Filtered By: Topstories

The 1990 Luzon earthquake

The July 16, 1990 earthquake in Luzon is listed among the world's largest and deadliest earthquakes.

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the July 16, 1990 earthquake with magnitude 7.7 was the largest for that year.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the 16 July 1990 earthquake produced a 125-kilometer ground rupture from Dingalan in Aurora to Kayapa in Nueva Vizcaya along the Philippine Fault Zone and the Digdig Fault.

While the Philippine earthquake was considered as the world's largest for that year, it was not classified as the deadliest for 1990.

The USGS noted that the Philippine earthquake killed 1,621 people but the June 20, 1990 magnitude-7.4 earthquake in Iran claimed more lives with 50,000 fatalities.

See the infographic below for facts on the Luzon earthquake.


—Veronica Pulumbarit and Jessica Bartolome/ALG, GMA News