At 10:03 p.m. on 10 February 2017, a 6.7-magnitude earthquake with a depth of ten kilometres and an epicenter located near Surigao City caused loss of lives and damage to properties in the Caraga region, particularly in Surigao del Norte province. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology reported no tsunami threat but they predict aftershocks will continue for several weeks. A Red Alert status has been raised by Caraga Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Operation Center. Surigao City declared state of calamity. (OCHA, 15 Feb 2017)
Based on updates issued by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), eight people lost their lives as a result of the earthquake, with 202 injured. The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has reported that 3,331 families (16,655 people) have been displaced and are currently staying in open areas near their homes, in tents or with host families. Many residents, including those whose houses were not damaged, are apprehensive about returning to their homes because of aftershocks. (IFRC, 16 Feb 2017)
As of 24 February, a total of 6,472 families, or 32,360 persons, were affected in 82 barangays in the province of Surigao del Norte. A total of 6,398 houses in Surigao del Norte were damaged, including 518 that were totally damaged. (Govt. Philippines, 24 Feb 2017)
As of 2 March, over 7,800 people remain displaced by the earthquake. Most of them are staying in open areas near their homes, or with relatives or friends. There were eight reported deaths, three of which were children and two senior citizens, and 202 injuries. Over 7,200 houses are reported to be damaged, of which 518 were destroyed. About 81 per cent of the damage is located in Surigao City and the neighboring town of San Francisco. (OCHA, 2 Mar 2017)
On 5 March, a 5.9 magnitude tremor struck at a depth of 13 km near San Francisco municipality (population 14,500 people), Surigao del Norte province. One death was reported and local authorities are assessing the situation. This was reported as an aftershock of the 6.7 magnitude earthquake which struck Surigao del Norte on 10 February. As of 3 March, more than 7,800 people remain displaced following the larger earthquake, with most staying in open areas near their homes or with relatives or friends. (OCHA, 6 Mar 2017)
As of 11 March, the earthquakes had affected a total of 10,691 families, or 53,455 people, in 82 barangays in the Province of Surigao del Norte. Eight people were reported dead and 249 people sustained injuries due to the initial 6.7-magnitude earthquake as well as the 5 March earthquake. (Govt. Philippines, 11 Mar 2017)
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) through its Disaster Response Assistance and Management Bureau (DReAMB) drafted an action plan, dubbed as, ‘Oplan Linog,’ to strengthen resource augmentation and technical assistance to its field office (FO) in the CARAGA region to aid survivors of the magnitude 6.7 earthquake that hit Surigao City.
“There was never an order to delay the release of relief goods to the people and to wait for Pres. Rodrigo Duterte’s arrival before the distribution can begin. The relief operations in Surigao last weekend was not the first of the DSWD under my watch or under the Duterte administration – we never want those who need help to wait for it. Our call in the DSWD is ‘maagap at mapagkalingang serbisyo’ which translates to ‘prompt and compassionate service’. We strive to live by this as much as we can.”
MODIFIED MERCALLI INTENSITY SCALE: 6.7/10
Intensity class VI:
Felt by all; some are frightened and take cover. People have difficulty walking due to motion. Objects fall from shelves and dishes, glassware and ceramics may be broken. Pictures fall off walls. Furniture moves or is overturned. Weak plaster and masonry cracked. Damage slight in poorly constructed buildings. Trees, bushes shaken visibly or are heard rustling.
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The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) emergency responders and medical teams are stepping up efforts to help the people of Surigao City after a magnitude 6.7 earthquake shook the province.
PRC Chairman and CEO Richard Gordon said the Red Cross has already sent assistance to the families and communities affected by the earthquake.
QUEZON CITY, Feb. 14 - Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo flew to Surigao City on Sunday to make sure that the 1,685 families or 8,425 individuals who have been affected by the 6.7-magnitude earthquake that hit the city and other towns on February 10 are being provided with relief aid that they need.
These families are currently staying in open areas near their homes with some children staying with their relatives or friends.
MANILA, Feb. 14 - Communications Secretary Martin Andanar welcomed the decision of the NPA to declare a unilateral ceasefire in the earthquake-stricken areas.
"We are glad that the NPA heeded the call of the military for a ceasefire in earthquake-affected areas. We welcome their declaration and hope they do not renege on it as they have previously done," Secretary Andanar said in an official statement.
Manila (13 February) – Plan International Philippines has deployed an Emergency Response Team to determine the immediate needs of children and communities by the 6.7-magnitude earthquake that struck Surigao City, Surigao del Norte in Mindanao on Friday, February 10.
According to the state bureau Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the epicenter of the earthquake was 14 kilometers northwest of Surigao City, Surigao del Norte, at a depth of 11 kilometers.
At 10:03 p.m. on 10 February 2017, a 6.7 magnitude earthquake with depth of four kilometres and epicenter located near Surigao City caused loss of lives and damage to properties in the Caraga region particularly in Surigao del Norte province. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) reported no tsunami threat but more aftershocks. A Red Alert status has been raised by Caraga Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Operation Center. Surigao City declared State of Calamity.
SURIGAO DEL NORTE, Feb. 13 - Based on the initial assessment conducted by the Department of Education (DepEd), the estimated cost of damage on schools following the 6.7-magnitude earthquake in Surigao del Norte is now at P7.6 million. Further evaluation of the extent of the quake’s damage is ongoing.
13 February 2017, 8:00 AM
At 10:03 PM on 10 February 2017, Friday, a strong earthquake of magnitude 6.7 shook the island of Mindanao. The epicenter is located 16 km offshore northwest of Surigao City, Surigao Strait with a depth of 10 km. The earthquake was generated by the movement of Surigao segment of the Philippine Fault. Small-magnitude earthquakes followed afterwards, and as of 4:00 PM of 11 February 2017, 101 aftershocks have been recorded by the PHIVOLCS seismic monitoring network.
SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Feb. 13 (PIA) – Speaking before a crowd of devastated but hopeful earthquake victims during his personal visit in this city on Sunday, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (PRRD) disclosed that the national government has favorably allocated around P2 billion for the rehabilitation of Surigao del Norte province, which was hit by the 6.7-magnitude earthquake on Friday evening, Feb. 10.
Friday's earthquake caused at least 400 mln pesos ($8.01 mln) in damage to schools, bridges, homes, hotels, and other infrastructure.
MANILA, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Philippine authorities have begun to restore electricity and water supply to areas hit by a powerful earthquake in the south that killed six and damaged public infrastructure.
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At 22:00h local time Friday 10 February 2017, a 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of north-easternmost Mindanao, Philippines. According to the Philippines Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), the earthquake was relatively shallow, with a depth of 10 kilometres, and its epicentre was about 14 kilometres from Surigao City, the capital of Surigao del Norte Province with over 140,000 inhabitants and located about 700 kilometres (km) south of Manila. No tsunami alert was issued.
DATE: 12 February 2017, 8:00 AM
I. SITUATION OVERVIEW
At 10:03 PM on 10 February 2017, Friday, a strong earthquake of magnitude 6,7 shook the island of Mindanao. The epicenter is located 16 km offshore northwest of Surigao City, Surigao Strait at a depth of 10 km. The earthquake was generated by the movement of Surigao segment of the Philippine Fault. Small-magnitude earthquakes followed afterwards, and as of 4:00 PM of 11 February 2017, 101 aftershocks have been recorded by the PHIVOLCS seismic monitoring network.
A. Affected Population:
- A total of 28 barangays in Surigao City, Mainit, San Francisco, and Sison were affected by the earthquake.
Note: Detailed report will be included once validated reports were submitted. Source: DSWD BROMIC Report #2 as of 11 February 2017, 3:00 PM
This bulletin is being issued for information only, and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) is currently conducting needs assessment. Based on the findings, PRC and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) will determine whether external assistance is required.
DATE: 11 February 2017, 6:00 AM
I. SITUATION OVERVIEW
On 10 February 2017, DOST-PHIVOLCS reported occurrences of earthquake in Surigao City, with a magnitude (Ms) of 6.7 and reported intensities
Details on Earthquake Information (No. 3):
Date/Time: 10 February 2017 - 10:03:42 PM
Location: 09.82°N, 125.37°E - 014 km N 78° W of Surigao City (Surigao Del Norte)
Depth of Focus (Km): 011
Origin: Tectonic Magnitude 6.7