Articles tagged "philippines"

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Typhoon "Kammuri" breaks coldest cloud-top temperature record

Typhoon "Kammuri" (Tisoy) -- the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year-- has produced the coldest cloud-top temperature on record and may have gained a distinctive place in the history of tropical cyclones, according to Scott Bachmeier of the...

December 05, 2019

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Typhoon "Kammuri" leaves a trail of destruction, kills at least 10 people in the Philippines

Typhoon "Kammuri", locally called Tisoy, unleashed its wrath across the Philippines, leaving a trail of destruction as the strongest typhoon to hit the nation in 2019. As of December 3, four fatalities have been reported, over 225 000 have been evacuated...

December 03, 2019

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Kammuri rapidly intensified before hitting Philippines, more than 100 000 evacuated lahar-prone areas

Authorities are evacuating more than 100 000 people living in lahar-prone areas in the Bicol region, Philippines, ahead of the landfall of Typhoon "Kammuri", locally known as Tisoy. The storm has further intensified into Category 4 hurricane equivalent and...

December 02, 2019

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Typhoon "Kammuri" (Tisoy) forecast to make landfall over Bicol Region, Philippines

Typhoon "Kammuri," known as Tisoy in the Philippines, maintains its strength while moving westward toward the Philippines. Landfall is expected over Bicol Region late December 2 into 3, 2019 (local time). Kammuri is the 28th named storm of the 2019 Pacific...

November 30, 2019

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Typhoon "Kammuri" (Tisoy) intensifying on its way toward the Philippines

Kammuri has intensified into a typhoon on its way toward the Philippines. According to the state weather agency PAGASA, the storm has maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h (74 mph) near the center and gusts of up to 150 km/h (93 mph) as of November 28, 2019, at 02:00...

November 28, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Fung-Wong" (Sarah) forms east of the Philippines

A Low Pressure Area (LPA) inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) has intensified into a tropical depression on November 19, 2019, and was named Sarah by the PAGASA. It continued intensifying through the day and reached tropical storm strength, receiving...

November 20, 2019

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Over 100 homes damaged, four people injured following M5.9 quake in Mindanao, Philippines

More than 100 homes have been damaged - 16 totally and 91 partially - while four people were injured, following a strong and shallow M5.9 earthquake in Mindanao, Philippines, on November 18, 2019. According to a report by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and...

November 19, 2019

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At least 5 000 displaced as slow-moving Typhoon "Kalmaegi" (Ramon) intensifies, Philippines

Tropical Storm "Kalmaegi" (Ramon) intensified into a typhoon and continues bringing heavy rain and floods to Luzon, Philippines on November 19, 2019. At least 5 000 people have already evacuated their homes, while several municipalities in Cagayan remain...

November 19, 2019

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Strong and shallow M5.9 earthquake hits Mindanao, Philippines

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.9 hit just 2 km (1.2 miles) north of Kadingilan, Mindanao, Philippines at 13:22 UTC (21:22 LT) on November 18, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 13.1 km (8.1 miles). This earthquake can have a...

November 18, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Kalmaegi" (Ramon) triggers floods and landslides ahead of landfall, Philippines

​ Tropical Storm "Kalmaegi," known as Ramon in the Philippines, has slowed down on Friday morning, November 15, 2019, as it continued heading towards Cagayan, Northern Luzon where it is expected to make landfall on November 17 or early November 18....

November 15, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Kalmaegi" (Ramon) maintains strength over the Philippine Sea

Tropical Storm "Kalmaegi", called "Ramon" in the Philippines, maintained its strength and slightly accelerated while moving over the Philippine Sea on Wednesday evening, November 13, 2019, according to weather bureau PAGASA. Kalmaegi is moving...

November 13, 2019

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Tropical Cyclone "Nakri" (Quiel) makes landfall in Vietnam after leaving at least 6 dead in the Philippines

Tropical Cyclone "Nakri" (Quiel) has been affecting parts of Southeast Asia over the past couple of days, leaving at least 6 people dead in the Philippines before making landfall in Vietnam on November 10, 2019. Although Nakri did not directly make...

November 11, 2019

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Researchers discovered what could be the largest caldera on Earth

A team of researchers including members from GNS Science, led by marine geophysicist Jenny Anne Barretto, have identified an ancient mega-volcano with what could be the largest known caldera on Earth. The feature is on the crest of Benham Rise, an oceanic plateau...

November 10, 2019

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Typhoon "Nakri" (Quiel) exits the Philippines, now heading toward Vietnam

Typhoon "Nakri," known as "Quiel" in the Philippines is now exiting the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). The storm is accelerating further westward at 15 km/h (9 mph) towards Vietnam with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h (74 mph) near...

November 09, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Nakri" (Quiel) almost stationary between Vietnam and Philippines

Tropical Storm "Nakri" - known as "Quiel" in the Philippines, is almost stationary over the West Philippine Sea and is expected to remain there for one more day, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services...

November 06, 2019

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Strong earthquakes leave 21 people dead, 20 929 buildings destroyed in Mindanao, Philippines

At least 21 people have been killed, 331 were injured and 2 remain missing after several powerful earthquakes and thousands of aftershocks hit Mindanao, Philippines since October 16, 2019. The first strong quake struck North Cotabato at 11:37 UTC on October 16. It...

November 02, 2019

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Another strong earthquake hits Mindanao - shallow M6.5, Philippines

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the PHIVOLCS as M6.5 hit Cotabato, Mindanao at 01:11 UTC (09:11 LT) on October 31, 2019, at a depth of 6 km (3.7 miles). Both EMSC and USGS are reporting M6.5 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The quake hit 48 hours after...

October 31, 2019

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8 killed, 2 missing, 395 injured after M6.6 earthquake in Mindanao, Philippines

8 people were killed, 2 are missing and 395 were injured after a shallow M6.6 earthquake hit Mindanao, Philippines at 01:04 UTC (09:04 LT) on October 29, 2019, at a depth of 7 km (4.3 miles). The earthquake is tectonic in origin and was located at...

October 30, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake hits Mindanao, Philippines

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the PHIVOLCS as M6.6 hit Mindanao, Philippines at 01:04 UTC (09:04 PHT) on October 29, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 7 km (4.3 miles). USGS is reporting M6.6 at a depth of 15.3 km (9.5 miles); EMSC M6.6 at a...

October 29, 2019

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Quake-stricken Davao del Sur now under state of calamity, Philippines

The entire province of Davao del Sur has been placed under a state of calamity following the severe destruction caused by the M6.3 earthquake that shook the area on October 16, 2019. More than 700 aftershocks were recorded through October 22. According to the...

October 26, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hits Mindanao, Philippines - 7 killed, 482 homes destroyed

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit Mindanao, Philippines at 11:37 UTC (19:37 LT) on October 16, 2019. EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles). PHIVOLCS is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 15 km (9.3 miles). The epicenter...

October 16, 2019

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Alert Level 1 raised over Taal volcano, Philippines

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) raised Alert Level 1 over the Taal volcano after recording 87 volcanic earthquakes within a 24-hour observation period ending 00:00 UTC, October 7. One of the quakes, which occurred at 07:54 LT, was...

October 07, 2019

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Strong M6.4 earthquake, numerous aftershocks near the coast of Mindanao, Philippines

A strong earthquake registered by the PHIVOLCS as M6.4 hit near the coast of Mindanao, Philippines at 02:02 UTC (10:02 LT) on September 29, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 60 km (37 miles). USGS is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 76.1 km (47.2 miles); EMSC...

September 29, 2019

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Tropical Cyclone "Lingling" forms in the Western Pacific Ocean, heading toward the Korean Peninsula

Tropical Cyclone "Lingling," known as Liwayway in the Philippines, formed September 1 in the Western Pacific Ocean as the 14th named tropical cyclone of the 2019 Pacific typhoon season. The storm is heading toward southern Ryukyu Islands, Japan and the...

September 04, 2019

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Tropical Cyclone "Podul" hits Vietnam, leaves 2 people dead, 61 500 affected in Philippines

Tropical cyclone "Podul," named Yangliu in China and Jenny in the Philippines killed 2 and affected over 61 500 people in Central-Northern Luzon. The storm made landfall in central Vietnam early Friday and has since degraded into a tropical depression....

August 30, 2019

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At least 8 people killed, dozens injured after series of strong earthquakes hit Batanes Islands, Philippines

Series of strong earthquakes hit Batanes, the Philippines on July 26 and 27, 2019, leaving at least 8 people dead and dozens injured. The series started with M4.2 (PHIVOLCS) at 04:13 PHT, July 26, followed by M2.8 at 19:17, M2.4 at 22:13, M5.4 at 04:16 PHT, July...

July 27, 2019

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Tropical Cyclone "Danas" (Falcon) affecting the Philippines, heading toward Taiwan, China and the Korean Peninsula

A strengthening tropical cyclone named Danas by the JMA and Falcon by the PAGASA is dumping moderate to heavy rains over parts of northern Philippines on July 16, 2019. The cyclone is expected to closely approach or make landfall over Babuyan, Philippines and then...

July 16, 2019

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Angat Dam - Manila's main water reservoir falls below critical low, Philippines

The water level in Angat Dam, the main water supply for Metro Manila fell below the critically low level of 160 m (524.9 feet) on July 11, 2019 and stood at 159.91 m (524.6 feet) as of 08:00 LT. ​Manila Water said yesterday it has narrowed its supply gap with...

July 11, 2019

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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