Category Archives: earthquake

Magnitude 6 quake hits town in Lanao Sur

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 04 November) – A magnitude 6.0 earthquake of tectonic origin hit Balindong town in Lanao del Sur on Sunday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said in an advisory. Phivolcs said the tremor occurred at 3:55pm and its epicenter was located one kilometer northwest of Balindong with a depth […]

Magnitude 5.6 quake jolts Sarangani province

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 3 July) – A magnitude 5.6 earthquake with epicenter somewhere in Glan, Sarangani shook the province and neighboring areas 6 p.m. Tuesday. The quake was felt as far as Davao City (Intensity IV) and even Kidapawan City (Intensity II), the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology reported. Phivolcs, however, said it […]

Quake jolts Bukidnon

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 15 March) – A magnitude 5 earthquake jolted Bukidnon and neighboring provinces mid-afternoon Thursday, but the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) said it was not expecting damage, although aftershocks are likely. PHIVOLCS said the earthquake occurred at 3:19:59 p.m. with epicenter at the coordinates 08.10°N, 124.56°E, or 19 kilometers […]

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Magnitude 5.2 quake jolts a portion of Mindanao an hour before New Year

DAVAO CITY (MindaNewws / 01 January 2018) — A magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck parts of South Cotabato, Sarangani, Sultan Kudarat at around 10:53 p.m. Sunday, registering Intensity IV in General Santos City, Lake Sebu in South Cotabato and Alabel in Sarangani, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. The quake’s epicenter was at […]

Quake aftermath

Sidewalk vendors sift through the rubble of an old, abandoned building in General Santos city that collapsed when a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck at 4:23 a.m. Saturday, 29 April 2017. The building had earlier been set for demolition. The quake registered Intensity V in the city.  Photo courtesy of EDWIN ESPEJO        READ […]

Quake aftermath: minor damages for gov’t and private structures

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 29 April) — A construction worker from Sarangani province was slightly injured while several government and private structures here sustained minor damages as a result of the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit the area before dawn on Saturday. Dr. Agripino Dacera Jr., head of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office […]

Residents roused from sleep by magnitude 7.2 quake off Sarangani town

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 29 April) — A magnitude 7.2 earthquake roused residents from sleep in the southern part of Mindanao at 4:23 a.m. Saturday, its epicenter recorded at 53 km southwest of Sarangani in Davao Occidental, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. In its Earthquake Bulletin 2 issued at 5:06 a.m. Phivolc […]


Afraid of the series of aftershocks after the magnitude 6.0 earthquake that hit the municipality of Wao in Lanao del Sur dawn on Wednesday (12 April 2017), some residents in Barangay Serran set up tents and spent the night at the school ground. Photo t…

Tremor damages infra, cuts off power and water

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 12 April) – The magnitude 6.0 quake that jolted Mindanao early Wednesday morning left damages to infrastructure in the municipalities of Kalilangan in Bukidnon and Wao in Lanao del Sur, according to reports from their respective Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Offices (MDRRMO). Francis Garcia, local DRRM officer of Wao, […]

Magnitude 6.0 tremor wakes Mindanao

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 12 April) – A magnitude 6.0 earthquake woke up Mindanawons early morning Wednesday, reportedly damaging some houses and buildings in the municipality of Kalilangan, Bukidnon. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology initially reported epicenter of the 5:21 a.m. quake at six kilometers east of the Kalilangan town center (07.76°N, 124.81°E) […]

4.6-magnitude quake jolts Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/23 February) — A 4.6-magnitude earthquake jolted Davao City at 9:50 a.m. on Thursday, leaving two women injured after a waiting shed collapsed on them while waiting for a jeepney. Based on the latest earthquake bulletin of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the epicenter of the quake was at 9 kilometers […]

Surigao City folk warned on water from wells, springs

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/14 February) — The City Health Office on Tuesday advised residents who are getting water from springs, wells and donations after last Friday’s earthquake to take precaution against possible waterborne diseases. Dr. Emmanuel Plandano, officer-in-charge of the city health office told MindaNews over the phone that the people should boil water coming from […]