According to National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), the price of harm caused by the sequence of earthquakes that struck Itbayat, Batanes on Saturday exceeded P47 million. The NDRRMC stated in its recent situation report that the damage price of the two health centres hit by the earthquakes is P40 million for Itbayat District Hospital and P7 million for Itbayat Rural Health unit. The NDRRMC said the earthquakes
MANILA – Batanes was first hit with a tremor with magnitude 5.4, and right after that a second stronger quake, recorded at magnitude 5.9 struck a few hours later. Mr Ricardo Jalad from National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) has confirmed that eight people died and 60 at least injured. Batanes is known for ancestral homes. As the quake first hit Batanes, thousands were disturbed from their sleep, right during
SURIGAO DEL NORTE, Philippines – There are 25 confirmed people that were hurt and properties, buildings and established damaged after a 5.5-magnitude quake hit the town of Carrascal, in Surigao. The tremor, struck during the wee hours of the morning at 4:42 a.m., with its epicenter recorded nine kilometers southeast of Carrascal. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) have confirmed this. A 3.8-magnitude aftershock followed at 5:15 a.m.
Cities in the Mojave Desert sand tallied damage and then made emergency situation repairs to destroyed roads and broken water tanks Friday as aftershocks from Southern California’s largest earthquake in twenty years kept rumbling. The smaller town of Ridgecrest, close to the epicenter, assessed damage after various fires and then several injuries that were blamed on the magnitude 6.4 quake. A shelter drew twenty eight people today overnight, but is
An intense 7.7-magnitude earthquake shook off Maluku province of eastern Indonesia on Monday, but not was likely to generate a tsunami, the meteorology, climatological and geophysics agency broadcasted. The quake happened at 9:53 a.m. local time (0253 GMT) with the epicenter at 245 km northeast of Maluku Baratdaya and the depth at 231 km under sea bed, an official in charge at the agency, Indi Afrantiana disclosed. “This quake’s epicenter
TOKYO, Japan – There were at least 15 people were incapacitated after a magnitude-6.7 earthquake struck Japan’s northeastern region late Tuesday, authorities stated early Wednesday. Japan’s Meteorological Agency advised of potential landslides and collapse of houses, and said there was a chance of more quakes of similar levels hitting Yamagata and Niigata prefectures over the following week. It also forecast rain in part of the region on Wednesday. Nine individuals
Magnitude 8.0-earthquake rocked northern Peru early Sunday which toppled houses, blocking roads and knocking out power to some localities. At least one individual was killed and 18 others injured as the shockwave extended into neighboring Ecuador, authorities said. Hugo Araujo, the mayor of Yurimaguas, a town near the epicenter stated, “There are many old houses that have collapsed after this strong earthquake.” The quake hit in a lightly populated region
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.