Following the number of earthquakes affecting various parts of the country, including with epicenter in Wao, Lanao del Sur  in Mindanao on April 12, 13, and 16, 2017, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau regional office took the opportunity when it was its turn to host the DENR regional office Monday convocation on April 17, 2017 to conduct an IEC on earthquake and tsunami awareness and preparedness.