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July 28, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Rescuers who heard faint but anguished cries of "Help us!" pulled two survivors from the twisted wreckage of a luxury hotel on Friday, 11 days after it collapsed in an earthquake that devastated this once-picturesque mountain resort. The pair, a man and a woman, survived amid the plaster, mangled steel and wood beams and sandwiched concrete slabs of the 12-story Hyatt Terraces Hotel, one of 28 buildings in Baguio flattened by the 7.7 temblor that rocked the Philippines on July 16.
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October 14, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
The National Tsunami Warning Center said Monday evening that there was no tsunami threat to California or the West Coast after a magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit the Philippines.  The quake was reported in Mindanao, the southernmost island in the Philippines. The Associated Press, citing radio reports, said that at least four people were killed. The center said the earthquake was recorded at a depth of about 20 miles around 5:13 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time. The agency said its threat assessment was based on historical earthquake and tsunami data.
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December 18, 1989 | United Press International
About 30 aftershocks have been recorded since a major earthquake struck the southern Philippines on Saturday, killing at least one person and injuring five, authorities said Sunday. The aftershocks were recorded on the island of Mindanao, 500 miles south of Manila, which was hit before dawn Saturday by a temblor with a magnitude of 7.3.
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December 13, 1999 | Associated Press
Damage and injuries from a powerful earthquake that rocked the Philippines before dawn were less severe than first feared, officials said Sunday. The quake, which struck the main island of Luzon just after 2 a.m. Sunday, had a preliminary magnitude of 6.8, strong enough to cause serious damage. But hours later, the death toll was two people. About two dozen others, mostly children, were injured, relief officials said.
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July 23, 1987 | Associated Press
A strong earthquake jolted the southern Philippines today, the Royal Observatory reported. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The observatory said the quake measured 5.1 on the Richter scale and that its epicenter was in the vicinity of Mindanao island.
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December 16, 1989 | Associated Press
An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 shook remote parts of the Philippines early today, causing at least one death and scattered property damage, officials said. The U.S. Geological Survey in Golden, Colo., said the quake was centered in the Pacific Ocean about 40 miles off northeast Mindanao, 560 miles southeast of Manila.
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July 24, 1990 | From Associated Press
Philippine President Corazon Aquino asked lawmakers Monday for half a billion dollars to pay for earthquake recovery, but many accused her of not doing enough to help their country rebuild emotionally and physically. In a speech marking the end of Congress' summer recess, Aquino rejected proposals to divert foreign debt payments to finance recovery. She also did not pay tribute to the more than 1,600 people killed in the July 16 quake. Strong aftershocks jolted areas of Luzon island.
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July 21, 1990
A relief fund for earthquake victims has been established by the Los Angeles office of the Philippine consulate general after Monday's devastating quake and aftershocks that killed nearly 700 people and injured more than 2,600 others in the Philippines. Consul General Victor G. Garcia III said his nation is gratified by the outpouring of sympathy and help from Americans, including many in Los Angeles' Filipino community.
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December 12, 1999 | From Associated Press
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 hit the northern Philippines, rocking much of the main island of Luzon early today and seriously injuring several people, officials said. Here in the capital, buildings swayed dramatically, knocking objects off tables and shelves. Power was out in parts of the city and surrounding areas. Walls cracked, electricity failed and people rushed from their beds into the streets.
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August 24, 1998 | Associated Press
A strong earthquake Sunday shook many areas of the main Luzon island, including this capital, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties, seismologists said. The temblor, with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1, struck simultaneously with thunder and hailstorms, which knocked out power in some metropolitan Manila areas, officials said.
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December 12, 1999 | From Associated Press
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 hit the northern Philippines, rocking much of the main island of Luzon early today and seriously injuring several people, officials said. Here in the capital, buildings swayed dramatically, knocking objects off tables and shelves. Power was out in parts of the city and surrounding areas. Walls cracked, electricity failed and people rushed from their beds into the streets.
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August 24, 1998 | Associated Press
A strong earthquake Sunday shook many areas of the main Luzon island, including this capital, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties, seismologists said. The temblor, with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1, struck simultaneously with thunder and hailstorms, which knocked out power in some metropolitan Manila areas, officials said.
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July 29, 1995 | Reuters
A moderate quake with a magnitude of 5.0 shook Manila on Friday, but there were no immediate reports of casualties, officials said. People in high-rise buildings in Manila's Makati financial district felt them sway sharply during the quake, which lasted for several seconds.
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July 27, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
An earthquake, floods and mudflows struck parts of the Philippines on Friday, causing panic and adding to the misery of a nation recovering from the devastation of last month's eruption of the Mt. Pinatubo volcano. Heavy rains drenched Manila throughout the day, flooding major streets at the evening rush hour and forcing the evacuation of 3,800 people. At least two people were killed when they stepped on a submerged electric wire, police said.
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June 18, 1991 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two days after Mt. Pinatubo buried Subic Bay Naval Base in nearly a foot of volcanic ash, crushing 122 buildings and cutting electricity and water, Linda Hardy woke up at sunrise Monday and decided to cook breakfast. "So I went outside, built a fire and made coffee," she said. A friend then helped her barbecue a freezer full of fast-defrosting steak, chicken, hamburgers and hot dogs. "We can't possibly eat it in one day, but what else can we do?"
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October 14, 1990 | United Press International
An earthquake with a 5.7 magnitude struck the central Philippine island of Negros on Saturday, but authorities said there were no reports of damage or injuries.
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December 13, 1999 | Associated Press
Damage and injuries from a powerful earthquake that rocked the Philippines before dawn were less severe than first feared, officials said Sunday. The quake, which struck the main island of Luzon just after 2 a.m. Sunday, had a preliminary magnitude of 6.8, strong enough to cause serious damage. But hours later, the death toll was two people. About two dozen others, mostly children, were injured, relief officials said.
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August 17, 1990 | United Press International
The United States granted a $20-million loan to the Philippines on Thursday to help repair roads and buildings damaged by the July 16 earthquake. Philippine officials said more than 1,600 people died in the 7.7 temblor.
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July 31, 1990 | From Associated Press
A man rescued Monday 14 days after an earthquake buried him in the basement of a luxury hotel said that while trapped in the darkness, he often wished he were dead and even tried to kill himself. Pedrito Dy, a cook and part-time fitness instructor, was the third survivor since Friday to be pulled from the ruins of the Hyatt Terraces Hotel in the resort of Baguio. Dy, 27, was flown to Manila for treatment. Dr. Raul Morena said Dy's athletic build protected him from serious injury in the 7.
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