Eastern Visayas Quake
On August 31, 2012 at around 8PM, a 7.6 magnitude earthquake jolted Philippines’ eastern coast (from Visayas to Mindanao) collapsing nearly a hundred light materials -made houses, damaged several buildings, killing a woman (Emelita Ubalde) and injuring her grandchild and 9 others, and sent thousands of coastal residents to high grounds in fear of the Tsunami.
The quake generated small tsunami waves but aftershocks came in hundreds with the strongest with 5.0 magnitude. On Friday alone, there were 525 aftershocks recorded.
According to authorities, the damages resulted by the Visayas quake reached PhP133 Million. There are 239 houses damaged, 82 of which were completely destroyed.
Sultan Kudarat Quake
On Monday, September 3, 2012, a 5.9 magnitude quake shook Sultan Kudarat and there were at least 60 aftershocks recorded.
On Tuesday, September 4, 2012, another quake with the magnitude of 5.6 hit Bukidnon and at least 300 aftershocks being recorded. But authorities said that prior to the predawn 5.6 magnitude quake, there are foreshocks recorded since Monday. It was also clarified that the quake felt in Bukidnon is not related to the quake that hit Sultan Kudarat and Samar.
The quakes in Samar, Sultan Kudarat and Bukidnon are caused by the movement of three different trenches.
Philippines Earthquake Pictures
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- september 2012 earthquake in philippines
- Sultan Kudarat on March 6 2002 earthquake