Following an increase in its seismic activity over the weekend, Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Sunday heightened the alert level over Bulusan Volcano in Sorsogon. Once zero then the alert level was raised to one after 16 volcanic earthquakes were recorded between 8 a.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m. on Sunday. Phivolcs described alert Level 1 is raised when hydrothermal processes may be underway beneath the volcano
Around 18 mild shakings of tectonic origin hit Surigao del Norte from the dawn hours till mid-morning on Monday, April 29, Phivolcs cited. A Phivolcs earthquake bulletin noted a 3.7 magnitude quake at 12:34 am on Monday, with epicenter at 60 km southeast of General Luna town of Surigao del Norte, and a depth of 12 km. It was then followed by a series of much milder quakes at 30
Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, Thursday, assured the public that Mt. Pinatubo is not exhibiting unusual activities following the magnitude 6.1 earthquake that jolted Luzon. Phivolcs issued a statement after concerns that the quake that killed at least 16 people and injured 86 has effects on the active volcano located on the boundaries of Pampanga, Tarlac and Zambales. The earthquake—which was tectonic in origin—hit Castillejos, Zambales late Monday afternoon.
Seismic magnitude 6.5 earthquake of tectonic origin shook San Julian in Eastern Samar on Tuesday afternoon, April 23. A report released by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) stated that the earthquake happened at 1:37 p.m. on Tuesday. The fifth intensity was felt in Tacloban City, Catbalogan City, and Samar. Intensity 4 was felt in Masbate City, Legazpi City and Sorsogon City. Cebu had an intensity 3 quake
Due to strong aftershocks and with signs of life fading, a search for survivors from a supermarket rubble in this earthquake-hit town was temporarily halted Wednesday. Rescuers had scraped through smashed concrete after the Magnitude 6.1 earthquake on Monday that left 16 people killed in Pampanga, 5 of whom were from the supermarket. Many people were still, yet unclear that were trapped under the rubble but cries for help had
An aftershock of magnitude 4.5 hit Zambales province very early Wednesday, as stated by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). Said aftershock was felt in parts of Luzon, including in Metro Manila, but there was no immediate report of any damage. State seismologists stated the tremor occurred at 2:02 a.m. at a depth of 11 kilometers northeast of Castillejos town. Intensity 3 shakes were recorded in Olongapo City.
Clark International Airport in the province of Pampanga was damaged and is closed for 24 hours by the strong earthquake which shook Luzon late Monday afternoon. “Operation is temporarily suspended except for en route flights,” announced Clark International Airport Corp. (CIAC) President Jim Melo on Monday night. Pictures posted over social media displayed parts of the terminal’s roof and walls suffering some damage from the 6.1 magnitude earthquake. Cebu Pacific,
According to the Manila Fire Department’s Intramuros Station, a fire in a residential area along Leveriza Street in Malate, Manila was raised on to second alarm. Officers from the station stated the fire started around 8:00 p.m. and was raised to the second alarm at 8:57 p.m. Arson investigators still yet to determine the cause of the fire, and whether this was related to the 6.1 magnitude earthquake in Zambales
According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), an earthquake of tectonic origin struck at 2 km northeast of Castillejos in Zambales at 5:11 p.m. on Monday, April 22nd. Phivolcs measured the quake at magnitude 5.7 at first and later raised it to 6.1. On the other hand, the United States Geological Survey measured the quake at magnitude 6.3. The quake had a depth of focus of 21
In the throes of a 6.1 earthquake that delivered buildings swaying in the Philippines Monday, water from a rooftop swimming pool spilled down the side of a residential skyscraper in Manila. Stunning video footage displays the water pouring down to the ground, creating a massive waterfall some six-hundred feet tall. The water arrived from an 82-foot-long lap pool and a children’s pool on top of the Anchor Skysuites. The building