Magnitude 6 earthquake shakes Leyte

Pia Piquero 05/03/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A magnitude 6.0 earthquake has rattled Leyte, Philippines, on the early evening of Friday, May 3. According to the data released by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), the seismic activity…

Taal Volcano shows increased sulfuric gas emission says Phivolcs

John Eric Mendoza 02/20/2024

 MANILA, Philippines – State volcanologists on Monday logged an increase in the volcanic sulfur dioxide or (SO2) gas emission from Taal Volcano. A total of 14,211 tons/day of SO2 gas emission was recorded from the crater, according to the Philippine Institute…

Phivolcs: Magnitude 5.9 quake rocks Agusan del Sur

Adrian Parungao 02/10/2024

MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck Agusan del Sur around Saturday noon, the state seismology bureau said. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), the epicenter of the tectonic earthquake was located…

Magnitude 4.3 quake hits Eastern Samar

Adrian Parungao 01/20/2024

MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 4.2 earthquake shook Eastern Samar early Saturday morning, the state seismology bureau said. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), the epicenter of the earthquake was located east of…

Earthquake of magnitude 6.7 hits off south Philippines, says USGS

Agence France Presse 01/09/2024

A 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean early Tuesday off the coast of the Philippines, the US Geological Survey said. The quake did not trigger a tsunami alert, according to the US Tsunami Warning System…

Phivolcs logs over 6,500 aftershocks after magnitude 7.4 Surigao quake

John Eric Mendoza 12/25/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Over 6,500 aftershocks were recorded following the Magnitude 7.4 earthquake in Hinatuan, Surigao Del Sur, state seismologists said on Monday. Of the 6,519 aftershocks recorded, only 61 were felt, ranging from Magnitude 1.2 to 6.6, according…

5.9 magnitude quake strikes near Lubang, Occidental Mindoro

Inquirer.net 12/05/2023

MANILA, Philippines– A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 hit near Lubang, Occidental Mindoro at 4:23 p.m. Tuesday,  December 5, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). The earthquake’s epicenter was located at…

EXPLAINER: The series of earthquakes in Mindanao, and why Cebu can feel the tremors

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/04/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – There is roughly a 480-kilometer distance between the island of Cebu and Hinatuan in Surigao del Sur, the town closest to the epicenter of the 7.4-magnitude earthquake that rocked Mindanao on Saturday, December…

EXPLAINER: Earthquake terms you need to know

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/04/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — What’s the difference between an earthquake and an aftershock? And what does intensity mean? Following the 7.4-magnitude earthquake that rocked the eastern portions of Mindanao on December 2, Filipinos have been dealing with…

Another earthquake rattles Surigao del Sur, 2 hours after 6.9 magnitude quake hit the area

Inquirer.net 12/03/2023

A second strong earthquake hit Surigao del Sur, just two and a half hours after a 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit the area. According to Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), a 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck near…

Magnitude 6.9 earthquake jolts Hinatuan in Surigao del Sur, tremors felt in Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/02/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A strong earthquake struck Surigao del Sur late on Saturday evening, December 2, with tremors felt in Cebu. Saturday’s quake, which occurred at 10:37 p.m., had an intensity of 6.9-magnitude on the Richter…

2 consecutive quakes jolt Jose Abad Santos in Davao Occidental

Luisa Cabato 11/27/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Two succeeding earthquakes hit the municipality of Jose Abad Santos in Davao Occidental on Monday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. The first quake occurred at 12:03 p.m. and was recorded…

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