Provincial News

PHIVOLCS monitors phreatomagmatic burst in Taal volcano

(Eagle News) — A phreatomagmatic burst occurred in Taal on Thursday, March 31. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the burst at the volcano, which remains on alert level 3, took place at 10:39 a.m. In its 5 a.m. advisory, PHIVOLCS said 6405 tons of sulfur dioxide flux were monitored at the volcano in the last 24 hours. Moderate thunderstorms were also monitored, with plumes reaching 1500 meters high. PHIVOLCS reminded the […]

PNP: P5 million worth of marijuana plants destroyed in Kalinga

(Eagle News) — Authorities destroyed P5 million worth of marijuana plants in Kalinga, the Philippine National Police said on Wednesday, March 30. According to the Philippine National Police, the 25,000 herbs had been planted on around 2,500 square meters of land in Barangay Buscalan, Tinglayan. They were discovered as policemen conducted clearing operations from 6:00 a.m. of March 28 to 10 a.m. of March 29 in the mountains, the PNP said. No one was arrested. […]

4.9-magnitude earthquake strikes off Zambales early Wednesday

(Eagle News) — A 4.9-magnitude earthquake struck off Zambales early Wednesday, March 30. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the quake struck at 2:55 a.m. Its epicenter was 49 kilometers southwest of Cabangan. The depth of focus was 10 kilometers. The following intensities and instrumental intensities were reported: Reported Intensities: Intensity III – Botolan, Palauig, Castillejos, San Felipe and San Narciso, Zambales Intensity II – San Marcelino, Zambales Instrumental Intensity: Intensity II […]

Customs bureau: Around P20 million worth of smuggled cigarettes seized in Davao del Sur

(Eagle News) — Around P20 million worth of smuggled cigarettes were seized in Davao del Sur, the Bureau of Customs said. According to the bureau, the 690 master cases were retrieved in a joint buy-bust operation conducted by the BOC-Port of Davao through its Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service (CIIS), X-ray Inspection Project (XIP), and Enforcement Security Service (ESS) in coordination with the Philippine National Police (PNP) Regional Special Operations Group (RSOG) XI on March […]

Taal volcano registered 3 phreatomagmatic bursts, 8 quakes in 24 hours: PHIVOLCS

(Eagle News) — Three more phreatomagmatic bursts were recorded in Taal in 24 hours, the Philippine  Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said on Tuesday, March 29. According to PHIVOLCS, eight volcanic earthquakes including 1 volcanic tremor that lasted for five minutes long were also monitored at the volcano, which remains on alert level 3. Sulfur dioxide was pegged at 4273 tons on March 28. A plume rising 2400 meters high was also observed. Entry into […]

4.0-magnitude quake hits Ilocos Norte

(Eagle News) — A 4.0-magnitude earthquake struck Ilocos Norte on Monday, March 28. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the quake struck at 7:10 p.m. Its epicenter was five kilometers northwest of Bacarra. It had a depth of focus of 25 kilometers. The following intensities and instrumental intensities were reported: Reported Intensities: Intensity IV – Bacarra and Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte Instrumental Intensities: Intensity IV – Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte Intensity II – Laoag […]

4.0-magnitude earthquake strikes off Davao Occidental early Monday

(Eagle News) — A 4.0-magnitude earthquake struck off Davao Occidental early Monday, March 28. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the quake hit at 1:52 a.m. The epicenter was 304 kilometers southeast of Balut Island. The depth of focus was 61 kilometers. No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.

PCG: Chinese Coast Guard vessel involved in “close distance maneuvering” towards PCG vessel in Bajo de Masinloc

(Eagle News)–A Chinese Coast Guard vessel performed a “close distance maneuvering” in Bajo de Masinloc that constrained the maneuvering space of a Philippine Coast Guard vessel, a violation of international rules at sea, the PCG said. According to the PCG, the CCG vessel with bow number 3305 performed the maneuvering approximately 21 yards towards BRP Malabrigo, which was conducting patrol operations on March 2. The PCG said the resulting constraint in the maneuvering space of […]

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, […]