July 23, 1987 |
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.
December 16, 1989 |
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.
July 24, 1990 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
December 12, 1999 |
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.
August 24, 1998 |
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.