Provincial News

Alert status of Bulusan volcano raised

(Eagle News) — The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology has raised the alert level status of Bulusan volcano. According to PHIVOLCS, the raising of the alert level from 0 to 1 was after the Bulusan Volcano Network (BVN) recorded a total of 126 weak and shallow (0-5 kilometers deep) volcanic earthquakes since 5 a.m. on October 11. “Most of these events occurred in the northwestern sector and the summit area of Bulusan and are […]

PHIVOLCS: 15 volcanic quakes monitored in Kanlaon in last 24 hours

(Eagle News)–Fifteen volcanic earthquakes were monitored in Kanlaon in the last 24 hours. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, also monitored were 66 tons per day as of Sept. 29. A moderate steam plume was also monitored. A partial volcanic swelling was also detected. PHIVOLCS reminded the public about the ban on the entry into the 4-kilometer permanent danger zone. Pilots were also advised against flying close to the volcano. Kanlaon is […]

PHIVOLCS warns of increase in activity of Bulusan volcano

Alert level 0, however, still in place over volcano (Eagle News)–The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology has warned of an increase in activity in Bulusan volcano. PHIVOLCS issued the advisory after 29 volcanic earthquakes were monitored in the volcano since 5 a.m. of October 6. A short-term inflation of the general southern edifice of Bulusan was also monitored since April. Over 200–or 279 tons per day of sulfur dioxide emission– were also monitored last […]

No volcanic quakes monitored in Mayon in last 24 hours but Alert Level 2 still in place: PHIVOLCS

(Eagle News)–No volcanic earthquakes were monitored in Mayon in the last 24 hours, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said. However, an alert level 2 remains in place over the volcano. PHIVOLCS said the raising of the alert level from 1 was after daily visual and camera monitoring of the summit crater revealed a “continued aseismic growth” of its lava dome. According to PHIVOLCS, as of October 4, the lava dome has increased in […]

4.2-magnitude earthquake strikes Eastern Samar early Wednesday, Oct. 5

(Eagle News)–A 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck Eastern Samar early Wednesday, Oct. 5. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the quake took place at 4:20 a.m. The epicenter was 10 kilometers southwest of Maslog. The following intensities were reported: Intensity III – Maslog, Arteche and Dolores, Eastern Samar Intensity II – San Policarpio, Jipapad, Oras, Can-avid and Taft, Eastern Samar; Lapinig and Gamay, Northern Samar; Santa Margarita, Samar No damage to property nor aftershocks […]

PHIVOLCS: 11 volcanic quakes monitored in Taal in last 24 hours

(Eagle News) — Eleven volcanic tremors were monitored in Taal in the last 24 hours. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the quakes lasted for two to six minutes long. They also included a weak background tremor. Sulfur dioxide flux was also monitored at 4431 tons per day as of October 3. A moderate plume reaching 900 meters high was also detected. PHIVOLCS said this was apart from the partial swelling of […]

4.1-magnitude earthquake strikes off Davao Occidental early Tuesday

(Eagle News) — A 4.1-magnitude earthquake struck off Davao Occidental early Tuesday, Oct. 4. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the quake hit at 1:13 a.m. The epicenter was 161 kilometers southeast of Balut Island. The depth of focus was 160 kilometers. No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.

4.2-magnitude earthquake strikes off Davao Occidental early Monday

(Eagle News) — A 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck off Davao Occidental early Monday, Oct. 3. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the quake struck at 5:02 a.m. The epicenter was 175 kilometers southeast of Balut Island. It had a depth of focus of 23 kilometers. No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.

PHIVOLCS: 12 volcanic quakes monitored in Kanlaon in last 24 hours

(Eagle News)– Twelve volcanic earthquakes were monitored in Kanlaon in the last 24 hours. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, also monitored were 66 tons per day of sulfur dioxide flux as of Sept. 29. PHIVOLCS said a slight inflation of the volcano edifice was also monitored. A moderate steam plume reaching 50 meters high was also detected. PHIVOLCS reminded the public about the ban on the entry into the 4-kilometer Permanent […]

PHIVOLCS: 17 quakes monitored in Kanlaon in last 24 hours

(Eagle News)– Seventeen volcanic earthquakes were monitored in Kanlaon in the last 24 hours. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, also monitored were 66 tons per day of sulfur dioxide flux as of Sept. 29. PHIVOLCS said a partial swelling of the volcano was also monitored. A moderate steam plume reaching 100 meters high was also detected. PHIVOLCS reminded the public about the ban on the entry into the 4-kilometer Permanent Danger […]

4.4-magnitude earthquake strikes off Surigao del Sur

(Eagle News) — A 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck off Surigao del Sur on Friday, Sept. 30. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the quake, an aftershock of the 5.3-magnitude Surigao del Sur earthquake, hit 63 kilometers northeast of Cortes. The depth of focus was six kilometers. The following intensities were reported: Instrumental Intensity: Intensity I – Tandag City, Surigao Del Sur No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.