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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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Mindanao, Philippines May 26 12:27 4.5 85 MAP
USGS Suyan, Philippines May 26 12:27 4.5 87 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Mindanao, Philippines May 26 12:27 4.7 73 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Sangay, Philippines May 16 05:05 4.8 55 MAP
GEOFON Mindanao, Philippines May 16 05:05 4.7 36 MAP
EMSC Moro Gulf, Mindanao, Philippines May 16 05:05 4.8 50 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Gadung, Philippines May 15 12:01 4.4 600 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Moro Gulf, Mindanao, Philippines May 15 12:00 4.4 599 MAP
GEOFON Mindanao, Philippines May 15 12:00 4.9 597 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Babuyan Isl Region, Philippines May 14 15:12 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Ponot, Philippines May 13 22:12 4.7 58 MAP
GEOFON Mindanao, Philippines May 13 22:12 4.7 10 MAP
EMSC Mindanao, Philippines May 13 22:12 4.7 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Mindanao, Philippines May 13 15:33 5.1 166 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Sarangani, Philippines May 13 15:33 5.2 178 MAP
EMSC Mindanao, Philippines May 13 15:33 4.9 160 MAP
GEOFON Mindoro, Philippines May 12 00:08 4.7 101 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Mindanao, Philippines May 11 20:56 5.0 116 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Digos City - 10 minuten geleden komt vaak voor maar toch is het weer schrikken ramen gaan trillen dat is vaak het teken.duur vaak maar een paar seconden geen schade
  • USGS Lapuan, Philippines May 11 20:56 5.0 127 MAP
    USGS Bobon, Philippines May 11 15:52 4.7 78 MAP
    GEOFON Mindanao, Philippines May 11 15:52 4.8 61 MAP
    EMSC Mindanao, Philippines May 11 15:52 4.7 80 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Mindanao, Philippines May 10 20:06 4.7 88 MAP
    EMSC Mindanao, Philippines May 10 20:06 4.8 108 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Pondaguitan, Philippines May 10 20:06 4.6 100 MAP
    USGS Gadung, Philippines May 10 18:02 5.9 546 MAP
    GEOFON Mindanao, Philippines May 10 18:02 5.8 550 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Leyte, Philippines May 10 11:56 5.6 31 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Carrascal - 15 seconds
  • Magsaysay, Misamis Oriental - Slow shake but we felt it. Had to go out outside, lasted about 6-10secs
  • borongan city, eastern samar - Weak shaking
  • Bayugan City - It last about 45 seconds.
  • Brgy. Taganito, Clave, Surigao del Norte - Moderate shaking
  • Dinagat islands - Strong shaking
  • Palo,Leyte - My house has a crack in the wall not too much
  • carrascal - Moderate shaking
  • Tanauan, Leyte - 20 seconds i guess. All members of the house along with the village felt the shaking.
  • Tomas Oppus, Southern Leyte - Moderate shaking
  • Tagum City - I feel the earthquake .Light shaking here
  • Surigao City - I'd say it was at least 30 sec. because I had time to hold the glasses on the table, which looked like they would fall over and spill the water in them. The plastic shelf unit was dancing dangerously on the counter. The cement pillars holding up the outdoor shed roof were waving like they were made of rubber.
  • Santa Rita Proper samar - This was in the evening of May 10 2018
  • Santa Rita Samar - No Damage but the house was shaking enough for everyone to notice
  • La paz - Weak shaking
  • Guiuan - Es waren gefühlte 3-5 Sekunden, lag auf dem Bett und es fühlte sichan, als wäre man auf einem Schiff. Schäden gab es zum Glück keine.
  • USGS Libjo, Philippines May 10 11:56 5.6 10 MAP
    USGS Lamitan, Philippines May 10 08:37 4.7 161 MAP
    GEOFON Mindanao, Philippines May 10 08:37 4.5 151 MAP
    EMSC Mindanao, Philippines May 10 08:37 4.7 161 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Gadung, Philippines May 05 21:28 4.3 593 MAP
    GEOFON Mindanao, Philippines May 05 21:28 4.0 596 MAP
    EMSC Moro Gulf, Mindanao, Philippines May 05 21:28 4.3 596 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Taguisa, Philippines May 05 09:58 4.2 600 MAP
    EMSC Moro Gulf, Mindanao, Philippines May 05 09:58 4.2 600 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Pandan, Philippines May 05 06:19 6.1 17 MAP
    GEOFON Luzon, Philippines May 05 06:19 6.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Makati - Umuuga ang lupa, even ang aming orasan.
  • Manila - Very weak shaking
  • apalit pampanga - its frightening
  • Catarman - Weak shaking
  • pampanga - scary
  • Makati - Weak shaking
  • Manila - Very weak shaking
  • Quezon city - Strong shaking
  • Pasay - Weak shaking
  • Sampaloc, Manila - The shaking laster for 15 seconds, it was a very light shaking and escalated to a stronger shaking.
  • Muntinlupa City - Biglang pagkahilo at nauga ang monitor ng computer ko.
  • Tabaco City, Albay - it was quite a long one. I was sitting in the bathroom when I first felt that the toilet seat was slowly swaying until it gained strength. I kept on praying since my son was asleep in our room without anyone to watch over. Thank God we're safe.
  • Manila - Light shaking
  • Taguig - there was no visible damage. the shaking lasted for about a minute or two.
  • CLARK, PAMPANGA - Very weak shaking
  • Pasig City - I thought I was just feeling dizzy
  • Pasig - None
  • Manila, Malacanyang - 30 seconds available.
  • Baao - Moderate shaking
  • Manila - Light to Moderate shaking tumagal din ng ilang seconds, felt dizzy.
  • Daraga,albay - Moderate shaking
  • Muntinlupa - AKALA KO MAY NAG AANO LANG SA ILALIM NG DOUBLE DECK KO UN PALA LINDOL NA
  • San Isidro Cainta - Moderate shaking
  • Bulacan - Light shaking
  • Quezon - Mga intensity - 3-4...ilang Segundo rin...
  • Legazpi - Moderate shaking
  • nabua - strongly shaking! akala ko mag collapse na ang office napatakbo ako palabas! now sobrang sakit na ng ulo ko!
  • Quezon City - At 6F of the Building we felt a moderate shaking
  • makati - approximately 1425 hours chandeliers moving
  • Apalit, Pampanga - Staying in a three storey house made of concrete. I witnessed the chandelier, wall mirror and celing fan swaying back and forth. I felt the chair where I was seated moved as well as the dining table. That was for about 5 seconds, probably,
  • Manila - Light shaking
  • Naga City - The whole house shook and the frames on the walls moved for about 40 seconds.
  • Daraga, Albay - parang duyan ang mga cable ng electrical wires due sa paglindol
  • Mandaluyong City - Weak shaking
  • quezon city - 30 sec
  • Naga City - The glass windows were shaking hard and I felt like it was the longest minute of my life
  • Manila - I Thought my classmate was trolling my by shaking my seat and I thought i was just dizzy since i was sleepy. Some of the people around me didn't even notice it.
  • USGS Pondaguitan, Philippines May 04 11:18 4.5 147 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Palimbang, Philippines May 03 08:20 4.3 541 MAP
    GEOFON Mindanao, Philippines May 03 08:20 4.4 538 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Lumazal, Philippines Apr 24 14:35 4.3 48 MAP
    GEOFON Mindanao, Philippines Apr 24 14:35 4.5 63 MAP
    EMSC Mindanao, Philippines Apr 24 14:35 4.3 43 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Surigao City - Lasted for few seconds. Was asleep when it started, previous cracks in walls due to previous quakes are slightly larger, objects shock, dogs felt it and started barking.
  • USGS Pondaguitan, Philippines Apr 22 02:29 5.1 126 MAP
    GEOFON Samar, Philippines Apr 17 12:11 4.8 28 MAP
    EMSC Samar, Philippines Apr 17 12:11 4.8 80 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Quezon City - It was very light shaking for 5-10 seconds. Not everyone at home felt it. Only me and my daughter felt it since we saw our food wiggling during lunch at noon.
  • USGS Awallan, Philippines Apr 15 19:43 5.2 40 MAP
    GEOFON Luzon, Philippines Apr 15 19:43 5.4 44 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Lal-lo - Shaking lasted atleast 10 seconds. But there are no confirmed damage to property
  • Lal-lo - Weak shaking
  • Baguio City - I felt it anytime from 10pm to 12am Philippine time. I thought I was just sleepy but I'm certain that I really felt an earthquake. A very light one. I usually feel earthquakes that others don't, so i'd google it to confirm.

  • 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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