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Taal volcano: 104 377 people still in evacuation shelters, intense seismicity continues, Alert Level 4

More than 200 000 people have been affected since the Taal volcano started erupting on January 12, 2020. The Alert Level 4 remains in effect - hazardous explosive eruption is possible within hours to days. The eruption affected a total of 203 763 people in Batangas,...

January 19, 2020

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Taal continues emitting steam as cracks widen, hazardous eruption imminent, Philippines

Taal volcano continues emitting steam as fissures identified in barangays of Lemery, Agoncillo, Talisay, and San Nicolas in Batangas Province widen, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) reported on Friday, January 17, 2020. Alert Level 4...

January 17, 2020

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Taal: Multiple new fissures reported, total evacuation within 14 km (8.6 miles), Philippines

Multiple new fissures (cracks) were observed around Taal volcano on January 14, 2020, two days after intense unrest began. Fissures, accompanied by intense seismicity activity, are an indication of an imminent explosive eruption, PHIVOLCS warns. The agency strongly...

January 14, 2020

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Powerful eruption at Taal volcano, volcanic ash to 16.7 km (55 000 feet) a.s.l., Philippines

Taal volcano in the Philippines started erupting at 06:04 UTC on January 12, 2020, for the first time since 1977. The volcanic ash cloud is reaching up to 16.7 km (55 000 feet) above sea level, according to data provided by the Tokyo VAAC. PHIVOLCS said it strongly...

January 12, 2020

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Typhoon "Phanfone" claimed 50 lives, affected 2.1 million people and wiped out 20 million dollars worth of farm products, Philippines

Typhoon "Phanfone," locally known as Ursula, has claimed 50 lives as of December 31, 2019. 143 people were injured and 5 are still missing. The storm wiped out almost 20 million dollars (1 billion pesos) worth of farm products following its devastating...

December 31, 2019

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Phanfone wreaks havoc across the central Philippines, leaves 28 people dead and tens of thousands affected

Typhoon "Phanfone," known as Ursula in the Philippines, made its first landfall in Samar on Tuesday, December 24, 2019, with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h (74 mph) and gusts to 150 km/h (94 mph) -- Category 1 hurricane equivalent on the...

December 26, 2019

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Typhoon "Phanfone" (Ursula) makes landfall in Samar, high-risk structures may experience heavy damage, Philippines

Typhoon "Phanfone," known as Ursula in the Philippines, made landfall in Samar on December 24, 2019, with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h (74 mph) and gusts to 150 km/h (94 mph) -- Category 1 hurricane equivalent on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind...

December 24, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Phanfone" (Ursula) to hit the Philippines on Christmas

Tropical Depression "Phanfone" outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) has intensified into a tropical storm on Sunday morning, December 22, 2019. This is the 29th named storm of the 2019 Pacific typhoon season. According to weather bureau...

December 22, 2019

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Mindanao M6.9 earthquake: 1 017 aftershocks, 14 172 homes damaged or destroyed, 12 people killed and 210 injured

The death toll after very shallow M6.9 earthquake hit Mindanao, Philippines on December 15, 2019, has risen to 12 on December 20, 2019. 210 people were injured and 1 is still missing, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC)...

December 20, 2019

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Mindanao M6.9 earthquake: 700 aftershocks, 14 021 homes damaged or destroyed, 9 people killed and 99 injured

The M6.9 earthquake in Davao City, Mindanao, Philippines on December 15, 2019, has killed 9 people, 99 were injured and 1 remains missing. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) recorded 700 aftershocks as of Tuesday, December 17. Of...

December 17, 2019

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Very strong M6.9 earthquake, series of aftershocks hit Mindanao, Philippines

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by PHIVOLCS as M6.9 hit Mindanao, Philippines at 06:11 UTC (14:11 LT) on December 15, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 3 km (1.8 miles). The USGS is reporting M6.8 at a depth of 22.4 km (13.9 miles); EMSC M6.8 at a...

December 15, 2019

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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