PHIVOLCS launches app to help people prepare for quakes, and volcanic, hydro-meteorological hazards

(Eagle News)–The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology on Tuesday, July 16, launched an application that aims to help people prepare for earthquakes, and volcanic and hydro-meteorological hazards.

In a statement, PHIVOLCS said HazardHunterPH is “the first one-stop shop online application that generates initial hazard assessment report for seismic, volcanic, and hydro-meteorological hazards with explanation and recommendation from mandated government agencies in just a few clicks.”

According to PHIVOLCS, it worked together  with Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Mines and Geosciences Bureau, and National Mapping and Resource Information Authority for the “up-to-date hazards information” in the app.

“HazardHunterPH is a product of the GeoRiskPH project, a multi-agency initiative led by the DOST-PHIVOLCS funded by the DOST, and monitored by DOST-Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD),” PHIVOLCS said.