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Lahar advisory raised over Mt. Bulusan

LEGAZPI CITY---The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has advised communities living around Bulusan volcano to be vigilant and ready as rains brought by Tropical Depression "Amang" could trigger lahar flow and flash floods. "Prolonged and heavy rainfall may cause excessive erosion of existing pyroclastic deposits in the upper slopes of Bulusan Volcano," said the Phivolcs advisory on Monday. The erosion of deposits may trigger lahar in Bulusan rivers in the southeastern, southwestern and northeastern portions of the volcano, Phivolcs noted. Communities living near the volcano in Irosin and Juban towns may be affected by lahar flow, the Phivolcs said. ...Keep on reading: Lahar advisory raised over Mt. Bulusan.....»»

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Thousands evacuated from lahar-prone areas in Albay ahead of ‘Amang’

GUINOBATAN, Albay -- Residents from villages at the foot of Mayon Volcano, collectively called Mayon Unit, who are vulnerable to mud or lahar flow were evacuated to this town's center in anticipation of Tropical Depression "Amang." Teresita Alcantara III, Guinobatan disaster officer, said that there were already 865 families or 2,946 persons evacuated as of 9 a.m. Sunday. The pre-emptive evacuation started Saturday. The evacuees came from the villages of Maninila, Tandarora, and Sitio (sub-village) Basiao in Muladbucad Grande. Guinobatan mayor Ann Gemma Ongjoco ordered the mandatory pre-emptive evacuation to residents living within 6 kilometer permanent danger zone of Mayon Volc...Keep on reading: Thousands evacuated from lahar-prone areas in Albay ahead of ‘Amang’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 20th, 2019Related News

Volcano erupts on small Japan island

TOKYO, Japan – A Japanese volcano erupted on Thursday, January 17, spewing ash and smoke 6 kilometers into the air over a small southern island. There were no reports of injuries or damage from the eruption on Kuchinoerabu, in the far south of Japan. A local official said there had been no ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 17th, 2019Related News

Kanlaon calms down

Volcanic activity in Mount Kanlaon has declined prompting the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) to lower its alert level in the area. In its volcano bulletin issued at 8 a.m. Friday, Phivolcs lowered the alert level of Kanlaon Volcano to 1 (low unrest) from 2 (moderate unrest) as seismic activity has declined, inflation […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJan 11th, 2019Related News

Phivolcs lowers alert level on Kanlaon

The country’s volcanology agency on Friday lowered the alert status for Kanlaon Volcano in Negros Island, signifying that no eruptive activity is expected in the immediate future......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 11th, 2019Related News

Volcano erupts on remote Papua New Guinea island

SYDNEY -- One of Papua New Guinea's most active volcanoes has erupted, authorities said Tuesday, pummeling villages on a remote island with volcanic rock before subsiding. Manam island is a volcanic cone that towers out of the sea north of the Papua New Guinea mainland and has a history of eruptions, with major activity in November 2004 forcing the evacuation of some 9,000 people. The volcano has erupted many times since then and spewed lava and ash last month. A series of tremors around Manam triggered a warning system on Monday and the volcano began erupting shortly after, the Rabaul Volcanological Observatory said. The eruption continued into early Tuesday, Ima Itikarai of...Keep on reading: Volcano erupts on remote Papua New Guinea island.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 8th, 2019Related News

Volcano erupts on remote Papua New Guinea island

SYDNEY: One of Papua New Guinea’s most active volcanoes has erupted, authorities said Tuesday, pummeling villages on a remote island with volcanic rock before subsiding. Manam island is a volcanic…READ The post Volcano erupts on remote Papua New Guinea island appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsJan 8th, 2019Related News

Tsunamis caused by volcanic eruption

By: Edgar Mana-ay IT IS common knowledge that when an earthquake occurs at intensity above 6 in the Richter scale and that the epicenter is located in the sea, tsunamis will likely occur. This I had discussed in my Oct 9, 2018 column in The Daily Guardian. Last Dec 20, the 1,000-foot high Anak Krakatao, an […] The post Tsunamis caused by volcanic eruption appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsJan 7th, 2019Related News

A new year family adventure in Bicol

We have been roughing it up on the Mayon lava trail riding the all-terrain vehicle (ATV) for about an hour when my sister-in-law noticed an unusual gush of smoke from the volcano's peak. She asked our ATV tour guide if such a smoke was normal, but he did not seem bothered. Instead, he was preoccupied with taking our photos and videos, giving hand signals as we approach different types of terrain, reminding us to keep a single line so he can easily see us and bring us safely to the lava wall and back to the base camp. Half an hour after, we reached the lava wall, the sight of the 2006 eruption. Here, we had to climb to get to the helipad with a mesmerizing view of Mayon's perfec...Keep on reading: A new year family adventure in Bicol.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 6th, 2019Related News

Le Tour rescheduled to June for SEAG preps, rehabilitation of calamity-hit Bicol Region

The organizer of the Le Tour de Filipinas (LTdF) has sought for the rescheduling of the race’s 10th edition in its effort to actively join preparations for the country’s hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian Games and to allow adequate time for the rehabilitation of calamity-stricken provinces in the Bicol Region. UBE Media Inc. President Donna Lina said the LTdF was originally scheduled for February 17 to 21 — this time as a five-stage race from the previous four stages to level up in its first decade. But because of the country’s hosting of the SEA Games from November 30 to December 11 also this year, Lina stressed the LTdF’s role in helping prepare the country’s top riders for the biennial multi-sport regional competitions that the country is hosting only for the fourth time after 1981, 1991 and 2005. UBE Media has written the International Cycling Union or UCI, the world governing body for cycling, through the Asian Cycling Confederation and PhilCycling under President Rep. Abraham Tolentino and Chairman Bert Lina to move the race to June 14 to 18. “The Le Tour organization wanted to help harness our cyclists to their best possible condition in time for the SEA Games,” Lina said. “And because of the recent calamity that struck Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon and the rest of the Bicol Region, it has become more imperative that we postpone the race.” Albay, Camarines Sur and Sorsogon were declared under a state of calamity because of tropical depression Usman, which caused landslides and massive flooding in areas where the LTdF’s 10th editon would specifically pass through, particularly in the town of Sagnay which was badly hit. “In as much as we are ecstatic to celebrate 10 years of the Le Tour, we are one in prayers that our countrymen in the Bicol Region recover fast and well from the calamity,” Lina said. Last year, the LTdF was moved from February to late May after Mayon Volcano’s eruption in January. This year’s LTdF will start in Tagaytay City, main hub of all cycling disciplines—road, mountain bike and BMX—for the SEA Games—and will pass through Batangas, Quezon, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay and Sorsogon. Legaspi City will host the finish of the five-stage Category 2.2 UCI Asia Tour race. June will be a busy month for Philippine cycling with the conduct of the PhilCycling National Championships for Road, MTB and BMX and a proposed UCI National Commissaires’ Course for the three disciplines. The LTdF and national championships will principally cap trials for the selection of athletes for the SEA Games. El Joshua Carino of Philippine Navy-Standard Insurance is expected to defend his crown and will be racing alongside 2014 winner Mark John Lexer Galedo of continental team 7-Eleven Cliqq Roadbike Philippines. Newly-minted continental team Go For Gold and the National Under-23 Team of the PhilCycling are also seeing action......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 2nd, 2019Related News

Mayon Volcano Displays Restiveness Anew

Mount Mayon in Albay spewed ash twice on Thursday morning, signifying that the volcano remains unstable, a Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) report said. The blasts, which were of phreatic kind, were recorded at 8:17 a.m. followed by 8:25 a.m. Thursday. Renato Solidum, Phivolcs director, said the explosions were triggered by a steam […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsDec 31st, 2018Related News

Agung volcano in Bali spews ash in fresh eruption

JAKARTA, Indonesia – A volcano on the Indonesian holiday island ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 30th, 2018Related News

No Filipino Affected in Mt. Etna Eruption: DFA

No Filipino was reported affected by the eruption of Mount Etna and more than 100 earthquakes recorded in Sicily, Italy. In an update posted at around 11:45 p.m., Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Assistant Secretary Elmer Cato said the agency continues to monitor the situation in Italy. While some hikers were brought down from the […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsDec 29th, 2018Related News

WATCH: Mak Tumang brings PH culture to the Miss Universe stage

PAMPANGA, Philippines – Weeks after his iconic red dress graced the Miss Universe 2018 stage, Pampangueño designer Mak Tumang brings his intricate pieces home for all to see.  Sinag, Adarna, and Mayon – 3 gowns Mak created for Miss Universe 2018 are on display  at the SM City Pampanga for ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 29th, 2018Related News

Indonesian tsunami volcano lost two-thirds of its height

PANDEGLANG, Indonesia – The Indonesian volcano which caused a tsunami  that killed more than 400 people last week lost more than two-thirds of its height following the eruption which triggered the killer waves. A section of Anak Krakatoa's crater collapsed after an eruption and slid into the ocean, generating the tsunami last ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 29th, 2018Related News

Restless ‘Mayon’ spews ash plumes

World famous Mayon Volcano continued to show signs of restlessness as the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Friday said at least four volcanic quakes were recorded in Albay province in the last 24 hours. In its latest bulletin, Phivolcs said two of these earthquakes were related to phreatic blasts recorded at 8:17 […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsDec 28th, 2018Related News

Mayon Volcano spews ash anew

Mayon Volcano spews ash anew.....»»

Source: Cnnphilippines CnnphilippinesCategory: NewsDec 28th, 2018Related News

Danger level raised for Indonesia’s deadly tsunami volcano

CARITA, INDONESIA---Indonesia on Thursday raised the danger alert level for an erupting volcano that sparked a killer tsunami at the weekend, after previously warning that fresh activity at the crater threatened to trigger another deadly wave. Authorities also widened a no-go zone around rumbling Anak Krakatau, or child of Krakatau, to 5 kilometers, up from a previous 2 km, and warned shell-shocked residents to stay away from the coast, after more than 400 were killed by Saturday night's killer wave. Plumes of ash burst into the sky as pyroclastic flows, hot gas and other volcanic material flowed down the crater, threatening anyone too close to the volcano and raising the risk ...Keep on reading: Danger level raised for Indonesia’s deadly tsunami volcano.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 27th, 2018Related News

Mayon Volcano explodes, spews ash

Mayon Volcano in Albay exploded two times yesterday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported as it warned residents to stay out of the six-kilometer radius permanent danger zone......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsDec 27th, 2018Related News

Indonesians told to avoid coast near Anak Krakatoa | The Manila Times Online

SUMUR, Indonesia: Indonesian authorities asked people near an island volcano to avoid the coast while eruptions and weather and sea conditions were being monitored for tsunami risks. Meanwhile, thousa.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsDec 27th, 2018Related News