Articles tagged "philippines"

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More than 59 000 people flee as Dujuan brings widespread flooding and disruption to Philippines

More than 59 000 people have evacuated their homes as Tropical Storm "Dujuan" -- locally known as Auring, brought widespread flooding and disruption to the Philippines on Monday, February 22, 2021. As of 03:00 UTC (11:00 LT), the storm has weakened into a...

February 22, 2021

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Tropical Storm "Dujuan" heading toward the Philippines, landfall expected over the weekend

Tropical Storm "Dujuan" formed in the Philippine Sea at 00:00 UTC on February 18, 2021, as the first named storm of the 2021 Pacific typhoon season. Dujuan is expected to make landfall over the Caraga region as a severe tropical storm. The storm is known...

February 18, 2021

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Forced evacuation of communities near Taal volcano, Philippines

Philippine disaster response officials have ordered the evacuation of residents living near Taal volcano on February 16, 2021, after continued increased activity at the volcano. Taal erupted in January 2020 for the first time in decades, ejecting volcanic ash up to...

February 16, 2021

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Increased seismic activity and Main Crater Lake changes at Taal volcano, Philippines

A series of 50 relatively weak tremor episodes were recorded at Taal volcano, Philippines from 05:00 to 15:00 LT on Monday, February 15, 2021 (21:00 UTC on February 14 to 07:00 UTC on February 17). There is an increased possibility of sudden steam-driven or phreatic...

February 15, 2021

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Increased activity at Kanlaon volcano, Philippines

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) is advising people living near the Kanlaon volcano in Negros Island to be vigilant due to the increased volcanic activity at the volcano. In an advisory issued Saturday night, February 13, 2021 (LT),...

February 14, 2021

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Mindanao, Philippines

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by PHIVOLCS as M6.1 hit Mindanao, Philippines at 04:22 UTC (12:22 LT) on February 7, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 15 km (9 miles). USGS is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 15.6 km (9.7 miles); EMSC M6.0 at a depth...

February 07, 2021

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Small earthquakes near Pinatubo, the volcano remains in a quiescent condition, Philippines

A total of 860 imperceptible earthquakes have been detected by the Pinatubo Volcano Network and the Philippine Seismic Network from January 20 to 27, 2021. The Alert Level remains at 0. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 1993 (VEI 1). The volcano has a...

January 29, 2021

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Slight rise in abnormal behavior at Mayon volcano, Philippines

Mayon volcano in Albay, Philippines exhibited a slight increase in abnormal behavior over the past 48 hours, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) Lignon Hill Observatory reported on Thursday, January 21, 2021. The volcano's...

January 21, 2021

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Powerful M7.1 earthquake hits off the coast of Mindanao, Philippines

A powerful earthquake registered by PHIVOLCS as M7.1 hit off the coast of Mindanao, Philippines at 12:23 UTC (20:23 LT) on January 21, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 116 km (72 miles). The USGS is reporting M7.0 at a depth of 96 km (60 miles), EMSC M7.1 at...

January 21, 2021

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Deadly flash floods affect more than 15 000 families in Central Philippines

Torrential rains triggered flash floods in Central Philippines, leaving more than 15 000 families affected, at least three fatalities, and more than 400 homes damaged or destroyed, officials reported Sunday, January 3, 2021. Flooding incidents have been affecting...

January 04, 2021

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Strong M6.3 earthquake hits Mindoro, Philippines

A strong earthquake registered by PHIVOLCS as M6.3 hit Mindoro, Philippines at 23:43 UTC on December 24, 2020 (07:43 LT, December 25). The agency is reporting a depth of 109 km (67 miles). The USGS is reporting the same magnitude and depth; EMSC M6.3 at a depth of...

December 25, 2020

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Tropical Depression "Vicky" kills 5, set to make landfall over Palawan, Philippines

At least five fatalities were reported during the onslaught of Tropical Depression "Vicky" in the Philippines on Saturday, December 19, 2020 -- the storm is forecast to make landfall over the central portion of Palawan on Saturday night, and intensify into...

December 19, 2020

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Mindanao, Philippines

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Mindanao, Philippines at 23:21 UTC on December 15, 2020 (07:21 LT, December 16). The agency is reporting a depth of 27 km (16 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 44 km (27 miles), PHIVOLCS M6.2 at 16 km...

December 16, 2020

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Entire Luzon under state of calamity after devastation caused by typhoons Goni and Vamco, Philippines

The entire island of Luzon, Philippines, has been placed under a state of calamity as of November 18, 2020, following the devastation of successive typhoons Goni (locally named Rolly)-- the world's most powerful storm of the year and the country's strongest...

November 19, 2020

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Mindanao, Philippines

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Mindanao, Philippines at 22:37 UTC on November 15, 2020 (06:37 LT, November 16). The agency is reporting a depth of 42.2 km (26.2 miles). PHIVOLCS is reporting it as M6.0 at a depth of 54 km (33...

November 16, 2020

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Cagayan submerged in its worst flood in history, Typhoon "Vamco" (Ulysses) death toll rises to 67 - Philippines

Typhoon "Vamco" (locally called Ulysses) has left a total of 67 fatalities, 13 others missing, and more than 1.7 million affected after lashing the Philippines, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) update...

November 15, 2020

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Typhoon "Vamco" strikes the Philippines, leaving a massive trail of destruction

Typhoon "Vamco" -- known locally as the Ulysses -- struck the Philippines on November 11, 2020, with maximum sustained winds of 155 km/h (96 mph) and gusts to 205 km/h (127 mph). This is the 21st named storm to hit the country this year and the 4th in the...

November 12, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Vamco" (Ulysses) to rapidly intensify before striking Philippines

Tropical Storm "Vamco" formed on November 9, 2020, as the 22nd named storm of the 2020 Pacific typhoon season. The system entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) at 12:00 UTC on November 8, receiving the name Ulysses -- still as a tropical...

November 10, 2020

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Super Typhoon "Goni" leaves 20 dead in Philippines, country's strongest storm on record

Super Typhoon "Goni" (locally named Rolly) has left at least 20 fatalities and about 230 million dollars (11 billion pesos) worth of damage in the Philippines, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported Thursday, November...

November 06, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Atsani" forecast to pass over or very close to Batanes, Philippines

Tropical Storm "Atsani" formed in the Pacific Ocean on October 29, 2020, as the 20th named storm of the 2020 Pacific typhoon season. It entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on November 1, receiving the name Siony. At 12:00 UTC on November 5,...

November 05, 2020

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Super Typhoon "Goni" hits Philippines as the strongest storm of the year

Super Typhoon "Goni" made landfall in the Philippines over Bato, Catanduanes at 20:50 UTC (04:50 LT, November 1) and Tiwi, Albay at 23:20 UTC on October 31, 2020, with maximum sustained winds of 225 km/h (140 mph) and gusts to 280 km/h (174 mph) -- which...

November 01, 2020

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Typhoon "Goni" (Rolly) rapidly intensifies into strongest storm of the year, Quezon Province under red alert - Philippines

Typhoon "Goni" -- named Rolly in the Philippines -- has rapidly intensified into the strongest storm of the year as it moved westward over the Philippine Sea, according to the bulletin issued by weather bureau PAGASA at 09:00 UTC (17:00 LT) on Friday,...

October 30, 2020

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Typhoon "Molave" prompts evacuation of 1.3 million in Vietnam after leaving 13 missing in the Philippines

Vietnam is preparing to evacuate around 1.3 million people as it braces for Typhoon "Molave" which is set to make landfall in the country's central region on Wednesday, October 28, 2020. The storm is feared to worsen the country's flood situation...

October 26, 2020

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Low pressure intensifies into Tropical Depression "Quinta" -- threatening Bicol, Philippines

A Low-Pressure Area (LPA) over the Philippine Sea has developed into a tropical depression-- locally named "Quinta"-- at 06:00 UTC (14:00 LT) on Friday, October 23, 2020. It is forecast to reach a tropical storm strength on Sunday, October 22, and make...

October 23, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Saudel" (Pepito) intensifies ahead of landfall over Aurora, Philippines

Tropical Storm "Saudel" -- named Pepito in the Philippines -- is slowly intensifying before its expected landfall over Aurora Province, Philippines, between 10:00 and 14:00 UTC (18:00 to 22:00 LT) on October 20, 2020. Saudel is the 17th named storm of the...

October 20, 2020

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M6.3 earthquake hits Davao Gulf, Mindanao, Philippines

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit Davao Gulf, Mindanao, Philippines at 15:23 UTC (23:23 LT) on September 6, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 119.1 km (74 miles). PHIVOLCS registered it as M6.4 at a depth of 143 km (88 miles); EMSC as...

September 06, 2020

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Very strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake hits Samar, Philippines

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.6 hit Samar, Philippines at 00:03 UTC (08:03 LT) on August 18, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). PHIVOLCS is reporting M6.6 at a depth of 21 km (13 miles). The epicenter was...

August 18, 2020

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Deep M6.4 earthquake hits Mindanao, Philippines

A deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit Mindanao, Philippines at 17:09 UTC on August 1, 2020 (01:09 LT, August 2). The agency is reporting a depth of 479 km (297 miles). PHIVOLCS registered it as M6.1 at a depth of 489 km (303 miles); EMSC as M6.4 at...

August 01, 2020

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All storm signals lifted as Tropical Depression "Carina" drifts away, Philippines

All tropical cyclone wind signals have been lifted as Tropical Depression "Carina" slowly exits the Philippines, weather bureau PAGASA stated on its bulletin issued at 09:00 UTC (17:00 LT) on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. The system continued moving...

July 14, 2020

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PHIVOLCS raises alert status of Bulusan volcano, Philippines

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology has raised the alert status of Bulusan volcano from Alert Level 0 (normal) to Alert Level 1 (abnormal) on July 6, 2020. The decision was made due to increased seismic activity under the volcano. Bulusan's...

July 06, 2020

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Tropical Cyclone "Nuri" makes landfall in China's Guangdong

Tropical Cyclone "Nuri" -- the second named storm of the 2020 Pacific typhoon season -- made landfall along the coast of Yangjiang, southern China's Guangdong Province on June 14, 2020. According to the China's National Meteorological Center (NMC)...

June 14, 2020

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Tropical Depression "Butchoy" makes landfall in Quezon, Philippines -- expected to strengthen into tropical storm as it heads toward China

Tropical Depression "Buchoy" made landfall over Polillo, Quezon at 09:30 UTC and Infanta at 10:00 UTC on June 11, 2020. The depression formed on June 10, off the coast of Samar, and is expected to strengthen into a tropical storm -- Nuri, the second named...

June 12, 2020

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Rare multiple waterspouts form over Laguna de Bay, Philippines

Multiple tornadic waterspouts were spotted over Laguna de Bay, Philippines, at around 10:30 UTC (18:30 LT) on Saturday, May 30, 2020. Such an occurrence is considered rare in the country, according to PAGASA weather specialist Ariel Rojas. Residents in Laguna took...

June 01, 2020

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Typhoon "Vongfong" (Ambo) leaves a trail of destruction in central Philippines

Typhoon "Vongfong" (Ambo) has weakened into a tropical depression on May 16, 2020, after leaving a trail of destruction in the Philippines' central region. More than 12 000 people were evacuated in Samar as extensive damage was reported to properties...

May 16, 2020

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Very dangerous Typhoon "Vongfong" (Ambo) makes landfall over Eastern Samar, Philippines

Typhoon "Vongfong" -- known as Ambo in the Philippines -- made landfall over San Policarpo, Eastern Samar at 04:15 UTC (12:15 LT) on May 14, bringing violent winds and heavy to intense rains over the northern portion of Eastern Samar. The northern portion...

May 14, 2020

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Vongfong (Ambo) rapidly intensifies into typhoon -- volcanologists warn of possible Mayon lahar flows, Philippines

Tropical Storm "Ambo" (international name Vongfong) has rapidly intensified into a typhoon, according to PAGASA's update issued at 15:00 UTC (23:00 LT) on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. The storm is packing maximum sustained winds of 130 km/h (81 mph) near...

May 13, 2020

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TC "Ambo" (Vongfong) to make landfall over the Philippines -- the 2020 Pacific typhoon season's first named storm

Tropical Depression "Ambo" -- the first named storm of the 2020 Pacific typhoon season -- has developed east of Mindanao, Philippines, on May 10, 2020. As of 02:00 UTC (10:00 LT) on May 12, the storm is almost stationary with maximum sustained winds of 56...

May 12, 2020

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Strong M6.1 earthquake hits Mindanao, Philippines

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Mindanao, Philippines at 15:38 UTC (23:38 LT) on March 26, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 54 km (33.5 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 80 km (50 miles). PHIVOLCS registered it as 6.1 at a...

March 26, 2020

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Increased seismicity and swelling at Kanlaon volcano, Alert Level raised to 1, Philippines

PHIVOLCS has raised the alert status of Kanlaon volcano, Negros island from Alert Level 0 (normal) to Alert Level 1 (abnormal) on March 11, 2020. The decision was made due to increased seismic activity and swelling. Alert Level 1 means that the volcano is at...

March 11, 2020

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits near the coast of Mindanao, Philippines

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the PHIVOLCS as M6.1 (preliminary) hit near the coast of Mindanao, Philippines at 13:40 UTC (21:40 LT) on February 6, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles). The USGS is reporting M6.0 at a depth of...

February 06, 2020