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

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Pondaguitan, Philippines Oct 23 13:12 4.4 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Tabiauan, Philippines Oct 21 16:38 4.3 584 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • San Fernando, Cebu - Vertical jolt with sound
  • USGS Sarangani, Philippines Oct 20 18:51 5.3 87 MAP
    EMSC Mindanao, Philippines Oct 20 18:51 5.3 94 MAP
    GEOFON Mindanao, Philippines Oct 20 18:51 5.3 91 MAP
    USGS Sarangani, Philippines Oct 20 18:31 4.8 81 MAP
    GEOFON Luzon, Philippines Oct 20 15:06 4.5 228 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Toong, Philippines Oct 20 15:06 4.4 207 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Luzon, Philippines Oct 20 15:06 4.4 200 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Mindoro, Philippines Oct 19 22:52 4.1 26 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Mindanao, Philippines Oct 18 18:15 4.1 89 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Samar, Philippines Oct 17 18:34 5.1 128 MAP
    EMSC Samar, Philippines Oct 17 18:34 5.0 122 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Lope De Vega, Philippines Oct 17 18:34 5.1 102 MAP
    GEOFON Luzon, Philippines Oct 16 20:02 4.8 10 MAP
    EMSC Luzon, Philippines Oct 16 20:02 4.9 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Calanasan, Philippines Oct 16 20:02 4.8 10 MAP
    EMSC Mindanao, Philippines Oct 16 19:52 4.0 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Liloy, Philippines Oct 16 03:52 5.0 35 MAP
    GEOFON Mindanao, Philippines Oct 16 03:52 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Dumaguete City - Light shaking
  • Siquijor - 3 seconds more or less, no damage done.
  • negros oriental - Light shaking
  • Dumaguete - 3-4 seconds shaking arround LVL 4
  • Home - 5 to 10 seconds i think...no property has been damaged..but as citizens we must be vigilant always.
  • Bayawan City - Weak shaking
  • dumaguete city - light shaking for more or less 5 seconds
  • KOLAMBUGAN LANAO DEL NORTE - Light shaking
  • Sibulan - No damage at all
  • EMSC Luzon, Philippines Oct 15 01:56 4.6 1 MAP
    EMSC Luzon, Philippines Oct 11 02:49 4.0 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panay, Philippines Oct 10 18:34 4.2 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Lamitan, Philippines Oct 08 14:54 4.5 147 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Mindanao, Philippines Oct 08 14:54 4.7 158 MAP
    EMSC Mindanao, Philippines Oct 08 14:54 4.7 158 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Mindanao, Philippines Oct 08 07:09 4.0 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Mindanao, Philippines Oct 08 02:13 4.0 48 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Canlubang Calamba Laguna - 2 seconds shaking
  • EMSC Mindanao, Philippines Oct 07 23:04 4.1 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Cortes, Philippines Oct 07 21:54 4.9 61 MAP
    GEOFON Mindanao, Philippines Oct 07 21:54 5.1 14 MAP
    EMSC Mindanao, Philippines Oct 07 21:54 4.9 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Mindanao, Philippines Oct 07 07:30 4.2 44 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Luzon, Philippines Oct 06 14:16 4.5 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Babuyan Isl Region, Philippines Oct 05 19:11 4.2 137 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Itbayat, Philippines Oct 05 19:10 4.2 138 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Batan Isl Region, Philippines Oct 05 19:10 4.5 138 MAP
    EMSC Mindanao, Philippines Oct 05 12:04 4.3 50 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Luzon, Philippines Oct 04 14:50 4.1 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Quezon city - Weak shaking
  • EMSC Batan Isl Region, Philippines Oct 03 22:11 4.2 34 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Aumbay, Philippines Oct 03 21:44 4.4 49 MAP
    EMSC Mindanao, Philippines Oct 03 21:44 4.4 49 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Samar, Philippines Oct 03 15:46 4.1 108 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Sarangani, Philippines Oct 02 06:26 4.7 183 MAP
    USGS Pondaguitan, Philippines Sep 29 17:53 4.5 92 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Luzon, Philippines Sep 28 00:03 4.0 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS San Isidro, Philippines Sep 27 04:44 5.0 35 MAP
    USGS Santa Monica, Philippines Sep 27 04:43 4.7 62 MAP
    USGS Lais, Philippines Sep 26 22:40 4.4 140 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Mindanao, Philippines Sep 26 22:40 4.6 144 MAP

    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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