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DFA monitoring Hawaii volcano situation

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has assured Filipinos in Hawaii that they are closely monitoring the Kilauea volcano situation, after the United States Geological Survey (USGS) issued a red alert, warning of a possible major eruption. "The Philippine Consulate General is in touch with representatives of the Hawaii County and is monitoring the situation there," Consul General Joselito Jimeno said in a statement on Saturday. According to the Philippine consulate, about 15,000 Filipinos reside on the island. 500 of these live north of the affected area. Jimeno said that reports indicate that no Filipinos have been directly affected by the recent eruptions. He also talke...Keep on reading: DFA monitoring Hawaii volcano situation.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 19th, 2018Related News

Red alert raised after ash bursts from Hawaii volcano

LOS ANGELES: A massive plume of volcanic ash burst from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila), prompting authorities to issue warnings about air quality and the likelihood of a major eruption. The Hawaiian County Civil Defense Agency said rock falls and gas explosions from one of the craters on Kilauea had caused the [...] The post Red alert raised after ash bursts from Hawaii volcano appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsMay 16th, 2018Related News

Red alert raised after ash bursts from Hawaii volcano

LOS ANGELES, USA – A massive plume of volcanic ash burst from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano on Tuesday, May 15, prompting authorities to issue warnings about air quality and the likelihood of a major eruption . The Hawaiian County Civil Defense Agency said rock falls and gas explosions from one of ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMay 16th, 2018Related News

Retooled XTERRA returns to Albay

The 2018 XTERRA off-road triathlon will return bigger on June 17 in Legazpi City, Albay. The premier off-road triathlon consisting of 1.5km swim-28km mountain bike-8km trail run was originally set to be held last March but was postponed due to the threat of eruption of Mayon Volcano. Bradley Weiss, who posted back-to-back wins in 2015, [...] The post Retooled XTERRA returns to Albay appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: May 15th, 2018Related News

Hawaii volcano raises concerns of eruptions along West Coast

SPOKANE, Washington, United States --- The eruption of a Hawaii volcano in the Pacific "Ring of Fire" has experts warily eyeing volcanic peaks on America's West Coast that are also part of the geologically active region. The West Coast is home to an 800-mile (1,300-kilometer) chain of 13 volcanoes, from Washington state's Mount Baker to California's Lassen Peak. They include Mount St. Helens, whose spectacular 1980 eruption in the Pacific Northwest killed dozens of people and sent volcanic ash across the country, and massive Mount Rainier, which towers above the Seattle metro area. "There's lots of anxiety out there," said Liz Westby, geologist at the U.S. Geological Survey Cas...Keep on reading: Hawaii volcano raises concerns of eruptions along West Coast.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 13th, 2018Related News

Hawaii officials encourage tourist to visit, despite volcanic eruption

VOLCANO, Hawaii --- Hawaii tourism officials are hoping Kilauea's eruption won't deter travelers from visiting the state's largest island, even as geologists warn the volcano could soon shoot large boulders out of its summit. Travel industry executives note most of the Big Island is free of eruption threats from Kilauea, which began spurting lava into a residential neighborhood last week. George Szigeti, CEO of the Hawaii Tourism says Kilauea is being monitored constantly and says the Big Island is "immense" and there are large parts that are unaffected by the volcano. The eruption didn't stop Matthew and Angelina Coney, who flew in for their honeymoon even though the lava o...Keep on reading: Hawaii officials encourage tourist to visit, despite volcanic eruption.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 12th, 2018Related News

Budiao Church ruins excavated after more than 200 years

ALBAY, Philippines – Archaeologists from the University of the Philippines are excavating the ruins of the historic Budiao Church, which were buried during Mayon volcano's deadliest eruption in 1814. The Budiao Ruins are located in Bañadero village. Only the walls of the church remain visible. Residents of Bañadero and Budiao continue ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMay 6th, 2018Related News

Major changes averting social volcano eruption

The much written about social volcano that has been simmering for decades is slowly subsiding. This was what an analyst here in DC told me who has been observing the Philippines since the early ’70s......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMay 6th, 2018Related News

5.0-magnitude earthquake rattles Hawaii’s Big Island

  HONOLULU -- The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has reported that a 5.0-magnitude earthquake has struck Hawaii's Big Island.   The temblor on Thursday is the latest and largest in a series of hundreds of small earthquakes to shake the island's active volcano, Kilauea, since the Puu Oo (POO'-oo OH'-oh) vent crater floor collapsed and caused magma to rush into new underground chambers. Scientists said a new eruption in the region is possible.   The quake was centered about 6.9 kilometers (4.3 miles) deep on the south flank of Kilauea. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) said the earthquake was not strong enough to trigger a tsunami.  ...Keep on reading: 5.0-magnitude earthquake rattles Hawaii’s Big Island.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 4th, 2018Related News

Chile raises alert over eruption threat at Chillan volcano

CHILLAN, Chile – A column of white smoke and a string of tremors at the Nevados de Chillan have prompted officials to raise the level of alert ahead of a possible eruption at one of the most active volcanoes in Chile. Surrounded by dense forest and rivers, this volcanic complex, which ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsApr 7th, 2018Related News

CDC posts record 2017 net income

Clark Development Corp. (CDC) posted a net income of more than P1 billion last year, marking a record for the state-owned firm which manages the Clark Freeport. In a statement, CDC said it had hit a net income of P1.03 billion, 32 percent higher than the P783 million in 2016. It was the first time in its 25-year history that CDC hit the P1-billion mark. CDC was created in 1993 to transform and develop the former US military base into a premiere economic hub after the devastation brought about by the eruption of Mount Pinatubo in 1991. CDC president Noel Manankil said the net income for 2017 accounted for 27 percent of the P3.8-billion total income generated by CDC in the last 24...Keep on reading: CDC posts record 2017 net income.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Apr 3rd, 2018Related News

Phivolcs: Mayon alert status to be lowered soon

LEGAZPI CITY --- The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) may soon lower the alert level at Mount Mayon from three (decreased tendency towards hazardous eruption) to two (moderate unrest). Mariton V. Bornas, head of the Volcano Monitoring and Eruption Prediction of Phivolcs, said they were just waiting for the end of the geodetic survey this week to confirm their results with real-time geodetic networks. She said Mayon's parameters continued in a downward trend. "Its seismicity is now low, its edifice is now deflating, and the sulfur dioxide concentration of the plume is going down," Bornas told the Inquirer through a text message. A volcano's sei...Keep on reading: Phivolcs: Mayon alert status to be lowered soon.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Mar 28th, 2018Related News

Save the Kids PH opens a library for Aeta kids

    MABALACAT, Pampanga - After the catastrophic eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in 1991, the Aeta community were forced to leave their homes in the mountains and dwell in the lowlands. Several Aeta communities were placed throughout Pampanga to serve as their new home, so they could, just like everyone else at that time, start rebuilding their lives. One of the Aeta communities probably most known to public is Sitio Monicayo in Mabalacat, Pampanga. This is a small and quiet community composed of more or less 500 residents. To date, the dwellers here have already established a stable living condition where access to electricity and potable water is in place. In the center...Keep on reading: Save the Kids PH opens a library for Aeta kids.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Mar 26th, 2018Related News

Mayon simmering down – NDRRMC

MANILA, Philippines — Mayon Volcano still shows signs of restlessness, but the likelihood of a major eruption is decreasing......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMar 24th, 2018Related News

Classes in Albay public schools to be extended

MANILA, Philippines — Classes in at least five public schools in Albay will be extended by a week due to suspensions caused by the eruption of Mayon Volcano,.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMar 18th, 2018Related News

Experts push for collaboration between nations, agencies to prevent another ‘Marawi siege’

    Security experts are pushing for a united stand between nations and local agencies to stem the growing threat of violent extremism and prevent the eruption of another Marawi-like siege elsewhere in the world.   The five-month siege of Marawi City last year is the biggest security crisis to hit the Philippines in recent years.   Daniel K. Inouye- Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) Director Rear Admiral (ret.) Peter Gumataotao said the collaboration between nation-states and between local agencies is important to counter violent extremism, emphasizing that it's not just the military's job alone.   "We are in a very ...Keep on reading: Experts push for collaboration between nations, agencies to prevent another ‘Marawi siege’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Mar 17th, 2018Related News

Normal class schedule resumes in Albay

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines — Classes in Albay schools that were used as evacuation centers following the eruption of Mayon Volcano will resume their normal sc.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMar 12th, 2018Related News

Albay evacuees go home as Mayon alert lowered

Published: 11:56 a.m., Feb. 6, 2018 | Updated: 10:45 p.m., Feb. 6, 2018 LEGAZPI CITY --- Almost two months after leaving their villages due to threats from the activity of Mayon volcano, 14,520 families staying in evacuation centers in Albay province are finally returning home. This was after the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Tuesday lowered the alert status over Mayon from Level 4 (hazardous eruption imminent) to 3 (decreased tendency toward hazardous eruption) as it noted a general decline in the volcano's activity. Cedric Daep, chief of the Albay Public Safety and Emergency Management Office, said Gov. Al Francis Bichara on Tuesday signe...Keep on reading: Albay evacuees go home as Mayon alert lowered.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Mar 6th, 2018Related News

Phivolcs warns of continued dangers as it lowers Mayon alert level to 3

THE Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) lowered on Tuesday, March 6, the alert level around Mayon Volcano to 3, which means a “decreased tendency towards hazardous eruption.” However, the agency warned the public that “sudden explosions, lava collapses… and ashfall can still occur and threaten areas in the upper to middle slopes” of […] The post Phivolcs warns of continued dangers as it lowers Mayon alert level to 3 appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceMar 6th, 2018Related News

U.S. ship docks in Manila; sailors, Marines to help Mayon victims

MANILA, Philippines – American amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard docked in Manila for a scheduled port visit, as its sailors and Marines plan to help victims of the Mayon volcano eruption in Albay. More than 2,500 sailors and Marines aboard USS Bonhomme Richard "are visiting Manila ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMar 5th, 2018Related News