Bohol, Philippines Earthquake


IDRN Kagayan Assessment: 


The point of contact for this response will be David Bopp. Please contact David at to participate in the response. Please post all response information, updates, or inquiries in the comments section below.

The 2013 Bohol earthquake occurred on October 15, 2013 at 7:53:54 a.m. (PST) in Bohol, an island province located in Central Visayas, Philippines. The magnitude of the earthquake at the epicenter was recorded at Mw 7.2, located 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) SW of Sagbayan town, at a depth of 12 kilometres (7.5 mi). It affected the whole Central Visayas region, particularly Bohol and Cebu. The quake was felt in the whole Visayas area and as far as Masbate island in the north and Cotabato provinces in southern Mindanao. According to recent official reports by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), 198 were reported dead, 11 were missing, and 668 people were injured. In all, more than 55 thousand structures were damaged or destroyed. It was the deadliest earthquake in the Philippines in 23 years. The energy of the quake released was equivalent to 32 Hiroshima bombs.  Previously, Bohol was also hit by an earthquake on February 8, 1990 that damaged several buildings and caused a tsunami.


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Comment by Shauna King on November 8, 2013 at 10:42am

International Medical Relief is responding to the devastation in Bohol.  We are planning to bring aid to some of the hardest hit areas in January of 2014.  Our International Director, Dr. Maricar Santos, has informed us that most of the churches in this region along with 222 people have already been killed.  All volunteers are welcome - please apply for the trip at - there is a special application just for disasters that will link in any applicants as first responders.

Shauna King

Comment by Alex Dane on October 29, 2013 at 11:38pm

From where will your team be coming from? Please... DO you have your target already? Or do you need our assistance basing on the assessment we conducted. Should you need us (IDRN Kagayan), please contact IDRN Philippine Regional Head - Rev. Alex Eduave

Comment by Luvimin P.Zacal on October 29, 2013 at 1:23am

Action Philippines was schedule to moved on Nov. 16-21 Lord willing. we need some logistic preparation and we are working with shipping lines , group of Medical Team, Volunteers who will conduct an open kitchen using Manna packs from Feed My starving Children. Please pray for us, we are still short to purchase some relief goods. Many thanks

Comment by Alex Dane on October 27, 2013 at 9:25pm

Hope you're in Bohol now Sir. Welcome. Should you need us (IDRN Kagayan), please advise Rev. Alex Eduave - our (Philippine) Regional Director. 

Comment by David Andrew Bopp on October 27, 2013 at 2:20am


Please find attached the written assessment form from Alex Dane's Team to the main article.

Comment by David Andrew Bopp on October 26, 2013 at 7:22am

@ Dr. Ron Patterson... Sir, are you currently in the Philippines? I am flying to Manila on the 27th and then to Bohol on the 28th... will be in country through the week. Would love to get connected!

Comment by David Andrew Bopp on October 26, 2013 at 7:21am

Thanks Alex! Can you attach any written assessment report? Would love to share it!

Comment by Mike Adams on October 26, 2013 at 5:52am

Well done, Alex!

I'd love to see the assessment information from you trip.   Thanks.

Comment by Alex Dane on October 25, 2013 at 7:36pm

I just arrived from Bohol (0500H 26 Oct 2013) assisting in the distribution of relief goods based on our (IDRN) assessment conducted 2 days after 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit Bohol. IDRN in partnership with KEDRN and ERRP distributed about 900 food packs, mosquito nets, and sleeping mats to the victims in the remote areas unreached by media and relief distributions. Sagbayan town where the epicenter is located was IDRN's focus in its initial respond. This has 5,530 families living in 24 villages. This used to be a progressive municipality is now almost all rubbles. People don't have food and they are in dire need of drinking water. We will help.

Comment by Alex Dane on October 25, 2013 at 7:26pm

Comment by Dr Ron Patterson on October 25, 2013 at 12:58pm

Correct the word there to their in my last post

Comment by Dr Ron Patterson on October 25, 2013 at 12:56pm


What is needed and where will the response HQ be centered?

Last year, I met with local members, but they did not get back to me with there needs, so I returned to the States without providing assistance.

Dr Ron

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