Philvolcs - updates

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How are PH tsunami warning systems maintained?

Oct 13, 2018 - 9:30 AM

To many, what took place in Indonesia serves as a reminder for the Philippines to ensure that preparations for such disasters are continuously being implemented and improved

DOST chief to resign if PAGASA, Phivolcs moved to disaster resilience department

Aug 09, 2018 - 6:51 PM

Science Secretary Fortunato de la Peña says he would just return to private life if the two agencies are attached to the proposed Department of Disaster Resilience

DOST CHIEF. DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña responds to questions in a press briefing in Legazpi City on August 8, 2018. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Do the #OplanPagyanig duck, cover and hold challenge

Mar 23, 2015 - 8:51 PM

Take the OplanPagyanig challenge today and share your photos and videos on social media

2014 PH+SocialGood: Imagining disasters after Yolanda

Sep 24, 2014 - 8:16 AM

Key to preventing disasters is imagining them says Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum Are our leaders imagining enough?

NEVER AGAIN? With the right ‘imagination,’ government leaders should be able to prevent another Typhoon Yolanda. File photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Magnitude 5.1 quake hits Tawi-Tawi

Sep 09, 2014 - 2:08 PM

The quake which is tectonic in origin strikes 51 kilometers Southeast of South Ubian in Tawi Tawi

Here's a challenge: Take disaster preparedness seriously

Jul 14, 2014 - 9:51 PM

I witnessed a major disaster response drill and I was disheartened with what I saw

RESPONSE. Many people don't take earthquake drills seriously. Photo by David Lozada/Rappler

PHIVOLCS, Rappler partner for increased disaster awareness

Jul 11, 2014 - 9:31 AM

Phivolcs signs an MOU with Rappler for better dissemination of critical disaster related information

Free mobile alerts during disasters mandated

Jun 27, 2014 - 7:28 PM

The mobile alert shall include critical information affected communities can use to prepare for and respond to disasters

#PugadBaboy: Dire predictions

Jun 14, 2014 - 5:00 AM

Tremor felt in parts of Luzon

Dec 18, 2013 - 11:20 PM

A slight tremor was felt in parts of Luzon late evening on Wednesday December 18

Another earthquake reported off Davao

Oct 05, 2012 - 9:39 AM

Two earthquakes were reported in Davao del Sur in the same area that a 5 4 quake was registered the day before

Location of the epicenter off Sarangani. Image courtesy of PHILVOLCS

Strong 5.4 quake jolts Davao Oriental

Oct 04, 2012 - 10:31 AM

A magnitude 5 3 earthquake rocked the province of Davao Oriental on Thursday morning

Location of the epicenter off Davao Oriental. Image courtesy of Philvolcs

Surigao del Norte rocked by magnitude 5 quake

Sep 21, 2012 - 3:05 PM

A strong magnitude 5 earthquake rocks Surigao del Norte on Friday afternoon Philvolcs said

QUAKE EPICENTER in General Luna, Surigao del Norte. Screen grab from Google Maps

Aftershocks follow strong quake near PH

Sep 01, 2012 - 11:17 AM

Eastern Visayas still experiences aftershocks following a 7 6 magnitude earthquake that shook a portion of the Pacific Ocean

Location of 7.6 quake. Screen grab from USGS website