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1.1 million people affected, 480 000 displaced and 28 000 homes damaged after Super Typhoon "Rai" hits the Philippines

At least 1 113 373 million people have been affected, 481 196 displaced and 28 000 homes damaged in the Philippines after the country was hit by Super Typhoon "Rai" (Odette) on December 16 and 17, 2021.1 The number of affected people in need, including...

December 21, 2021

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Super Typhoon "Rai" hits the Philippines, leaving a trail of destruction, 375 people dead and 56 missing

Typhoon "Rai" -- known locally as Odette -- reached Super Typhoon intensity on December 16, 2021, just before it made landfall on the popular tourist island of Siargao, Philippines with maximum sustained winds around 195 km/h (120 mph).1 Rai is the 6th...

December 17, 2021

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Typhoon "Rai" (Odette) rapidly intensifies to Super Typhoon before striking the Philippines

Typhoon "Rai" (Odette) rapidly intensified on December 16, 2021, becoming a Category 5 Super Typhoon before making landfall over the Philippines. Rai is the 22nd named storm of the 2021 Pacific typhoon season and the 9th typhoon. "Pretty scary stuff...

December 16, 2021

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Tropical Storm "Rai" forms east of Philippines, landfall expected over Caraga or Eastern Visayas

Tropical Storm "Rai" formed on December 13, 2021 east of the Philippines as the 22nd named storm of the 2021 Pacific typhoon season. The system is expected to continue intensifying over the next 3 days before it makes landfall over Caraga or Eastern...

December 13, 2021

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Sudden phreatic eruption at Pinatubo volcano, Philippines

A sudden phreatic eruption took place at Pinatubo volcano, Philippines between 04:09 and 04:13 UTC (12:09 - 12:13 PHT) on November 30, 2021. The Tokyo VAAC reported a possible eruption at the volcano with ash observed rising up to 13.4 km (44 000 feet) above sea...

November 30, 2021

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Short-lived phreatomagmatic bursts at Taal volcano, Philippines

Three short-lived phreatomagmatic bursts, lasting between 1 and 5 minutes, were recorded at Taal volcano, Philippines on November 22, 2021, ejectnig plumes up to 1.5 km (4 900 feet) above the crater. The volcano remains at Alert Level 2 (Increased Unrest). In 24...

November 23, 2021

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Tropical Storm "Kompasu" drenches Luzon, leaving 9 people dead and 11 missing, Philippines

Tropical Storm "Kompasu" -- known as Maring in the Philippines -- dropped heavy rains on the country's most populous island of Luzon over the past 2 days, leaving at least 9 people dead and 11 others missing. Kompasu is the 18th named storm of the 2021...

October 12, 2021

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Category 5 Super Typhoon "Chanthu" (Kiko) impacts extreme Northern Luzon, Philippines

Super Typhoon "Chanthu" -- known as Kiko in the Philippines -- made its first landfall east of the Babuyan Islands at 21:00 UTC on September 10, 2021, and the second at 00:30 UTC on September 11 over Ivana, Batanes, Philippines. Chanthu had 1-minute...

September 11, 2021

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Super Typhoon "Chanthu" threatens extreme Northern Luzon, landfall expected in Taiwan

Category 5 Super Typhoon "Chanthu" -- known as Kiko in the Philippines -- is forecast to pass over extreme Northern Luzon, Philippines on September 10, 2021, and then turn toward Taiwan where landfall is expected on September 12. At 09:00 UTC September 10,...

September 10, 2021

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Super Typhoon "Chanthu" moving toward Philippines, Taiwan and China

Chanthu reached a Category 5 super typhoon status at 09:00 UTC on September 8, 2021, becoming the second super typhoon of the year. In the Philippines, this tropical cyclone is known as Kiko. At the time, Chanthu's center was located about 1 265 km (785 miles)...

September 08, 2021

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Typhoon "Conson" (Jolina) makes landfall in the Philippines, moving toward capital Manila

Tropical Storm "Conson" -- known as Jolina in the Philippines -- formed at 06:00 UTC on September 6, 2021, as the 13th named storm of the 2021 Pacific typhoon season. At 15:00 UTC (23:00 Philippine Standard Time) on September 6, the Japan Meteorological...

September 07, 2021

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Rising trend of SO2 emission at Taal volcano, Philippines

The first measurement of volcanic sulfur dioxide or SO2 flux from the Taal Main Crater on August 19, 2021, totaled 15 347 tonnes/day. This marks a rising trend in volcanic SO2 degassing since August 13, with the short-term average from then until present measured at...

August 20, 2021

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Very strong M7.1 earthquake hits near the coast of Mindanao, small tsunami observed, Philippines

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.1 hit near the coast of Mindanao, Philippines at 17:46 UTC on August 11, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 65.6 km (40.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.1 at a depth of 58 km (36 miles). GFZ M7.0 at a...

August 11, 2021

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Prolonged monsoon rains bring widespread floods to the Philippines

Widespread floods brought by prolonged monsoon rains continue affecting the Philippines, leading to casualties and damage. According to the Disaster Response Operations Monitoring and Information Centre, more than 570 240 people were affected across the country and...

July 29, 2021

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Strong M6.7 earthquake hits Mindoro, Philippines

A strong earthquake registered by PHIVOLCS as M6.7 hit Mindoro, Philippines at 20:48 UTC on July 23, 2021 (04:48 LT, July 24) at a depth of 116 km (72 miles). The USGS is reporting M6.7 at a depth of 112 km (69 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.7 at a depth of 118 km...

July 23, 2021

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Tropical Wave brings heavy rainfall to the Philippines

Could we have a new named storm system next week? Models still pull for some sort of development. The question is when, where and how strong. Robert Speta of the WestPacWx explains in the new video. Featured image and video courtesy WestPacWx...

July 14, 2021

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Short-lived phreatomagmatic eruption at Taal volcano, Alert Level remains at 3 (Magmatic Unrest), Philippines

A short-lived phreatomagmatic eruption took place at Taal's Main Crater at 21:18 UTC on July 6, 2021 (05:18 LT, July 7), generating a grayish plume that rose 300 m (985 feet) before drifting southeast. On July 4, sulfur dioxide (SO2) gas emission reached an...

July 07, 2021

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Unprecedented high volcanic SO2 degassing at Taal volcano, Philippines

The highest levels of volcanic sulfur dioxide or SO2 gas emission were recorded today, July 4, 2021, at an average of 22 628 tonnes/day -- representing the highest ever recorded over Taal, PHIVOLCS reports. The previous record was set on June 28, 2021, with 14 326...

July 04, 2021

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Phreatomagmatic eruption at Taal volcano, Alert Level raised to 3, Philippines

A phreatomagmatic eruption took place at Taal volcano, Philippines at 07:16 UTC (15:16 LT) on July 1, 2021, generating a short-lived dark plume up to 1 km (3 300 feet). Anomalously high volcanic SO2 gas emission preceded the eruption, averaging 14 241 tonnes/day and...

July 01, 2021

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Highest ever recorded SO2 emission over Taal, adverse effects reported, Philippines

High levels of volcanic sulfur dioxide or SO2 gas emissions and tall, steam-rich plumes have continued to be produced from the Taal Main Crater since this past weekend, PHIVOLCS reported on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. Unprecedented SO2 emissions were recorded on June...

June 29, 2021

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Taal Volcano Advisory: Vog observed over Taal Caldera, pronounced haze over the caldera region

Volcanic smog or vog has been observed over Taal Caldera resulting from continued volcanic SO2 gas emission from the Main Crater. High levels of volcanic sulfur dioxide or SO2 gas emissions and steam-rich plumes that rose as much as 3 km (9 842 feet) high have been...

June 28, 2021

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Tropical Cyclone "Choi-wan" (Dante) to make landfall over Batangas Province, Philippines

Tropical Cyclone "Choi-wan" will make landfall over Batangas Province, Philippines at around 09:00 UTC (17:00 LT) on June 2, 2021, and traverse western and central Luzon over the next 2 days. Prolonged heavy rains have already flooded parts of Mindanao,...

June 02, 2021

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Lahar advisory for Taal and Pinatubo volcanoes, Philippines

Due to potentially high-volume rainfall produced by Tropical Storm "Choi-wan" -- known as Dante in the Philippines" -- and its trajectory, DOST-PHIVOLCS has issued lahar advisories for Taal and Pinatubo volcanoes on June 2, 2021. Based on DOST-PAGASA...

June 02, 2021

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Lahar advisory for Mayon volcano under Tropical Storm "Choi-wan" (Dante), Philippines

Prolonged and heavy rainfall produced by Tropical Storm "Choi-wan" -- known as Dante in the Philippines -- may generate post-eruption lahars on major channels draining Mayon Volcano by incorporating loose material from remnant pyroclastic density current...

June 01, 2021

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Tropical Storm "Choi-wan" forms near the Philippines

Tropical Storm "Choi-wan" formed between Palau and the Philippines on May 30, 2021, as the third named storm of the 2021 Pacific typhoon season. On the current forecast track, Choi-wan will likely remain over the Philippine Sea over the next 5 days....

May 31, 2021

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Tropical Storm "Crising" to make landfall over Davao Oriental - Surigao del Sur area, Philippines

A new tropical storm, named Crising by the PAGASA, formed in the Philippine Sea on May 13, 2021. On the forecast track, Crising will continue moving W or WNW and make landfall over Davao Oriental - Surigao del Sur area between tonight, May 13, and tomorrow morning...

May 13, 2021

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Typhoon "Surigae" (Bising) leaves 3 dead, 230 000 displaced in the Philippines

At least three fatalities have been reported and around 230 000 have been displaced due to the onslaught of Typhoon "Surigae"-- locally called Bising-- in the Philippines, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported...

April 21, 2021

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Super Typhoon "Surigae" (Bising) forces more than 100 000 to evacuate, Philippines

Typhoon "Surigae" -- known in the Philippines as Bising -- brought more than 380 mm (15 inches) of rainfall across parts of Samar over the past 24 hours, causing floods and landslides and forcing more than 109 000 people to evacuate. While the rainfall...

April 19, 2021

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Surigae rapidly intensifies into the first Super Typhoon of 2021

Typhoon "Surigae" rapidly intensified on April 16 and 17, 2021, into the first Super Typhoon of the year. Surigae -- known in the Philippines as Bising -- is expected to become a powerful Category 5 typhoon over the next 12 hours, without making landfall...

April 17, 2021

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Surigae enters PAR and intensifies into a typhoon, Philippines

Tropical Storm "Surigae" entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) late April 15, 2021, and intensified into a typhoon -- known locally as Bising. Surigae is the second named storm and the first typhoon of the 2021 Pacific typhoon season. Surigae...

April 16, 2021

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Tropical Storm "Surigae" intensifying on its way toward the Philippines

Tropical Storm "Surigae" -- known as Bising in the Philippines -- formed at 18:00 UTC on April 14, 2021, as the second named storm of the 2021 Pacific typhoon season. The storm is intensifying as it moves close to Yap on its way toward the Philippines....

April 15, 2021

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Persistent magmatic activity at shallow depths beneath Taal volcano, Philippines

In 24 hours to 00:00 UTC on April 14, the Taal Volcano Network recorded 383 volcanic earthquakes, including 238 episodes of volcanic tremor with durations of 1 to 12 minutes, 143 low-frequency volcanic earthquakes, and low-level background tremor that started at...

April 14, 2021

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Deep M6.1 earthquake hits Celebes Sea

A strong and deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit the Celebes Sea, between the Philippines and Indonesia, at 09:30 UTC on April 10, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 320 km (198 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The...

April 10, 2021

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Elevated unrest continues at Taal volcano with 212 earthquakes in 24 hours, Philippines

Alert Level 2 remains in place over Taal volcano, Philippines, as of Wednesday, March 31, 2021. At this level, sudden phreatic explosions, minor ashfalls, volcanic tremors, and lethal accumulations of volcanic gas may threaten areas within the volcano. In 24 hours...

March 31, 2021

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Increased possibility of magmatic eruption at Taal volcano, Philippines

There is an increasing possibility of magmatic eruption at Taal volcano, PHIVOLCS warned on March 24, 2021. A total of 2 015 volcanic tremors, 734 low-frequency volcanic earthquakes, and 18 hybrid earthquake events have been recorded by the Taal Volcano Network...

March 24, 2021

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242 earthquakes in 24 hours, high-temperature volcanic gases at Taal volcano, Philippines

In 24 hours to 00:00 UTC on March 15, the Taal Volcano Network recorded 252 volcanic earthquakes, including 17 episodes of volcanic tremor with durations of 1 to 4 minutes and 5 hybrid events, PHIVOLCS reports. During the same period, activity at the Main Crater...

March 15, 2021

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Taal volcano alert status raised to Alert Level 2 (increasing unrest), Philippines

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) has raised the alert status of Taal volcano from Alert Level 1 (low level of unrest) to Alert Level 2 (increasing unrest) on March 9, 2021. Since February 13, 2021, the volcano has been exhibiting...

March 09, 2021

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Pinatubo volcano Alert Level raised after 1 722 earthquakes since January 20, Philippines

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) has raised the Alert Level for Pinatubo volcano from 0 (Silent) to 1 (Partial Disturbance) at 23:00 UTC on March 3, 2021. Since January 20, 2021, 1 722 weak earthquakes were detected under the...

March 04, 2021

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Increased seismic activity at Taal volcano, Philippines

In 24 hours to 00:00 UTC on February 26, the Taal Volcano Network recorded 113 volcanic tremor episodes with durations between 1 and 34 minutes, PHIVOLCS said in its latest bulletin for the volcano. The Alert Level remains at 1 (Abnormal) -- sudden steam-driven or...

February 26, 2021

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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