earthquakes in the Philippines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on earthquakes in the Philippines

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FALSE: 'Magnitude 7.8 earthquake on January 15' after Taal eruption

Jan 13, 2020 - 3:44 PM

Phivolcs maintains that there is 'no reliable technology in the world that can confidently predict the date, time, and location of large earthquakes'

In Davao del Sur, earthquake victims to have noche buena in tents

Dec 24, 2019 - 5:10 PM

‘If we will celebrate, we will just open canned goods and cook rice.... But we are thankful to be alive’

COPING. Children play, trying to cope with their situation as evacuees. Photo by Allan Nawal/Rappler

Death toll in Davao del Sur earthquake rises to 9

Dec 18, 2019 - 11:01 AM

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council says over a hundred people were injured by the magnitude 6.9 earthquake that struck Davao del Sur on December 15

DAVAO EARTHQUAKE. Soldiers walk among debris in Padada town, Davao del Sur on December 16, 2019, a day after the 6.9 magnitude earthquake. Photo by Manman Dejeto/AFP

#ReliefPH: Help victims of the Davao del Sur earthquake

Dec 17, 2019 - 8:30 PM

(UPDATED) Here's where you can make in-kind and monetary donations to help people affected by the Davao del Sur earthquake

Robredo skips attack on drug war, urges help for quake victims instead

Dec 16, 2019 - 11:48 AM

'Magkaisa tayong magpadala ng tulong,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

HELP OVER CONFLICT. Vice President Leni Robredo defers publishing her findings in her brief stint as ICAD co-chair. OVP file photo

IN PHOTOS: Strong Davao del Sur earthquake causes serious damage

Dec 15, 2019 - 7:40 PM

Several buildings in Davao del Sur are destroyed, including the Southern Trade commercial center and the Magsaysay Municipal Hall

COLLAPSE. Southern Trade in Padada, Davao del Sur collapses after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck the area on Sunday afternoon, December 15. Photo from SaiJay Gascon

At least 1 dead in Davao del Sur earthquake

Dec 15, 2019 - 6:50 PM

The fatality, a 6-year-old girl, was reportedly unable to get out of their house which collapsed

LOOK: The Municipal Hall in Magsaysay, Davao del Sur was further damaged following a magnitude 6.9 earthquake that struck the area on Sunday afternoon, December 15, according to PDRRMC DavNor. Photos from Anthony Allada

Magnitude 6.9 earthquake strikes Davao del Sur

Dec 15, 2019 - 2:48 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Phivolcs warns that damage and aftershocks are expected after the earthquake on Sunday afternoon, December 15

EU donates P28-M for victims of Cotabato earthquakes

Nov 25, 2019 - 5:21 PM

The donation is expected to support efforts to deliver emergency shelter, food, clean water, and psychosocial support to victims of the series of strong earthquakes that struck Cotabato in October

HOMES LOST. A man stands over a damaged home in Barangay Ilomavis, Cotabato. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits Bukidnon

Nov 18, 2019 - 10:04 PM

Initial reports say the epicenter of the earthquake is located in Kadingilan, Bukidnon

Magnitude 5.5 earthquake rocks Quezon province

Nov 07, 2019 - 7:38 AM

A Phivolcs report says there are no expected damage in the early morning tremor

FALSE: Photos of 'whirlwind, tornado' in Cotabato after earthquakes

Nov 04, 2019 - 7:21 PM

The photos are from Mexico, not the Philippines

Foreign leaders send sympathies to Philippines after Cotabato earthquakes

Nov 03, 2019 - 6:25 PM

The United States, European Union, and China condole with victims of the strong earthquakes that struck Cotabato and other parts of Mindanao in the span of 16 days

HOMES LOST.  A man stands over a damaged home lost in Barangay Ilomavis, Cotabato. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

1 arrested in Davao City condo earthquake damage

Nov 02, 2019 - 10:18 PM

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte also orders a probe into the city's engineering and city building offices, and Ecoland 4000 Residence's building administration

DAMAGED. Ecoland 4000 Residences in Davao City sustained greater damage among the structures. Photo from Davao City government

NDRRMC: Cotabato earthquakes death toll rises to 21

Nov 02, 2019 - 8:31 PM

At least 16 people were killed in Cotabato

TOTALLY DAMAGED. A man walks on the collapsed wall of a house in Barangay Ilomavis in Cotabato. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

'Beyond repair': Dread and anxiety in Kidapawan after strong earthquakes

Nov 02, 2019 - 5:43 PM

Like others in earthquake-struck communities, the people of Barangay Ilomavis in Kidapawan City are still coming to terms with the destruction caused by the strong tremors

EVACUEES. A mother and child in an evacuation center in Barangay Ilomavis, Cotabato. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

LGUs send help to earthquake-hit communities in Mindanao

Nov 02, 2019 - 5:20 PM

(6th UPDATE) Here are some of the local governments and officials who have extended a helping hand to Cotabato and other affected areas

EVACUEES. Evacuees in Cotabato. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

At least 17 dead in Cotabato earthquakes

Nov 02, 2019 - 9:53 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council says nearly 146,745 people are affected in Soccsksargen and Davao region

COLLAPSED. Eva's Hotel in Kidapawan City, Cotabato, collapses following a magnitude 6.5 earthquake on October 31, 2019. Photo by Genghis Manero

Angel Locsin and Neil Arce join relief efforts for Mindanao earthquake victims

Nov 01, 2019 - 10:19 PM

This isn't the first time the actress participated in relief efforts

VOLUNTEERS. Angel Locsin and Neil Arce, seen here at the Sine Sandaan red carpet in September, join relief efforts for the victims of the recent Mindanao earthquakes. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

'Where do we go from here?' Families flee landslide-buried villages in Makilala

Nov 01, 2019 - 7:20 PM

A resident of Barangay Luayon in Makilala, Cotabato, says that after the October 31 earthquake, 'nothing was left of our of village'

EVACUEES. Thousands have evacuated in Makilala, Cotabato, following the strong earthquakes that caused landslides in the area. All photos by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

In Davao del Sur, only few visit the dead after the earthquake

Nov 01, 2019 - 3:45 PM

Residents of Magsaysay, Davao del Sur, are more concerned about their situation – limited food and water, and having to temporarily stay in tents – than going to the cemetery

A FEW SHOW UP. In this portion of the Magsaysay Public Cemetery, less than 50 people are around in the early afternoon of All Saints Day, unlike in the past years. Photo by Allan Nawal/Rappler

After hotel collapse, Kidapawan mayor urges businesses to inspect buildings

Nov 01, 2019 - 9:14 AM

(UPDATED) Post-earthquake, Kidapawan Mayor Joseph Evangelista admits the city does not even know how to demolish the 6-story Eva Hotel

ASSESSMENT. Kidapawan City engineers take a closer look at the collapsed Eva Hotel along Quezon Boulevard in Kidapawan City on Thursday, October 31,2019. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

After 3 Mindanao earthquakes, Duterte not visiting affected areas

Oct 31, 2019 - 6:13 PM

The President 'deems it appropriate to refrain from personally inspecting the disaster-stricken areas' because government agencies are already dealing with the situation, says Malacañang

AFTERMATH. The Eva's Hotel in Kidapawan City, Cotabato, after it collapsed following a magnitude 6.5 earthquake on Thursday, October 31 Photo by Genghis Manero

FAST FACTS: The destructive earthquakes that hit Mindanao

Oct 31, 2019 - 6:01 PM

(UPDATED) Since the 1900s, Mindanao has been hit by at least 35 earthquakes. Here are the 3 earthquakes classified by Phivolcs as ‘destructive.’

Tulunan, Cotabato earthquke. Photo courtesy of the Tulunan MDRRMO

Tulunan officials seek help for earthquake victims

Oct 31, 2019 - 2:57 PM

(UPDATED) Municipal officials have asked provincial officials and the national government for more tents, food packs, and trauma healing for earthquake victims

DESTROYED. A structure in Tulunan, Cotabato, is destroyed following a tremor. Tulunan was the epicenter of 3 strong earthquakes in October 2019. Photo courtesy of the Tulunan MDRRMO

LOOK: Buildings destroyed by magnitude 6.5 quake that struck parts of Mindanao

Oct 31, 2019 - 1:30 PM

This happened just two days after a stronger magnitude 6.6 tremor rocked the same area that killed at least 6 people and injured hundreds in the region

A building damaged by a 6.5-magnitude earthquake is seen in Kidapawan town in the southern island of Mindanao on October 31, 2019. - A powerful quake struck in the southern Philippines on October 31 sending people fleeing from homes, schools and malls, with initial reports of damage to some buildings. (Photo by EDWIN BADILLES / AFP)

LOOK: Davao City condo damaged by strong earthquake

Oct 31, 2019 - 1:18 PM

At least 9 people, including a Korean resident, are injured at Ecoland 4000 in Davao City

DAMAGED. The Ecoland 4000 condominium in Davao City sustains serious damage after a another strong earthquake rocked parts of Mindanao, including Davao City, on October 31, 2019. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Village chief killed by falling debris in Cotabato

Oct 31, 2019 - 12:03 PM

Barangay Batasan Chairman Cesar Bangot of Makilala town was in the village hall when a magnitude 6.5 earthquake knocked down the structure

QUAKE DAMAGE. A road is cracked in Makilala, Cotabato, following a strong earthquake on October 29, 2019. Photo from the Bayan ng Makilala Facebook page

Davao del Sur residents traumatized by earthquakes, aftershocks

Oct 31, 2019 - 10:46 AM

'I don't feel safe in my house anymore,' says Lala Enamoria of Magsaysay town, a sentiment shared by many others traumatized by the strong earthquakes and continuous aftershocks in parts of Mindanao

EVACUEES. Families feel safer outside their homes after strong tremors and aftershocks rocked their community in Magsaysay, Davao del Sur. Photo courtesy of Anthony Allada

Magnitude 6.5 earthquake rocks parts of Mindanao

Oct 31, 2019 - 9:40 AM

(7th UPDATE) The strong earthquake happens just two days after a magnitude 6.6 tremor struck Cotabato and affected other provinces in Mindanao

EARTHQUAKE. A magnitude 6.6 earthquake detroyed this structure and other infrastructure in Tulunan, Cotabaot, and other parts of Mindanao on October 29, 2019. A strong magnitude 6.5 aftershock hit the same area two days later. Photos courtesy of the Tulunan Municipal disaster risk reduction and management office

'We were screaming.... Everyone was crying': Tulunan residents recall earthquake

Oct 30, 2019 - 9:22 PM

Residents are reeling from two massive earthquakes that hit Tulunan, Cotabato, in a span of two weeks. They say the latest earthquake was 'scary' and 'traumatic.'

Tulunan, Cotabato earthquke. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

#ReliefPH: How you can help affected communities of the Mindanao earthquake

Oct 30, 2019 - 5:13 PM

(4th UPDATE) Affected communities in Mindanao need your support. This page shows how you can extend help

[OPINION] We need an earthquake early warning system in the country

Oct 30, 2019 - 5:12 PM

We should emulate the way Japan warns its citizens of earthquakes

Over 8,000 people displaced by Mindanao earthquake

Oct 30, 2019 - 11:29 AM

Two people remain missing after a landslide in Barangay Upper Bala in Magsaysay, Davao del Sur, says the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council

CRACKED. A pathway is cracked in Cental Mindanao after a magnitude 6.6 earthquake rocks the region on Octobr 29, 2019. Photo from DSWD XII

FALSE: Magnitude 8.0 earthquake next to hit Mindanao – NDRRMC

Oct 30, 2019 - 10:46 AM

The council did not release the warning and says they do not have technology to predict earthquakes

Kidapawan church welcomes evacuees after magnitude 6.6 earthquake

Oct 29, 2019 - 6:50 PM

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle also urges other churches from various dioceses to lend a helping hand to communities in need

EARTHQUAKE. An office worker is attended to by colleagues after she faints following an earthquake that hit Mindanao on October 29, 2019. Photo by Manman Dejeto/AFP

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Oct 29, 2019 - 6:02 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of areas where classes have been suspended for Wednesday, October 30, 2019, due to a magnitude 6.6 earthquake that struck Cotabato

At least 6 dead as magnitude 6.6 earthquake rocks Mindanao

Oct 29, 2019 - 1:21 PM

(5th UPDATE) Dozens of people in various parts of Mindanao are hurt following the tremor, the second strong earthquake to hit Mindanao in just two weeks

TREMOR. An office worker is carried on a stretcher after she fainted following an earthquake that rocked parts of Mindanao, including Davao City, on October 29, 2019.Photo by Manman Dejeto / AFP

Magnitude 6.6 earthquake strikes Cotabato

Oct 29, 2019 - 10:03 AM

(10th UPDATE) The earthquake strikes Tulunan town and affects other parts of Mindanao just two weeks after a strong earthquake hit the same area

EARTHQUAKE. An office worker is attended by colleagues after she fainted following an the earthquake that hit Mindanao on October 29, 2019. Photo by Manman Dejeto / AFP

NDRRMC: At least 6 dead, 93 injured in Mindanao earthquake

Oct 19, 2019 - 12:01 PM

(UPDATED) The NDRRMC reports 1,699 infrastructure damaged following the magnitude 6.3 earthquake in Cotabato

A house in Barangay Malawanit in the town of Magsaysay, Davao del Sur is partially damaged following a magnitude 6.3 earthquake on October 16, 2019. Rappler file photo

Magnitude 5 aftershock strikes Cotabato

Oct 19, 2019 - 7:49 AM

This is an aftershock of the magnitude 6.3 earthquake that struck the same area and affected parts of Mindanao on October 16

AFTERSHOCK. A moderate magnitude 5 aftershock strikes Tulunan in Cotabato on October 19,2019. Image from Phivolcs

IN PHOTOS: Mindanao earthquake's trail of damage

Oct 17, 2019 - 2:42 PM

Local officials in affected areas are still assessing the total cost of the damage inflicted by the magnitude 6.3 earthquake

A resident walks past debris from a partially damaged building on October 17, 2019, after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit Digos, Davao del Sur on October 16. Photo by Manman Dejeto/AFP

At least 5 dead, dozens injured in Mindanao earthquake

Oct 17, 2019 - 10:50 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The fatalities include a mother and her baby in Maysaysay town, Davao del Sur, near the earthquake's epicenter

CASUALTIES. Residents cover the bodies of Argen Lakay and her 10-month old baby in Barangay Malawanit in Magsaysay, Davao del Sur. Rappler file photo

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Thursday, October 17, 2019

Oct 16, 2019 - 9:50 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of areas where classes have been suspended for Thursday, October 17, 2019, due to a magnitude 6.3 earthquake that struck Cotabato

Magnitude 6.4 earthquake rocks parts of Mindanao

Sep 29, 2019 - 11:55 AM

Phivolcs says there is no damage expected from the earthquake in Mindanao on Sunday, September 29, but there are aftershocks

IN PHOTOS: Evacuations follow magnitude 5.5 earthquake in Luzon

Sep 13, 2019 - 8:26 PM

The magnitude 5.5 earthquake recorded in Burdeos, Quezon prompts evacuations in parts of Metro Manila

Students of the Lopez Jaena Elementary School in Manila evacuate with helmets after a magnitude 5.5 earthquake on September 13, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Magnitude 5.3 earthquake hits Quezon

Sep 13, 2019 - 4:49 PM

(UPDATED) The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology says damage and aftershocks are expected

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake rocks Davao Oriental

Aug 31, 2019 - 10:15 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The latest tremor in Davao Oriental is the 5th major temblor to shake the province since a magnitude 7.2 quake in December 2018

Rappler Talk: Earthquakes and hazards in the Philippines

Aug 10, 2019 - 10:53 AM

Rappler talks to National Institute of Geological Sciences' Mario Aurelio about how vulnerable the country is to earthquakes

#ReliefPH: How you can help those affected by the Batanes earthquakes

Jul 29, 2019 - 3:42 PM

People affected by the recent Batanes earthquakes need your support. This page shows how you can help.