Chan to send rescue team to Abra

Futch Anthony Inso 07/27/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Government is set to deploy its Collapsed Structure Search & Rescue Team from the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO) to help the earthquake victims in the Province of…

Are Filipinos prepared for the Big One?

Tony S. Bergonia 07/27/2022

[This is a report published by INQUIRER.net in May 2011. We are reposting it as a reminder of the need for vigilance and preparedness in light of the 7.3 quake in Abra that was felt in other…

Rama: Cebu City, LCP will help earthquake-affected areas

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 07/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama, the newly elected president of the League of the Cities of the Philippines (LCP), said the LCP will look into its internal capability to help the victims of…

Abra earthquake should be a lesson to prepare – Cebu official

Mary Rose Sagarino 07/27/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — A Cebu official believes that the magnitude 7 earthquake that hit Abra and other parts of Luzon on Wednesday morning, July 27, should be a lesson to prepare. “Experience will always be the…

Baguio student falls off building during magnitude 7 quake

Valerie Damian 07/27/2022

BAGUIO CITY—A student in this city fell off her dorm after trying to use the fire exit during the magnitude 7 earthquake on Wednesday, July 27. Kristina Cassandra Pascua, 19, fell from the fourth floor of A’s…

7.3 quake jolts Luzon

Inquirer One Luzon Bureau INQ 07/27/2022

MANILA, Philippines–A 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck inland in the northern province of Abra at 8:43 a.m., the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology reported. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualty from the strong quake…

Afghanistan seeks emergency medical supplies for earthquake survivors

Reuters 06/24/2022

KABUL — Afghanistan does not have enough medical supplies to treat the injured from an earthquake that killed 1,000 people, a senior official said Friday, as authorities ended the search for survivors in remote southeastern mountains. About…

Heartbreak and shock at Afghan quake hospital

Agence France Presse 06/23/2022

SHARAN, Afghanistan—Bibi Hawa’s face is distorted by tears as she tries to grasp her predicament from a hospital bed in Sharan, capital of Afghanistan’s Paktika province. At least a dozen members of her family were among over 1,000…

Afghanistan earthquake kills at least 1,000, toll expected to rise

Reuters 06/23/2022

KABUL  – The death toll from an earthquake in Afghanistan on Wednesday hit 1,000, disaster management officials said, with more than 600 injured and the toll expected to grow as information trickles in from remote mountain villages. Houses were…

Netizens share their ‘Chona Mae’ experiences from 10 years ago

Immae Lachica 02/06/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — It has been a decade since the famous “Chona Mae” line was uttered by a father looking for her daughter after a 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck the island of Cebu, February 6, 2012. …

Seven killed after quake rocks Indonesia’s Java island

Agence France Presse 04/12/2021

JAKARTA — At least seven people were killed after a 6.0 magnitude quake struck off the coast of Indonesia’s main Java island Saturday, as the country reels from a cyclone disaster in another part of the archipelago.…

Magnitude 4.4 quake rattles Sarangani

Neil Arwin Mercado 02/26/2021

MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck Sarangani early Friday morning, February 26, 2021, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported. Phivolcs said the earthquake was recorded at 1:45 a.m. on February 26, with…

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