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Magnitude 5.4 aftershock hits Leyte

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Phivolcs warns that damage is expected following the aftershock

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 10, 2017) — A magnitude 5.4 earthquake struck the province of Leyte on Monday, July 10. Continue reading Magnitude 5.4 aftershock hits Leyte

Phivolcs finds ground rupture in quake-hit Leyte

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WAITING FOR REPAIRS. Residents gather by a road damaged by the quake. Photo by Gelo Litonjua

The magnitude-6.5 earthquake in Leyte is generated by the movement of the Leyte Segment of the Philippine Fault

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 9, 2017) — The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) found the ground rupture caused by the magnitude-6.5 earthquake that hit Leyte province on Thursday, July 6. Continue reading Phivolcs finds ground rupture in quake-hit Leyte

DSWD gives P3.2M worth of aid to Leyte earthquake survivors

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RELIEF. The Department of Social Welfare and Development sends assistance to those affected by the magnitude 6.5 earthquake that hit Leyte on July 6, 2017. Photo from DSWD

A total of 1,837 families or 9,185 persons living in Leyte are displaced by the earthquake

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 9, 2017) — The magnitude 6.5 earthquake that hit Leyte last Thursday, July 6, not only left two people dead and more than a hundred others injured. A total of 1,837 families or 9,185 persons have also been displaced, according to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). Continue reading DSWD gives P3.2M worth of aid to Leyte earthquake survivors

Metro Manila should learn from Leyte earthquake – Phivolcs

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WARNING. Phivolcs geologist Charmaine Villamin says that past earthquakes provide an abundance of lessons in disaster preparedness. Rappler screengrab

Phivolcs geologist Charmaine Villamin says that the strength of ‘the Big One’ will not be far in magnitude from the earthquake that hit Leyte

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 7, 2017) — The earthquake that hit Leyte on Thursday, July 6, is both a warning and a guide for residents of Metro Manila. Continue reading Metro Manila should learn from Leyte earthquake – Phivolcs

Panic, damage after deadly Leyte quake

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QUAKE DAMAGE. A magnitude 6.5 quake destroys a house in Leyte. The homeowners managed to flee to safety before this happened. Photo courtesy of Mehc Nedia

Rescuers have pulled out a total of 13 people from a collapsed commercial building in Kananga town, near the epicenter of the quake

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 7, 2017) — Residents fled their houses in panic overnight on Friday, July 7, as aftershocks hit the central Philippines a day after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake killed two people and injured at least 72 others, authorities said. Continue reading Panic, damage after deadly Leyte quake

2 dead in strong Leyte earthquake

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COLLAPSED. A building collapses in Kananga, Leyte, following a magnitude 6.5 earthquake on July 6, 2017. Photo courtesy of Queene Joy Reforzado

A woman dies after being hit by falling debris in Ormoc City. A body is also retrieved after a building collapsed in the municipality of Kananga

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 7, 2017) — At least two people were killed in the magnitude 6.5 earthquake that struck the province of Leyte on Thursday, July 6. Continue reading 2 dead in strong Leyte earthquake