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History of seismic activities in Cebu

Requested from PHIVOLCS by Jeffrey Dave Anacaya at 02:07 PM on Sep 14, 2018.
Purpose: Research and Development
Date of Coverage: 01/01/1950 - 08/14/2018
Tracking no: #PHIVOLCS-790829550441

Jeffrey Dave 02:07 PM, Sep 14, 2018

Hi I would like to request for information regarding:

1. the number of reported fatalities in Cebu
2. the cost of damage in Cebu
3. Peak Ground Acceleration in Philippines

Angela 05:15 PM, Sep 14, 2018

September 14, 2018

Dear Jeffrey Dave,

Thank you for your request dated Sep 14, 2018 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for History of seismic activities in Cebu.

We received your request on Sep 14, 2018 and will respond on or before Oct 05, 2018 02:07:03 PM, in accordance with the Executive Order's implementing rules and regulations.

As to cost of damages for past earthquakes which has affected Cebu, the information may be requested from the Office of Civil Defense. We will forward your request to them and copy you in the email.

Should you have any questions regarding your request, kindly contact me using the reply function on the eFOI portal at, for request with ticket number #PHIVOLCS-790829550441.

Thank you.


Angela Montes
FOI Officer

10:15 AM, Sep 17, 2018

September 17, 2018

Dear Jeffrey Dave Anacaya,


Thank you for your request dated Sep 14, 2018 02:07:03 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You asked for History of seismic activities in Cebu.

Response to your request

 For Question 1 & 2, we have referred you to OCD.  For Quesion 3: Peak Ground Acceleration in the Philippines, we were able to determine that this particular information is already available online and therefore cannot be counted as a valid FOI request. You may retrieve your requested information from  Please check the icon of the Philippine Earthquake Model.

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Thank you.

Bartolome Bautista
FOI Officer

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