Zamboanga’s Magnitude 6 Earthquake Injures at Least 3 People

Local officials in Zamboanga confirmed to the media that based on preliminary reports from various government agencies in the province, the magnitude 6 earthquake that hits Zamboanga injured at least 3 people and collpased the walls of three houses in the areas hit by the tremor. According to the officials of the Philippine Institute of … Read more

Kanlaon Volcano in Negros Island Erupts Shooting Column of Ash

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology confirmed the latest eruption of Kanlaon Volcano in the island of Negros, shooting a column of ash on Tuesday evening. According to Phivolcs advisory, the activity took place at approximately 6:20 p.m. and lasted for approximately 12 minutes. Phivolcs said the eruptions “was accompanied by a booming sound” … Read more

Magnitude 5.2 Earthquake Rocks Ilocos Region on March 12, 2016

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) confirmed to the media that a 5.2 magnitude earthquake rattled parts of the Ilocos region on Saturday, March 12, 2016. According to Phivolcs the tremor’s epicenter was located at 40 kilometers northwest of Laoag, Ilocos Norte. Phivolcs also added that the tectonic quake struck at a depth … Read more

Davao Occidental Hits by a 5.1 Magnitude Earthquake

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) confirmed to the media that a magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck off Davao Occidental early Friday, March 4, 2016. According to Phivolcs, the quake’s epicenter was at 219 kilometers southeast of Sarangani town. The quake, which was tectonic in origin, struck at 12:23 a.m. at a depth of … Read more

Tsunami Alert in the Philippines Issued by PHIVOLCS After 7.9 Chile Earthquake

The country’s seismological burea, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) raised Tsunami Alerts in 20 provinces across the country following a magnitude 7.9 earthquake near the coast of Chile. According to PHIVOLCS official statement “An earthquake of this size has the potential to generate a destructive tsunami that can strike coastlines in the … Read more

PHIVOLCS Updated the List of Schools On or Near the West Valley Fault

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology released an updated list of schools on or near the West Valley Fault line, the list was updated in anticipation of a strong earthquake that may possibly hit Metro Manila areas and surrounding cities and provinces. According to Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Armin Luistro, although some of … Read more

Netizens Posted Photos of Mt. Bulusan Eruption Online

PHIVOLCS confirmed that Mt. Bulusan erupted on Tuesday morning, June 16, 2015, the eruption occurred not only once but twice. Although there is no reported damage as of posting time, netizens took to Twitter and other social media sites and posts some photos of the Mt. Bulusan explosion. According to the latest report of GMA … Read more

Big One Earthquake: The Dangers Ahead If Angat Dam Collapse

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) already released the detailed and updated maps of the areas that could be affected by an earthquake once the West Valley Fault moves. Numerous drills and preparations were already taking place in various areas affected by the earthquake dubbed as the “Big One.” Despite all the preparations … Read more

Minor Quakes Hit Batangas, Cagayan, Dinagat

Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has recorded three mild quakes on Sunday hitting various parts of the country. According to Phivolcs, the first quake measuring 3.3 occurred at 2:04 a.m was recorded off Calatagan town in Batangas. The second 3.8 quake occurred fourteen minutes later with its epicenter located 119 kilomters of Calaan … Read more

Phivolcs Warns Schools Near West Valley Fault

Head of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology advised schools transected by the West Valley Fault to either abandon or completely demolish the buildings in a case a massive earthquake hits the fault and causes untold destruction. In an ANC interview on Friday, Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum Jr. said he has already advised six … Read more