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Strong M6.1 earthquake hits near the coast of Philippines

A strong earthquake registered by the PHIVOLCS as M6.2 hit near the coast Philippines at 10:12 UTC (18:12 LT) on May 31, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 76 km (47 miles). The USGS is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 90.2 km (56 miles). This earthquake can have...

May 31, 2019

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Bulusan volcano alert level raised, Philippines

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) raised the alert level of Bulusan Volcano, the southernmost volcano on Luzon Island in the Republic of the Philippines, from Alert Level 0 (normal) to Alert Level 1 (abnormal). The local government...

May 05, 2019

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Earthquake swarm offshore Surigao del Norte, Philippines

A series of earthquakes is currently being monitored offshore Surigao del Norte Province, PHIVOLCS reported April 30, 2019. The sequence started with M5.5 earthquake at 05:45 UTC (13:26 PST) on April 25 and has continued to generate small- to moderate-size...

April 30, 2019

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Seismologists suggest massive structural audit of Metro Manila, warn tens of thousands could die if Big One hits, Philippines

At a press conference held after deadly M6.5 earthquake hit Luzon on April 22, 2019, seismologists said their computer models show that more than 40 000 Metro Manila residents could die if M6.5+ earthquake hits the city, reminding residents the region is sitting on...

April 30, 2019

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Strong M6.4 earthquake hits Samar, Philippines - second strong earthquake in 24 hours

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit Samar, Philippines at 05:37 UTC (13:37 LT) on April 23, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 54 km (33.5 miles). PHIVOLCS is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 17 km (10.5 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.4 at a depth...

April 23, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Luzon, Philippines - at least 16 people killed

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Luzon, Philippines at 09:11 UTC on April 22, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 40.2 km (24.9 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. This earthquake can have a medium...

April 22, 2019

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Earthquakes at Taal volcano, increase in water temperature, Philippines

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) has recorded 10 volcanic earthquakes on April 14 and another 6 on April 15, 2016. The Alert Level remains at 1 - hazardous eruption is not imminent. The last eruption of this volcano took place in...

April 16, 2019

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Increased activity at Taal volcano, alert level raised, Philippines

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology has raised the alert status of Taal volcano from Alert Level 0 to Alert Level 1 (abnormal) on March 28, 2019. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 1977. Powerful pyroclastic flows and surges from...

March 29, 2019

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Three phreatic eruptions at Mayon volcano, Philippines

Three phreatic eruptions took place at Mayon volcano, Philippines on March 12, 2019. The first at 07:10 UTC (15:10 local time), followed by two more at 07:18 and 07:34 UTC. These events generated light brown to grayish ash plume that rose 500 m (1 640 feet), 1 000 m...

March 12, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits near the coast of Philippines

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the PHIVOLCS as M6.2 hit near the cost of Burgos, Surigao Del Norte, Philippines at 15:06 UTC (11:06 local time) on March 8, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 16 km (9.9 miles). The USGS is reporting M6.0 at a...

March 08, 2019

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Wildfires scorch 140 000 ha (346 000 acres) of forest in Cordillera, Philippines

An alarming 90 incidents of forest fires were recorded in Cordillera, Philippines during the first three months of 2019, up from 87 in the same period last year. According to data provided by the Bureau of Fire Prevention in Cordillera, the fires scorched 140 000...

March 08, 2019

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Phreatic eruptions at Mayon volcano, Philippines

Two phreatic eruption events were recorded at Mayon volcano, Philippines at 00:11 and 22:27 UTC on March 7, 2019. PHIVOLCS maintains Alert Level 2 over the volcano - moderate level of unrest. Mayon volcano’s seismic monitoring network recorded 6 volcanic...

March 08, 2019

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Tropical depression forming east of Philippines, landfall, heavy rain expected

A low pressure area, once known as Tropical Depression 01W is likely to redevelop into a tropical depression east of the Philippines over the next 24 hours or more and be named Amang as it approaches the country. Heavy rainfall is expected, possibly up to 400 mm...

January 18, 2019

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Tropical Depression "Usman" expected to make landfall over Eastern Samar, Philippines

Tropical Depression "Usman" continues moving erratically over the Philippine Sea. The current forecast track takes it over Eastern Samar between late December 28 and early morning December 29, 2018 (local time). Residents of affected areas, especially...

December 28, 2018

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Phreatic eruptions at Mayon volcano, Philippines

Two phreatic eruption events were observed at 00:17 and 00:28 UTC (08:17 and 08:28 LT) on December 27, 2018. These events generated grayish to grayish white ash plume that rose 600 meters (2 000 feet) and 200 meters (650 feet) above the summit, respectively, before...

December 27, 2018

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Phreatic eruptions at Mayon volcano, Alert Level remains at 2, Philippines

Two phreatic eruption events were observed at Mayon volcano, Philippines late November 25 into 26, 2018. Alert Level remains at 2. The public is reminded that sudden explosions, lava collapses, pyroclastic density currents or PDCs and ashfall can still occur and...

November 26, 2018

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Tropical Cyclone "Samuel" heading toward Philippines, landfall expected November 20

Tropical Depression 33W, named Samuel by PAGASA, is strengthening on its way toward the Philippines. The storm is expected to reach tropical storm strength before it makes landfall in Siargao and Dinagat Islands on November 20, 2018. As of 09:00 UTC on November 19,...

November 19, 2018

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Deep M6.0 earthquake shakes Mindanao, Philippines

A very deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Mindanao, Philippines at 07:55 UTC on November 4, 2018 (15:55 local time). The agency is reporting a depth of 598 km (371 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 603 km (374 miles). This earthquake can...

November 04, 2018

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Deadly landslides caused by Typhoon "Yutu" (Rosita), Philippines

At least 13 people have been killed and dozens are left trapped under debris after heavy rains unleashed by Typhoon "Yutu," known in the Philippines as Rosita, caused flash floods and triggered landslides on October 29 and 30, 2018. The worst affected were...

October 31, 2018

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Typhoon "Yutu" (Rosita) to hit Isabela and Aurora, traverse over Quirino, Ifugao, Nueva Vizcaya, Benguet and La Union, Philippines

The center of Typhoon "Yutu," known in the Philippines as Rosita, is just east of Luzon at 16:00 UTC, October 29. Yutu is expected to make landfall over Southern Isabela - Northern Aurora area by the end of the UTC day (05:00 - 07:00 local time, October...

October 29, 2018

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Massive landslide buries 24 homes in Cebu, leaving more than 60 dead and missing, Philippines

A large landslide buried between 20 and 24 homes near a limestone quarry site on the fringes of Naga City of Cebu Province in the central Philippines early September 20, 2018. Most of the residents were still asleep when the slide took place. 12 bodies have been...

September 20, 2018

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Super Typhoon "Mangkhut" leaves at least 108 people dead and more than 500 000 affected in Philippines

Super Typhoon "Mangkhut," known in the Philippines as Ompong, made landfall in Baggao, Cagayan at 17:40 UTC on September 14 (01:40 PHT, September 15), 2018, with maximum sustained winds near 268 km/h (167 mph), making it a Category 5 storm on the...

September 17, 2018

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Super Typhoon "Mangkhut" (Ompong) makes landfall in northern Philippines as one of the strongest on record

Super Typhoon "Mangkhut," known in the Philippines as Ompong, made landfall in Baggao, Cagayan at 17:40 UTC on September 14 (01:40 PHT, September 15), 2018. The system had maximum sustained winds near 268 km/h (167 mph), making it a Category 5 storm on the...

September 14, 2018

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Super Typhoon "Mangkhut" (Ompong) to make landfall in northern Cagayan, Luzon, Philippines

Super Typhoon "Mangkhut," known in the Philippines as Ompong, is expected to make landfall in northern Cagayan, Luzon, Philippines on Saturday morning (local time), September 15, 2018 with maximum sustained winds at or near 250 km/h (155 mph). A Tropical...

September 13, 2018

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Strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hits Mindanao, Philippines

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the PHIVOLCS as M6.4 hit Mindanao, Philippines at 07:16 UTC (03:16 local time). The agency is reporting a depth of 14 km (8.7 miles). USGS and EMSC registered it as M6.1 at a depth of 10 km. According to the USGS, the...

September 08, 2018

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Massive floods kill 6 people, displace 59 100 and affect 1.1 million, Philippines

Heavy monsoon rains enhanced by Tropical Storm "Yagi," known in the Philippines and Karding, caused deadly floods in the Philippine capital Manila and nearby areas over the past two days. At least 6 people lost their lives, 4 in the capital region and 2...

August 13, 2018

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At least 5 dead, 728 000 affected as monsoon rains hit Philippines

Heavy monsoon rains affecting the Philippines over the past 7 days claimed lives of at least 5 people and affected more than 700 000 people, officials said Sunday, July 22, 2018. While Tropical Depression "Josie" approached the country on July 21, two...

July 23, 2018

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Moderately strong phreatic eruption at Mayon volcano, Philippines

A phreatic eruption took place at Mayon volcano, Philippines at 04:34 UTC (12:34 local time) Sunday, July 1, 2018. A light gray ash column reached an altitude of about 500 m (1 640 feet) above the crater. Mayon’s seismic monitoring network did not detect any...

July 02, 2018

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

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit near the coast of Luzon, Philippines at 06:19 UTC (15:19 local time) on May 5, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 17.9 km (11.1 miles). EMSC registered it as M6.2 at a depth of 15 km (9.3...

May 05, 2018

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Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Mindanao, Philippines

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the PHIVOLCS as M6.0 hit Davao Oriental, Mindanao, Philippines at 03:53 UTC (11:43 local time) on April 5, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 27 km (16.8 miles). The USGS is reporting M5.9 at a depth of 64.4 km (40...

April 05, 2018

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Mayon volcano's status lowered to Alert Level 2, Philippines

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) lowered the Alert Level for Mayon volcano from 3 to 2 on March 29, 2018. The lowering of the alert status from Alert Level 3 to Alert Level 2 signifies the cessation of eruptive activity and the...

March 29, 2018

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Mount Mayon volcano status lowered to Alert Level 3, Philippines

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) lowered Mayon Volcano's status from Alert Level 4 (hazardous eruption imminent) to Alert Level 3 (decreased tendency towards hazardous eruption) on March 6, 2018. The volcano's condition in...

March 06, 2018

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At least 4 killed as Tropical Storm "Sanba" makes landfall, Philippines

Tropical Storm "Sanba," known as Basyang in the Philippines, slammed into Mindanao on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 bringing heavy rain and producing wind gusts of 75 km/h (46 mph). The cyclone made landfall in Cortes, Surigao del Sur province around 03:00...

February 13, 2018

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Tropical Storm "Sanba" (Basyang) to make landfall over Mindanao, Philippines

Tropical Storm "Sanba," known in the Philippines as Basyang, formed February 11, 2018 east of the Philippines as the second named storm of the 2018 Pacific typhoon season. Sanba has slightly accelerated today while moving closer towards Eastern Mindanao....

February 12, 2018

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Mayon eruption continues with no sign of abating, 87 452 people evacuated

The eruption of Mount Mayon in the Philippines continues with no sign of abating. Over the past 24 hours, the activity at the volcano was characterized by near continuous lava fountaining, lava flow and degassing from the summit crater. Since 04:35 UTC on February...

February 09, 2018

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Significant ashfall around Mayon volcano after energetic lava effusion and pyroclastic flows

A significant ashfall was reported in the municipalities of Camalig and Guinobatan in the province of Albay, Philippines shortly before 13:00 UTC on January 29, 2018, after energetic lava effusion started at Mayon volcano with sporadic lava fountaining events and...

January 30, 2018

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81 618 people evacuated around erupting Mount Mayon, Philippines

On January 26, 2018, the total number of people evacuated around erupting Mayon volcano reached 81 618, according to data provided by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). Alert Level 4 remains in effect. Authorities are strongly advising the...

January 26, 2018

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At least 56 217 evacuated around Mayon volcano, Philippines

More than 56 000 people living around erupting Mayon volcano in the Philippines have left their homes since January 13, 2018. Following a powerful eruption on January 22, PHIVOLCS raised the Alert Level to 4 and extended the danger zone. With the Alert Level now on...

January 23, 2018

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Powerful eruption at Mayon volcano, heavy ashfall and zero visibility, Alert Level 4

A powerful eruption took place at Mayon volcano, Philippines around 04:45 UTC on Monday, January 22, 2018 (12:45 local time), producing a column of ash that rose up to 7.6 km (25 000 feet) above sea level. At 05:10 UTC, the Tokyo VAAC reported ash cloud up to 12.5...

January 22, 2018

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More than 34 000 evacuated around Mayon, Alert Level remains at 3

Mayon volcano entered a new eruptive phase on January 13, 2018 with phreatic eruptions and lava flows from a new lava dome. It was the first eruption of this volcano since August 2014. Alert Level was raised from 1 to 3 and by January 17, more than 34 000 people...

January 20, 2018