In an event unfolding from the evening of June 3 to the early hours of June 4, 2023, Taal Volcano showcased an increased degassing activity, leading to the formation of steam-rich plumes reaching up to 3 000 m (9842 feet) above the Taal Volcano Island. This activity has resulted in significant volcanic smog or vog over the Taal Caldera, affecting local municipalities.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) raised the Alert Level for the Mayon volcano from Level 1 to Level 2 on June 5, 2023, indicating increased volcanic unrest that may potentially precede hazardous eruptions.
A strong and shallow earthquake registered by PHIVOLCS as M6.6 hit off the eastern coast of the Philippines at 12:54 UTC on April 4, 2023. The agency is reporting a depth of 9 km (5 miles). The USGS is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 15 km (9 miles); EMSC M6.2 at a depth of 46 km (28.5 miles).
A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Mindanao, Philippines at 06:02 UTC (14:02 LT) on March 7, 2023. The agency is reporting a depth of 38.6 km (24 miles). PHIVOLCS is reporting M5.9 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles); EMSC M6.0 at 10 km (6.2 miles).
A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit the Masbate region, Philippines at 18:10 UTC on February 15, 2023. The agency is reporting a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 40 km (22.8 miles).
A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Mindanao, Philippines at 10:44 UTC on February 1, 2023. The agency is reporting a depth of 13.5 km (8.3 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles); PHIVOLCS M6.0 at a depth of 27 km (16.8 miles).
Heavy rains continue to cause massive flooding in various parts of the Philippines, leaving 29 people dead and affecting around 1.4 million people in 1 956 villages across 48 provinces.
Heavy rain and strong winds, caused by the combined effects of a low-pressure area, northeast monsoon, and shearline, have been affecting several parts of the Philippines in recent days, resulting in floods, and landslides that caused widespread damage and left at least 17 people dead.
A tropical disturbance in the Western Pacific is about to lash the Philippine islands and will persist for several days over the area and potentially develop into a tropical cyclone.
Heavy rains affecting parts of the Philippines since December 25, 2022, caused severe floods in which at least 29 people lost their lives. At least 10 people were injured while 25 remain missing.