In the aftermath of the 6.5 earthquake that hit Leyte on 6 July, approximately 500 aftershocks—including one at 5.8 magnitude—continue to hit the region.
Twin earthquakes hit town of Mabini, following last week’s incident.
A powerful earthquake devastates Surigao City.
A magnitude-7.8 earthquake hit New Zealand’s South Island just after midnight. A quake of the same magnitude hit the Philippines in 1990.
The Philippines sits on the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, a vast area that covers the countries in the Pacific Ocean where earthquakes and volcanic eruptions frequently occur. The country experiences mild earthquakes everyday and strong ones from time to time. Here are some reminders to be better equipped in facing such disaster: