Articles tagged "philippines"

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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

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Tropical Storm "Dujuan" heading toward the Philippines, landfall expected over the weekend

Tropical Storm "Dujuan" formed in the Philippine Sea at 00:00 UTC on February 18, 2021, as the first named storm of the 2021 Pacific typhoon season. Dujuan is expected to make landfall over the Caraga region as a severe tropical storm. The storm is known...

February 18, 2021

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Forced evacuation of communities near Taal volcano, Philippines

Philippine disaster response officials have ordered the evacuation of residents living near Taal volcano on February 16, 2021, after continued increased activity at the volcano. Taal erupted in January 2020 for the first time in decades, ejecting volcanic ash up to...

February 16, 2021

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Increased seismic activity and Main Crater Lake changes at Taal volcano, Philippines

A series of 50 relatively weak tremor episodes were recorded at Taal volcano, Philippines from 05:00 to 15:00 LT on Monday, February 15, 2021 (21:00 UTC on February 14 to 07:00 UTC on February 17). There is an increased possibility of sudden steam-driven or phreatic...

February 15, 2021

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Increased activity at Kanlaon volcano, Philippines

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) is advising people living near the Kanlaon volcano in Negros Island to be vigilant due to the increased volcanic activity at the volcano. In an advisory issued Saturday night, February 13, 2021 (LT),...

February 14, 2021

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Mindanao, Philippines

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by PHIVOLCS as M6.1 hit Mindanao, Philippines at 04:22 UTC (12:22 LT) on February 7, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 15 km (9 miles). USGS is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 15.6 km (9.7 miles); EMSC M6.0 at a depth...

February 07, 2021

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Small earthquakes near Pinatubo, the volcano remains in a quiescent condition, Philippines

A total of 860 imperceptible earthquakes have been detected by the Pinatubo Volcano Network and the Philippine Seismic Network from January 20 to 27, 2021. The Alert Level remains at 0. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 1993 (VEI 1). The volcano has a...

January 29, 2021

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Slight rise in abnormal behavior at Mayon volcano, Philippines

Mayon volcano in Albay, Philippines exhibited a slight increase in abnormal behavior over the past 48 hours, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) Lignon Hill Observatory reported on Thursday, January 21, 2021. The volcano's...

January 21, 2021

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Powerful M7.1 earthquake hits off the coast of Mindanao, Philippines

A powerful earthquake registered by PHIVOLCS as M7.1 hit off the coast of Mindanao, Philippines at 12:23 UTC (20:23 LT) on January 21, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 116 km (72 miles). The USGS is reporting M7.0 at a depth of 96 km (60 miles), EMSC M7.1 at...

January 21, 2021

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Deadly flash floods affect more than 15 000 families in Central Philippines

Torrential rains triggered flash floods in Central Philippines, leaving more than 15 000 families affected, at least three fatalities, and more than 400 homes damaged or destroyed, officials reported Sunday, January 3, 2021. Flooding incidents have been affecting...

January 04, 2021

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Strong M6.3 earthquake hits Mindoro, Philippines

A strong earthquake registered by PHIVOLCS as M6.3 hit Mindoro, Philippines at 23:43 UTC on December 24, 2020 (07:43 LT, December 25). The agency is reporting a depth of 109 km (67 miles). The USGS is reporting the same magnitude and depth; EMSC M6.3 at a depth of...

December 25, 2020

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Tropical Depression "Vicky" kills 5, set to make landfall over Palawan, Philippines

At least five fatalities were reported during the onslaught of Tropical Depression "Vicky" in the Philippines on Saturday, December 19, 2020 -- the storm is forecast to make landfall over the central portion of Palawan on Saturday night, and intensify into...

December 19, 2020

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Mindanao, Philippines

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Mindanao, Philippines at 23:21 UTC on December 15, 2020 (07:21 LT, December 16). The agency is reporting a depth of 27 km (16 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 44 km (27 miles), PHIVOLCS M6.2 at 16 km...

December 16, 2020

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Entire Luzon under state of calamity after devastation caused by typhoons Goni and Vamco, Philippines

The entire island of Luzon, Philippines, has been placed under a state of calamity as of November 18, 2020, following the devastation of successive typhoons Goni (locally named Rolly)-- the world's most powerful storm of the year and the country's strongest...

November 19, 2020

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Mindanao, Philippines

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Mindanao, Philippines at 22:37 UTC on November 15, 2020 (06:37 LT, November 16). The agency is reporting a depth of 42.2 km (26.2 miles). PHIVOLCS is reporting it as M6.0 at a depth of 54 km (33...

November 16, 2020

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Cagayan submerged in its worst flood in history, Typhoon "Vamco" (Ulysses) death toll rises to 67 - Philippines

Typhoon "Vamco" (locally called Ulysses) has left a total of 67 fatalities, 13 others missing, and more than 1.7 million affected after lashing the Philippines, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) update...

November 15, 2020

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Typhoon "Vamco" strikes the Philippines, leaving a massive trail of destruction

Typhoon "Vamco" -- known locally as the Ulysses -- struck the Philippines on November 11, 2020, with maximum sustained winds of 155 km/h (96 mph) and gusts to 205 km/h (127 mph). This is the 21st named storm to hit the country this year and the 4th in the...

November 12, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Vamco" (Ulysses) to rapidly intensify before striking Philippines

Tropical Storm "Vamco" formed on November 9, 2020, as the 22nd named storm of the 2020 Pacific typhoon season. The system entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) at 12:00 UTC on November 8, receiving the name Ulysses -- still as a tropical...

November 10, 2020

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Super Typhoon "Goni" leaves 20 dead in Philippines, country's strongest storm on record

Super Typhoon "Goni" (locally named Rolly) has left at least 20 fatalities and about 230 million dollars (11 billion pesos) worth of damage in the Philippines, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported Thursday, November...

November 06, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Atsani" forecast to pass over or very close to Batanes, Philippines

Tropical Storm "Atsani" formed in the Pacific Ocean on October 29, 2020, as the 20th named storm of the 2020 Pacific typhoon season. It entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on November 1, receiving the name Siony. At 12:00 UTC on November 5,...

November 05, 2020

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Super Typhoon "Goni" hits Philippines as the strongest storm of the year

Super Typhoon "Goni" made landfall in the Philippines over Bato, Catanduanes at 20:50 UTC (04:50 LT, November 1) and Tiwi, Albay at 23:20 UTC on October 31, 2020, with maximum sustained winds of 225 km/h (140 mph) and gusts to 280 km/h (174 mph) -- which...

November 01, 2020

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Typhoon "Goni" (Rolly) rapidly intensifies into strongest storm of the year, Quezon Province under red alert - Philippines

Typhoon "Goni" -- named Rolly in the Philippines -- has rapidly intensified into the strongest storm of the year as it moved westward over the Philippine Sea, according to the bulletin issued by weather bureau PAGASA at 09:00 UTC (17:00 LT) on Friday,...

October 30, 2020

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Typhoon "Molave" prompts evacuation of 1.3 million in Vietnam after leaving 13 missing in the Philippines

Vietnam is preparing to evacuate around 1.3 million people as it braces for Typhoon "Molave" which is set to make landfall in the country's central region on Wednesday, October 28, 2020. The storm is feared to worsen the country's flood situation...

October 26, 2020

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Low pressure intensifies into Tropical Depression "Quinta" -- threatening Bicol, Philippines

A Low-Pressure Area (LPA) over the Philippine Sea has developed into a tropical depression-- locally named "Quinta"-- at 06:00 UTC (14:00 LT) on Friday, October 23, 2020. It is forecast to reach a tropical storm strength on Sunday, October 22, and make...

October 23, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Saudel" (Pepito) intensifies ahead of landfall over Aurora, Philippines

Tropical Storm "Saudel" -- named Pepito in the Philippines -- is slowly intensifying before its expected landfall over Aurora Province, Philippines, between 10:00 and 14:00 UTC (18:00 to 22:00 LT) on October 20, 2020. Saudel is the 17th named storm of the...

October 20, 2020

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M6.3 earthquake hits Davao Gulf, Mindanao, Philippines

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit Davao Gulf, Mindanao, Philippines at 15:23 UTC (23:23 LT) on September 6, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 119.1 km (74 miles). PHIVOLCS registered it as M6.4 at a depth of 143 km (88 miles); EMSC as...

September 06, 2020