Easing Leyte aftershocks still threat to public safety: Phivolcs

MANILA — Future aftershocks of last Thursday’s magnitude 6.5 earthquake in Leyte province can still endanger life, limb and property, even if these tremors occur less frequently. “Some of those aftershocks can further damage structures that the earthquake has already affected,” science research analyst of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), Julius Galdiano, … Read More

Aftershocks continue to shake Leyte

  MANILA — More aftershocks rocked Leyte province following the magnitude 6.5 earthquake Thursday afternoon. Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) science research assistant Bhenz Rodriguez said this agency was able to monitor, as of 5 a.m. Friday (July 7), 241 aftershocks. “Further aftershocks of such earthquake this Thursday (July 6) are still possible,” … Read More

More damages, aftershocks possible from strong Leyte quake

MANILA — Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) is expecting more damages and aftershocks from the magnitude 6.5 earthquake in Leyte province on Thursday (July 6). “Because of that strong earthquake’s magnitude and shallow depth of 2.0 km only, we’re expecting damages and aftershocks,” said Phivolcs science research analyst Ellai Enbien. She also cautioned … Read More

Fair PHL weather likely this week

MANILA — The country may experience generally fair weather until around Friday (June 16). Such forecast weather is due to the monsoon break that may last till then, noted weather forecaster Benison Estareja from Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). “Isolated rain showers and thunderstorms are still possible during the period, however, so … Read More

Cloudiness, rain likely till Tuesday

MANILA – Cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms will be experienced over Northern Luzon’s Ilocos, Cordillera and Cagayan Valley regions and in Central Luzon, PhilippineAtmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said in its 24-hour forecast released Monday afternoon. Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms, mostly in … Read More

Group blasts PHL’s EJK tag

MANILA — A local group sees no basis for claims that President Rodrigo Duterte’s nationwide crackdown against illegal drugs is riddled with government-backed extra-judicial killings (EJKs). “Those claims are unfair,” said Arsenio ‘Boy’ Evangelista, spokesperson of Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC). He acknowledged killings occurred amid Mr. Duterte’s nationwide anti-illegal drugs crackdown which commenced … Read More

Quake rocks Bukidnon

MANILA — A magnitude 5.5 earthquake of tectonic origin rocked Bukidnon province early Wednesday (April 12). Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) is expecting aftershocks but no damage from the 5:21 a.m. earthquake. Initial Phivolcs data show the earthquake struck 6.0 kms north 66° east of Bukidnon’s Kalilangan municipality at a depth of 3.0 … Read More