Citizens Disaster Response Center | CDRC

Earthquake Situation Report No. 1

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Feb 17

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EARTHQUAKE IN SURIGAO CITY
Situation Report #1
11 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

  • As of February 11, Saturday morning, 89 aftershocks had been recorded and more expected but they are unlikely to cause significant damage.

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
  • BREAD Rapid Assessment Team reported:

– power-lines are down, water supply interrupted

– bridges and a hotel collapsed and some homes damaged in Surigao City

– a landslide in Barangay Trinidad, Surigao City

Surigao Airport. (Photo from PIA Agusan del Norte’s Twitter Account)

Photo credit: PIA Caraga

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

Resources Available

  • Stand-by funds available

Coordination

  • Regional Center:

– Bread for Emergency Assistance and Development, Inc. (BREAD)

  • Donors:
    • Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (DKH)
    • Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management (APAD)
  • Other networks and organizations:
    • 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

Contacts

Sources:

  1. Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS)
  2. Philippine Information Agency (PIA), Caraga
  3. Philippine Information Agency (PIA), Agusan del Norte

See PDF File: Surigao City Earthquake_Sit Rep 1