Dumaguete, Philippines — After the February 6, 2012 Earthquake

Nearly two days after the earthquake, and we are still experiencing aftershocks.  I was awakened this morning by one right before 6:00am, and I just felt another slight tremor at 8:48am.  Multiple sources, including PHIVOLCS, report more than 1,000 (mostly minor) aftershocks since the initial earthquake, but the strongest of these measured 6.2  early Monday evening.  Aftershocks could continue

President Aquino will be in Dumaguete today (his 52nd birthday) to assess the damage and meet with local officials.  According to the Department of Public Works and Highways 11 bridges are impassable along the Dumaguete North Road in Negros, and some sections of this road have cracks or debris from resulting landslides blocking passage.  Specifically within Dumaguete, five bridges have been classified as impassable due to damages:  the Martilo Bridge km 64+800 (La Libertad); Pangaloan Bridge (Jimalalud); Oyangon Bridge ; San Jose Bridge km 101+669; and Bateria Bridge.

The new Robinson’s Mall in Dumaguete had minor structural damage, with some cracking in the walls.  [I have since learned that Robinson’s Movie Theatre is temporarily closed due to ceiling damage.]  I don’t know yet about Lee Plaza or Hypermart.  I will be going out later today to have a look around.

For more information, including maps and related videos, please visit the following link from GMA:  http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/247178/news/regions/aftershocks-dim-hopes-of-finding-survivors-in-quake-hit-negros-oriental

Please keep the Filipino people in your thoughts as they face yet another difficult time, and pray for those still missing following  multiple landslides (currently 71 from two barangays).


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. athenajeunnessemae
    Apr 30, 2012 @ 02:56:34

    nice blog. I saw your blog in your odesk profile.


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