PHIVOLCS raised the Alert Level for Mayon volcano from 1 to 2 on October 7, 2022. The current unrest is driven by shallow magmatic processes that could eventually lead to phreatic eruptions or even precede hazardous magmatic eruption.
Typhoon “Noru” – known as Karding in the Philippines – intensified into a super typhoon at 00:00 UTC on September 25, 2022, prompting PAGASA to raise Signal number 5 for the first time ever since Typhoon “Goni” (Rolly) in 2020. Noru made landfall in Burdeos, Polillo Islands, Quezon Province at 09:30 UTC on September 25 (17:30 LT).
Tropical Storm “Ma-on” – known as Florita in the Philippines – formed on August 21, 2022, east of the Philippines as the 9th named storm of the 2022 Pacific typhoon season. The storm is moving west at 15 km/h (9 mph) on August 22 and is expected to make landfall over northern Luzon around 18:00 UTC today.
A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by PHIVOLCS as M7.0 hit Luzon, Philippines at 00:43 UTC (08:43 LT) on July 27, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 17 km (10.5 miles). USGS is reporting M7.0 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles), EMSC M7.1 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).
A new phreatic eruption was detected by the Bulusan Volcano Network at 20:37 UTC on June 11, 2022 (03:37 LT on June 12). The event lasted 18 minutes based on the seismic record but the eruption plume was not visible in camera monitors. Bulusan’s last eruption took place on June 5, forcing PHIVOLCS to raise the Alert Level to 1.
A powerful phreatic eruption took place at Bulusan volcano, Philippines at 02:37 UTC (10:37 LT) on June 5, 2022. As a result, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology raised the Alert Level for the volcano from 0 to 1.
A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Luzon, Philippines at 21:50 UTC on May 21, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 129 km (80 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 175 km (108 miles); PHIVOLCS M6.1 at 126 km (78 miles).
A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit near the east coast of Mindanao, Philippines at 01:23 UTC (09:23 LT) on April 19, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 19 km (11.8 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 60 km (37.3 miles); PHIVOLCS M5.9 at a depth of 16 km (9.9 miles).
At least 137 people have been killed in floods and landslides after Tropical Cyclone “Megi” moved over the central Philippines from April 10 to 12, 2022. At least 28 others are still missing, according to official reports.
Tropical Storm “Megi” – known as Agaton in the Philippines – dropped heavy rain over the Philippines on April 10 and 11, 2022, causing deadly floods and landslides. Unconfirmed reports mention at least 25 fatalities. Megi is currently almost a stationary system, meandering in the vicinity of Samar-Leyte area.