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Recorded Data of Ground Motion Record on the October 2019 Series of Earthquakes in Cotabato City

Requested from PHIVOLCS by J. Navasca at 04:11 PM on Mar 21, 2022.
Purpose: Research Data for Graduate Thesis in Structural Engineering in University of The Philippines
Date of Coverage: 10/01/2019 - 12/31/2019
Tracking no: #PHIVOLCS-067815881794

Navasca 04:11 PM, Mar 21, 2022

Hi, I would like to request information regarding the recorded ground motion data on the series of earthquakes that happens in Cotabato City from October 2019 to December 2019.  Can you also indicate the distance to the source of the recording station?

I am currently working on my thesis regarding the seismic performance of low-rise building subjected to sequential motion. This study is significant and timely since in the recent years we determine that aftershocks cause damaging effects to structures affected by mainshock event. 

Thank you for your time and consideration on my request.

Montes 11:23 AM, Mar 22, 2022

March 22, 2022

Dear Jan Lhester,


Thank you for your request dated Mar 21, 2022 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You asked for Recorded Data of Ground Motion Record on the October 2019 Series of Earthquakes in Cotabato City.

Response to your request

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we would need for you to resubmit your request as this is considered part of our frontline services, also indicated in our Citizen's Charter. A Data User Agreement needs to be sign as well. Please resubmit your request addressed to Renato U. Solidum, Jr., Officer-in-Charge of PHIVOLCS and send to

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Thank you.

Angela Montes
FOI Officer

Hello, I would like to follow up on this matter. I already sent a formal email request undersigned by me and my thesis adviser at the University of The Philippines Diliman.

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