Philippines’ Taal Volcano eruption triggers dozens of quakes and mass evacuation

‘People are panicking … the volcano can explode again anytime,’ mayor warns aftermarkets and airports close Weak lava fountaining, accompanied by thunder and flashes of lightning, indicates intense activity but ‘hazardous explosive eruption’ could follow A mass evacuation is underway … Read More

Deadly 6.9 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Southern Philippines

A 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck the southern Philippines Sunday, killing at least one child and injuring dozens, officials said. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) traced the epicenter to near the town of Matanao in the populated province … Read More

Death Toll Rises In Wake of Philippines Typhoon: At Least 28 Dead

Residents outside their home, damaged by Typhoon Phanfone at Concepcion town, Iloilo province, central Philippines on Friday. – Leo Solinap/AP Typhoon Phanfone, which swept through the central Philippines on Christmas Eve, has killed at least 28 people, leaving large areas … Read More

At least 5 dead as another quake jolts southern Philippines

A powerful earthquake hammered the southern Philippines early yesterday, killing at least five people and rattling areas already reeling from two tremors in the past two weeks. The 6.5-magnitude quake struck at around 9 am in Mindanao, an island the … Read More

More than 400 aftershocks recorded after magnitude 6.1 Luzon quake —PHIVOLCS

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology on Tuesday morning said more than 400 aftershocks have been recorded so far after the magnitude 6.1 earthquake jolted Luzon on Monday. According to a tweet posted by GMA News reporter Lala Roque, … Read More

Measles outbreak in Philippines passes 8,000 cases

The Department of Health released an infomercial Monday starring boxer Manny Pacquiao urging the public to vaccinate themselves and their children. Philippine Red Cross health workers administer a measles vaccine to a boy during a nationwide response program to immunization … Read More

5.9 magnitude quake off southern Philippines

MANILA: A 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck at sea off the southern Philippine coast late Friday (Feb 8), though there were no early reports of damage and the local seismology office said it expected none. The US Geological Survey and the … Read More

Death toll from Philippine landslides, floods climbs to 85

The casualties, including young children, were mostly killed when their homes collapsed in landslides after days of heavy rain in several provinces in the central Philippines, said Ricardo Jalad, executive director of the national disaster agency. About 20 tropical cyclones … Read More

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