Major Philippine Disasters (1950-2017)

  • 1951 Mt. Hibok-Hibok Eruption

    1951 Mt. Hibok-Hibok Eruption
    Camiguin Island, Northern Mindanao.
    3,000+ killed.
    Unleashed boiling lava, poisonous gases, and landslides that destroyed nearly 19 square kilometres (7.3 sq mi) of land.
    Near halving of Camiguin population due to emigration.
  • 1965 Taal Eruption

    1965 Taal Eruption
    Est. 200+ killed. Widespread damage to surrounding towns and villages.
    Unknown total damage cost.
  • 1968 Casiguran Earthquake

    1968 Casiguran Earthquake
    Casiguran, Quezon (Aurora)
    Magnitude 7.6
    Unknown true damage cost, however death toll ranged in the 300-500s.
    Followed by a tsunami, marred by multiple building collapses.
  • Super Typhoon Titang (Kate)

    Super Typhoon Titang (Kate)
    Southern Mindanao
    800 people killed/missing, over 5,000 families displaced
    $50 million in damage (Php 2.5 Billion)
    Deadliest and costliest Philippine typhoon at the time.
  • 1976 Moro Gulf Earthquake & Tsunamis

    1976 Moro Gulf Earthquake & Tsunamis
    Mindanao and Sulu.
    8.0 Magnitude.
    5,000–8,000 killed/missing, 10,000 injured, and 90,000 homeless
    Destruction of towns, mostly coastal.
  • 1983 Luzon earthquake

    1983 Luzon earthquake
    Ilocos Norte, Luzon
    Magnitude 6.5
    Intense damage to several towns, namely Pasuquin, Laoag, Sarrat, and Batac
    Unknown total cost in damage.
  • Typhoon Ike (Nitang)

    Typhoon Ike (Nitang)
    August 26 - September 6 1984, Suriago, Agusan, Leyte, Samar, Camiguin, Bohol, Cebu, Misamis Oriental, Negros
    $1 billion in damages
    1,500 people killed
  • 1990 Bohol Earthquake

    1990 Bohol Earthquake
    Bohol Island, Visayas
    Magnitude 6.8
    3,000 houses destroyed
    46,000 displaced
    Php 154 million in damage
  • 1990 Luzon earthquake

    1990 Luzon earthquake
    Central Luzon
    Magnitude 7.9
    ~1,700 killed. Thousands of families displaced
    Php 10 billion in damage.
  • Typhoon Ruping (Mike)

    Typhoon Ruping (Mike)
    Southern Visayas
    800 dead, 50,000 displaced, 300,000 homes damaged/destroyed.
    $388.5 million (Php 19.4 Billion) in damage.
    Triggered destructive landslides and flooding which in combination with high wind speeds lead to severe infrastructure damage.
  • 1991 Mt. Pinatubo eruption

    1991 Mt. Pinatubo eruption
    Central Luzon, Pampanga, Zambales, and Tarlac.
    Ashes carried as far as Cambodia and Palawan.
    20,000 evacuated, 850 killed, 10,000 homeless
    364 communities and 2.1 million people affected, loss of livelihoods and buildings
    Est. Php 10.6+ Billion in total damage.
  • Typhoon Uring (Thelma)

    Typhoon Uring (Thelma)
    Leyte, Negros Occidental, Tacloban, Visayas.
    5,000– 8,000 dead/missing.
    4,446 homes destroyed, 22,229 damaged.
    ~ $27.67 million damage.
  • Typhoon Kadiang (Flo)

    Typhoon Kadiang (Flo)
    Central Luzon.
    Php 8.75 billion in damage.
    Unknown death toll.
    Triggered heavy flooding and storm surges.
  • 1994 Mindoro earthquake

    1994 Mindoro earthquake
    Magnitude 7.1.
    100 dead, 8000 families displaced.
    ₱5.15-million in damage.
    Resulting tsunamis and landslides.
  • Typhoon Rosing (Angela)

    Typhoon Rosing (Angela)
    Southern Luzon, Metro Manila, Calabarzon, and Bicol.
    950 dead, 96,000 houses destroyed, several roads and bridges inaccessible.
    Php 10.829 billion in damage.
    Triggered mudslides and flooding.
    Power outages affected 1/3rd of the country.
  • 2002 Mindanao Earthquake

    2002 Mindanao Earthquake
    Central and Southern Mindanao
    Magnitude 7.5
    100 injured/dead, over 800 buildings destroyed
    Followed by tsunamis and landslides
  • Tropical Depression Winnie

    Tropical Depression Winnie
    Central and South Luzon
    1,600 people killed, $14.6 million in damages
    Triggered massive flooding
  • 2006 Southern Leyte Mudslide

    2006 Southern Leyte Mudslide
    Guisaugon, Southern Leyte
    Preceded by 10-day period of heavy rain and minor (2.6 magnitude) earthquake.
    1,200 killed
  • Typhoon Reming (Durian)

    Typhoon Reming (Durian)
    Catanduanes, Albay, Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte
    1,500 killed, $530 million in damage.
    Followed by landslides and storm surges.
  • Typhoon Frank (Fengshen)

    Typhoon Frank (Fengshen)
    Visayas and Southern Luzon.
    1,400 dead/missing. 156,00 houses were damaged/destroyed.
    4.8 Million persons in 6,400 barangays in 419 municipalities in 58 provinces affected.
    Php 13.525 billion in damage.
  • Typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana)

    Typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana)
    Central and Southern Luzon.
    Est. 750 dead/missing.
    $ 244 million (Php 11 billion) in damage.
    Triggered various landslides and severe flooding.
  • Typhoon Pepeng (Parma)

    Typhoon Pepeng (Parma)
    Nothern Luzon.
    500 people dead, over 30,000 families affected.
    PhP 27.3 billion in damages.
    Heavy flooding caused Leptospirosis outbreaks.
  • Typhoon Juan (Megi)

    Typhoon Juan (Megi)
    Central Luzon.
    31 dead, over 200,000 homeless.
    Php 8.32 billion in damage.
    Widespread flooding and loss of crops.
  • 2010-11 Visayan floods

    2010-11 Visayan floods
    Occurred late December 2010 - mid January 2011.
    Widespread flooding in Visayas, Bicol, Caraga region
    453,00 people displaced in 19 provinces, 1,231,000 people affected.
    $20,396,723 in damages
  • Typhoon Pedring (Nesat)

    Typhoon Pedring (Nesat)
    Nothern and Central Luzon.
    100 dead/missing. Over 200,000 affected.
    $333 million (Php 15 billion) in damage.
    Resulting storm surges heavily affected several cities, as well as flooding affecting Metro Manila.
  • Typhoon Sendong (Washi)

    Typhoon Sendong (Washi)
    Mindanao and Palawan
    2,500 people killed
    $97.8 million in damages
  • 2012 Visayan Earthquake

    2012 Visayan Earthquake
    Negros Occidental
    Magnitude 6.7
    Landslide buried an entire barangay.
    15,500 houses destroyed.
    Est. ₱383-million in damage.
  • Typhoon Pablo (Bopha)

    Typhoon Pablo (Bopha)
    Mindanao Proper
    2,000 dead/missing. $1.04 (Php 42.2 billion) billion in damage.
  • Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan)

    Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan)
    Samar, Leyte.
    6,300 dead, 28,689 injured, 1,061 missing.
    Php 90 Billion in damage.
    Entire cities destroyed. Loss of lives, homes, and jobs. Widespread famine and desolation.
  • Typhoon Glenda (Rammasun)

    Typhoon Glenda (Rammasun)
    Southern Luzon, Northern Visayas.
    1,500 dead/injured, 12 million affected.
    Php 38.6 Billion in damage.
  • Typhoon Lando (Koppu)

    Typhoon Lando (Koppu)
    Central and northern Luzon.
    60 dead, 100,000 displaced.
    Php 11 Billion in damage.
    Widespread flooding and structural damage.