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.
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
Date/ Time: August 2, 1968, at 4:19 a.m
Location: Municipality of Casiguran in Aurora Province
Casualties/Damage: 270 people died; 261 people injured
1976 Moro Gulf Earthquake
Date/ Time: August 17, 1976
Location: Mindanao, Cotabato Trench
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
Date/ Time: August 17, 1983, 8:00pm
Location: Laoag, Ilocos
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
Date/ Time: July 16, 1990
Location: Nueva Ecija (epicenter), felt in Baguio, Cabanatuan, Dagupan, and La Union
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
Date/ Time: February 6, 2012
Location: Negros Oriental, felt in Cebu Province and other islands in Western Visayas
Casualties/Damage: 52 people died; major landslides and huge cracks on highways
2013 Bohol Earthquake
Date/ Time: October 15, 2013, at 8.13 a.m.
Location: Bohol Island
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?