Strongest PH quakes

ANC
15 October 2013

The magnitude 7.2 earthquake that struck Bohol and Cebu on Tuesday, October 15 caused a lot of damage and has claimed 67 lives. It is one of the strongest quakes to hit the country.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) listed the strongest earthquakes that have hit the country in the last five decades:



Mag 7.9 on August 17, 1976, Moro Gulf Earthquake

Mag 7.9 on July 16, 1990, Luzon Earthquake

Mag 7.3 on August 2, 1968, Casiguran Earthquake

Mag 7.1 on June 14, 1990, Panay Earthquake

Mag 7.1 on November 15, 1994, Mindoro Earthquake

Mag 7.0 on March 17, 1973, Ragay Gulf Earthquake

Mag 6.8 on February 8, 1990, Bohol Earthquake

Mag 6.8 on March 6, 2002, Palimbang Earthquake

Mag 6.7 on February 6, 2012, Negros-Cebu Earthquake

Mag 6.5 on August 17, 1983, Laoag Earthquake

Mag 6.2 February 15, 2003, Masbate Earthquake

Mag 5.6 on May 27, 1996, Bohol Earthquake

Mag 5.1 on June 7, 1999, Bayugan Earthquake

According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) list of strongest earthquakes in the last decade, he magnitude 9.1 quake that hit Northern Sumatra on December 26, 2004 is on top. The magnitude 9.0 quake that hit Fukushima area in Japan's Honshu island on March 11, 2011 is among strongest quakes to hit in the last 20 years.

 

Keep up to date on the Visayas quake here.