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NDRRMC, nagsagawa ng nationwide simultaneous drill bilang paghahanda sa lindol

by admin   |   Posted on Thursday, 3 July 2014 09:59 AM

Inaapula ng mga bumbero ang sunog sa isang gusali bilang bahagi ng nationwide simultaneous drill na isinagawa ng NDRRMC sa Roxas Boulevard kahapon, Hulyo 2, 2014 (UNTV News)

MANILA, Philippines — Naglabasan ang mga tao sa isang gusali sa Roxas Boulevard pasado alas-9:30 kahapon ng umaga, Miyerkules, matapos makarinig ng sirena.

Sa kuha ng UNTV drone, tila may sunog sa corporate building ng PAGCOR na katapat lang ng US embassy. Ilang minuto pa ay nagdatingan na rin ang iba pang bumbero upang apulain ang sunog.

Dumating din ang mga rescue unit mula sa iba’t-ibang lugar ng Metro Manila upang bigyang first aid ang mga sugatang empleyado.

Ilan lamang ang mga senaryong ito sa mga posibleng mangyari kung sakaling gagalaw ang west valley fault.

Bahagi ito ng earthquake drill na isinagawa ng National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) sa iba’t-ibang lugar sa bansa bilang paghahanda sa lindol.

Ayon sa Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology o PHIVOLCS, posible gumalaw ang west valley fault na may 7.2 magnitude na lindol na katumbas  ng intensity 8 na lindol sa Metro Manila. Huling gumalaw ang west valley fault 356 years na ang nakalilipas.

“Parang sinasabi lang, in our lifetime baka gumalaw ito. So ang issue is dapat maghanda tayo at hindi tayo maunahan na mangyari man ang lindol na ito”, pahayag ni PHIVOLCS Director Renato Solidum.

Ayon sa PHIVOLCS, kung hindi mapaghahandaan ay malalagay sa panganib ang may 31 libong buhay sa Metro Manila lalo na kung mangyayari ito sa gabi.

Samantala, nag-akyatan naman ang mga tao sa isa pang building sa Roxas Boulevard matapos na tumunog at marinig ang bell. Hudyat ito ng paparating na tsunami mula sa Manila Bay. Bahagi rin ito ng drill kung gagalaw naman ang Manila Trench.

Sa pag-aaral ng PHIVOLCS, kung gagalaw ang Manila Trench, maaari itong maglabas ng 8.2 magnitude na lindol at magdulot ng hanggang 3 metrong tsunami at apawan ang Roxas Boulevard at posibleng abutin ang mga buiding sa kahabaan ng Roxas Boulevard.

Ang haba ng Manila Trench ay mula sa Mindoro hanggang sa Taiwan.

Sa pamamagitan ng drill na ito ay masusukat ng pamahalaan kung gaano kahanda  ang isang lugar sakaling  magkaroon ng sakuna.

Kaya’t pakiusap naman ng NDRRMC, sana’y huwag gawing biro ng mga tao ang drill sa lugar na pagdaraosan nito.

“Sa totoong insidente, segundo po ang pinaguusapan natin diyan,  ang binibilang natin. Kung tayo po ay parang namamasyal sa buwan nung sinasabing ang senaryo ay guguho na yung building ay pagdating ng araw po wala po tayong ibang masisi kundi yung sarili natin”, saad ni NDRRMC Executive Director Usec. Alexander Pama.

Suhestyon naman ng PHIVOLCS na magsagawa rin ng paghahanda sa bawat tahanan.

“Gumawa ng evacuation plan sa bahay at saan sila mag-evacuate sa komunidad at isubmit sa teacher para ma-check kung tama kasi ngayon handa tayo sa eskwelahan pero hindi sa bahay”, ani Solidum. (Rey Pelayo, UNTV News)

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PHIVOLCS issues lahar advisory for Bulusan Volcano

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Monday, 21 January 2019 01:10 PM


Mt. Bulusan | Wikimedia Commons

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) advised residents in pre-determined zones of lahar hazards in Bulusan Volcano to exercise vigilance and readiness against possible lahar flows following heavy rainfall forecast in the area due to the onset of Tropical Depression ‘Amang’.

Citing the weather agency PAGASA’s 24-hour regional forecast over Bicol Region, PHIVOLCS’ advisory posted on its website expressed concern that the Sorsogon province might be affected by possible flash flooding and landslides if heavy rainfall prevails.

“Prolonged and heavy rainfall may cause excessive erosion of existing pyroclastic deposits in the upper slopes of Bulusan Volcano, which can trigger lahars in rivers draining southeaster, southwestern and northwestern flanks,” the advisory read.

The advisory noted that potential lahars can threaten downstream communities along Malunoy (Patag); Mapaso; Cadac-an; Tinampo and Cogon Rivers in Irosin and the Añog-Rangas River in Juban.

PHIVOLCS stressed that entry into the four kilometer-radius Permanent danger zone should be avoided due to the possibility of sudden and hazardous phreatic eruption, rockfall, landslide and lahars. — Marje Pelayo

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PHIVOLCS warns of rock slide, lahar flow near Mt. Mayon

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Monday, 31 December 2018 11:02 AM

Photo of Mayon volcano taken from Camalig, Albay on Monday, December 31, 2018 at 10:30 am by Allan Manansala.

ALBAY, Philippines – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) remain on alert for possible rock slides and lahar flow near Mount Mayon following days of heavy rains.

According to Senior Science Specialist Ed Laguerta, rains over the weekend saturated volcanic deposits from the previous activities of Mount Mayon.

Thus the PHIVOLCS warns residents at the foot of the volcano specifically those residing within the 6-kilometer permanent danger zone to be vigilant.

“Iyong naroon sa within the delineated danger zone kasi dahil nga deposits na na-loose lalo na iyong sa south east baka magkaroon ng mga rock falls at iyong rock falls na mainit,” Laguerta explained.

“Hindi eruption related pero lava flow collapse related na pyroclastic flow or density current kaya lagi naming nire-reiterate iyan kahit hindi putok kahit sa deposits lang medyo delikado pa rin,” he added.

 PHIVOLCS is also monitoring a possible lahar flow or a torrential flow of water-saturated volcanic debris down the slope of a volcano.

So far, the agency has not recorded any lahar flow from different barangays near the volcano.

Laguerta noted that the steaming of gas from the slope of Mount Mayon is a result of lava mixing with water.

Though residents express fear for the possible eruption of Mount Mayon, the local government is on continuous monitoring of its activities as it alerted all concerned agencies for potential evacuations. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Allan Manansala)

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7.1 magnitude earthquake jolts Davao Oriental

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Saturday, 29 December 2018 12:45 PM

IMAGE: PHIVOLCS-DOST

 

DAVAO ORIENTAL, Philippines ~ A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck Davao Oriental at 11:39 a.m. Saturday (December 29).

Based on data gathered by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), the center of the quake was recorded 162km south of the municipality of Governor Generoso, Davao Oriental with depth of 49km.

The agency is still verifying the intensity experienced in affected areas of the earthquake.

PHIVOLCS also issued a tsunami advisory on areas that may experience rapid rise or fall of seawater.

Read below for the tsunami advisory:

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