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5.5 earthquake shakes Leyte

A MAGNITUDE 5.5 earthquake jolted the island of Leyte early Monday morning, with epicenter in Leyte town.

Dec. 15 earthquake death toll rises to 8

THE DEATH toll from Sunday’s magnitude 6.9 earthquake in southern Mindanao has reached eight, and response teams have shifted from rescue operations to retrieval efforts with no more sign of life detected at the collapsed building in Padada town, the tremor’s epicenter.

5 dead, 6 missing in Mindanao earthquake

FIVE PEOPLE have been confirmed to have died, all in Davao del Sur province, due to the magnitude 6.9 earthquake that struck Mindanao on Dec. 15.

Adopt-a-home program for Cotabato earthquake victims get initial batch of sponsors

VARIOUS SPONSORS have committed to fund an initial 40 temporary shelters under the adopt-a-home program for families displaced by the October earthquakes in Cotabato. These will be built in the town of Tulunan, the epicenter of the strong tremors that shook Mindanao. Vice Governor Emmylou T. Mendoza, who initiated the program that has been made part of the Comprehensive Provincial Rebuilding Plan (CPRP), said the donors are the Integrated Bar of the Philippines-Davao Chapter for 20 units, a group from Siargao for 10, and Provincial Board Member Shirlyn Macasarte-Villanueva for another 10.

Another earthquake shakes Mindanao; epicenter in Bukidnon town

A MAGNITUDE 5.9 earthquake shook Mindanao at 9:22 p.m. Monday, with epicenter in Kadingilan, Bukidnon and reported intensities of up to six in different parts of the southern mainland.

Cotabato starts rehabilitation planning for earthquake victims

THE COTABATO provincial government held a planning workshop on Wednesday as a first step to drafting the recovery and rehabilitation program for residents displaced by the series of earthquakes in October.

Disrupted lives

A family with children and an elderly member is among those evacuated from the remote barangays of Buhay Buena Vida and Garsica in Makilala during rescue operations conducted by the Bureau of Fire Protection following the 6.5 earthquake on Oct. 31.

6.6 earthquake death toll up to 5, almost 400 injured, 2...

FIVE PEOPLE have been confirmed dead while two are missing in the aftermath of the magnitude 6.6 earthquake that struck central Mindanao on Oct. 29, according to the Oct. 30 update from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).

Magnitude 6.6 quake kills at least 4 in Mindanao

A MAGNITUDE 6.6 earthquake struck central Mindanao on Tuesday morning, the second major tremor to hit southern Philippines this month, geologists said.

Aftershocks continue a week after 6.3 earthquake; over 1,000 families still...

AFTERSHOCKS as strong as magnitude 4.3 continue to rock parts of Mindanao a week after the magnitude 6.3 earthquake on Oct. 16 with the epicenter around Tulunan, Cotabato, based on the monitoring of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

Infra damage initial assessment from 6.3 earthquake at P86M

DAMAGE TO infrastructure from the magnitude 6.3 earthquake that struck parts of Mindanao last Oct. 16 has been initially assessed at P86 million, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) reported on Monday.

Emergency teams remain on alert as Oct. 16 Mindanao earthquake damage...

AUTHORITIES CONDUCTED infrastructure damage assessment while remaining on high alert Thursday after a magnitude 6.3 earthquake shook many parts of Mindanao at around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, with the epicenter in Tulunan, a town in Cotabato province located in the central part of the island.

4.9 earthquake hits North Cotabato

A MAGNITUDE 4.9 earthquake rattled North Cotabato at 9:55 a.m. on Friday, a report from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

More than 100 aftershocks follow 5.6 earthquake in Makilala

MORE THAN 100 aftershocks were recorded by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) following the magnitude 5.6 earthquake that rocked parts of Mindanao at around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 9.

Rescue operations to continue in collapsed supermarket

SEARCH and rescue operations will continue at the Pampanga supermarket that collapse during Monday’s earthquake, even though there are no signs of life said the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC)

Classes suspended, building inspections ordered in Tacloban City After Tuesday’s earthquake

TACLOBAN CITY Mayor Cristina G. Romualdez ordered the cancellation of classes in all private and public schools on Wednesday following a magnitude 6.5 earthquake in Eastern Samar on Tuesday afternoon, which was felt at intensity 5 in the city.

Earthquake hits parts of Luzon

A 6.1-MAGNITUDE earthquake hit parts of Luzon island late Monday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported early evening that day.

Magnitude 6 ‘aftershock’ recorded off Davao Oriental

A MAGNITUDE 6 earthquake jolted parts of Mindanao at 4:03 a.m. Wednesday, with the epicenter recorded 127 kilometers southeast of Gov. Generoso town in...

Strong 6.2 magnitude quake strikes off eastern Indonesia

Kupang, Indonesia -- A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck eastern Indonesia on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said, but there was no tsunami warning...

Multiple quakes rock Indonesia’s Lombok island, five dead

Mataram, Indonesia -- Multiple earthquakes -- including a powerful and shallow 6.9-magnitude tremor -- have rocked the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok, killing at...

More than 500 hikers stranded on mountain after Indonesia quake

Mataram, Indonesia -- Indonesia mounted a rescue operation Monday to reach more than 500 hikers and guides stranded by landslides on an active volcano...

5.4 earthquake shakes Cagayan, aftershocks recorded

A MAGNITUDE 5.4 tectonic earthquake shook Cagayan province in northeastern Luzon early morning Monday, April 16, with intensity 1 felt all the way in...

Moderately strong quake hits some areas in Mindanao

A moderately strong 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck at sea off the main southern Philippine island of Mindanao on Thursday, the US Geological Survey said, though...

Filipino missing in Taiwan quake

By Arjay L. Balinbin The Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) has confirmed on Wednesday, Feb. 7, that a Filipino is missing after a 6.4...

Magnitude 4.9 earthquake shakes Eastern Samar, Leyte

A MAGNITUDE 4.9 tectonic earthquake shook parts of Eastern Samar and Leyte at 10:48 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6. Based on the Philippine Institute of...

4.1 tremor off Guian

A MAGNITUDE 4.1 tectonic earthquake was recorded 39 kilometers off Guian town in Eastern Samar at 11:00 a.m. Sunday. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology...

Residents of 5 Ormoc villages recommended for permanent relocation

THE MINES and Geosciences Bureau-Region 8 (MGB-8) has recommended to the Ormoc City government the permanent relocation to safer areas of residents from five...

DoE: Power fully restored in quake-hit provinces

By Victor V. Saulon, Sub-Editor POWER has been fully restored in Leyte, Samar and Bohol after the three provinces suffered for weeks without electricity when...

Leyte town placed under state of calamity after quake

By Jil Danielle M. Caro KANANGA, Leyte has been placed in a state of calamity on Friday after it was hit by a 6.5-magnitude earthquake...

7.9 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

SYDNEY -- A powerful 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea Sunday, shaking homes and sparking a tsunami alert, but there were no immediate reports...