Metro Cebu’s earthquake map now available online

USJ-R Journalism Intern 07/04/2018

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) launched an online map of earthquake-prone areas in Metro Cebu on Wednesday morning (July 4). The government agencies introduced today the Metro…

Quake shakes 3 cities in Cebu

Inquirer.net 05/18/2018

A 3.3-magnitude earthquake hit south of Lapu-Lapu City on Friday, jolting three cities of Cebu, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. According to Phivolcs the tremor was felt in Cebu City and Mandaue City…

4.6-magnitude earthquake shakes Albay

Inquirer.net 05/05/2018

A MAGNITUDE 4.6 earthquake hit the province of Albay on Saturday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. The tremor hit west of Rapu-Rapu, Albay at 10:18 a.m., Phivolcs said. The quake was felt as…

Construction firm blames bunkhouse collapse on ‘earthquake,’ loss of clamps

Fe Marie D. Dumaboc 03/07/2018

Was there an earthquake in Cebu on Tuesday, March 6? There was none in Cebu City or anywhere in the Visayas at the time when a major mishap happened in the city close to 3 a.m. on…

Alert Level 2 up on Mt. Kanlaon – Phivolcs

Inquirer.net, Katrina Hallare 11/15/2017

‘INCREASED UNREST’ MAY BECOME A ‘STEAM-DRIVEN OR PHREATIC ERUPTIONS’ The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has raised an Alert Level 2 status on Kanlaon Volcano in Negros province, as it warned of a possible “sudden…

Sto. Niño Basilica tolls De Profundis bells

Fe Marie D. Dumaboc 10/15/2017

In commemoration of the fourth anniversary of the October 15, 2013 devastating earthquake that hit Bohol and Cebu, a mournful sound emanated from the grounds of the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño in Cebu City, as the…

Heritage church in Dauis restored

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/14/2017

BOHOL EARTHQUAKE 4TH ANNIVERSARY Located 3.1 kilometers southwest of Tagbilaran City, Bohol, is the town of Dauis on the island of Panglao. Exactly four years ago, on October 15, 2013, parishioners witnessed portions of the town’s centuries-old…

ICT foreseen to help improve disaster preparedness and response

USJ-R Intern Kristine Remolisan 09/20/2017

THE first international conference on information and communication technology (ICT) for disaster preparedness and response in Cebu commenced last Tuesday, September 19. The conference was participated by local government units (LGUs), national agencies, non-government organization (NGOs) and…

Gov’t needs P1B for rehab of quake-hit areas in Leyte

USJ-R Intern Rosalie O. Abatayo 09/08/2017

Around P1 billion is needed to rehabilitate earthquake-stricken towns in Leyte province. The estimate is contained in a report by the members of the Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) team of the National Economic and Development Authority…

Strong quake rocks Mexico

AFP 09/08/2017

A powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake rocked Mexico late Thursday, killing at least five people and triggering a tsunami alert in what the president called the quake-prone country’s biggest one in a century. Officials evacuated residents along the central…

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