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Dazzling and deadly: 5 facts about volcanoes

Jan 14, 2020 - 2:17 PM

Here are facts about the mix of beauty and terror that volcanoes produce

Panoramic view of the afternoon sky following the Taal Volcano eruption as observed from Tanauan City, Batangas on Saturday afternoon, January 12. Photo by Shayne Macaisa

PARTLY FALSE: Pacific Ring of Fire 'now active'

Jan 13, 2020 - 7:00 PM

There can be several volcanic eruptions on any given day

Indonesian tsunami volcano lost two-thirds of its height

Dec 29, 2018 - 3:45 PM

The Indonesian volcanology agency estimates the volcano lost between 150 and 180 million cubic metres of material as massive amounts of rock and ash have been slowly sliding into the sea following a series of eruptions

ERUPTION. This picture taken on December 26, 2018 shows the Anak (Child) Krakatoa volcano erupting, as seen from a ship on the Sunda Straits. AFP/STR photo

Indonesia hikes danger level for deadly tsunami volcano

Dec 27, 2018 - 12:32 PM

(2nd UPDATE) Authorities raise the crater's status to high alert, the second-highest danger warning, while aviation officials order flights to be redirected away from the area

ERUPTION. This picture taken on December 26, 2018 shows the Anak (Child) Krakatoa volcano erupting, as seen from a ship on the Sunda Straits. AFP/STR photo

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Dec 24, 2018 - 1:26 PM

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Strong 6.7 earthquake hits Indonesia, no tsunami warning

Oct 24, 2017 - 7:59 PM

The US Geological Survey says the quake hit East Nusa Tenggara province about 318 kilometers northwest of the provincial capital Kupang at a depth of 549 kilometers

TEMBLOR. Strong earthquake rocks Indonesian island

Batangas residents flee to safety after twin quakes

Apr 08, 2017 - 7:55 PM

People in coastal areas leave their homes fearing a tsunami

QUAKE DAMAGE. The magnitude 5.6 quake that hit Mabini town in Batangas province on April 8, 2017, causes damage to Camp Netanya Resort. All photos by Ryan Valle

Strong 6.1 earthquake off coast of Fiji

Jan 14, 2017 - 3:52 PM

The quake was centered 152 kilometers southwest of Nadi and 238 kilometers from the capital Suva at a depth of 10 kilometers

Dozens dead in latest Aceh quake. Here's a list of major Indonesian earthquakes.

Dec 07, 2016 - 8:51 PM

A powerful 6 5 magnitude quake struck off Aceh province on Indonesia s Sumatra island killing at least 97 people

DEATH TOLL. Indonesian search and rescue personnel retrieve a body from the rubble of a collapsed building following an earthquake in Pidie, Aceh province on December 7, 2016.AFP PHOTO / CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN

Powerful quakes strike off Fiji, Tonga, but no tsunami risk

Sep 25, 2016 - 7:43 AM

The USGS says there is a low likelihood of casualties and damage

What to do before, during, and after a volcano eruption

Jun 19, 2016 - 12:13 PM

(UPDATED) This is how the public should prepare, according to Phivolcs and the Office of Civil Defense

6.0-magnitude earthquake hits off Vanuatu – USGS

Apr 30, 2016 - 5:50 PM

No tsunami warning is issued and there are no immediate reports of damage

Recent strong earthquakes have no influence on each other – Phivolcs

Apr 18, 2016 - 10:27 PM

The agency also says the strong earthquakes will not trigger the Big One in the Philippines

5.8-magnitude quake hits New Zealand city – USGS

Feb 14, 2016 - 9:33 AM

The quake strikes a week before the 5th anniversary of a deadly 6 3 tremor in Christchurch which killed 185 in one of New Zealand s deadliest disasters

Powerful quake hits East Indonesia

Nov 04, 2015 - 1:06 PM

A disaster agency official in Alor a remote string of islands closest to the epicenter said the quake was felt strongly in the district for almost two minutes

Indonesian quake injures 60, damages houses

Sep 25, 2015 - 12:28 PM

A disaster agency official warns the numbers of victims could rise

Powerful quake hits Eastern Indonesia

Sep 16, 2015 - 5:34 PM

There are no immediate reports of casualties or damage and no tsunami alert was issued

QUAKE. Mochammad Riyadi (back R), director for the Earthquake and Tsunami Center in Jakarta announced the earthquake. File photo from AFP

Two 6.8-magnitude quakes strike off Solomon Islands

May 23, 2015 - 9:32 AM

UPDATED It is the third day in a row that the Solomons have been rocked by a quake of 6 0 magnitude or higher

MAP: Strongest earthquakes in the Philippines

Mar 27, 2015 - 12:39 PM

(4th UPDATE) Since the 1600s, there have been around 149 earthquakes in the Philippines with a magnitude of 6.0 or higher

QUAKE. A road in Guihulngan, Negros Oriental was damaged by a powerful eartquake that hit the area in 2012. Photo from AFP

Quake vulnerability a shaky issue for APEC

Feb 08, 2015 - 10:54 AM

Will the Philippines be able to recover its capital back if a major earthquake wrecks it? The chair of APEC s Senior Officials’ Meeting asks

URBAN SPRAWL. High-rise buildings and shanties in Pasay City, December 27, 2014. Francis R. Malasig/EPA

6.0-magnitude quake strikes western Indonesia – USGS

Jul 05, 2014 - 6:29 PM

Diana Rahyu an official from Indonesia s meteorology climatology and geophysics agency says the quake was felt in parts of Sumatra a huge island to the west of Simeulue

Solomons quake shows might of 'Ring of Fire'

Feb 06, 2013 - 2:18 PM

Most of history s deadliest quakes tremors and volcanic explosions have occurred along this weak line in the Earth s crust

Series of quakes hit off Solomon Islands

Feb 03, 2013 - 9:33 AM

A series of strong earthquakes struck off the Solomon Islands in rapid succession on Sunday but no tsunami warnings were issued

No tsunami alert after strong 6.8 quake in Vanuatu Islands

Dec 22, 2012 - 9:05 AM

The quake which struck at a depth of more than 200km did not generate a tsunami

Last year’s calamities eat into 2010 funds

Jul 24, 2010 - 12:00 AM

DBM said the damage caused by Typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng has depleted the national calamity fund for 2010