Important historic earthquakes in the Philippines

The list of the 50 most recent earthquakes in this country can be found at the bottom of this page.

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Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC time

SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Mangili, Philippines Nov 20 20:16 4.9 89 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Mindanao, Philippines Nov 20 20:16 4.9 94 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Mindanao, Philippines Nov 20 20:16 4.7 77 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Sarangani, Philippines Nov 17 19:57 4.8 124 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Mindanao, Philippines Nov 16 01:09 4.5 389 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Mindanao, Philippines Nov 16 01:09 4.2 370 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Dinagat, Philippines Nov 12 06:33 4.7 65 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Leyte, Philippines Nov 12 06:33 4.7 62 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Leyte, Philippines Nov 12 06:33 4.8 59 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Surup, Philippines Nov 08 07:23 5.0 120 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Mindanao, Philippines Nov 08 07:23 4.8 113 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Mindanao, Philippines Nov 02 13:36 4.5 101 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Mindanao, Philippines Nov 02 13:36 4.5 101 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Mindanao, Philippines Nov 01 07:52 4.4 536 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Mindanao, Philippines Nov 01 07:52 4.5 543 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Mindoro, Philippines Oct 29 21:01 4.3 219 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Mindoro, Philippines Oct 29 21:01 4.3 200 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Palimbang, Philippines Oct 23 16:17 4.3 554 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Mindoro, Philippines Oct 23 15:28 4.5 105 MAP I Felt It
USGS Calapan, Philippines Oct 23 15:28 4.5 107 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Mindoro, Philippines Oct 23 15:28 4.5 111 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Luzon, Philippines Oct 22 14:21 5.4 218 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Pasay - We all thought we felt suddenly dizzy.
  • Manila - Very weak shaking
  • Olongapo - Light shaking
  • Abucay, Bataan - No damages
  • Pampanga - just felt 2 secs of shaking
  • Village - Bed was slighty shaking.
  • imus cavite - 2-3secs only
  • Mariveles - Moderate shaking
  • TAGUIG - Very weak shaking
  • City of San Fernando, Pampanga - Small tremors. Our chandelier shaking.
  • Saysain, Bagac, Bataan - Weak shaking
  • Pampanga - 2 secs
  • Mandaluyong - We felt it for about 10 seconds
  • Taguig City - minor shaking lasted for less than a minute
  • naic cavite - Felt it from the 2nd floor.
  • mabalacat - Felt the quake while on a bed for about 8-12 seconds. It was more of a steady up and down motion instead of a violent shaking/rattling.
  • Ortigas pasig city - 20 seconds
  • Sual, pangasinan - 5 secs
  • mariveles bataan - 2-3 seconds.
  • Mabalacat - Felt like it was almost an hr lol, as we\'re in the 5th flr.
  • Castillejos - Last for about 2-3 seconds
  • Pasay City - It seems long 20 seconds
  • Bulacan - Light shaking
  • USGS Putol, Philippines Oct 22 14:21 5.4 198 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Mindanao, Philippines Oct 21 18:43 4.4 219 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Luzon, Philippines Oct 19 07:06 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Cabugao - Moderate shaking
  • Bangued, Abra - Weak shaking
  • olongapo - Strong shaking
  • GEOFON Luzon, Philippines Oct 19 07:06 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Fuerte, Philippines Oct 19 07:06 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Mindanao, Philippines Oct 19 06:52 4.8 120 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Pondaguitan, Philippines Oct 19 06:52 4.7 120 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Mindanao, Philippines Oct 19 06:52 4.7 122 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Moro Gulf, Mindanao, Philippines Oct 18 00:46 4.7 565 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Mindanao, Philippines Oct 18 00:46 4.2 576 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Palimbang, Philippines Oct 18 00:46 4.7 554 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Antagan Dos, Philippines Oct 12 05:36 4.4 19 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Luzon, Philippines Oct 12 05:36 4.4 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tapas, Philippines Oct 08 12:42 4.5 29 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Tangalan - Light shaking
  • EMSC Panay, Philippines Oct 08 12:42 4.5 29 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Mindanao, Philippines Oct 05 11:17 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Mindanao, Philippines Oct 05 11:17 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS San Pedro, Philippines Oct 05 11:17 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Santiago, Philippines Oct 01 00:19 4.5 68 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Mindanao, Philippines Oct 01 00:19 4.7 69 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Mindanao, Philippines Sep 30 21:42 4.0 113 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Mindanao, Philippines Sep 30 21:42 4.0 114 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Calatagan, Philippines Sep 29 23:18 4.7 135 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Mindoro, Philippines Sep 29 23:18 4.6 145 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Sulu Archipelago, Philippines Sep 28 16:53 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sulu Archipelago, Philippines Sep 28 16:53 4.9 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Pandan Niog, Philippines Sep 28 16:53 4.9 50 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Sarangani, Philippines Sep 27 01:25 4.7 83 MAP I Felt It

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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