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Mayon Volcano spews debris, hot gases

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PYROCLASTIC FLOW. A view of the pyroclastic flow on the slopes of Mayon Volcano on January 15, 2018. Photo courtesy of Phivolcs

The volcano in Albay is under Alert Level 3, which means a ‘hazardous eruption is possible within weeks or even days’

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 16, 2018) — A pyroclastic flow was spotted at the Mayon Volcano in Albay on Monday morning, January 15, as areas around the volcano remain on high alert for a possible major eruption. Continue reading Mayon Volcano spews debris, hot gases

LGUs, private companies participate in the 3rd #MMShakeDrill

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JUST A DRILL. Responders simulate a fire scenario at the inside the Mandaluyong City Hall complex. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

The scenarios performed by the different local government units for #MMShakeDrill seek to foster a culture of preparedness in anticipation of the movement of the West Valley Fault

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 14, 2017) — At exactly 4:00 pm, the siren rang at different parts of Metro Manila, warning everyone that a strong earthquake just hit the capital region. Continue reading LGUs, private companies participate in the 3rd #MMShakeDrill

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

FAST FACTS: Leyte and natural disasters

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Leyte province has had its share of natural disasters over the years

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 7, 2017) — A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Leyte province Thursday afternoon, July 6, which left at least two people dead and a hundred injured. Continue reading FAST FACTS: Leyte and natural disasters

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

Magnitude 5.4 earthquake rocks parts of Luzon

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Phivolcs says Zambales is the epicenter of the tremor, which struck late Thursday evening, May 25

MANILA, Philippines (May 26, 2017) — A magnitude 5.4 earthquake struck parts of Luzon at 10:27 pm on Thursday, May 25, with its epicenter located in San Marcelino, Zambales. Continue reading Magnitude 5.4 earthquake rocks parts of Luzon

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