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DPWH seeks WB technical assistance for ‘Big One’

September 13, 2019
MANILA, Philippines — Officials of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) met recently with representatives of its development partner World Bank (WB) to discuss new financial and technica ...

Phivolcs launches app on natural hazards, risk assessment

July 17, 2019
DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Peña MANILA-- Banking on a vision to become the central source of information for accurate and efficient hazards assessment in the country, the Department of Science a ...

DOST harnesses technology apps to upgrade hazard, risk assessment ‘in a click of a button’

July 05, 2019
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) will launch on July 16 “HazardHunterPH,” a mobile application that will help the user identify the various geological hazards in the P ...

Phivolcs to launch 4 disaster mitigation apps

July 03, 2019
MANILA--The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology will soon launch four applications (apps) in relation to disaster risk reduction and mitigation.In an interview with the Philippine New ...

Another monsoon break tempers ailing Angat Dam's inflow

July 03, 2019
MANILA Metro Manila’s main water source, the Angat Dam, may still gain some water this week despite the continued scantiness of rain in the course of another monsoon break. Previous rains flowing o ...

Duterte OKs DOST-developed tech that locates hazards in PH

July 03, 2019
DOST-DEVELOPED TECH. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 39th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on Monday (July 1, 2019). Duterte approved the Department of Science and Technology ...

Fault markers indicate where quake may hit

July 02, 2019
DAVAO CITY, June 30 (PIA) National agencies and the city government of Davao initiated Sunday (June 23) the “Walk the Fault” activity marking the sites traversed by earthquake faults Lacson and Dacu ...

LGUs in W. Visayas urged to utilize DOST weather system

June 26, 2019
WEATHER WATCH.The Department of Science and Technology in Western Visayas (DOST 6) urges the local government units to utilize its web-based monitoring system 'Bantay Panahon' for real-time weather ...

MMSU lauds Balik Scientist interventions on its climate-change resiliency program

June 24, 2019
The Ilocos region is vulnerable to the effects of climate change, such as drought. To be resilient to the situation, the Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) started its food-water-renewable energy ...

DOST-PhiVolcs urges public awareness to prepare for 'The Big One'

June 20, 2019
The Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (DOST-PHIVOLCS) reminds the public that active faults that have not generated any historical surface-ruptu ...

PAGASA to parents: Brace your kids for rainy season

May 31, 2019
BORONGAN CITY, May 30 (PIA) —The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) in Eastern Samar has warned parents to prepare their children for the rainy season ...

DOST-PAGASA inaugurates Flood Forecasting and Warning System in CamSur

May 03, 2019
PILI, Camarines Sur, May 1 (PIA) – After almost 4 decades, the public finally witnessed the inauguration and blessing of the rehabilitated Bicol River Basin Flood Forecasting and Warning System (FFW ...

Phivolcs chief: Ground motion data crucial in building, infra design

April 26, 2019
Metro Davao Site Response Atlas would play an important role in the design and construction of buildings and other infrastructure. DAVAO CITY (PIA) – Data on ground motion characteristics plays a c ...

OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON 22 APRIL 2019 CENTRAL LUZON EARTHQUAKE AND PINATUBO VOLCANO

April 25, 2019
There are observations of emission of unusual smoke coming from Pinatubo Volcano and/or immediate vicinities and poor to zero visibilities from “ash fall” reported to DOST- PHIVOLCS by concerned citiz ...

Magnitude 7.1 lindol parating, fake news

April 24, 2019
NAGBABALA ang Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology sa publiko laban sa kumakalat na text message na nagsasabing parating na ang magnitude 7.1 lindol. Ayon sa Phivolcs wala silang ipin ...

After ng 6.1 sa Luzon, 6.5 naman sa 'BIG ONE’, WALANG BASEHAN — PHIVOLCS

April 24, 2019
  IGINIIT ng Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) na walang basehan ang kumakalat sa internet na nagbibigay ng babala sa pagtama ng Magnitude 7.1 earthquake matapos ang ...

Davao Occidental at Oriental, niyanig ng magkasunod na lindol

April 24, 2019
Niyanig ng magkasunod na lindol ang ilang bahagi ng Mindanao, kaninag tanghali. Ang unang lindol na may lakas na magnitude of 4.5, ay tumama sa 374 kilometers southwest ng Sarangani, Davao Occidenta ...

Eastern Samar quake not expected to cause much damage — DOST exec

April 24, 2019
The earthquake that occurred in eastern Samar on Tuesday afternoon was expected to cause less damage compared to the Zambales quake. In an interview on Unang Hirit, Department of Science and Technolo ...

Mindanao, niyanig ng magkasunod na lindol

April 24, 2019
Niyanig ng magkasunod na lindol ang ilang bahagi ng Mindanao, kaninag tanghali. Ang unang lindol na may lakas na magnitude of 4.5, ay tumama sa 374 kilometers southwest ng Sarangani, Davao Occidenta ...

Primer on the 23 April 2019 Magnitude 6.5 Eastern Samar Earthquake

April 23, 2019
What is happening at Samar and vicinity?   At 1:37 PM on 23 April 2019, Tuesday, a strong earthquake of Magnitude 6.5 shook the island of Samar and vicinity. The epicenter is located 9 kilometers no ...

PRIMER ON THE 22 APRIL 2019 MAGNITUDE 6.1 CENTRAL LUZON EARTHQUAKE

April 23, 2019
What is happening at Zambales and Pampanga? At 5:11 PM on 22 April 2019, Monday, a moderate earthquake of Magnitude 6.1 shook the provinces of Zambales, Pampanga and vicinity. The epicenter is locate ...

Phivolcs: No technology yet to predict earthquakes

April 23, 2019
MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has reminded the public that there is no technology yet that can predict earthquakes. On its Facebook page, Ph ...

Año lauds DILG’s disaster information center for winning Wind Vane Award

April 23, 2019
Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año has lauded the Central Office Disaster Information Coordinating Center (DILG CODIX) for winning this year’s prestigious ...

6.1 quake rocks Luzon; 5 die in Pampanga

April 23, 2019
A powerful earthquake has struck the main Philippines island of Luzon, killing at least 11 people. The magnitude 6.1 tremor hit at 17:11 local time (09:11 GMT) on Monday, the Philippines Institute of ...

Magnitude 6.5 na lindol, yumanig sa Eastern Samar

April 23, 2019
MAYNILA (UPDATE) -- Niyanig ng magnitude 6.5 lindol nitong hapon ng Martes ang Eastern Samar, wala pang 24 oras matapos tumama ang isang magnitude 6.1 lindol sa Zambales. Tumama ang lindol sa layong ...

Primer on the Magnitude 6.1 Central Luzon Earthquake

April 23, 2019
What is happening at Zambales and Pampanga? At 5:11 PM on 22 April 2019, Monday, a moderate earthquake of Magnitude 6.1 shook the provinces of Zambales, Pampanga and vicinity. The epicenter is locate ...

Primer on the Magnitude 6.5 Eastern Samar earthquake

April 23, 2019
What is happening at Samar and vicinity? At 1:37 PM on 23 April 2019, Tuesday, a strong earthquake of Magnitude 6.5 shook the island of Samar and vicinity. The epicenter is located 9 kilometers north ...

PRESS RELEASE: DOST-PHIVOLCS BUILDS UP EARTHQUAKE AWARENESS AND PREPAREDNESS OF HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS IN CAMIGUIN

April 22, 2019
The Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology’s (DOST-PHIVOLCS’) commitment to uphold its duty on improving the capacity of key stakeholders in the school ...

Panayam kay Dir. Renato Solidum ng DOST, kaugnay sa magnitude 5.7 na lindol sa Zambales

April 22, 2019
Manila, Philippines – Nilinaw ni Department of Science and Technology Undersecretary Renato Solidum na ang 6.1 magnitude na lindol na tumama sa Zambales nitong Lunes ay walang kaugnayan sa yumanig ...

Magnitude 6.1 na lindol, yumanig sa Metro Manila at ilang bahagi ng Luzon

April 22, 2019
NIYANIG ng magnitude 6.1 lindol ang Metro Manila at ilang pang karatig lugar sa Luzon kahapon nang hapon. Eksaktong alas-5:11 ng hapon nang maramdaman ang malawak na pagyanig na ang episentro ay na ...



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