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Magnitude 7.6 earthquake strikes off Honduras coast – USGS

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Map courtesy USGS

A powerful and shallow 7.6-magnitude earthquake hits the waters off the coast of Hondura, triggering tsunami threats and advisories for nearby Caribbean shores

WASHINGTON DC, USA (Jan. 10, 2018) — A powerful and shallow 7.6-magnitude earthquake hit the waters off the coast of Honduras late Tuesday, January 9, triggering tsunami threats and advisories for nearby Caribbean shores, though there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. Continue reading Magnitude 7.6 earthquake strikes off Honduras coast – USGS

Dozens killed by earthquake in Iran-Iraq border region

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An earthquake victim receives help at Sulaymaniyah hospital in Iraq on Sunday. Photograph: Shwan Mohammed/AFP/Getty Images

More than 60 deaths in Iran reported with over 300 injured and Iranian media say at least six also dead in Iraq

November 12, 2017 — A powerful earthquake struck the region along the border between Iran and Iraq on Sunday, killing at least 61 people and injuring 300 in Iran, an Iranian official has said. Continue reading Dozens killed by earthquake in Iran-Iraq border region

DepEd wants to revive repair funds for calamity-hit schools

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RUBBLE. Police tape surround a damaged building in Leyte after the earthquake in July. Photo by Gelo Litonjua

Undersecretary Alain Pascua says school buildings have suffered around P2 billion worth of damage following recent typhoons and earthquakes, but they have means to fund the repairs

MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 17, 2017) — The Department of Education (DepEd) is calling for the revival of its Quick Response Fund (QRF) to repair schools damaged by typhoons and earthquakes in the past months. Continue reading DepEd wants to revive repair funds for calamity-hit schools

Prepared for the Big One: MMDA, Agos partner for #MMShakeDrill 2017

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#MMSHAKEDRILL 2017 PARTNERS. MMDA chairman Danilo Lim and MovePH executive director Rupert Ambil signed an agreement on Friday, June 30 to use the Agos system for the Metro Manila Shakedrill that will be conducted from July 14 to 17

The disaster risk reduction platform Agos, powered by eBayanihan, will be used for the biggest earthquake drill in Metro Manila to be held on July 14-17

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 2, 2017) — To raise public awareness on preparing for a major earthquake or the “Big One” that could strike anytime, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has partnered with Agos, powered by eBayanihan. Continue reading Prepared for the Big One: MMDA, Agos partner for #MMShakeDrill 2017

Central Chile hit by 6.9-magnitude quake – USGS

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Image by Rappler.com

The USGS originally said the quake measured 7.1, but later downgraded it

SANTIAGO, Chile (Apr. 25, 2017) — A strong 6.9-magnitude earthquake rattled central Chile on Monday, April 24, US geologists said. Continue reading Central Chile hit by 6.9-magnitude quake – USGS

#ReliefPH: Earthquake-hit Batangas island needs food, water

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DISASTER RESPONSE. Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo flies to the town with the most number of affected families after an earthquake swarm hit Batangas province. Photo by Voltaire Tupaz/Rappler

‘We will immediately deliver water and additional food packs even on Holy Thursday,’ says Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo

BATANGAS, Philippines (Apr. 12, 2017) — Irene de Austria, a mother of 3, was still terrified as she recalled how her family ran into open space when the ground shook violently last Saturday, April 8. Continue reading #ReliefPH: Earthquake-hit Batangas island needs food, water

Strong early morning earthquake jolts Mindanao

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CRACKED OPEN. A photo taken by Maeshel Halina and shared by Joanne Tagros shows a damaged road in Kalilangan, Bukidnon, after the magnitude 6.0 earthquake in the area on April 12, 2017. Photo courtesy of Maeshel Halina/Joanne Tagros through Bobby Lagsa

The magnitude 6.0 earthquake caused property damage and power outages in Lanao del Sur, the provincial government says

MANILA, Philippines (Apr. 12, 2017) — A strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake rocked Mindanao early Wednesday morning, April 12, with the tremor being felt across the island. Continue reading Strong early morning earthquake jolts Mindanao

Duterte vows swift aid for earthquake-hit Batangas

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DSWD AID. The Department of Social Welfare and Development sets up tents outside the Batangas Provincial Capitol to serve as temporary shelter for evacuees. Photo by Voltaire Tupaz/Rappler

‘I have personally ordered that relief operations be undertaken immediately to restore normalcy to the affected areas as soon as possible,’ says President Rodrigo Duterte

MANILA, Philippines (Apr. 10, 2017) — President Rodrigo Duterte assured residents of earthquake-hit Batangas that the government is “on top of the situation,” as he prepared to leave for a week-long trip to the Middle East. Continue reading Duterte vows swift aid for earthquake-hit Batangas

Luzon on power yellow alert after series of earthquakes – DOE

ngcp says available capacity was set at 9,300 megawatts (mws) compared to the peak demand of 9,370 mws
RED ALERT. NGCP says available capacity was set at 9,300 megawatts (MWs) compared to the peak demand of 9,370 MWs. Red alert means there is a power deficiency, while a yellow alert means reserves are thin

The NGCP lifts ‘red alert’ status for the Luzon power grid past 3 pm, Monday, April 10. But the energy department warns the Luzon grid might not be spared from brownouts this summer due to tight electricity supply

MANILA, Philippines (Apr. 10, 2017) — The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has placed Luzon power grid under “yellow alert” status from “red alert,” after some plants went online for additional supply. Continue reading Luzon on power yellow alert after series of earthquakes – DOE

Earthquake rocks parts of Bicol, Eastern Visayas

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QUAKE EPICENTER. Epicenter of the April 10 earthquake near Eastern Visayas. Image courtesy PHIVOLCS

The magnitude 5.4 quake, with an epicenter underneath the Philippine Sea, was felt in parts of Bicol and Eastern Visayas

MANILA, Philippines (Apr. 10, 2017) — A magnitude 5.4 earthquake shook parts of Bicol and Eastern Visayas Monday morning, April 10. Continue reading Earthquake rocks parts of Bicol, Eastern Visayas