2019 earthquake alerts
LATEST UPDATE: October 17, 2019 - 7:59am
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October 17, 2019

Another earthquake shook Mindanao today after the strong 6.3 magnitude quake jolted Tulunan, North Cotabato last night. Phivolcs says a magnitude 5.2 earthquake hit 17 km of Manay, Davao Oriental at 4:53 a.m. today.

September 29, 2019

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit the waters off Jose Abad Santos in Davao Occidental at 10:02 a.m.

Intensity 4 or moderately strong shaking was felt in Kiamba and Alabel, Sarangani; General Santos City; and Tupi, South Cotabato.

No aftershocks or damage is expected, Phivolcs says.

September 18, 2019

A 5.4 magnitude earthquake hits waters off Sarangani, Davao Occidental at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Intensity I or scarcely perceptible shaking was felt in Alabel, Sarangani and General Santos City.

State volcanologists say aftershocks are expected. 

July 17, 2019

The death toll from a powerful earthquake that hit a remote Indonesian island chain at the weekend has climbed to five, with thousands living in evacuation shelters, an official says.

The shallow 7.3-magnitude quake struck about 165 kilometres (100 miles) south of the town of Ternate in North Maluku province on Sunday evening, according to the US Geological Survey.

"Five people died after they were hit by debris," Agus Wibowo, a spokesman for Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency, says in a statement.

July 14, 2019

A strong 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off northwest Australia Sunday, the US Geological Survey says, but there was no tsunami alert.

The shallow quake hit 203 kilometers (126 miles) west of the beach resort of Broome, Western Australia, the USGS says.

The tremor was felt in Broome and in Port Hedland, Australia's biggest bulk export port, according to Geoscience Australia, which measured the quake at 6.5.

In its initial assessment, the USGS says there is a low likelihood of casualties and damage.

July 5, 2019

US President Donald Trump says the situation in Southern California after a strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake appeared to be under control amid reports of scattered damage.

"Been fully briefed on earthquake in Southern California. All seems to be very much under control!" Trump tweets.

 

 

The quake struck near the city of Ridgecrest and the US Navy's China Lake weapons testing range.

A hospital damaged by the quake in Ridgecrest was being evacuated, and an official at China Lake said there was "substantial damage" to their facilities, including fires, water leaks and spills of hazardous materials.

June 24, 2019

Phivolcs says no destructive tsunami threat exists in the Philippines after a major 7.5 magnitude earthquake jolted down south in Indonesia's Banda Sea at 10:54 a.m.

May 6, 2019

Phivolcs downgrades the quake that hit Pagudpud to 5.4 magnitude from the earlier 5.8.

May 6, 2019

Phivolcs says there is no tsunami threat after the moderate 5.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Ilocos Norte.

"No destructive tsunami threat exists based on available data. This is for information purposes only and there is no tsunami threat to the Philippines from this earthquake."

May 6, 2019

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake jolts Pagudpud in Ilocos Norte at 10:48 a.m.

No damage is expected but Phivolcs warns of aftershocks.

April 23, 2019

A 6.2 magnitude quake hit San Julian, Eastern Samar at 1:37 p.m. today. Damage and aftershocks are expected, according to Phivolcs.

April 23, 2019

A 6.2 magnitude quake hit San Julian, Eastern Samar at 1:37 p.m. today. Damage and aftershocks are expected, according to Phivolcs.

April 22, 2019

Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum says residents and employees in Metro Manila may return to their houses and office buildings.

Eight aftershocks have been recorded so far following the magnitude 5.7 quake that originated in Zambales.

April 22, 2019

Phivolcs says the quake felt in parts of Metro Manila and Luzon with epicenter in Zambales is not a major earthquake, but a strong one.

This quells possible apprehension that it could be the feared "big one" hitting the West Valley Fault. (Photo: Cracks on the wall in a building in Taguig City)

April 22, 2019

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake jolts Castillejos, Zambales at 5:11 p.m. The earthquake was felt in several parts of Metro Manila and nearby provinces.

April 15, 2019

A magnitude 5 earthquake jolts Calayan, Cagayan at 9:33 a.m., Phivolcs announces.

Below are the instrumental intensities:

  • Intensity III - Claveria, Cagayan, Pasuquin and Laoag City, Ilocos Norte
  • Intensity II - Sinait, Ilocos Sur
  • Intensity I - Gonzaga, Cagayan

 

 

Aftershocks are expected.

Get the latest updates on the earthquake here.

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