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Phivolcs: Surigao del Sur rocked by 4.8-magnitude quake

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From Phivolcs latest earthquake bulletin

A magnitude 4.8 earthquake jolted parts of Surigao del Sur before noon Tuesday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said Tuesday.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

4.1 quake jolts Zambales

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Zambales may be more than a hundred kilometers away from Quezon City, yet tremors were still felt in the metropolitan area.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Chile’s 8.2 quake poses no tsunami threat to PH

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The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Wednesday said there was no tsunami threat to the Philippines following a powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake that struck off Chile.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

3 earthquakes hit North Cotabato

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Source: Phivolcs website

A series of earthquakes, the strongest recorded at a magnitude 4.5, jolted parts of North Cotabato Sunday morning.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Magnitude 4 quake hits off Davao Occidental

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A 4.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Davao Occidental on Saturday afternoon, the state seismologist said.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

4.9 magnitude quake hits off the coast of Cagayan

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A 4.9 magnitude earthquake jolted Calayan, Cagayan off its coast on Friday morning, the state seismologist said.

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

3.7-magnitude quake hits northern Luzon

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A 3.7-magnitude earthquake struck near Cagayan at 12:10 p.m., the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said Wednesday.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

4.3-magnitude quake hits Antique

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A 4.3 magnitude quake jolted Antique early Monday but no damages were recorded, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Is your house quake-ready? 12 questions

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In the event of an earthquake, just how safe is your house?

Posted: February 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Phivolcs’ self-check tool for earthquake safety

SELF-CHECK FOR EARTHQUAKE SAFETY / FEBRUARY 19, 2014 house safety test

1. Who built or designed my house? A. Built or designed by a licensed civil engineer/architect (1 point) B. Not built by a licensed civil engineer/architect (0 point) C. Not clear or unknown (0 point)   2. How old is my house? A. Built in or after 1992 (1) C. Not clear or unknown (0) [...]

Posted: February 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Phivolcs draws up do-it-yourself test for house safety

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Just how safe is your house? State seismologists have developed a 12-point self-check tool to determine if houses made of concrete hollow blocks would be able to withstand a major earthquake.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

New fault line found in Bohol

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The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) has advised around 100 residents of Maribojoc, Bohol, to leave their houses which are located near the coast after a fault line appeared following the magnitude-7.2 earthquake that rocked Cebu and Bohol on Oct. 15 last year.

Posted: February 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

4.1-magnitude quake jolts Oriental Mindoro

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From Phivolcs latest earthquake bulletin

A 4.1-magnitude earthquake shook Oriental Mindoro Wednesday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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