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China gives P10-M donation to Batanes earthquake victims

Jul 31, 2019 - 3:43 PM

The Chinese government expresses its 'deepest sympathies and condolences' to the families affected by the twin earthquakes

HOMES LOST. Residents demolish their houses destroyed by a series of earthquakes in Itbayat Island, Batanes on July 29, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, September 20, 2017

Sep 20, 2017 - 11:25 AM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

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

Magnitude 5.8 aftershock hits Leyte

Jul 10, 2017 - 10:48 AM

UPDATED Phivolcs revises the magnitude of the aftershock from 5 4 to 5 8

Image from Phivolcs

The week in photos: July 1-7, 2017

Jul 08, 2017 - 11:08 AM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

TREMOR. Rescuers stand next to a destroyed building after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit the town of Kananga, Leyte on July 6, 2017. Photo by Lito Bagunas/AFP

MMDA launches #MMShakeDrill 2017

Jul 05, 2017 - 5:21 PM

The shake drill will be held from July 14 to 17

LAUNCHED. MMDA chairman Danilo Lim presses the ceremonial button signaling the launch of the shake drill. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Magnitude 7.2 earthquake hits Davao Occidental

Apr 29, 2017 - 7:23 AM

5th UPDATE At 6:54 am Saturday Phivolcs cancels its tsunami advisory as there is no longer a tsunami threat for this event

Luzon on power 'yellow alert' after series of earthquakes – DOE

Apr 10, 2017 - 4:08 PM

UPDATED The NGCP lifts red alert status for the Luzon power grid past 3 pm Monday April 10 But the energy department warns the Luzon grid might not be spared from brownouts this summer due to tight electricity supply

RED ALERT. NGCP says available capacity was set at 9,300 megawatts (MWs) compared to the peak demand of 9,370 MWs. Red alert means there is a power deficiency, while a yellow alert means reserves are thin

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

Magnitude 7.2 quake strikes off Sulu

Jan 10, 2017 - 4:05 PM

Phivolcs says there is no damage from the tremor but there are aftershocks

Magnitude 5.0 quake rocks parts of Luzon

Nov 10, 2016 - 4:10 PM

UPDATED No damage is expected but there will be aftershocks says Phivolcs

Phivolcs urges youth: Prepare for earthquakes, tsunamis

Nov 05, 2016 - 5:18 PM

Earthquake experts from Phivolcs teach high school students what to do in case disaster strikes

Recent strong earthquakes have no influence on each other – Phivolcs

Apr 18, 2016 - 10:27 PM

The agency also says the strong earthquakes will not trigger the Big One in the Philippines

Midnight killer: The 1976 Moro Gulf tsunami

Aug 17, 2015 - 7:34 PM

Almost 4 decades ago the most devastating tsunami in the history of the Philippines hit the Moro Gulf region and killed around 8 000 people But it also prompted a change in the country s disaster preparedness system Learn why

Rappler Talk: Helping Nepal

May 15, 2015 - 11:45 AM

What are the lessons learned from the Nepal quake?

Tsunami 101: What you need to know about tsunamis

Mar 12, 2015 - 9:00 AM

The Philippines is an archipelago located along the Pacific Ocean s Ring of Fire making it vulnerable to earthquakes that may cause tsunamis

5.3 quake hits Batangas; no damage expected

Jan 17, 2015 - 2:35 PM

Intensity III was felt in Paluan Oriental Mindoro Intensity II in Quezon City and Intensity I in Puerto Galera

Map courtesy of Phivolcs

Ready for the Metro Manila quake? PH can learn from Turkey

Nov 19, 2014 - 11:16 AM

Turkey has begun a strict enforcement of its building code which experts say is key to reducing casualties during an earthquake Can Metro Manila do the same?

Quake damages 82 houses, church in N. Cotabato; 1 hurt

Sep 20, 2014 - 6:02 PM

UPDATED Residents of Makilala town celebrate a village festival when they are rocked by an earthquake

Magnitude 5 earthquake hits North Cotabato

Sep 20, 2014 - 2:53 PM

UPDATED Phivolcs records a total of 17 tremors in North Cotabato Sultan Kudarat Leyte Southern Leyte and Davao Occidental as of 2:17 pm on September 20 – but only 5 reported felt intensities

EARTHQUAKE. Kidapawan, North Cotabato. Image from PHIVOLCS officials website

Magnitude 6.3 earthquake rocks Visayas

May 15, 2014 - 7:40 PM

Strong and moderately strong earthquake intensities are felt in different parts of the region

QUAKE. The epicenter of the 6.3 magnitude earthquake that rocked parts of Visayas was detected to have happened in the middle of the sea. Image from Phivolcs

Rappler Newscast | April 3, 2014

Apr 03, 2014 - 8:52 PM

Another earthquake hits Chile China asks the Philippines to reconsider negotiation A soldier kills 3 people at a US military base

Tool to check earthquake readiness of PH houses launched

Feb 19, 2014 - 3:57 PM

With this tool homeowners can check the earthquake readiness of their own houses

CHECK FOR YOURSELF. JICA Chief Representative Sasaki Takahiro (right in suit) and PHIVOLCS Director Renato Solidum unveil the 12-point earthquake safety checklist on February 19, 2014. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

12-point checklist for an earthquake-resistant house

Feb 19, 2014 - 3:57 PM

Is your house earthquake resistant? Check yourself using these 12 questions

COMMON HOUSE. Concrete hollow block (CHB) houses are common in the Philippines because they are cheap and easy to construct. Photo from PHIVOLCS

5.2 quake hits Davao del Sur town

Oct 30, 2013 - 12:38 AM

No damage or aftershock is expected from a magnitude 5 2 quake that struck the town of Sarangani according to Phivolcs

Funds available but supply short for Visayas school tents

Oct 25, 2013 - 9:25 PM

Education Secretary Armin Luistro says DepEd won t allow students to go back to school buildings until structures are declared safe by engineers

SLOW. The procurement of much needed tents in Central Visayas is going slow, says Luistro. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Phivolcs on Magnitude 8 quake rumors: False

Oct 21, 2013 - 3:33 PM

Lack of information about geological risks not the only problem in quake hit areas; misinformation is worse

SEVERE DAMAGE. The damaged portion of the Tubigon Municipal Hall, 19 October 2013. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Cebu airport safe — officials

Oct 18, 2013 - 2:09 PM

There are no structural damage on the existing Cebu airport terminal and runway after the 7 2 magnitude earthquake according to the airport operator

SAFE. The existing terminal and runway of the Mactan-Cebu airport is safe, according to officials. Photo courtesy of the PPP Center

Top PH firms help quake victims

Oct 17, 2013 - 10:58 AM

The Ayala San Miguel and Pangilinan groups are mobilizing their business units to reach out to victims of the powerful quake that struck Central Visayas on Oct 15

FOUR-LETTER WORD. A 'Help' sign is seen while Filipino children play outside their makeshift tents in rice fields drive following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Calape, Bohol, Philippines, 16 October 2013. EPA/Dennis Sabangan

Ayala, SM Cebu malls reopen after quake

Oct 16, 2013 - 2:10 PM

SM and Ayala declare their shopping centers structurally safe and stable

Gov’t offers housing aid, warns of Manila quake risk

Oct 16, 2013 - 12:39 PM

Vice President Binay offers housing aid to quake victims while Sen Loren Legarda warns of a quake in Metro Manila

Bohol, Cebu structures before and after #EarthquakePH

Oct 16, 2013 - 7:00 AM

A photo gallery showing the extent of damage that cathedrals and buildings sustained after the October 15 tremor

BEFORE AND AFTER. Before photo from Wikimedia Commons. After photo by Jose Farrugia

Over 370,000 in Bohol evacuate due to earthquake

Oct 15, 2013 - 10:51 PM

5th UPDATE The DSWD has 90 evacuation centers in Bohol Help MovePH map other shelters

Heartbreaking: 10 iconic churches in Bohol, Cebu damaged

Oct 15, 2013 - 2:14 PM

Netizens call the sight of their damaged churches heartbreaking

NATIONAL TREASURE. Basilica Minore del Sto Niño in Cebu City loses its belfry to the 7.2-magnitude earthquake. Photo from Jose Farrugia

5 quakes jolt Mindanao

Sep 09, 2012 - 12:16 PM

As of posting no damages were reported

5.9 quake rocks Davao

Jun 15, 2012 - 10:20 AM

UPDATED Phivolcs warns about possible aftershocks due to the magnitude 5 9 earthquake Friday morning