Phivolcs: No tsunami threat to PH after magnitude 7.3 Japan earthquake

Cathrine Gonzales 03/17/2022

MANILA, Philippines — There is no tsunami threat or warning in the Philippines following a  magnitude 7.3 earthquake that jolted Japan’s northeast coast off Fukushima, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). Phivolcs, in…

Netizens share their ‘Chona Mae’ experiences from 10 years ago

Immae Lachica 02/06/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — It has been a decade since the famous “Chona Mae” line was uttered by a father looking for her daughter after a 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck the island of Cebu, February 6, 2012. …

Cebuanos recall their unforgettable “Chona Mae” experience from nine years ago

Immae Lachica 02/06/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines— It was nine years ago today when panic gripped the entire Cebu island. Why? A 6.9 magnitude earthquake rocked Cebu and Negros. As if the tremors were not enough, Cebu was put into…

7.1-magnitude quake rattles sea of Davao

Inquirer.net 12/29/2018

MANILA, Philippines – A 7.1-magnitude earthquake jolted Davao Oriental on Saturday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. Engr. Rommel Allan Labayog, Phivolcs Zamboanga City station chief, said the temblor was strongly felt in the…

No Filipino affected in Indonesia tsunami – DFA

Inquirer.net 12/23/2018

Manila, Philippines — No Filipino national was reported injured or dead from the tsunami incident that hit the shores of Indonesia on Saturday evening, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Sunday. According to Ambassador to…

At least 20 killed, 165 wounded after tsunami hits Indonesia

AP 12/23/2018

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Government officials say that at least 20 people were killed after a tsunami hit the coast around Indonesia’s Sunda Strait, the BBC reports. The national disaster management agency says 165 people were hurt and…

6.7-magnitude quake off Fiji, but no tsunami

Inquirer.net 11/19/2018

SUVA, Fiji – A 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Fiji Monday, the United States Geological Survey said, but it was too deep to cause any damage. It was centered 534 kilometers (331 miles) deep and…

384 killed in Indonesia quake, tsunami

AP 09/29/2018

Palu, Indonesia — A tsunami that hit two central Indonesian cities swept away buildings and at least several hundred people, dumping victims caught in its relentless path across a devastated landscape that rescuers were struggling to reach…

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-…

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