Philippines

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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Eruption alert raised as Kanlaon Volcano grows restive

By Ma. Cristina Arayata   Photo courtesy of Philippine Biodiversity Conservation Foundation, Inc. (PBCFI)  MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has advised people living near Mt. Kanlaon in Negros Island to be vigilant due to the increased volcanic activity in Mt. Kanlaon. In an advisory issued Saturday night, Phivolcs said 28 … Continue reading

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Magnitude 5.7 quake hits DavOr

By Ma. Cristina Arayata   (Image grabbed from Phivolcs’ website) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – A magnitude 5.7 earthquake hit Davao Oriental on Monday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported. The tectonic quake struck 211 kilometers southeast of the municipality of Governor Generoso around 8 a.m. It had a depth of 44 km. Instrumental … Continue reading

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Magnitude 6.3 quake jolts Davao del Sur

By Ma. Cristina Arayata   STRONG QUAKE. People rush out of mall in Davao City after a strong 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit Davao del Sur on Sunday (Feb. 7, 2021). The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the tectonic quake struck 6 kilometers southeast of Magsaysay around 12:22 p.m. (Photo courtesy DXRP Davao/PCOO) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– … Continue reading

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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