Provincial News

4.4-magnitude quake strikes off Batanes early Sunday, March 27

(Eagle News)–A 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck off Batanes early Sunday, March 27. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the earthquake hit at 1:57 a.m. The epicenter was 50 kilometers southeast of Basco. The depth of focus was 3 kilometers. No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.

4.0-magnitude quake strikes off Occidental Mindoro

(Eagle News) — A 4.0-magnitude struck off Occidental Mindoro on Friday, March 25. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the quake struck at 8:59 a.m. The epicenter was 125 kilometers northwest of Lubang. The depth of focus was 29 kilometers. No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.  

PHIVOLCS: 47 quakes monitored at Taal in 24 hours

(Eagle News) — Forty-seven volcanic earthquakes were monitored at Taal in 24 hours. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the quakes at the volcano, which remains on alert level 2, included 25 volcanic tremors one to six minutes long. Heavy thunderstorms and a steam plume rising 2400 meters high were also observed. Sulfur dioxide flux was pegged at 6377 tons on March 21. PHIVOLCS reminded the public that entry into the permanent […]

5.3-magnitude quake strikes Leyte early Monday, March 21

(Eagle News) — A 5.3-magnitude earthquake struck Leyte early Monday, March 21. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the quake hit 10 kilometers southwest of Burauen at 12:39 a.m. The depth of focus was 4 kilometers. The following intensities and instrumental intensities were reported: Intensities: Intensity V – Burauen, Ormoc City, Kananga, La Paz, Julita, and Pastrana, Leyte Intensity IV – Dulag, Santa Fe, Barugo, Abuyog, Palo, Tolosa, Capoocan and Baybay City, […]

4.4-magnitude earthquake strikes off Occidental Mindoro

(Eagle News)–A 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck off Occidental Mindoro on Sunday, March 20. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the quake, which was an aftershock of the 6.4-magnitude earthquake that hit the province in Lubang on March 14, struck at 1:58 p.m. The epicenter was 72 kilometers northwest of Lubang. The depth of focus was one kilometer. No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.

PHIVOLCS: 12 quakes monitored at Taal

(Eagle News) — Twelve earthquakes have been monitored at Taal in 24 hours. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the earthquakes at the volcano, which remains on alert level 2, included four volcanic tremors two to three minutes long. Sulfur dioxide flux was at 13370 tons on March 18. A steam plume reaching 2400 meters high was also monitored. PHIVOLCS said entry into the Taal Permanent Danger Zone especially the main crater […]

4.0-magnitude earthquake strikes off Occidental Mindoro

(Eagle News) — A 4.0-magnitude earthquake struck off Occidental Mindoro on Thursday, March 17. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the quake, which hit at 8:51 a.m., was an aftershock of the 6.4-magnitude earthquake that struck Lubang on March 14. The epicenter was 120 kilometers northwest of Lubang. The earthquake’s depth of focus, PHIVOLCS said, is 30 kilometers. No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.

5.3-magnitude quake strikes off Occidental Mindoro

(Eagle News) –A 5.3-magnitude earthquake struck off Occidental Mindoro on Tuesday, March 16. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the quake that hit at 8:09 a.m. was an aftershock of the 6.4-magnitude quake that struck Lubang on March 14. The epicenter of Tuesday’s quake was 82 kilometers northwest of Lubang. The depth of focus was 11 kilometers. No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.  

PNP: P374,000 worth of shabu seized in Bacolod buy-bust; 1 arrested

(Eagle News) — Around P374,000 worth of illegal drugs were seized in a buy-bust operation in Bacolod City, the Philippine National Police said on Tuesday, March 15. According to the PNP, also arrested in the buy-bust operation in Purok Tinagong Paraiso, Zone 3, Barangay  Banago was Carlo Jordan Arevalo, 24. The PNP said apart from the more or less 55 grams of suspected shabu, one coin purse, one digital weighing scale, one notebook, one box […]

4.3-magnitude quake strikes off Occidental Mindoro

(Eagle News) — A 4.3-magnitude earthquake struck off Occidental Mindoro on Tuesday, March 15. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the quake hit 103 kilometers northwest of Lubang. PHIVOLCS said the earthquake was an aftershock of the 6.4-magnitude earthquake reported in Lubang the day before. Tuesday’s earthquake had a depth of focus of 33 kilometers. No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.  

PNP: Over P3 million worth of shabu seized in Bacolod buy-bust; 1 nabbed

(Eagle News) — Authorities seized over P3 million worth of suspected shabu in a buy-bust operation in Bacolod City over the weekend. According to the Philippine National Police, the more or less 450 grams of illegal drugs were confiscated from Joey Pasiolan Piestaño at 10:40 p.m. on March 12. The PNP did not provide additional details about the police operation. It said Piestaño and the illegal drugs were brought to PS8-Bacolod City Police Office “for […]

4.0-magnitude quake strikes off Davao Occidental early Sunday

(Eagle News)–A 4.0-magnitude earthquake struck off Davao Occidental on Sunday, March 13. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the quake hit at 6:10 a.m. The epicenter was 202 kilometers southeast of Sarangani. The depth of focus was 34 kilometers. No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.