep 21, 2017 - 11:09 AM

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Rescuers in grim search for survivors of Mexico quake

Sep 21, 2017 - 9:08 AM

(UPDATED) The death toll stands at 233, and President Enrique Peña Nieto warning the figure would likely rise

SEARCH SITE. This aerial view shows rescuers, firefighters, policemen, soldiers and volunteers searching for survivors in a flattened building in Mexico City on September 20, 2017 a day after a strong quake hit central Mexico. Mario Vasquez/AFP

Desperate parents, missing children at quake-hit Mexico City school

Sep 21, 2017 - 7:58 AM

Armed with picks, shovels and even their bare hands, the crew works through the night in their desperate search for survivors in a collapsed elementary school

FLATTENED. Mexican rescue teams look for people trapped in the rubble at the Enrique Rebsamen elementary school in Mexico City on September 20, 2017. Mario Vasquez/AFP

Bautista, Castillo, Mexico earthquake | Evening wRap

Sep 20, 2017 - 8:28 PM

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Sep 20, 2017 - 11:25 AM

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People remove debris of a building which collapsed after a quake rattled Mexico City on September 19, 2017. A powerful earthquake shook Mexico City on Tuesday, causing panic among the megalopolis' 20 million inhabitants on the 32nd anniversary of a devastating 1985 quake. The US Geological Survey put the quake's magnitude at 7.1 while Mexico's Seismological Institute said it measured 6.8 on its scale. The institute said the quake's epicenter was seven kilometers west of Chiautla de Tapia, in the neighboring state of Puebla.  / AFP PHOTO / Alfredo ESTRELLA

Duterte, Hontiveros, Mexico quake | Midday wRap

Sep 20, 2017 - 11:23 AM

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Philippine embassy in Mexico damaged by quake – Malacañang

Sep 20, 2017 - 10:16 AM

No Filipino casualties have been reported so far, says Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella

AFTER THE QUAKE. People crowd Reforma avenue after a strong earthquake in Mexico City on September 19, 2017. Victor Cruz/AFP

Scramble for survivors as quake flattens Mexico City buildings

Sep 20, 2017 - 7:54 AM

In a scene reproduced in streets across the city center, dozens of people scrambled with bare hands to remove rubble from atop a concertinaed building as they waited for specialized machinery to arrive

SCRAMBLE FOR SURVIVORS. Rescuers, firefighters, policemen, soldiers and volunteers remove rubble and debris from a flattened building in search of survivors after a powerful quake in Mexico City on September 19, 2017. Yuri Cortez/AFP

21 children among more than 200 dead in powerful Mexico quake

Sep 20, 2017 - 6:00 AM

(5th UPDATE) Rescue crews and volunteers in Mexico City – home to 20 million people – claw through the rubble of at least 49 collapsed buildings looking for survivors and bodies

RUBBLE. Rescuers work on the rubble from a building knocked down by a powerful quake in Mexico City on September 19, 2017. Pedro Pardo/AFP

NDRRMC postpones nationwide earthquake drill

Sep 19, 2017 - 10:19 AM

The NDRRMC calls off the disaster preparedness activity after President Rodrigo Duterte suspends government work and classes on September 21

EARTHQUAKE DRILL. In this file photo, a worker activates the siren as employees cover their heads as they run for safety during the Natiowide Earthewuake Drill, at the Quezon City Hall grounds in Quezon City, March 31, 2017. The drill aims to increase effort in public awareness of the ever-looming possibility of strong earthquake. Photo by Nelson Vera/Rappler

Netizens ask: Why hold quake drill on martial law anniversary?

Sep 19, 2017 - 8:32 AM

(UPDATED) Political rallies are also expected to be massive, prompting President Rodrigo Duterte to suspend government work and classes in Metro Manila

Government sets 3rd nationwide earthquake drill on Sept 21

Sep 18, 2017 - 4:26 PM

On the same day, various activist groups are also expected to take the streets of Metro Manila to commemorate the declaration of martial law 45 years ago

DRILL. In this file photo, police and civilian employees evacuate from the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) headquarters as they participate in the nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill in Quezon City on March 31, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Mourners sob, sift wreckage of huge Mexico earthquake

Sep 11, 2017 - 9:35 AM

UPDATED The federal government says it confirmed a report that 25 more people had been found dead in Oaxaca bringing the overall toll to 90

SEARCHING. Soldiers with specially trained dogs search for survivors amid the ruins of buildings knocked down Thursday night by a 8.1-magnitude quake, in Juchitan de Zaragoza, Mexico, on September 9, 2017. Pedro Pardo/AFP

The week in photos: September 2-8, 2017

Sep 09, 2017 - 12:36 PM

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BORDER ART. An artwork by French artist JR on the US-Mexico border in Tecate, California, United States on September 6, 2017. Photo by Guillermo Arias/AFP

Race to rescue survivors from ruins of Mexico earthquake

Sep 09, 2017 - 8:25 AM

UPDATED Meanwhile Hurricane Katia has made landfall in the country s east packing rains likely to cause life threatening flash floods and mudslides especially in areas of mountainous terrain

RESCUE. Mexican Navy members walk amid debris of the Town Hall building which partially collapsed following an 8.2 magnitude earthquake that hit Mexico's Pacific coast, in Juchitan de Zaragoza, state of Oaxaca on September 8, 2017. Photo by Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP

Phivolcs cancels tsunami warning after 8.2-magnitude earthquake strikes Mexico

Sep 08, 2017 - 9:57 PM

Based on all available data there is no destructive tsunami threat to the Philippines associated with the Mexico earthquake Phivolcs says

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Sep 08, 2017 - 7:57 PM

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Toll in Mexico earthquake rises to at least 32

Sep 08, 2017 - 1:12 PM

7th UPDATE It is the strongest to hit quake prone Mexico at least since 1985 when an 8 1 magnitude earthquake in Mexico City killed more than 10 000 people

SHAKEN. View of a street at the eastern area of Mexico City after a 8,2 earthquake on September 8, 2017. Alfredo Estrella/AFP

The week in photos: August 19-25, 2017

Aug 26, 2017 - 8:22 AM

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GOOD FOR 3RD. Kaitlin de Guzman scored 12.3 to clinch the bronze medal in beam event of women's artistic gymnastics competition of the 29th SEA Games on August 22, 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo by PSC-POC Media

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Aug 23, 2017 - 9:25 PM

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Pimentel, Leyte earthquake, Sung Kim | Midday wRap

Aug 23, 2017 - 2:00 PM

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2 dead as shallow earthquake hits Leyte

Aug 23, 2017 - 8:32 AM

UPDATED The quake s epicenter was located just northeast of Albuera Leyte with a depth of focus at just 5 kilometers below ground Phivolcs says

The location of the earthquake's epicenter. Image courtesy Phivolcs

Hero boy saved little brother when Italy quake struck

Aug 23, 2017 - 8:17 AM

Eleven year old Ciro the last child to be pulled from the rubble on the Italian island of Ischia saved his little brother s life when the deadly earthquake struck rescuers workers say

This video grab made available on August 22, 2017 by Italy's Vigili del Fuoco (Firefighters) show firefighters evacuating Ciro, a 11-year-old boy, from the rubble of his house after an earthquake hit the popular Italian tourist island of Ischia, off the coast of Naples, causing several buildings to collapse. Vigili del Fuoco / AFP

Last child saved after earthquake hits Italian island

Aug 22, 2017 - 6:43 PM

UPDATED Firefighters dig with their bare hands to reach 11 year old Ciro the last of 3 brothers buried in debris when the quake struck

This photo released by Italy's Vigili del Fuoco (firemen) shows Mattias, an Italian boy who was trapped in the rubble of his collapsed house, being rescued by Italian firemen, in Ischia, on August 22, 2017, after an earthquake hit the popular Italian tourist island of Ischia, off the coast of Naples, causing several buildings to collapse overnight .  A magnitude-4.0 earthquake struck the Italian holiday island of Ischia, causing destruction that left two people dead at peak tourist season, authorities said, as rescue workers struggled early to free two children from the rubble. / AFP PHOTO / Vigili del Fuoco / Handout / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / HO / VIGILI DEL FUOCO" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Two dead, children trapped after quake hits Italy holiday island

Aug 22, 2017 - 11:02 AM

UPDATED A 4 0 magnitude earthquake strikes the Italian holiday island of Ischia causing destruction that left two persons dead at peak tourist season

Strong 6.4 earthquake hits Indonesia's Sumatra – USGS

Aug 13, 2017 - 11:53 AM

UPDATED The quake hit at a depth of 35 kilometers 22 miles at 10:08 am 0308 GMT 73 km west of Bengkulu according to the United States Geological Survey

South China Sea, Batangas earthquake, Honasan | Evening wRap

Aug 11, 2017 - 8:28 PM

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China earthquake death toll rises to 24

Aug 11, 2017 - 7:54 PM

UPDATED The Aba prefecture emergency response office says the bodies were found inside a bus in a river valley in Zhangzha

SEARCHING FOR SURVIVORS. Chinese paramilitary police search for survivors after an earthquake in Jiuzhaigou in southwest China's Sichuan province early on August 9, 2017.  Photo by AFP

#WalangPasok: Class, work suspensions, Friday, August 11

Aug 11, 2017 - 3:07 PM

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SUSPENDED. Students from the University of Baguio (UB) spill the streets after classes were suspended due to precautions following a magnitude 6.3 earthquake on Friday, August 11. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

6.3-magnitude earthquake hits Batangas

Aug 11, 2017 - 1:50 PM

UPDATED Phivolcs says no damage is expected after the earthquake

China combs through quake region for victims

Aug 10, 2017 - 1:04 PM

Locals took refuge in blue relief tents in several makeshift camps or out on streets in towns as menacing aftershocks and landslides kept nerves on edge

SURVIVOR. This photo taken on August 9, 2017 shows a rescuer carrying a woman, injured during an earthquake, at a hospital in Jiuzhaigou in China's southwestern Sichuan province, after an 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck the province late on August 8. Stringer/AFP

Nearly 60,000 evacuated after China quake kills 19

Aug 09, 2017 - 11:46 AM

5th UPDATE The quake kills at least 19 people and injures at least 247 40 of them seriously according to the local government of Aba prefecture where the epicenter was located

IMPASSABLE. A road damaged during an earthquake is seen in Jiuzhaigou in China's southwestern Sichuan province on August 9, 2017.  Stringer/AFP

China's Sichuan hit by 6.5 magnitude quake

Aug 08, 2017 - 10:20 PM

UPDATED China s National Commission for Disaster Reduction estimates that as many as 100 people may have perished based on past census data of the sparsely populated region

SEARCH AND RESCUE. Chinese paramilitary police search for survivors after an earthquake in Jiuzhaigou in southwest China's Sichuan province early on August 9, 2017.  Stringer/AFP

Earthquake shakes parts of southern Mindanao

Aug 05, 2017 - 9:37 AM

UPDATED The quake s epicenter was located near Malapatan Sarangani Phivolcs says

Greek holiday island battles to recover from deadly quake

Jul 22, 2017 - 7:55 PM

The quake strikes at the height of the tourism season Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras meanwhile warns against dramatizing the issue

AFTERMATH. Firefighters walk past a bar where two tourists died on the island of Kos following a 6.7 magnitude earthquake which struck the region on July 21, 2017. Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP

Nearly 360 hurt in Turkey by earthquake – health minister

Jul 21, 2017 - 7:11 PM

Ahmet Demircan says 358 people were hurt of whom 272 were taken to hospital in ambulances The rest went on their own he adds

TURKEY EARTHQUAKE. A damaged vehicle is seen following a sea surge caused by an earthquake on July 21, 2017 in Bodrum, southwestern Turkey. Photo by DOGAN NEWS AGENCY / AFP

2 tourists killed as earthquake hits Greek, Turkish resorts

Jul 21, 2017 - 8:53 AM

4th UPDATE The quake struck at 1:31 am with an epicenter approximately 10 3 kilometers 6 4 miles south of Bodrum Turkey

PANIC. In this screen grab taken from a cell phone video, tourists stand outside the Marmara Club Hotel after an earthquake in Theologos, Greece about 30 km from Rhodes on July 20, 2017. Sonia Bakaric/AFP

#MMShakeDrill: What to do during a terror attack

Jul 16, 2017 - 2:20 PM

What happens when terrorists take advantage of a city devastated by a calamity?

Muntinlupa #MMShakeDrill tests community and private sector response

Jul 15, 2017 - 6:17 PM

We should always assume that the disaster [management] office or the local [government] will not be able to respond immediately [after an earthquake] a disaster management officer says

FIRE MANIPULATION. Bureau of Fire Protection backed up the Puregold Disaster Response Team in putting off the fire from the fuel pipeline. Photo by Alexa Yadao/Rappler

The week in photos: July 8-14, 2017

Jul 15, 2017 - 9:30 AM

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People cool off in a swimming pool in Yangzhou, Jiangsu province on July 12, 2017.  The summer heatwave is forecast to continue and expand over more of the country, with people being warned to protect themselves from the sun. / AFP PHOTO / STR / China OUT

#MMShakeDrill trends, racks up over 3.8 billion impressions

Jul 14, 2017 - 8:34 PM

The impressions count indicates widespread engagement and interest in the disaster preparedness exercise

IN PHOTOS: Metro Manila LGUs conduct 3rd #MMShakeDrill

Jul 14, 2017 - 8:15 PM

UPDATED Government officials firefighters rescuers soldiers and police also respond to the different earthquake scenarios across Metro Manila for MMShakeDrill

The Pasay City government simulates disaster and response drill during the #MMShakeDrill on July 14, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

LGUs, private companies participate in the 3rd #MMShakeDrill

Jul 14, 2017 - 6:21 PM

The scenarios performed by the different local government units for MMShakeDrill seek to foster a culture of preparedness in anticipation of the movement of the West Valley Fault

JUST A DRILL. Responders simulate a fire scenario at the inside the Mandaluyong City Hall complex. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

LIVE: Metro Manila Shake Drill 2017

Jul 14, 2017 - 3:43 PM

Dubbed MMShakeDrill online the 3rd earthquake preparedness exercise across Metro Manila and nearby provinces begins at 4pm Friday July 14

What to expect at the #MMShakeDrill 2017

Jul 14, 2017 - 10:10 AM

Here s a list of the activities that Metro Manila local governments have prepared for this year s earthquake drill

#FridayFeels: Miss Disaster Risk Reduction 2017

Jul 14, 2017 - 9:30 AM

If asked about disaster preparedness would you give an answer worthy of the crown or a response that would induce a facepalm?

Ormoc City eyes relocation of 1,500 families in quake-hit villages

Jul 13, 2017 - 6:44 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte makes a quick visit to Ormoc City to meet with local officials and distribute cash assistance to quake victims

CONDOLENCES. President Rodrigo Duterte condoles with the family of Rhissa Rosales, one of the Leyte earthquake fatalities, on July 13, 2017. Malacañang photo