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Cagayan shakes to quake


    MANILA, Philippines – A 5.2 earthquake shook Cagayan early Thursday but no aftershocks were expected, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.   The tremor that struck at 4.27 a.m. had its epicenter at 45 kilometers southwest of Calayan Island, Phivolcs said.   The agency said the earthquake was tectonic in nature. It […]

Posted: December 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Magnitude 6.4 quake rocks Sultan Kudarat

Earthquake map. SCREENGRAB from www.phivolcs.dost.gov.ph.

A 6.4-magnitude quake jolted Sultan Kudarat on Tuesday afternoon.

Posted: December 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Disaster risk reduction is everybody’s business

Rescuers ferry stranded residents from their houses due to floods caused by Typhoon Ondoy along Ortigas in Cainta Rizal. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

There is a long history of cooperation and selflessness in the face of crisis and disasters. “Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan), Tropical Storm “Ondoy” (Ketsana), Tropical Depression “Pepeng” (Tarma), Typhoon “Pablo” (Bopha), just to name a few, brought massive destruction and death, and yet these times of crisis also brought out the best in people in the many ways they tried to ease the suffering.

Posted: November 16th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Metro Manila after a 7.2 magnitude quake

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council and partner agencies hold nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill on Friday.

What happens if a 7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Metro Manila? In a scenario conceived by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, there will be chaos.

Posted: November 14th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Earthquakes hit Cebu, Surigao del Norte

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Surigao Del Norte quake

Two separate earthquakes jolted the provinces of Cebu and Surigao del Norte in southern Philippines on Monday.

Posted: November 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »