Category: Earthquake

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Earthquakes – a strong series

Earthquakes – a strong series shook the underground of the northern Philippines. Yesterday, 6 rather strong earthquakes rattled north of Ilocos Norte. The series started at 9:34 p.m. on November 17 with a magnitude...

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Bohol Earthquake – already a year ago

This morning at 8:12 a.m. available bells rang all over Bohol remembering the big Bohol Earthquake a year ago. This magnitude 7.2 earthquake destroyed  all the century old churches, many houses and roads. Bohol still suffers...

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Earthquake swarm hit North Cotabato

An Earthquake swarm hit North Cotabato yesterday and this morning. Up to now 21 earthquakes of magnitudes between 2.4 and 5.2 hit the region south-west of Kidapawan City in southern Mindanao. Map from our Earthquake...

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Strong Earthquake in Southern Leyte

A Strong Earthquake hit Southern Leyte this morning at 07:75. The earthquake of magnitude 5.4 occurred in a depth of 6 km near Hinundayan in Southern Leyte. The felt intensity was VI on  PEIS (Phivolcs Earthquake...

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1000 Earthquakes

This morning at 03:37 PHIVOLCS recorded the 1000th earthquake this year. The quake happened 7 km north-east of Santa Ana (Cagayan). It had a weak magnitude of 2.4 and the focus had been 24 km...

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Earthquakes Philippines

Earthquakes Philippines page is updated and enhanced. The recent earthquake swarm in the sea off Cortes in Surigao del Sur and an interesting feedback from Juerg in Makato motivated us to make these changes. Since 2011 we...

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Earthquakes and Active Volcanoes

The “Earthquakes” and “Active Volcanoes” pages are back. While moving these pages from the old version of Silent Gardens to the new one, we encountered some problems. Adapting the graphics to responsive design hadn’t...

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Earthquake update

GDACS, the Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System has issued an Orange Earthquake Alert. Summary This earthquake is expected to have a medium humanitarian impact based on themagnitude and the affected population and their...

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Magnitude 5.3 Earthquake in Ilocos Norte

On 17 February 2014 at  01:56:01 p.m. a magnitude 5.3 shook Ilocos Norte, 29 kilometers southwest of Burgos. Source: PHIVOLCS The earthquake was felt with these intensities: Intensity V – Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte Intensity...

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Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake in the Batanes Islands

Yesterday evening at 07:33:53 p.m. a Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake shook the Batanes Group of Islands between Luzon and Taiwan. The Focus of the earthquake was in a depth of 183 km. In  Uyugan the quake was...

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The loudest bang ever heard – 130 years ago

On August 27, 1883 the Indonesian Krakatou volcanoes erupted and exploded, causing massive tsunamis and killing at least 36,417 people, while simultaneously destroying over two-thirds of Krakatoa island. The explosion is considered to be the loudest sound ever...

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Earthquakes 2012 in the Philippines

Last year we recorded 1324 earthquakes in the Philippines. 10 of these quakes were dangerous and at least one of them created big damages in Negros. We identified 3 hot spots where earthquake accumulate:  1. The...

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Earthquakes and nervous volcano

Earthquakes Early this morning at 05:45 AM an earthquake of magnitude 5.6 shook  Davao del Sur. Until now 2 aftershocks of magnitudes 2.4 and 3.5 followed. The impact of these quakes is less of physical...

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New Philippines Earthquake Maps

We had to create new Earthquake Maps because Google had published a new maps application interface (maps api v3) and disabled the old version.  The new maps are a bit different. You now can...

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500th Earthquake 2012 in the Philippines

This morning April 30, 2012 at 03:11:22 AM we recorded the 500th earthquake this year. The center of the earthquake was in northern Leyte 62 km north-west of Ormoc City. The depth of focus was ...

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Earthquake in Indonesia will not touch the Philippines

The earthquake 500 kilometers from Indonesia’s Aceh province with a magnitude of 8.7, will not touch the Philippines. It seems that the shock wave had been horizontal and will not create a Tsunami. The...

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Magnitude 5.9 Earthquake in Dinagat

At 03:58:03 PM this afternoon our office was shaken by an earthquake. The center of the earthquake was on Dinagat Island near Surigao. PHIVOLCS expects damages in Dinagat and Surigao.  Felt intensities reported to...

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