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Luzon earthquake not connected to “The Big One”

A deep earthquake of 6.3 magnitude struck off Luzon island today (Friday, August 11), rocking capital Manila. Office workers in the capital left their buildings but no damage was apparent after the quake struck at about noon. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the earthquake’s epicentre was…


One killed in collapsed building after powerful quake rocks Leyte

A 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck the central Philippines today (Thursday, July 6), killing at least one person inside a collapsed building. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said aftershocks were expected but ruled out any tsunami following the quake that rocked the towns of Jaro and Kananga in Leyte…




6.9-magnitude earthquake strikes off Papua New Guinea

A 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea on Monday, but no Pacific-wide tsunami warning was issued with little damage expected due to the remote location. The tremor was estimated at a depth of 22 miles on New Britain island, about 300 miles northeast of the capital Port Moresby, the US Geological Survey…


Negros Island’s Kanlaon volcano throws up mile-high plume of ash

The Kanlaon Volcano in Negros Island has erupted, shooting a column of ash on Tuesday evening. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology issued an advisory on the eruption, saying the activity took place at about 6.20pm and lasted for 12 minutes. Philvolcs said the eruptions “was accompanied by a booming sound”…