NDRRMC Situation Report on the effects of the Earthquake in Carmen, Bohol, October 15, 2013 (3:00 p.m.)

From the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council

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 7.2 magnitude(Ms) occurred in Region VII at about 8:12 AM
  • As of 1:52 PM, PHIVOLCS has recorded 192 earthquakes associated with this earthquake series. A total of 6 events were felt.

Reported Intensities

Intensity VII – Tagbilaran, Bohol
Intensity VI – Hinigaran, Negros Occidental
Intensity V – Iloilo City; La Carlota, Negros Occidental
Intensity IV – Masbate City; Roxas City; San Jose, Culasi, Antique; Guihulngan, Negros Oriental
Intensity III – Davao City



28 Dead

o    9 in Cebu

o    18 in Bohol

o    1 in Siquijor

159 Injured

o    54 in Cebu

o    102 in Bohol

o    3 in Siquijor

3 Rescued in Barangay Pasil, Cebu City

Incidents Monitored

Highway in Boljoon, Cebu is impassable due to landslide.

Stampede occurred in Toledo City.

Power Outages

Province of Bohol

Mandaue City, Cebu

Province of Iloilo

Cadiz City Negros Occidental

Areas in Region XI

Status of Seaport and Airport Operations

All seaport trips in Cebu and Bohol are suspended

All airport operations resumed as of 10:30 AM

Actions Taken
NDRRMC§  NDRRMC-OPCEN immediately disseminated the information to OCDRCs V, VI, VII and XI thru 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 12:00NN to discuss the effects of the earthquake in Carmen, Bohol.


§  Closely monitoring the situation for any significant developments and shall be immediately relayed to all concerned.


§  Prepositioned a total P89.73 million worth of standby funds (P3.35M), family food packs (37,602 food packs worth P15.63 M) and NFIs (P44.83) in all affected FOs to include NROC.

§  DSWD DROMIC is closely coordinating with concerned DSWD-FOs for significant reports relative to the incident.

PNP§  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.


§  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.

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