Agila Pilipinas

4.0-magnitude earthquake hits Surigao del Norte

(Eagle News)–A 4.0-magnitude earthquake struck off Surigao del Norte on Thursday, Sept. 24. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake, which struck at 7:32 a.m., had its epicenter 40 kilometers northeast of Burgos. It had a depth of 19 kilometers. Instrumental intensity I was recorded in Surigao City. No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.

8 quakes, steam and sulfur dioxide emissions monitored at Kanlaon; alert level 1 still raised

(Eagle News)–Eight volcanic earthquakes were monitored at Kanlaon in 24 hours. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said steam and sulfur dioxide emissions were also monitored at the volcano, which remains on alert level 1. PHIVOLCS said the emission of white steam-laden plumes that rose 400 meters  was moderate. Sulfur dioxide  emission was also measured at an average of 416 tons/day on  September 14. PHIVOLCS said a slight inflation of the lower and mid […]

PPA formally opens RT-PCR molecular testing lab

(Eagle News)–The Philippine Ports Authority has formally opened an RT-PCR molecular testing laboratory to facilitate the movement of seafarers. In a statement,  PPA general manager Jay Daniel Santiago said the South Harbor Molecular Laboratory aims to serve the testing requirements for crew change of seafarers in the Port of Manila and Port Capinpin in Orion, Bataan. He said the lab will soon also cover the testing requirements for crew change at the Port of Batangas. […]

5.1-magnitude quake strikes off Surigao del Sur

(Eagle News)–A 5.1-magnitude earthquake struck off Surigao del Sur on Thursday, Sept. 24. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake, which struck at 6:19 a.m., was an aftershock of the 5.7-magnitude earthquake that hit Bayabas on Sept. 21. The 5.1-magnitude quake had its epicenter 99 kilometers northeast of Bayabas. It had a depth of 24 kilometers. No damage to property was expected, but aftershocks were.

4.5-magnitude quake strikes off Masbate

(Eagle News)–A 4.5-magnitude earthquake struck off Masbate on Wednesday, Sept. 23. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake, which struck at 12:05 p.m., had its epicenter 20 kilometers northwest of Cataingan. It had a depth of 10 kilometers. The following intensities and instrumental intensities were reported: Intensities: Intensity IV – Cataingan, Dimasalang, and, Palanas, Masbate Intensity III – Masbate City Intensity II – Cawayan, Masbate; Bulusan, and, Irosin, Sorsogon; Sorsogon City; Legazpi […]

Thunderstorm advisory raised over parts of Luzon

(Eagle News)–A thunderstorm advisory has been raised over parts of Luzon. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said moderate to heavy rainshowers with lightning and strong winds are being experiences over Albay (3rd district), Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Sorsogon (Donsol, Pilar, Castilla), Masbate, Oriental Mindoro (Victoria, Naujan, Socorro, Puerto Galera, San Teodoro, Bongabong), Northern Samar (1st District) and Romblon. PAGASA said these may persist within one to two hours and may affect nearby […]

8 quakes, steam and sulfur dioxide emissions monitored at Kanlaon; alert level 1 stays

(Eagle News)–Eight volcanic earthquakes were monitored at Kanlaon in 24 hours. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said steam and sulfur dioxide emissions were also monitored at the volcano, which remains on alert level 1. PHIVOLCS said the emission of white steam-laden plumes that rose 400 meters was moderate. Sulfur dioxide emission, on the other hand, was measured at an average of 416 tons per day on  September 14. The slight inflation of the […]

3.9-magnitude quake strikes off Surigao del Sur

(Eagle News)–A 3.9-magnitude earthquake struck off Surigao del Sur early Wednesday, Sept. 23. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake, which hit at 6:52 a.m., had its epicenter 117 kilometers northeast of Bayabas. PHIVOLCS said this was an aftershock of the 5.7-magnitude quake that struck Bayabas on Tuesday, Sept. 21. The quake had a depth of one kilometer. No damage to property nor aftershocks were expected.  

Thunderstorm advisory raised over parts of Mindanao, Luzon

(Eagle News)–A thunderstorm advisory has been raised over parts of Mindanao and Luzon. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said moderate to occasionally heavy rainshowers with lightning and strong winds are expected over Cagayan (Iguig, Piat, Santa Teresita and Solana), and Isabela (Benito Soliven and San Mariano) within 30 minutes to an hour. PAGASA said moderate to occasionally heavy rainshowers are being experienced in Abra (Luba, Pilar and Tubo), Apayao(Kabugao and Pudtol), Cagayan(Alcala, […]

3.7-magnitude quake hits Davao Oriental early Tuesday

(Eagle News) — A 3.7-magnitude earthquake struck off Davao Oriental early Tuesday, Sept. 22. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake, which hit at 4:23 a.m., had its epicenter 10 kilometers northeast of Banaybanay. It had a depth of 56 kilometers. No damage to property nor aftershocks were recorded.

7 volcanic quakes, steam and sulfur dioxide emissions monitored at Kanlaon; alert level 1 stays

(Eagle News)–Seven volcanic earthquakes have been recorded at Kanlaon in 24 hours. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said steam and sulfur dioxide emissions were also monitored at the volcano, which remains on alert level 1. PHIVOLCS said the emission of white steam-laden plumes was moderate, and rose 500 meters. Sulfur dioxide emission was measured at an average of 416 tons per day on  September 14. PHIVOLCS said a slight inflation of the lower […]

Thunderstorm advisories raised over parts of PHL

(Eagle News)–Thunderstorm advisories have been raised over parts of the country. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said in Mindanao, moderate to occasionally heavy rainshowers with lightning and strong winds are currently being experienced in portions of Zamboanga City, and Basilan. PAGASA said in Luzon, light to moderate to at times heavy rainshowers with lightning and strong winds are being experienced over Romblon, Sorsogon (Sorsogon City, Barcelona, Prieto Diaz, Gubat), Masbate (Balud) and […]