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Scores of sinkholes found in Bohol

A family of four died in this sinkhole in Antiquera, Bohol. Contributed Photo Paula Cacho

Close to 100 sinkholes have been discovered in nine towns and one city in Bohol, whose name is derived from the local word for hole, following the magnitude 7.2 earthquake that devastated the province on October 15.

Posted: November 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Bohol earthquake creates miles-long rocky wall


A deadly earthquake that struck Bohol last week created a spectacular rocky wall that stretches for kilometers (miles) through farmlands, astounded geologists said Thursday.

Posted: October 25th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Government eyes rehab of ‘chipped’ Chocolate Hills

CHOCOLATE HILLS  The observation deck used to view Bohol’s famous Chocolate Hills lies in ruins after the earthquake. Inset is one of the hills.  PHOTOS FROM ROBERT MICHAEL POOLE’S TWITTER ACCOUNT

There’s hope for the disfigured Chocolate Hills.

Posted: October 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Bohol, Cebu residents warned vs giant sinkholes

LIKE A JIGSAW PUZZLE  A large broken section of the main concrete road to Buenavista in Bohol is made impassable to all vehicles by the powerful earthquake that struck the island on Tuesday morning.  MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

Bohol and Cebu have sinkholes just waiting for heavy rains and floods or earthquakes to collapse and swallow entire towns.

Posted: October 18th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Monster volcano is one of the biggest in Solar System

Geologists on Thursday announced they had uncovered a stupendous volcano that is the biggest in the world and rivals the greatest in the Solar System.

Posted: September 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Underground river seen cause of beach collapse

The team of geologists that was sent to investigate a supposed sinkhole in Candelaria, Zambales, said the presence of an underground river channel in the area could have caused the collapse of a section of a beach in Barangay Uacon there.

Posted: June 28th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Beach erosion in Zambales caused by underground river, geologists say

THE MINES and Geosciences Bureau is looking into the erosion of the beach at the village of Uacon in Candelaria, Zambales.  ROBERT GONZAGA/INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

The team of geologists sent to investigate what was initially believed to be a sinkhole in Candelaria, Zambales, said the presence of an underground river channel in the area could have caused the collapse of a section of a beach in Barangay (village) Uacon there.

Posted: June 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Sandwiches and volcanoes


My student, Shela Bacuño, who teaches science to sixth graders at Uno High School, uses hands-on activities to help her students learn geology.

Posted: December 3rd, 2012 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

2 killed in Cebu landslide


A couple died Tuesday evening when rocks from a landslide fell on their house on the slope of a hill in Barangay Cantao-an, Naga City.

Posted: September 5th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Another sinkhole forms in Cebu


Another sinkhole, which might have been triggered by a strong earthquake that struck Central and Western Visayas on February, was reported in Dalaguete town, 85 kilometers south of this city.

Posted: February 24th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Pantukan landslide a disaster waiting to happen—Phivolcs


Thursday’s landslide that struck a mining community in Pantukan, Compostela Valley and killed dozens of people was a disaster waiting to happen, said the director of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.

Posted: January 6th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Geologist ‘mines’ art gems from rich lode


Manuel “Nonoy” Gamboa was only 56 years old when he decided to retire from his job as senior executive assistant to the president of San Miguel Packaging Products.

Posted: September 30th, 2011 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

US scientists testing earthquake early warning

This Sept. 13, 2011 photo shows Anthony Guarino Jr., a seismic analyst at the California Institute of Technology, demonstrating an early earthquake warning system in Pasadena, California. The US government has been testing an alert system in California that may someday warn residents and businesses that an earthquake has hit. It's still in the test phase and only about 30 scientists have been hand-picked to receive the warnings. The project is headed by the US Geological Survey based on computer code developed by the California Institute of Technology and University of California, Berkeley. AP

Elizabeth Cochran was sitting in her office when her computer suddenly sounded an alarm.

Posted: September 20th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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