Category Archives: phivolcs

Magnitude 6 quake hits town in Lanao Sur

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 04 November) – A magnitude 6.0 earthquake of tectonic origin hit Balindong town in Lanao del Sur on Sunday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said in an advisory. Phivolcs said the tremor occurred at 3:55pm and its epicenter was located one kilometer northwest of Balindong with a depth […]

Quake aftermath: minor damages for gov’t and private structures

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 29 April) — A construction worker from Sarangani province was slightly injured while several government and private structures here sustained minor damages as a result of the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit the area before dawn on Saturday. Dr. Agripino Dacera Jr., head of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office […]

Magnitude 6.0 tremor wakes Mindanao

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 12 April) – A magnitude 6.0 earthquake woke up Mindanawons early morning Wednesday, reportedly damaging some houses and buildings in the municipality of Kalilangan, Bukidnon. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology initially reported epicenter of the 5:21 a.m. quake at six kilometers east of the Kalilangan town center (07.76°N, 124.81°E) […]

Intensity 6 quake jolts Surigao City

UPDATED: SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 Feb) – A 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck Surigao City 10:03 p.m. Friday, sending the entire city into blackout, cutting water supply and damaging some structures. Residents, meanwhile, ran towards higher ground, afraid that tsunami might follow suit. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) pinpointed the epicenter at […]

Magnitude 6 quake hits Talacogon

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/04 Sept) – A magnitude 6 earthquake struck Talacogon in Agusan del Sur at 10:38 a.m. Sunday but there were no reports of deaths, injuries or damages to property. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the quake was felt in neighboring areas, at Intensity 6 in Talacogon, La Paz and […]

8 hurt in Surigao quake

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 July) – Eight people were hurt while at least 38 more evacuated when a 5.2-magnitude earthquake struck Surigao City Tuesday evening. The eight injured sought treatment in hospitals after being hit by falling objects, said Wilbert Ga, spokesperson of the Caraga Regional Hospital here. He said a couple in the […]