Assessment sa pinsala ng 4.7 na lindol sa Makilala, North Cotabato, patuloy
Isa sa mga naapektuhan ng 4.7 na lindol sa Makilala, North Cotabato nitong Sabado, September 22, 2014. (UNTV News)
DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Tuloy ang isinasagawang assessment ng lokal na pamahalaan ng Makilala, North Cotabato kasama ang provincial government, PHIVOLCS at Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) sa laki ng iniwang pinsala ng 4.7 magnitude na lindol sa lugar noong Sabado ng umaga.
Sa paunang tala ng municipal government, 8 barangay ang apektado ng nangyaring lindol partikular ang Barangay Luayon kung saan nagkaroon ng malalaking bitak ang ilang bahay doon.
Mula sa sentro ng Makilala, kinakailangan pang bumiyahe sa maputik at sira-sirang kalsada ng higit isang oras bago marating ang Barangay Luayon.
Sa walong barangay, tatlo ang naitalang nasugatan sa lindol habang nasa 123 na mga bahay naman ang nasira kabilang na ang 31 totally damage o hindi na maaaring tirhan.
Ayon kay Makilala Mayor Rudy Coagdan, ang paggamit ng mga substandard na materyales ng mga residente sa pagpapatayo ng mga bahay ang pangunahing dahilan kung bakit nasira ang ilang mga bahay.
Ayon sa PHIVOLCS-Kidapawan, kung magandang uri ng mga materyales ang ginamit ng mga residente ay hindi ito basta-basta masisira ng nangyaring 4.7 magnitude na lindol.
Kaugnay nito, nagbabala din ang PHIVOLCS sa posibleng aftershock sa susunod na lima hanggang pitong araw. (Louell Requilman / Ruth Navales, UNTV News)
Magnitude 5.2 earthquake hits Calatagan, Batangas
A 5.2 magnitude earthquake hit Calatagan, Batangas at 2:14 a.m. on Friday (October 8), according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).
The quake has a depth of 131 kilometers and Intensity II was felt by residents in Calatagan.
Phivolcs said the earthquake was an aftershock of the magnitude 6.6 quake that occurred in the same area on July 24, 2021.
No damage was reported and no further aftershocks are expected. AAC
Taal Volcano records high-level of sulfur dioxide
MANILA, Philippines—Taal Volcano has emitted a record-high level of sulfur dioxide (SO2) on Tuesday (October 5), according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).
Based on the latest bulletin of Phivolcs, the volcano spewed out 25,456 tons of SO2 dominated by upwelling of hot volcanic fluids in its lake. The volcanic activity also generated plumes 1,500 meters tall that drifted northwest and northeast.
Alert Level 2 remains over Taal Volcano. Phivolcs reminds the public that at Alert Level 2, sudden steam- or gas-driven explosions, volcanic earthquakes, minor ashfall, and lethal accumulations or expulsions of volcanic gas can occur and threaten areas within and around the Taal Volcano Island (TVI).
Phivolcs has recommended that entry into Taal Volcano Island, Taal’s Permanent Danger Zone or PDZ must be strictly prohibited, especially the vicinities of the Main Crater and the Daang Kastila fissure, and occupancy and boating on Taal Lake. AAC
Magnitude 5.7 quake strikes Looc, Occidental Mindoro
A magnitude 5.7 earthquake hit the town of Looc, Occidental Mindoro on Monday at 1:12 in the morning.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the quake was tectonic in origin, which means there was a movement in the Earth’s crust, and that it had a depth of 74 kilometers.
The tremor recorded Intensity V in Tagaytay City and Amadeo in Cavite.
Intensity IV was felt in Malolos City and Obando in Bulacan; San Mateo, Rizal; General Trias and Tanza in Cavite; City of Manila, Marikina City, San Juan City, and Las Pinas City in Metro Manila.
Intensity III was recorded in City of Antipolo in Rizal; Quezon City, Pasig City, Makati City, and Valenzuela City.
Intensity II, on the other hand, was felt in Palayan City, Nueva Ecija.