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MAGNITUDE 6.8 EARTHQUAKE STRIKES THE PHILIPPINES February 6, 2012. Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA. OCCURRENCE. 75 km (44 miles) north of Dumaguete in Negros Oriental and 660 km (400 miles) SE of Manila Depth of 48 km (29 miles).

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Magnitude 6 8 earthquake strikes the philippines february 6 2012

MAGNITUDE 6.8 EARTHQUAKE STRIKES THE PHILIPPINESFebruary 6, 2012

Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA


Occurrence

OCCURRENCE

75 km (44 miles) north of Dumaguete in Negros Oriental and 660 km (400 miles) SE of Manila

Depth of 48 km (29 miles)


The philippines plate an active part of the ring of fire

THE PHILIPPINES PLATE: AN ACTIVE PART OF THE “RING OF FIRE”


Location map

LOCATION MAP


The earthquake

THE EARTHQUAKE

Mw 6.8

Stricken Area: Provinces of Negros Oriental and Cebu

Hardest hit City: Guihulngan, a mountainous town in Negros Oriental

11:49 AM, February 6, 2012


A m8 2 earthquake occurred inthe negros oriental area in 1948

A M8.2 EARTHQUAKE OCCURRED INTHE NEGROS ORIENTAL AREA IN 1948

It slowed, but did not kill the Philippines’ recovery from WW II


Societal impacts

SOCIETAL IMPACTS


Initial reports of societal impacts

INITIAL REPORTS OF SOCIETAL IMPACTS

  • Communication disrupted

  • Panic in Cebu, a coastal town, due to unfounded rumors of a large tsunami

  • Looting in Guihulngan hindered S&R efforts


Cebu people scrambling due to false rumors of a tsunami

CEBU: PEOPLE SCRAMBLING DUE TO FALSE RUMORS OF A TSUNAMI


Initial reports of societal impacts1

INITIAL REPORTS OF SOCIETAL IMPACTS

  • Over 200 aftershocks—some reaching M6.2-- hindered S&R and exacerbated damage

  • Widespread power outages

  • At least 43 dead, but this toll will likely rise due to the large number of missing people


Initial reports of societal impacts2

INITIAL REPORTS OF SOCIETAL IMPACTS

  • Ground shaking and landslides destroyed buildings and infrastructure

  • Rain-induced landslides buried miners in Pantukan on Mindanao

  • Landslides buried 30 homes in the village of Planas in Negros Oriental


Initial reports of societal impacts3

INITIAL REPORTS OF SOCIETAL IMPACTS

  • Death toll from another landslide in the mountain village of Solongon is not yet known.

  • School and college students were killed as buildings collapsed

  • Distribution of food and medicine hindered by impassable roads and damage to bridges


Cebu people evacuated tall buildings after main shock

CEBU: PEOPLE EVACUATED TALL BUILDINGS AFTER MAIN SHOCK


Negros oriental damage to roads

NEGROS ORIENTAL: DAMAGE TO ROADS


Negros oriental damage to roads1

NEGROS ORIENTAL: DAMAGE TO ROADS


Damage to roads

DAMAGE TO ROADS


Pantukan search and rescue activities to save trapped miners

PANTUKAN: SEARCH AND RESCUE ACTIVITIES TO SAVE TRAPPED MINERS


Magnitude 6 8 earthquake strikes the philippines february 6 2012

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