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16 October 2013

Update on the 7.2 Earthquake in Carmen, Bohol, October 16, 2013 (6:00 a.m.) from NDRRMC

The following are excerpts from a report from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council on the effects of the earthquake in Carmen, Bohol, October 15, 2013. The information reflects conditions as of October 15, 2013, 3:00 p.m., unless otherwise stated.
An earthquake of tectonic origin with a magnitude of 7.2 occurred in Region VII at about 8:12 a.m.
As of 5:00 a.m. (October 16, 2013), PHIVOLCS has recorded 725 aftershocks. 12 of which were felt.
Reported intensities
Intensity VII
Tagbilaran City, Bohol, and Cebu City
Intensity VI
Hinigaran, Negros Occidental, and Dumaguete City
Intensity V
Iloilo City; La Carlota, Negros Occidental; Guimaras Island; Abuyog, Leyte; Ozamis City; Sibulan, Negros Oriental; Camiguin Island; and Gingoog, Misamis Cagayan de Oro
Intensity IV
Masbate City; Roxas City; San Jose, Culasi , Antique; Bulusan, Sorsogon; Hinunangan, Leyte; Patnungon, Antique; Dipolog City; Bacolod City; Naval, Biliran; Bayawan City; Baybay, Southern Leyte; TabonTabon, Leyte; San Pablo, Leyte; Bato, Leyte; Guihulngan, North Oriental; Butuan City ; and Tacloban
Intensity III
Davao City; Canlaon City; Cotabato City; La Costellana, Negros Occidental; Zamboanga City; Borongan City, Samar; Bukidnon; Tarragona, Davao; Surigao City ; Laoan, Antique; Cotabato City; Banisilan, North Cotabato; Potongan, Zamboanga del Norte; Polanco, Zamboanga del Norte; Labason, Zambaonga del Norte; Manukan, Zamboanga del Norte; Balderama, Antique; and Barbaza, Antique
Intensity II
Nabas, Aklan ; Carrascal, Surigao del Sur; Tacurong City; and Libertad, Antique
Intensity I
Lezo, Aklan
99 Dead
    • 8 in Cebu
    • 90 in Bohol
    • 1 in Siquijor
276 Injured
    • 106 in Cebu
    • 166 in Bohol
    • 3 in Siquijor
    • 1 Negros Oriental
3 Rescued in Barangay Pasil, Cebu City
Affected population
    • A total of 558,390 families (2,841,956 persons) were affected in seven cities, 27 municipalities, 879 barangays all in Bohol, Cebu and, Siquijor.
    • 2,533 families (12,665 persons) were displaced and currently served in 13 evacuation centers in the affected areas.
Incidents monitored
The following highways in Cebu are impassable due to landslides:
Highway in Boljoon
Barangay Kawasan, Aloguinsan
Barangays Gutlang, Canulam, Canbatug, Lapay, and Balusa
Stampede occurred in Barba Sports Complex Toledo City, and Pinamungahan Auditorium Cebu.
Power outages (to date)
Province of Bohol
Barangay Duran in Iloilo
Cadiz City Negros Occidental
Status of seaport and airport operations
All seaports in Cebu opened except for Pier 4
All port operations in Bohol resumed except for Tagbilaran.
All airport operations resumed as of 10:30 a.m.
Stranded passengers
A total of 20 passengers and eight vessels were reported stranded in Coast Guard Station Tagbilaran, Talibon, Jagna, and Ubay.
Actions Taken
NDRRMC-OPCEN immediately disseminated the information to OCDRCs V, VI, VII and XI through facsimile, SMS, website, and twitter account for further dissemination to their respective local DRRMCs and advised them to undertake precautionary measure and to monitor the situation for any possible effects of said earthquake particularity in areas with reported intensities.
A press conference was held at the NDDRMC Conference Room at 12:00 p.m. to discuss the effects of the earthquake in Carmen, Bohol.
At about 3:00 p.m., October 15, 2013, President Benigno S. Aquino III presided the press briefing held at the NDRRMC Conference Room.
OCD Administrator and NDRRMC Administrator Undersecretary Eduardo Del Rosario presided a Press Briefing at 6:00 p.m., October 15, 2013, at NDRRMC Conference for updates on the effects of the earthquake.
Closely monitoring the situation for any significant developments and shall be immediately relayed to all concerned.
Released P10 million to DSWD-FO VII for purchase of relief goods for the affected population and operational expenses in the disaster operations;
Prepositioned 2,000 family food packs (P509,720) and 100 rolls of laminated sacks amounting to P775,608 to be airlifted using C-130;
Prepositioned P98.66 million worth of standby funds, family food packs, and NFls in all affected FOs to include NROC.
DSWD DROMIC is closely coordinating with concerned DSWD-FOs for significant reports relative to the incident.
Is continuously monitoring the effects of the earthquake and directed lower offices/units to coordinate with their respective CDRRMC/PDRRMC for the activation of Crisis Management Committee.
Full alert status has been declared directing all PNP personnel to report to their respective offices for SAR operations.
PRO VII, VII, and Caraga directed all unit commanders to continue monitoring the situation as necessary.
Coordinated with OCD VII and PDRRMCs for updates on situation and damage assessment.
Directed all OPCOM and OPCON units to prepare and alert their respective Disaster Response Task Units (DRTUs) for possible disaster response operations.
Bohol Ready Reserve Batallion together with the 505th TAS Group participated in rescue and clearing operations at Dauls Church in Bohol.
Disaster Response Team (DRT) in Naval Forces Central Visayas were deployed at Sto. Nino Basilica.
CENTCOM deployed two helicopters to Bohol for the conduct of Damage Assessment and Needs Analysis.
Naval Reserve-Eastern Visayas 82nd Marine Brigade was deployed in Basilica del Nino to assist in the clearing operations of the collapsed bell tower.
Sent directive to coast guard units nationwide to submit a list of affected areas covering ports, passenger terminals, CG facilities and personnel, vessel/boat, and power/communications breakdown.
Coordinated with the Philippine Port Authority (PPA), LGUs and Local DRRMCs.
DOH was initially placed on code red alert status
CHD VII raised code red alert status and conducted Rapid Health Assessment (RHA) in the Region.
DOH HEMS reported that the six hospitals/health facilities in Bohol have sustained cracks in the building but after assessment the hospitals were found to be functional and operational.
Deployed fire fighters, CSSR teams and fire trucks in the affected areas of Regions V, VI, VII, VIII, and XI.
DPWH-V coordinated with District Engineering Offices regarding the effects of earthquake in their area of responsibility.
DepEd has activated their disaster risk reduction and management office and announced the suspension of classes in Cebu City and the whole of Bohol on October 16, 2013 awaiting the results of assessment of the safety school buildings by their teams.
Deployed one rescue team to Bohol and one rescue team to Cebu