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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 earthquake

THE EARTHQUAKE FIRE”

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



Initial reports of societal impacts
INITIAL REPORTS OF SOCIETAL IMPACTS 1948

  • Communication disrupted

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

  • Looting in Guihulngan hindered S&R efforts



Initial reports of societal impacts1
INITIAL REPORTS OF SOCIETAL IMPACTS 1948

  • 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 1948

  • 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 1948

  • 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







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