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Here is the compilation of the strongest earthquakes that the Philippines experienced

The Philippines experienced a series of strong earthquakes these past few days and here is a compilation to show the strongest quakes that the country had.

On April 22, Luzon was hit by a 6.1 magnitude earthquake. Then, a 6.5 magnitude earthquake was recorded in Samar on April 23. Davao Oriental experienced a magnitude 4.7 shake last April 24.

With these series of unpredictable calamities, many people feared that “The Big One” will happen anytime soon.

The said deadly quake will have a magnitude of 7.2 and is expected to isolate the Metro Manila from nearby places.

In the past, the Philippines had already a taste of the “deadly” quake, as the past earthquakes’ effect to lives and properties was so devastating.

1968 Casiguran Earthquake

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Date/ Time: August 2, 1968, at 4:19 a.m
Location: Municipality of Casiguran in Aurora Province
Magnitude: 7.3
Casualties/Damage: 270 people died; 261 people injured

1976 Moro Gulf Earthquake

Photo source: Phivolcs

Date/ Time: August 17, 1976
Location: Mindanao, Cotabato Trench
Magnitude: 8.0
Casualties/Damage: Tsunami wiped 700 kilometers of coastline; 4,791 people died, 2,288 missing, 9,928 people injured; 93,300 homeless

1983 Laoag Earthquake

Photo source: Phivolcs

Date/ Time: August 17, 1983, 8:00pm
Location: Laoag, Ilocos
Magnitude: 6.5
Casualties/Damage: 17 people died; 80 people injured; widespread damage – Laoag Cathedral, Sinking Bell Tower, Sta. Monica Church and Bell Tower, and Bacarra Church and Bell Tower

1990 Luzon Earthquake

Photo source: CNN Philippines

Date/ Time: July 16, 1990
Location: Nueva Ecija (epicenter), felt in Baguio, Cabanatuan, Dagupan, and La Union
Magnitude: 7.8
Casualties/Damage: 2,412 lives and affected an area of 20,000 square kilometers; 28 buildings, damaged roads, and caused landslides that blocked Kennon Road and Marcos Highway

2012 Negros Oriental Earthquake

Photo source: PEP

Date/ Time: February 6, 2012
Location: Negros Oriental, felt in Cebu Province and other islands in Western Visayas
Magnitude: 6.9
Casualties/Damage: 52 people died; major landslides and huge cracks on highways

2013 Bohol Earthquake

Photo source: BBC

Date/ Time: October 15, 2013, at 8.13 a.m.
Location: Bohol Island
Magnitude: 7.2
Casualties/Damage: 222 people died, and 976 went missing; 14,500 houses and structures were destroyed, while another 73,000 were damaged;
348,000 people homeless

What can you say about these past earthquakes in the Philippines?

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  • Lourdes C. Orpilla August 5, 2019, 11:50 pm

    Filipinos here and around the world must unite & pray to the Lord that the said earthquake will not happen. Nothing is impossible to God if we all seek for his help and guidance through prayers. We must pray sincerely & have faith that God will listen to our prayers through the intercession of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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