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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

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Nearly 15 000 evacuated away from Mayon volcano, lava flows toward Miisi and Bonga

Authorities have evacuated nearly 15 000 people living in the vicinity of Mayon volcano, Albay Province, Philippines following its first eruption since 2014 on Saturday, January 13, 2018. Lava is flowing from the summit towards Miisi and Bonga gullies. Mayon is...

January 15, 2018

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Floods and landslides leave 4 dead, 3 missing in Philippines

A tail-end of a cold front produced heavy rain over Eastern Visayas and Eastern Mindanao, Philippines over the weekend, killing 4 people and leaving 3 missing. Three people in their 60s were killed in Lanao del Norte when flooding struck the towns of Pantar and...

January 15, 2018

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Mayon volcano alert level raised to 3, lava flow observed, Philippines

Following the first eruption of Mayon volcano since 2014 on Saturday, January 13, 2018, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) has raised the volcano's Alert Level to 2 and then to 3 on Sunday, January 14, 2018. This means that Mayon...

January 14, 2018

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Mayon volcano erupts after 3 years of calm, evacuation in progress, Philippines

A strong phreatic eruption started at Mayon volcano, Philippines at 09:06 UTC (17:06 local time) on Saturday, January 13, 2018. The eruption produced a column of ash reaching up to 5.2 km (17 000 feet) above sea level. The eruption was ongoing as of 10:06 UTC,...

January 13, 2018

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Tropical Depression "Agaton" hits the Philippines, 2 dead in floods and landslides

Tropical Depression "Agaton" made five landfalls since late Monday afternoon (UTC), January 1, 2018, maintaining its maximum sustained winds at 55 km/h (34 mph) and gusts to 90 km/h (56 mph). The storm is blamed for the deaths of at least two people in...

January 02, 2018

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More than 200 killed, 100 missing as Tropical Cyclone "Tembin" (Vinta) hits the Philippines

The death toll caused by Tropical Cyclone "Tembin," locally known as Vinta, rose to over 200 late Saturday (local time), December 23, 2017. There are still more than 100 people missing, authorities said. The storm hit the Philippines on Friday, December 22...

December 23, 2017

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8 dead, 9 missing as Tropical Cyclone "Tembin" hits Philippines, next in line Vietnam and Thailand

At least eight people have been killed and nine are missing since Tropical Cyclone "Tembin," known locally as Vinta, started affecting the Philippines this week. Tembin made landfall along the east coast of Mindanao early Friday, December 22, 2017, with...

December 22, 2017

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STS "Tembin" (Vinta) about to hit Surigao del Sur, Philippines, reach typhoon strength before Vietnam

Tropical Storm "Tembin," known as Vinta in the Philippines, formed late December 20, 2017, east of Philippines as the 27th named storm of the 2017 Pacific typhoon season. Landfall is expected over Surigao del Sur late December 21 or early December 22...

December 21, 2017

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Death toll rises to 46 as TD Vinta nears Philippines, TS Kai-Tak threatens Vietnam, Malaysia

The death toll in the Philippines caused by heavy rain, floods and landslides produced by Tropical Cyclone "Kai-Tak" (Urduja) rose to 46 on Thursday, December 20, 2017. 28 people are still missing. Meanwhile, another tropical system has organized into a...

December 20, 2017

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26 dead, 23 missing, 15k+ stranded and 90k evacuated as Kai-Tak (Urduja) hits the Philippines

Floods and landslides triggered by slow-moving Tropical Cyclone "Kai-Tak," locally known as Urduja, killed at least 26 people and left another 23 missing in the Philippines, authorities said Sunday, December 17, 2017. More floods and landslides are...

December 17, 2017

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More than 77k evacuated as deadly TS Urduja (Kai-Tak) drops massive rain on Philippines

A slow-moving Tropical Storm "Urduja," internationally known as "Kai-Tak," crawled toward the Philippines over the past couple of days, dropping massive amounts of rain. Urduja made landfall around 06:00 UTC on December 16 in the vicinity of San...

December 16, 2017

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Floods and landslides hit Philippines, evacuations as Urduja becomes a tropical storm

Tropical Depression "Urduja" strengthened into a tropical storm, internationally known as Kai-Tak, early Thursday, December 14, 2017, on its way toward Samar Province, the Philippines. The cyclone is already causing floods and landslides, prompting...

December 14, 2017

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TD "Urduja" to become a tropical storm before it hits the Philippines

Tropical Depression "Urduja" formed December 12, 2017, near Palau and is expected to strengthen into a tropical storm before it makes landfall in Sorsogon - Northern Samar area of the Philippines on December 15. A low-pressure area developed into a...

December 13, 2017

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Phreatic eruption, resumption of degassing at Kanlaon volcano, Philippines

A phreatic (steam-driven) eruption started at Kanlaon volcano in Negros Island, Philippines at 01:47 UTC (09:47 local time) on December 9, 2017. The eruption was preceded by a resumption of degassing at the summit crater at 22:34 UTC, December 8 (06:34 local time,...

December 09, 2017

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PHIVOLCS raises Kanlaon volcano alert level to 2

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) has raised the alert status for Kanlaon volcano from Alert Level 1 (Low Level of Unrest) to Alert Level 2 (Moderate Level of Unrest) on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. The last eruption of this volcano...

November 15, 2017

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Tropical Storm "Haikui" (Salome) forms over Philippines, alerts issued

Tropical Storm "Haikui", known in the Philippines as Salome, formed 15:00 UTC, November 9, 2017, while traversing Batangas - Cavite area, Philippines, PAGASA reports. This storm is a heavy rain producer and residents are advised to be alert against...

November 09, 2017

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Heavy rain, series of landslides hit Negros Oriental, Philippines

At least 87 families were evacuated Thursday, October 19, 2017 after a series of landslides triggered by heavy rains shut down roads near Palinpinon Geothermal Power Plant in Negros Oriental, Philippines. Vicente Omandam, a senior manager at the plant, confirmed in...

October 19, 2017

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Tropical Depression "Maring" to make landfall over Quezon-Aurora area, Philippines

A tropical depression named by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) as Maring is expected to make landfall tomorrow afternoon (local time) over Quezon-Aurora area, Philippines. Maring has maintained its strength...

September 11, 2017

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M6.3 earthquake hits Luzon, Philippines at intermediate depth

A strong earthquake registered by the PHIVOLCS as M6.3 hit Luzon, Philippines at 05:28 UTC (01:28 local time) on August 11, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 177 km (110 miles). USGS is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 168.2 km (104.5 miles). According to the...

August 11, 2017

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Extremely dangerous M6.5 earthquake hits the Philippines

A strong and very shallow earthquake registered by the PHIVOLCS as M6.5 hit Leyte, Philippines at 08:03 UTC (04:03 local time) on July 6, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 2 km (1.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 6.5 km (4 miles). The agency...

July 06, 2017

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Small phreatic eruption at Bulusan volcano, Philippines

A minor phreatic eruption took place at Bulusan volcano, Luzon, Philippines at 14:29 UTC (22:29 local time) on June 5, 2017. The last eruption of this volcano, also phreatic, took place on March 2, 2017. Based on the seismic record, the eruption lasted approximately...

June 06, 2017

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Very strong M6.8 earthquake hits Philippines, tsunami warnings issued

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.8 (downgraded from M7.2) hit near the coast of Mindanao, Philippines at 20:23 UTC on April 28, 2017 (04:23 local time on April 29). The agency is reporting a depth of 41.7 km (25.9 miles). PHIVOLCS is...

April 28, 2017

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Tropical Depression "Crising" to make landfall over Visayas, Philippines

A newly developed Tropical Depression 02W, known in the Philippines as Crising, is heading toward the east coast of the eastern Visayas and is expected to make landfall by 09:00 UTC on Saturday, April 15, 2017. Although Crising will not reach tropical storm status,...

April 14, 2017

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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 the island of Mindanao, Philippines at 21:21 UTC on April 11, 2017 (05:21 local time on April 12). The agency is reporting a depth of 1 km (0.62 miles). USGS is reporting M5.8 at a depth of 8.3...

April 12, 2017

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Strong M5.9 earthquake hits Mindoro, Philippines

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.9 hit Mindoro, Philippines at 07:09 UTC on April 8, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 42.7 km (26.5 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.9 at a depth of 60 km (37.3 miles). According to the USGS, the...

April 08, 2017

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100 000 displaced due to floods in Caraga region, Philippines

As of January 30, 2017, successive weather system affecting the Caraga region, northeastern Philippines over the past two weeks have displaced about 100 000 people. According to the ECHO, over 80 000 displaced people are in Agusan del Sur province. Local governments...

January 30, 2017

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Tropical Storm "Mekkhala" (Amang) intensifies over the Philippine Sea

The first tropical depression of the 2015 western Pacific season formed southwest of Guam on January 13 and intensified over the warm waters of the Philippine Sea into a tropical storm while headed toward the Philippines. Areas of Eastern Visayas and specifically Leyte,

January 15, 2015

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Tropical Storm "Seniang" affected about 500 000 people in Philippines, claimed lives of 54

Tropical Storm "Jangmi", locally known as "Seniang" formed east of Mindanao, Philippines on December 28, intensifying as it made landfall in Hinatuan municipality, Surigao del Sur province on December 29. Heavy rain has accompanied this system as it

January 05, 2015