Philippine Major Disasters

  • Mount Hibok-Hibok Volcanic Eruption

    Mount Hibok-Hibok Volcanic Eruption
    On December 4, 1951 Mount Hibok-Hibok erupted and killed over 3,000 people, affecting the Mambajao area. The eruption unleashed boiling lava, poisonous gases and caused landslides
  • Typhoon Nina (Amy)

    Typhoon Nina (Amy)
    Typhoon Nina also known as Typhoon Amy with a windspeed of 220 kph, killed 991 people also causing destruction costing $30 million affecting areas of Guiuan Samar Island. The storm happened around the same time of Mt. Hibok-Hibok's Eruption
  • Typhoon Trix (Walding)

    Typhoon Trix (Walding)
    On October of 1952, 995 people were killed due to the typhoon that had a windspeed of 225 kph. Damages costing $17.6 million affecting areas of Central Philippines in the Bicol Region
  • Taal Volcano Eruption

    Taal Volcano Eruption
    The Taal Volcano eruption with phreatomagmatic and pyroclastic surges killed around 100 people in 1965
  • Casiguran Earthquake

    This earthquake killed 268 people due to the earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3
  • Mindanao Earthquake / Moro Gulf Earthquake

    Mindanao Earthquake / Moro Gulf Earthquake
    With a magnitude of 8.0 this earthquake killed 8,000 people also having an aftershock of a tsunami.
  • Ilocos Norte Earthquake

    With a magnitude of 6.5 this earthquake killed 16 people, although it did not affect too much people, it cause a lot of damages.
  • Typhoon Ike (Nitang)

    Typhoon Ike (Nitang)
    With a windspeed of 230 kph, this typhoon killed 1,440 people also affecting the Northern Eastern part of the main Southern island of Mindanao, Central Philippines and Surigao del Norte Province
  • Mayon Volcano Eruption

    No casualties were recorded but more than 73,000 were evacuated from the danger zones, recommended by PHIVOLCS scientists.
  • Typhoon Nina (Sisang)

    Typhoon Nina (Sisang)
    Causing destruction worth $54.5 million affecting areas of Manila, Lucena City, Matnog, Verla, Sorsogon Province, Albay Province, Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Boac, Samar Island; typhoon Sisang killed 979 people with a windspeed of 270 kph.
  • Northern & Central Luzon Earthquake

    Northern & Central Luzon Earthquake
    Happened July 16, of 1990 the earthquake, killed 2,412 people, with a magnitude of 7.8. Destruction cost $369 million affecting areas of Northern & Central Luzon hitting cities of Baguio, Cabanatuan and Dagupan the hardest.
  • Typhoon Mike (Ruping)

    Killed around 1,363 people, With a destruction cost of $241 million affecting areas in Central Philippines.
  • Mount Pinatubo Eruption

    Mount Pinatubo Eruption
    Happened June 15 of 1991 which killed 847 people. The volcanic eruption ejected matrial such as tephra fallout and had a pyroclastic flow. People were killed mostly due to the collapsing of roofs due to wet ash and also with the simultaneous arrival of Typhoon Yunya. Reforestation projects vauled at P125 million, rice growing farmland, almost 80,000 head of livestock and poultry killed with an overall estimation of agricultural damage of P1.5 Billion
  • Tropical Storm Thelma

    Tropical Storm Thelma
    Happened on November of 1991 with a windspeed of 85 kph that killed 5,000 - 8,000 people. Destruction cost of $27.67 Million that mostly came from affected areas of Leyte, Negros Provinces and Ormoc City.
  • Mayon Volcano Eruption

    Mayon Volcano Eruption
    Happened the year of 1993. Killed 75 people who were mainly farmers due to pyroclastic flows.
  • Mindoro Earthquake

    Mindoro Earthquake
    Killed 78 people, with a magnitude of 7.1.
  • Typhoon Angela (Rosing)

    Typhoon Angela (Rosing)
    Killed 936 people with a windspeed of 260 kph, destructing $241 million worth of properties. Affected areas in Bicol and Manila
  • Kanloan Volcano Eruption

    Happened August 10 of 1996. Known as the '1996 Kanlaon Incident that killed 3 people during a hiking trip. The volcanic eruption ejected ash, stone and hot gas.
  • Typhoon Winnie

    Typhoon Winnie
    With a windspeed of 55 kph the typhoon cause destruction costing $14.6 million, also killing 1,593 people affecting areas in Visayas and Luzon Region
  • Central & Southern Mindanao Earthquake

    Central & Southern Mindanao Earthquake
    With a magnitude of 7.5 the earthquake killed 15 people
  • Typhoon Fengshen (Frank)

    Typhoon Fengshen (Frank)
    Happened June of 2008 killing 938 people with a windspeed of 205 kph. Destruction cost of $301 million affecting the coast of San Fernando, Romblon and Iloilo.
  • Typhoon Ketsana (Ondoy)

    Typhoon Ketsana (Ondoy)
    Happened on September 2009. Killed 464 people, with a windspeed of 165 kph. Affecting areas of Manila, Muntinlupa, Taguig in NCR, Bulacan, Pampanga, Laguna and Batangas with a destruction cost of $244 mill
  • Typhoon Parma (Pepeng)

    Typhoon Parma (Pepeng)
    Happened September of 2009 with a windspeed of 250 kph killing 333 people. Affecting areas of Northern Luzon Island, Pangasinan Province, Ilocos Norte and Cagayan with a destruction cost of $608 million.
  • Typhoon Megi (Juan)

    Typhoon Megi (Juan)
    Happened October of 2010 with a windspeed of 225 kph. Killed 31 people, affecting areas in Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Central and Southern Luzon, Metro Manila and Cordillera damaging $255 million worth of properties.
  • Typhoon Nesat (Pedring)

    Typhoon Nesat (Pedring)
    Happened in 2011 with a windspeed of 215 kph. Killed 83 people, damaging $333 million of properties in the affected areas of central and northern Luzon, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pangasinan and Pampanga.
  • Tropical Washi (Sendong)

    Tropical Washi (Sendong)
    Happened December of 2011 with a windspeed of 95 kph. Killing 1,200 people in the coastal cities of Cagayan de Oro and nearby Illigan costing $1.6 billion of damages.
  • Central Visayas Earthquake

    Central Visayas Earthquake
    With a magnitude of 6.9 the earthquake killed 51 people
  • Guiuan, Eastern Samar Earthquake

    Guiuan, Eastern Samar Earthquake
    Happened August 31, 2012. Killed 1 person, with a magnitude of 7.6
  • Typhoon Bopha (Pablo)

    Typhoon Bopha (Pablo)
    Happened December of 2012 with a windspeed of 280 kph. Destruction costing $1.04 billion killing 1,900 people, affecting areas in the Mindanao Region, Davao Oriental, Compostela Valley Province
  • Bohol Earthquake

    Bohol Earthquake
    Happened October 15, 2013. Killed 222 people, with a magnitude of 7.2
  • Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)

    Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)
    Happened on November 2013 with a windspeed of 315 kph killing 6,340 people. Destruction cost of $2.02 billion and until now, the affected areas such as Visayas Region, Samar, Leyte, Cebu, Capiz, Negros and Northern Iloilo are still recovering.
  • Typhoon Rammasun (Glenda)

    Typhoon Rammasun (Glenda)
    Happened July 2014 with a windspeed of 259 kph killing 195 people. Affecting areas of Laoang, Northern Samar, Cavite, Bataan, Southern Metro Manila with a damage cost of $871 million