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Rappler's latest stories on lahar


Lahar-prone Albay town undergoes disaster preparation drill

Aug 10, 2019 - 10:05 AM

Residents of Santo Domingo town in Albay realize the importance of family and community cooperation during calamities

GUIDED. Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management staff facilitated the evacuation drill. Photo courtesy of Casandra Balala.

LIST: Deadly landslides in the Philippines

Sep 22, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Almost all of these major disasters in the last two decades happened in the midst of heavy rain that loosened the soil in landslide-prone areas

LANDSLIDES. There have been many deadly landslides in the Philippines in recent years. Photos by Jire Carreon/Rappler and Querl Panilag

Mudflow threat builds with more lava, debris from Mayon

Jan 30, 2018 - 12:53 PM

The threat of catastrophic mudflows is building on the slopes of Mayon, where nearly 90,000 residents have been moved out of harm's way

POSSIBLE MUDFLOW CHANNEL. A shallow river is seen with the Mayon volcano in the background in Sto Domingo, Albay, January 30, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Phivolcs warns of lahar flow from Mayon after rainfall

Jan 27, 2018 - 5:50 PM

The areas of Guinobatan, Ligao, Camalig, Daraga, Legazpi, Malilipot and Tabaco are at the most risk in the event of a lahar flow

Phivolcs official in Bicol warns disaster officials and residents of southeast quadrant of Mayon volcano to be on guard as lahar deluge might takes place in case of heavy rain due to bad weather disturbance. Typhoon Pablo is threatens to hit in Bicol on December 4 to 5 in southern portion of the region.(RHAYDZ B. BARCIA)

Pasca erupsi Gunung Agung, lahar dingin membanjiri lahan persawahan

Nov 27, 2017 - 8:21 PM

Lahar dingin berisi materi letusan yang terbawa air hujan dan menuju ke sungai

LAHAR DINGIN. Sejumlah warga menonton aliran lahar dingin di kawasan rawan bencana Sungai Yeh Sah, Karangasem, Bali, Senin, 27 November. Foto oleh Wira Suryantala/ANTARA

Kawah Sileri Dieng meletus, empat wisatawan terluka

Jul 02, 2017 - 6:35 PM

Saat kawah Sileri mengeluarkan asap pekat terdapat 10 wisatawan yang berada di titik terdekat kawah

DATARAN TINGGI DIENG. Foto panorama golden sunrise yang diambil oleh penulis. Foto oleh Ari Susanto/Rappler

Storm surge, lahar flow alert up in Bicol and Visayas region

Dec 14, 2015 - 4:30 PM

Storm surges as high as 3 meters could hit dozens of municipalities in Bicol and Visayas

Thousands evacuated in Sorsogon as Dodong nears

May 08, 2015 - 7:13 PM

Disaster management authorities have expressed concern that expected heavy rains brought by Typhoon Dodong would trigger deadly mudflows in the Mount Bulusan area

EXPLOSION. Mount Bulusan spews ash, prompting a mandatory evacuation of communities at the foot of the mountain. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

UP disaster scientist wins top European geosciences award

Apr 16, 2015 - 11:09 PM

UPDATED Europe’s premier geosciences union recognizes Dr Alfredo Mahar Lagmay for his outstanding work on volcanic hazards earthquakes typhoons landslides and floods

A mother and Mayon

Oct 13, 2014 - 6:11 PM

In 2006 a mother lost her children to flood driven lahar from Mayon Today she slowly builds her life back at the foot of the volcano

110,000 to be evacuated in Albay in case of flood-driven lahar

Oct 06, 2014 - 6:15 PM

Albay will evacuate communities once rainfall surpasses 60 millimeters per hour a possible scenario during the stormy months of October and November

Living in lahar country

Oct 04, 2014 - 8:30 AM

Farmers who plant at the foot of Mayon continue to return to their fields even if these are within a declared danger zone Some say they have no choice