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Phivolcs records volcanic quake; maintains Alert Level 1 on Taal

By Lilybeth Ison   (PNA file photo)  MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Friday recorded one earthquake in Taal Volcano in the past 24 hours. It said the emission of steam-laden plumes from Taal’s main crater vents was very weak and that ground deformation parameters based on continuous GPS monitoring from … Continue reading

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Magnitude 6.3 quake jolts Batangas, nearby areas

The quake’s epicenter in Calatagan, Batangas (Phivolcs image) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – A magnitude 6.3 quake jolted Batangas and nearby areas, including Metro Manila on Friday morning. In its Earthquake Information bulletin, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the quake’s epicenter is in Calatagan, Batangas. It is tectonic in origin and has a … Continue reading

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Magnitude 6.4 quake jolts DavOcc; no tsunami threat

Magnitude 6.4 quake jolts DavOcc; no tsunami threat By Ma. Cristina Arayata (Image grabbed from Phivolcs’ Facebook page) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – A magnitude 6.4 quake jolted Davao Occidental late Sunday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported. The tectonic quake struck 26 kilometers southeast of Don Marcelino, Davao Occidental at 11:23 p.m. … Continue reading

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PCSO gives aid to Mindanao quake victims

PCSO gives aid to Mindanao quake victims By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)  — The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) on Tuesday said it has provided assistance to 200 persons affected by Sunday’s magnitude 6.9 earthquake in Davao del Sur. PCSO General Manager Royina-Marzan Garma distributed grocery items to the affected families on … Continue reading

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All roads in Mindanao quake-hit areas passable: DPWH

All roads in Mindanao quake-hit areas passable: DPWHBy Ferdinand Patinio MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) on Monday said all national roads and bridges in areas affected by Sunday’s magnitude 6.9 earthquake that struck parts of Mindanao are passable. Based on the executive summary report, as of 1 … Continue reading

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PPA, PCG provide swift assistance after Mindanao quake

PPA, PCG provide swift assistance after Mindanao quake MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Following the magnitude 6.5 earthquake that hit several parts of Mindanao Thursday morning, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) and the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), both attached agencies of the Department of Transportation (DOTr), immediately mobilized to aid affected citizens. DOTr Secretary Arthur … Continue reading

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Fault movements, not volcanoes, caused Mindanao quakes: Phivolcs

Fault movements, not volcanoes, caused Mindanao quakes: Phivolcs By Christine Cudis MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — There is no basis to rumors that the series of quakes felt in parts of Mindanao were caused by any volcanic activities, an official of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said on Thursday. “Say a volcano … Continue reading

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DOE activates energy resiliency TF after earthquake hits Luzon

DOE activates energy resiliency TF after earthquake hits Luzon By Joann Villanueva MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Department of Energy (DOE) has activated the Task Force Energy Resiliency (TFER) after a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit parts of Luzon past 5 pm Monday. Citing a report from the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), … Continue reading