Philippines

UN arranges satellite image assessment of PH quake

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora  (Photo courtesy of PIA-Abra) MANILA – The United Nations (UN) has arranged a satellite image assessment of the impact of the magnitude 7 earthquake that rocked Abra and nearby areas in northern Luzon last week. The assessment would help support the country’s response efforts. “The UN Office for the Coordination of … Continue reading

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Magnitude 5.1 quake hits DavOcc, nearby provinces

By Ma. Cristina Arayata   Epicenter of the quake (Image from Phivolcs) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– A magnitude 5.1 earthquake jolted Davao Occidental and nearby provinces early Wednesday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported. The tectonic quake struck 118 km. southeast of the municipality of Jose Abad Santos at 4:08 a.m. and had a … Continue reading

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Nothing to worry about magnitude 7.1 DavOcc quake: Solidum

By Ma. Cristina Arayata   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – There is nothing to worry about the magnitude 7.1 quake that jolted Davao Occidental on the night of January 21, Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) Director Renato Solidum Jr. said Friday. “Yes (there is nothing to worry about it). It has ended and it did not … Continue reading