1968 Casiguran Earthquake

1968 Casiguran Earthquake

Apatnapung taon na ang nakakaraan nang mangyari ang lindol sa Casiguran noong August 2, 1968. Bago sumapit ang 1991 Luzon Earthquake, ito ang pinakamasalantang lindol sa Pilipinas. 268 ang namatay at 261 naman ang nasugatan sanhi nito. Ito rin ang naging dahilan ng pagguho ng Ruby Tower sa Binondo Maynila.

Mula sa wikipedia:

1968 Casiguran earthquake occurred on August 2, 1968 with a 7.3 Richter scale magnitude. More than 270 people died and 261 were injured. The epicenter was located in Casiguran, Quezon (now part of Aurora province). This was the most destructive earthquake in the Philippines during the 20 years before the 1990 Luzon earthquake. In addition, the earthquake generated a tsunami that reached as far as Japan.

The hardest hit was the densely populated city of Manila killing 268 people and 261 more were injured. Majority of the buildings that suffered severe damages lies near at the mouth of Pasig River with huge alluvial deposits. Some of them were damaged beyond repair and others only suffered cosmetic damages. 260 people died when a 6-storey building Ruby Tower collapsed in the district of Binondo. Majority of the building collapsed except for a portion of the first and second floors at the northern end of the building. There was an allegation that the building was poorly built and used low-grade materials.[1] In District of Santa Ana, one person was injured from a damaged apartment building.

Two more people were killed from Aurora sub province and Pampanga. Around the town of Casiguran, there were several reports of landslides and the worst one happened near at Casiguran Bay.

Ito naman ang detalye ng lindol mula sa Phivolcs

At ito naman ang ilang mga larawan mula sa Phivolcs:

Tulay ng Casiguran

Daang Casiguran papunta sa Barrio Tabas

Mga bitak sa “logging road” 30 metro mula sa ilog ng Casiguran.

Mga bitak sa kalsada.

Landslide sa Dinadiawan.

Siguradong may mga mambabasa ng Batangbaler na may kwento tingkol sa lindol na ito. Ikwento naman ninyo nang mas magkadetalye ang “post” na ito.

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13 thoughts on “1968 Casiguran Earthquake”

  1. I agree, the Ruby Tower must have been built using inferior materials or there was faulty architectural design. My alma mater’s main building was a lot older than Ruby tower yet it survived the earth.quake. This old building was built in the very early 20’s and was the oldest public high school in north of Manila. For at least two weeks, our main building was used as the morgue. We could still smell the decaying flesh when classes resumed.

  2. I was five years old and i do remember that. “Birhen sa langit, birhen sa lupa”. Akaw ay talagang pumupusit ang tubig duun sa Zubia nuun galing sa nabitak na lupa. We never thougth of any tidal wave at that time, not even a warning. Lahat ng mga magkakapit bahay, nag tipun-tipon sa iisang lugar na parang may pic-nic and just stayed there waiting what will happen next. That was really scary.

  3. talagang nakakalungkot isipin ang mga trahedya na naganap
    na sakuna noong 1968,, pero sana naman ipakita nyo yung palamon nng lupa sa tinatawag nilang RUBY TOWER,,,,,, tnx

  4. hnd ko alm kung ano ang ngyri s ruby tower ang sbi lng skin ng mga mgulng ko ay tlgang un dw ang npklkas n lindol n tumama s pilipnas gusto kung mlmn ang lht ng mga detalye s mga pngyayari s ruby tower alm ko mrmi ang mga nmty ng mngyari un lidol n un
    pero ang hnd ko mlilimutan ay pngyayarin noon july 16 1990 kaslukuyan nsa bhay ako ng arw ng mganap ang pglindol n hlod ang boung bagiuo ay nsalnta lalo n ang hayyat hotel n kung saan mrmi rin ang mga nmaty at s isang unibersidad ng bagiuo npklgim ang mga pngyayaring nganap ng arw n un………………………………….

  5. I was born on August 2, 1968. As what my mother always telling me, she was expected to deliver a baby on the last week of August in 1968. But due to a horrible earthquake that hit almost the entire philippines with a magnitude of 7.3 in ritchter scale, she delivered a baby girl on August 2, 1968. The baby should be named “RUBY”after the name of a collapsed tower in Binondo, Manila that killed and wounded hundreds of person. Said name was changed to a name wherein they can easuly forget said horrible incident. . . Wherever you are Inay, thank you for bringing me into this world. For you Itay, I love you! I owe my life to both of you.

  6. ano ba kayo mga kabayan….ENGLISH KAYO NG ENGLISH Pinoy naman tayo….niloloko niyo ang sarili niyo? ano ba talaga kayo pilipino o kano? mamili kayo….ay mga pasaway kayo….kayabangan lang yan..masabi lang na sosyal o di kaya eh maipakita na mataas ang pinag apalan o malayo na ang nararating eh kakalimutan na ang SARILING WIKA. MAHIYA KAYO MGA TAGA BALER TAGA BALER SI MANUEL L. QUEZON KILALANG AMA NG WIKANG PILIPINO…PAG LINGGO NG WIKA BALER AGAD ANG NASA ISIP NG PILIPINO..TAPUS ENGLISAN KAYO NG ENGLISAN..

  7. i could still remember that tromendous time… my god… the water from the gutters were going on the road because of that earthquake… and i still remember i found a snake in our old fridge..my god.. it was big… then my grandpa couldn’t find it… then, he decided to

  8. I was one of severeal young (back then) American volunteers that went to the ruby Tower site on that dreadful day. Many decades later, I hope to be able to find some
    photos of the tremendous efforts put forth to help…everyone. Please advise.

    Hope things are well in my former “home” the Republic of the Philippines.

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