6.4 magnitude quake off eastern Indonesia, tsunami alert lifted

Inquirer.net 03/26/2018

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck off eastern Indonesia in the early hours of Monday, triggering a brief tsunami alert that was swiftly lifted, seismic monitoring organizations said. The quake struck deep at some 171 kilometers (106 miles)…

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…

School equips coastal communities with tsunami warning device

Inquirer.net 05/13/2017

In Batangas province, a tsunami warning comes with an alarm and a text broadcast alerting residents hours before its impact on coastal communities. Developed by Batangas State University (BatStateU), the Sigaw (Solar-powered Isotropic Generator of Acoustic Wave)…

Tsunami of complaints sink Cebu’s 1st dragon boat race

James Nicole Franz R. Savellon 05/01/2017

They want Cebu to be the country’s next dragon boat mecca. But after a tsunami of complaints hit the just-ended Cebu Dragon Boat Fiesta 2017 at the Cebu Yacht Club in Lapu-Lapu City, the dream-for the moment-…

Disaster-readiness videos for elementary school pupils

PR 10/30/2015

SMART Communications unveiled a series of disaster-readiness educational videos especially designed for children who are most vulnerable during disasters. The video series, entitled Maging Laging Handa, covers precautionary measures and safety tips for various calamities such as…

Magnitude 6.0 quake hits east of Indonesia

AP 12/07/2014

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.0 underwater quake has struck off east Indonesia, but no tsunami warnings have been posted. U.S.G.S. said the quake occurred early Sunday local time (2205 GMT…

PIOs told: Don’t say ‘tsunami’ when you want to warn of a storm surge

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 06/10/2014

SHOULD authorities use the term “tsunami” instead of “storm surge” to warn residents living in vulnerable areas when the next big storm comes? No, that would mislead people, warned Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio “Sonny” Coloma…

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