Posts Tagged PHIVOLCS

Taal residents brave danger to rescue animals from volcano island

Marje Pelayo   •   January 14, 2020

BATANGAS, Philippines – Aside from fishing, residents in the municipality of Balete in this province make a living from raising livestock especially horses which they use to tour visitors around...

Surrounding towns warned of possible ‘base surge’ in Taal Volcano

Marje Pelayo   •   January 13, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) noted a possible ‘base surge’ that may affect surrounding towns as a result of the Taal volcano’s continuous eruption....

Taal Update: Duterte orders agencies to move residents out of danger zone

Marje Pelayo   •   January 13, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered agencies to immediately move residents away from the danger zone near Taal volcano. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo assured the public that the...

Phivolcs reiterates need for strict building code compliance to cut disaster risks

Robie de Guzman   •   December 18, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Tuesday reiterated its call for strict compliance of the national building code to reduce, if not totally avoid,...

Fault system in S. Mindanao possibly to generate higher than M6 earthquake —PHIVOLCS

Marje Pelayo   •   December 17, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Mindanao region has been experiencing strong ground shaking in the past months. The most recent was a magnitude 6.9 earthquake on Sunday (December 15) which according...

PHIVOLCS assesses if Mindanao quake affected nearby volcanoes

Marje Pelayo   •   December 16, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – More than a hundred aftershocks were felt across Mindanao since a magnitude 6.9 earthquake hit Davao del Sur on Sunday (December 15). According to Science and Technology...

Structures show cracks after magnitude 5.9 earthquake jolts Bukidnon

Marje Pelayo   •   November 19, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – A Magnitude 5.9 earthquake rocked Bukidnon on Monday (November 18) at 9:22 pm, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS). Closed-circuit TV camera (CCTV)...

Magnitude 5.2 quake jolts parts of Visayas

Robie de Guzman   •   November 8, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – (Update) A magnitude 5.2 earthquake jolted parts of Visayas on Friday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. Phivolcs said the quake, with a...

Magnitude 5-quake hits Cotabato anew

Robie de Guzman   •   November 1, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Another earthquake — this time with a 5.0 magnitude — hit an area in Mindanao Friday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. Phivolcs...

Japan, US sympathize with PH as it reels from powerful earthquakes

Marje Pelayo   •   October 31, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The governments of Japan and the United States extended their condolences to the victims of the powerful earthquakes that rocked parts of Mindanao. In a statement, Japan...

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