Citizens Disaster Response Center | CDRC

Earthquake Situation Report #2


Feb 17


Situation Report #2
13 February 2017, 1:00 PM

Overall Situation

  • A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.7 occurred in Mindanao, Philippines on February 10, 2017 at 10:03 PM located at 9.8 oN, 125.6 oE with depth of 10 km.
  • No destructive threat exists based on the historical and tsunami data.
  • Reported intensities:

Intensity VI – Surigao City and Pintuyan, Southern Leyte

Intensity V – Manadaue City, San Ricardo, Limasawa and San Francisco Southern Leyte

Intensity IV – Hinunangan, Southern Leyte and Butuan City, Misamis Oriental

Intensity III – Hibok-hibok, Camiguin, Tolosa and Tacloban, Leyte, Bislig City, Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental

Intensity II – Cagayan de Oro City, Talocogon City, Agusan del Sur, Dumaguete City, Cebu City

  • On February 11, the Surigao City Council declared the city under a state of calamity.
  • As of 5:00 AM today, a total of 147 aftershocks have been reported in Surigao City

Report on Affected Population

  • February 10, people rushed to open spaces and spent the night in parks and shelter/elevated areas
  • February 11, four people were confirmed dead and a total of 108 individuals were injured in Surigao City, Surigao del Norte
  • Surigao City Airport closed due to runway damage
  • Anao-aon Bridge in San Francisco municipality, Surigao del Norte split into three sections, towns isolated
  • Bridges along national highway going to Lipata suffered serious cracks
  • Lipata Ferry Terminal is temporarily closed. All vehicles in and out of Lipata Ferry Terminal are diverted to Surigao City Port
  • The municipalities of Malimono, Sison, San Francisco, Mainit and Taganaan, all in the province of Surigao del Norte are now on blackout
  • As of 11:00 PM, February 11, Surigao del Norte Electric Cooperative, Inc. (SURNECO) restored 95% of its franchise area, energizing primary lines of Surigao City.
  • The Surigao City government had reported that a total of 143 people were hurt during the quake and 62 families were evacuated.
  • A total of 167 houses were totally damaged and 1,264 were partially damaged.
  • February 13, classes in all levels and work in some government offices in Surigao City have been suspended pending the assessment of buildings damaged by the strong quake.
  • BREAD Rapid Assessment Team reported:

1. power-lines are down, water supply interrupted

2. bridges and a hotel collapsed and some homes damaged in Surigao City

3. a landslide in Barangay Trinidad, Surigao City

  • CARE Philippines and BREAD rapid assessment results underlined the following needs:

1. tents and shelter repair materials

2. potable water

3. psychosocial support for the affected people especially children and women

Photo credit: Jerome Lanit/CARE

Photo credit: Jerome Lanit/CARE

Photo credit: Jerome Lanit/CARE

Emergency Response Efforts

  • CDRC Emergency Protocol Structure closely monitors the situation and gathers information from and sending updates to its regional center in Caraga region, Bread for Emergency Assistance and Development, (BREAD)
  • On February 11 morning, BREAD dispatched a Rapid Assessment Team in Surigao City
  • On February 12, CARE Philippines joined BREAD’s team in Surigao City.
  • CARE continues to assess other towns outside Surigao City.

Resources Available

  • Stand-by funds available


  • Regional Center:

– Disaster Response and Management Bureau, Department of Social Welfare and Development

    • Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (DKH)
    • Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management (APAD)
    • CARE Philippines
    • American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)
  • Other networks and organizations:
    • Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management Philippines
    • Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF)
    • Disaster Risk Reduction Network Philippines (DRRNet Phils)
  • Government agencies:

– Disaster Response and Management Bureau, Department of Social Welfare and Development



  1. Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS)
  2. Philippine Information Agency (PIA), Caraga
  3. Philippine Information Agency (PIA), Agusan del Norte
  4. Bread for Emergency Assistance and Development, (BREAD)
  5. CARE Philippines

See PDF File: Surigao City Earthquake_Sit Rep 2