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Mayon Volcanos seismic monitoring network recorded two 2 volcanic earthquakes during the past 24 hours. Moderate emission of white steam plumes that rose up to 250 meters and drifted towards southwest was observed. No crater glow was observed last night. Precise leveling survey results on August 1625, 2016 indicated inflation of the edifice relative to May 2016 consistent with the continuous GPS data and tilt measurements since July 2016. Sulfur dioxide SO2 emission was measured at an average of 424 tonnesday on October 1, 2016. Alert Level 1 remains in effect over Mayon Volcano, which means that it is at abnormal condition. Although this means that presently no magmatic eruption is imminent, it is strongly advised that the public refrain from entering the 6kilometer radius Permanent Danger Zone PDZ due to the perennial lifethreatening dangers of rockfalls, landslidesavalanches at the middle to upper slope, sudden ash puffs and steamdriven or phreatic eruptions from the summit. Active streamriver channels and those identified as perennially laharprone areas on all sectors of the volcano should also be avoided especially during extreme weather conditions when there is heavy and prolonged rainfall. DOSTPHIVOLCS maintains its close monitoring of Mayon Volcano and any new development will be communicated to all concerned stakeholders.

Mayon Volcanos seismic monitoring network recorded one 1 volcanic earthquake during the past 24 hours. Moderate emission of white steam plumes that rose 500 meters above the crater and drifted towards southwest were observed. No crater glow was observed last night. Precise leveling survey results on August 1625, 2016 indicated inflation of the edifice relative to May 2016 consistent with the continuous GPS data and tilt measurements since July 2016. Sulfur dioxide SO2 emission was measured at an average of 424 tonnesday on October 1, 2016. Alert Level 1 remains in effect over Mayon Volcano, which means that it is at abnormal condition. Although this means that presently no magmatic eruption is imminent, it is strongly advised that the public refrain from entering the 6kilometer radius Permanent Danger Zone PDZ due to the perennial lifethreatening dangers of rockfalls, landslidesavalanches at the middle to upper slope, sudden ash puffs and steamdriven or phreatic eruptions from the summit. Active streamriver channels and those identified as perennially laharprone areas on all sectors of the volcano should also be avoided especially during extreme weather conditions when there is heavy and prolonged rainfall. DOSTPHIVOLCS maintains its close monitoring of Mayon Volcano and any new development will be communicated to all concerned stakeholders.

S RELEASE: 25TH YEAR COMMEMORATION OF THE 1991 PINATUBO ERUPTION Thursday, 09 June 2016 13:27 The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology Department of Science and Technology PHIVOLCSDOST commemorates the 1991 Pinatubo Eruption on its 25th year this June 15, 2016. The Pinatubo eruption is considered one of the largest eruptions of the 20th century. On June 15, 1991, the Plinian eruption of Pinatubo Volcano produced a 40kilometer ash column above its summit. A 1216 kilometer zone of pyroclastic flows the hazardous and dangerous high velocity mixture of hot gases, steam, fragmented rocks and ashes caused nearby cities to be enveloped in total darkness. The thick ash fall that accumulated and made heavier with rainwater from Typhoon Diding Yunya International Name caused roofs of houses to collapse. The ash fall affected not only Luzon Island, but also reached as far as the Indian Ocean. The eruption had also caused global temperatures to decrease by about 0.5C temporarily from 1991 through 1993. Smaller but still dangerous eruptions of ash occurred on the early part of September 1991. Due to the magnitude of the eruption, Pinatubo Volcanos original summit was destroyed, creating a new crater almost 2kilometers wide, which after sometime was filled with water thereby forming a lake months after the eruption. From July to September 1992, a lava dome was formed in the new crater as fresh magma was quietly effused out of Pinatubo Volcano. This dome has since been submerged with the continuous increase of the lake water level. The hazardous effect of the 1991 Pinatubo eruption continued for more than 5 years wherein still hot and thick pyroclastic flow and ash deposits have been remobilized by monsoon and typhoon rains to form a rapidly flowing thick mixture of volcanic materials and water also known as lahars. Several major lahars buried numerous towns and villages including huge area of agricultural land that affected the livelihood of the communities. Prior to the June 15, 1991 eruption, initial signs of restiveness of the Pinatubo Volcano started in April 1991 as reported to PHIVOLCS by residents living in the western flank Zambales area. PHIVOLCS immediately installed a temporary seismic station in Poon Bato, Botolan, Zambales, and with the assistance of the USGS, a Pinatubo Volcano Observatory PVO was set up in Clark Air Base to study and monitor the activities of the volcano. A team of scientists from PHIVOLCS and USGS collaborated to produce hazard maps that were disseminated to local authorities, and Volcano Alert Signals was issued to the Office of the President, the national, regional, and provincial disaster coordinating councils, and the media to inform the public of the volcanos activities and advise them on risks and safety measures. Proper coordination of these agencies and institutions, and right forecast of the 1991 Pinatubo eruption resulted to saving of at least 5,000 lives. The eruption affected more than 249,000 families, displacing Aeta or Negrito tribes who lived on the volcanic slopes. The Office of Civil Defense OCD recorded 847 dead, 184 injured, and 23 missing persons. Properties, agricultural lands, water ways, and infrastructures were damaged. Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Metro Manila was also closed for four days. Pinatubo Volcano is straddling the boundaries of Pampanga, Zambales, and Tarlac, and is part of the chain of volcanoes that lies in the central portion of the Zambales Mountain Range. According to radiometric age dating, Pinatubo Volcanos last eruption prior to the 1991 eruption occurred about 400 years ago. On the 25th year of the 1991 Pinatubo eruption, PHIVOLCS encourages everyone to look back and remember not only the tragedy, but also the lessons we learned. Awareness and preparedness would increase our chances against natural hazards and disasters. Through the continuous monitoring, and Information, Education, and Communication IEC campaign of PHIVOLCS, let us keep our communities safe from and resilient to volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis and other related hazards. Download Press Release For more information contact: Dr. Renato U. Solidum, Jr.Director Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology PHIVOLCS Bldg., C.P. Garcia Ave., UP Diliman Campus, Quezon City Tel. No: 02 926 2611 or 02 4261468 to 79 www.phivolcs.dost.gov.ph
SEMCalaca Power Corporation undergoes REDAS Training Tuesday, 03 May 2016 15:17 Through the initiative of SEMCalaca Power Corporation, a subsidiary of Semirara Mining Power Corporation, the PHIVOLCSREDAS Team conducted a sixday training entitled Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction into the Local Development Planning Process, Contingency Planning and Emergency Preparedness through the Use of the REDAS Software for SEMCalaca Power Corporation. The training was held last February 16, 2015 atthe SEMCalaca Power Corporation power plant in Calaca, Batangas. Trainees who underwent the training totalled to 21. Five of which were from DMCI Power Corporation, 14 from the local government units of Batangas City municipalities of Balayan, Calaca, Calatagan, Lemery, Lian, San Luis, Taal, and Tuy and 2 from the PDRRMO of the province of Batangas. The training started off with introduction about PHIVOLCS, the REDAS software, GPS concepts, and a brief review of basic map reading. The following day concentrated on the utilization of the Exposure Database Module of the REDAS software, and the familiarization of the SQLite environment. In addition, there were also lectures on hydrometeorological, volcanic and earthquake hazards. Furthermore, lectures and handson exercises on SQLite as relational and spatial database system were also provided. As the trainees went midway through the training, they were immersed into the concepts of incorporating and assessing hazards onto the REDAS software, thereby enabling them to produce hazard maps. There was also some time allotted to the conduct of fieldwork, wherein the trainees were able to utilize the capabilities of the REDAS EDM Android Tool. Said activity gave them the opportunity to survey and collect data for their Exposure Databases by using their Android mobile phones. These data were then collected and further analysed before the trainees were taught on how to use the data with the REDAS software. The training was capped with a DRR workshop, which aimed to serve as a stepping stone for the trainees in conceptualizing future plans and propositions for their respective units. Speakers and facilitators during the training were Bartolome C. Bautista, Maria Leonila P. Bautista, Angelito Lanuza, Perla J. Delos Reyes, Dave Andrei V. Rivera, Ruffy R. Villanueva, Lara Jennina A. Gianan, Lawrence Aaron C. Baes, Jehan Fe. S. Panti, and Yvan F. Pagdonsolan.
PHIVOLCS Conducts REDAS Training for Bulacan Province Tuesday, 03 May 2016 15:00 PHIVOLCS Conducts REDAS Training for Bulacan Province PHIVOLCS conducted a sixday training entitled Mainstreaming of Disaster Risk Reduction into the Local Development Planning Process, Contingency Planning, and Emergency Preparedness through the Provision and Use of the REDAS Software last March 1419, 2016 for the province of Bulacan. The training was held at Malolos Resort Club Royale, City of Malolos, Bulacan. The goal of the training was to provide and familiarize the participants with the capability of the REDAS Software, especially the modules which are designed to be used for risk assessment. This is the fourth REDAS training batch for the province of Bulacan after the first three batches in 2006, 2011 and 2013. There was a total of 52 participants during the training. Fiftyone of them came from the local government units LGUs of the province of Bulacan, and one guest LGU from Teresa, Rizal. The participants were provided with REDAS version 2.8X. A total of 45 REDAS software license keys issued during the said event. The training covered the installation and orientation on the basic features of REDAS Software, as well as lectures on hazards and basic map reading. Other topics included introduction to PHIVOLCS, Building Risk Database, Earthquake Risk Assessment, the use of SQLite as a Relational and Spatial Database System, and Seismic Hazard Assessment. In addition, other modules such as Exposure Database Module EDM, SQLite and Quantum GIS, and the EDM and MyTracks in Android devices were also installed and used during the training. The participants were taught how to use the EDM in Android Devices for conducting building survey. Different earthquake risk assessment methodologies and computations were also taught as well as identifying building earthquake damage levels for conducting earthquake risk assessment. The participants showed enthusiasm during the duration of the training. According to them, the tool will be able to help them determine the possible impacts from given earthquake scenarios. The convenience of the EDM for Android Devices was also a big help for them to prepare and plan accordingly. Speakers and facilitators during the training were Renato U. Solidum Jr, Bartolome C. Bautista, Maria Leonila P. Bautista, Angelito G. Lanuza, Rhommel N. Grutas, Myleen C. Enriquez, Dave Andrei V. Rivera, Ruffy R. Villanueva, John Ted S. Sison, Anne Lorraine T. Delos Santos, Chayserie A. Moises, Clint Drexel M. Ongue, and Joana C. Umbaa.
READY, SHAKE, GO Monday, 25 April 2016 16:26 Government Agencies and Local Government Units LGUs participated in the 1st Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill NSED that was held last April 21, 2016. The ceremonial pushing of the button to signal the start of the Nationwide Earthquake Drill took place at Air Force City, Clark, Pampanga. Some employees and members of the Philippine Air Force simulated the Duck, Cover and Hold DCH, and evacuated from their building to an open space designated as their safe area. Tents that were put up near the hangar of Air Force City acted as the Incident Command Post and Medical Area. DSWD served food from their Mobile Kitchen, and provided assistance to the victims. A video of the search and rescue operation headed by the Department of Health DOH was shown in a video screen. Secretary of National Defense and Chairperson of National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council NDRRMC Hon. Voltaire Gazmin and DSWSD Secretary Corazon Soliman arrived to attend the emergency meeting with PHIVOLCS Director Renato Solidum Jr., Undersecretary Alexander Pama, and other members of NDRRMC. The 1st quarter NSED simulated a Magnitude 7.2 earthquake in Metro Manila. Air Force City was chosen as the pilot area for the drill since it was decided that in case of a devastating earthquake affecting Metro Manila, Clark would serve as the Central Command Center. As the agency mandated to monitor and study earthquakes, The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology PHIVOLCS pushed for the continued promotion of Earthquake awareness and preparedness since it introduced the conduct of earthquake drills in schools way back 2002. In Quezon City Main Office, PHIVOLCS participated in the 1st Quarter NSED to show its support to NDRRMC and encourage everyone not only to join the NSED, but also to increase their knowledge about Earthquake and Earthquake Hazards. The alarm signaled the start of the drill and the employees of PHIVOLCS did the Duck, Cover, and Hold technique. Afterwards, everyone evacuated at the parking lot which was the designated evacuation area with their Emergency Supply Kit ESK. A search and rescue scenario also took place after the evacuation. Employees who attended the threeday Occupational First Aid Training last March 2830, 2016 acted as First Aiders and helped their injured officemates. More Articles... PHIVOLCS HAND OVER HAZARD MAPS TO BOHOL LGU Start 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 End Page 1 of 8

S RELEASE: 25TH YEAR COMMEMORATION OF THE 1991 PINATUBO ERUPTION Thursday, 09 June 2016 12:56 The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology Department of Science and Technology PHIVOLCSDOST commemorates the 1991 Pinatubo Eruption on its 25th year this June 15, 2016. The Pinatubo eruption is considered one of the largest eruptions of the 20th century. On June 15, 1991, the Plinian eruption of Pinatubo Volcano produced a 40kilometer ash column above its summit. A 1216 kilometer zone of pyroclastic flows the hazardous and dangerous high velocity mixture of hot gases, steam, fragmented rocks and ashes caused nearby cities to be enveloped in total darkness. The thick ash fall that accumulated and made heavier with rainwater from Typhoon Diding Yunya International Name caused roofs of houses to collapse. The ash fall affected not only Luzon Island, but also reached as far as the Indian Ocean. The eruption had also caused global temperatures to decrease by about 0.5C temporarily from 1991 through 1993. Smaller but still dangerous eruptions of ash occurred on the early part of September 1991. Due to the magnitude of the eruption, Pinatubo Volcanos original summit was destroyed, creating a new crater almost 2kilometers wide, which after sometime was filled with water thereby forming a lake months after the eruption. From July to September 1992, a lava dome was formed in the new crater as fresh magma was quietly effused out of Pinatubo Volcano. This dome has since been submerged with the continuous increase of the lake water level. The hazardous effect of the 1991 Pinatubo eruption continued for more than 5 years wherein still hot and thick pyroclastic flow and ash deposits have been remobilized by monsoon and typhoon rains to form a rapidly flowing thick mixture of volcanic materials and water also known as lahars. Several major lahars buried numerous towns and villages including huge area of agricultural land that affected the livelihood of the communities. Prior to the June 15, 1991 eruption, initial signs of restiveness of the Pinatubo Volcano started in April 1991 as reported to PHIVOLCS by residents living in the western flank Zambales area. PHIVOLCS immediately installed a temporary seismic station in Poon Bato, Botolan, Zambales, and with the assistance of the USGS, a Pinatubo Volcano Observatory PVO was set up in Clark Air Base to study and monitor the activities of the volcano. A team of scientists from PHIVOLCS and USGS collaborated to produce hazard maps that were disseminated to local authorities, and Volcano Alert Signals was issued to the Office of the President, the national, regional, and provincial disaster coordinating councils, and the media to inform the public of the volcanos activities and advise them on risks and safety measures. Proper coordination of these agencies and institutions, and right forecast of the 1991 Pinatubo eruption resulted to saving of at least 5,000 lives. The eruption affected more than 249,000 families, displacing Aeta or Negrito tribes who lived on the volcanic slopes. The Office of Civil Defense OCD recorded 847 dead, 184 injured, and 23 missing persons. Properties, agricultural lands, water ways, and infrastructures were damaged. Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Metro Manila was also closed for four days. Pinatubo Volcano is straddling the boundaries of Pampanga, Zambales, and Tarlac, and is part of the chain of volcanoes that lies in the central portion of the Zambales Mountain Range. According to radiometric age dating, Pinatubo Volcanos last eruption prior to the 1991 eruption occurred about 400 years ago. On the 25th year of the 1991 Pinatubo eruption, PHIVOLCS encourages everyone to look back and remember not only the tragedy, but also the lessons we learned. Awareness and preparedness would increase our chances against natural hazards and disasters. Through the continuous monitoring, and Information, Education, and Communication IEC campaign of PHIVOLCS, let us keep our communities safe from and resilient to volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis and other related hazards. Download Press Release For more information contact: Dr. Renato U. Solidum, Jr.Director Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology PHIVOLCS Bldg., C.P. Garcia Ave., UP Diliman Campus, Quezon City Tel. No: 02 926 2611 or 02 4261468 to 79 www.phivolcs.dost.gov.ph
PHIVOLCS Conducts REDAS Training for PDRF Member Companies Wednesday, 08 June 2016 10:08 PHIVOLCS conducted a training entitled Capacity Enhancement of PDRF Companies Staffs on Hazard, Risk and Exposure Database Development through the Provision and Use of the REDAS Software from May 4 to May 18, 2016 for staffs of member companies of the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation PDRF. The training was divided into three batches. The module taught dealt with Seismic Hazard Assessment. The training was held at UP ISSI, UP campus, Diliman, Quezon City. The goal of the training was to provide and familiarize the participants with the capability of the REDAS Software, especially the modules which are designed to be used for seismic hazard assessment for use of their respective companies. There was a total of 66 participants during the whole span of the training nine from Batch 1 May 4 6, 2016, 28 from Batch 2 May 10 12, and 29 from Batch 3 May 16 18. The first and third batches comprised of representatives from Hotel 101, Makati Diamond Residences, Megaworld, MERALCO, Peace and Equity Foundation, Philex Mining, PhilExport, PJLhuiller Group, Silangan Mining, Simbahang Lingkod Bayan, St Lukes Med Center Global City, Tigers Resorts, Team Sual Corp, Team Energy and TMCNLEX. The second batch was exclusively attended by the Aboitiz Group of companies such as Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Aboitiz Power Corp, Aboitizland, AP Renewables, SN Aboitiz Power, Aboitiz Power Oil Group, Subic Enerzone Corp, Visayan Electric Company, Therma Luzon, Inc., PILMICO, City Savings Bank and Union Bank of the Philippines. The participants were provided with REDAS Version 2.8Y. A total of 64 REDAS software license keys was issued during the said event. The first day of the training for each batch covered the introduction of PHIVOLCS Installation and orientation on the basic features of REDAS Software. The second day featured the use of the SQLite Module for database management as well as other features of REDAS such as digitization, annotation and seismicity assessment. The third day covered seismic hazard assessment module SHA and introduction to earthquake risk assessment as a prelude to the next module dealing on risk assessment. The participants showed enthusiasm during the duration of the training. According to them, the tool will be able to help them determine the possible hazards to their facilities and business. Speakers and facilitators during the threepart training were Director Renato U Solidum, Jr., Deputy Director Bartolome C. Bautista, Maria Leonila P. Bautista, Ishmael C. Narag, Winchelle Ian G. Sevilla, Angelito Lanuza, Dave Andrei V. Rivera, Ruffy R. Villanueva, Greggue Ann Lyza Castro, John Ted S. Sison, Lawrence Lontoc, Chayserie A. Moises, Clint Drexel M. Ongue, and Joana C. Umbaa. PHIVOLCS Conducts REDAS Training for Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino provinces Friday, 03 June 2016 13:39 PHIVOLCS conducted a sixday training entitled Mainstreaming of Disaster Risk Reduction into the Local Development Planning Process, Contingency Planning, and Emergency Preparedness through the Provision and Use of the REDAS Software last 29 February to 5 March 2016 for the provinces of Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino. The training was held at Cocoon Boutique Hotel, Barangay Laging Handa, Quezon City. The goal of the training was to provide and familiarize the participants with the capability of the REDAS Software, especially the modules which are designed to be used for risk assessment. The training was part of theREADY Project. There was a total of 47 participants during the training. Twentyfive of them came from the local government units LGUs of the province of Nueva Vizcaya , 19 from the LGUs of Quirino and three from the offices of DILG, DOST and OCDof Region II. The participants were provided with REDAS version 2.8X. A total of 33 REDAS software license keys issued during the said event. The first day of the training covered the introduction of PHIVOLCS, installation and orientation on the basic features of REDAS Software, as well as lectures on hazards and basic map reading. The succeeding days of the training covered lectures ranging from Building Risk Database, Earthquake Risk Assessment, the use of SQLite as a Relational and Spatial Database System, and Seismic Hazard Assessment. In addition, softwares such as Exposure Database Module EDM, SQLite and Quantum GIS, and the EDM and MyTracks in Android devices were also installed during the training. The participants were taught how to use the EDM in Android Devices for conducting building survey. Different earthquake risk assessment methodologies and computations were also taught in the training, as well as identifying building earthquake damage levels for conducting earthquake risk assessment. The participants showed enthusiasm during the duration of the training. According to them, the tool will be able to help them determine the possible impacts from given earthquake scenarios. The convenience of the EDM for Android Devices was also a big help for them to prepare and plan accordingly. Speakers and facilitators during the training were Bartolome C. Bautista, Maria Leonila P. Bautista, Angelito G. Lanuza, Policarpio L. Mabborang Jr., Jyrus Jyles D. Cadiente, Elmer A. Rosete, Dave Andrei V. Rivera, Greggue Ann Lyza T. Castro, Ruffy R. Villanueva, John Ted S. Sison, Jan Lawrence Lontoc, Lara Jennina A. Gianan, Leniel V. Salayon, Chayserie A. Moises, Clint Drexel M. Ongue, Joana C. Umbaa and Ma. Gienela C. Pondevida. instagram Takipi Hilesi instagram Beeni Hilesi instagram Takipi Hilesi instagram Been Hilesi Takipi satn al Takipi Siteleri instagram Takipi Siteleri instagram Takipi Hilesi instagram Beeni Hilesi instagram Profiline bakanlar twitter Profiline bakanlar SEMCalaca Power Corporation undergoes REDAS Training Tuesday, 03 May 2016 15:17 Through the initiative of SEMCalaca Power Corporation, a subsidiary of Semirara Mining Power Corporation, the PHIVOLCSREDAS Team conducted a sixday training entitled Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction into the Local Development Planning Process, Contingency Planning and Emergency Preparedness through the Use of the REDAS Software for SEMCalaca Power Corporation. The training was held last February 16, 2015 atthe SEMCalaca Power Corporation power plant in Calaca, Batangas. Trainees who underwent the training totalled to 21. Five of which were from DMCI Power Corporation, 14 from the local government units of Batangas City municipalities of Balayan, Calaca, Calatagan, Lemery, Lian, San Luis, Taal, and Tuy and 2 from the PDRRMO of the province of Batangas. The training started off with introduction about PHIVOLCS, the REDAS software, GPS concepts, and a brief review of basic map reading. The following day concentrated on the utilization of the Exposure Database Module of the REDAS software, and the familiarization of the SQLite environment. In addition, there were also lectures on hydrometeorological, volcanic and earthquake hazards. Furthermore, lectures and handson exercises on SQLite as relational and spatial database system were also provided. As the trainees went midway through the training, they were immersed into the concepts of incorporating and assessing hazards onto the REDAS software, thereby enabling them to produce hazard maps. There was also some time allotted to the conduct of fieldwork, wherein the trainees were able to utilize the capabilities of the REDAS EDM Android Tool. Said activity gave them the opportunity to survey and collect data for their Exposure Databases by using their Android mobile phones. These data were then collected and further analysed before the trainees were taught on how to use the data with the REDAS software. The training was capped with a DRR workshop, which aimed to serve as a stepping stone for the trainees in conceptualizing future plans and propositions for their respective units. Speakers and facilitators during the training were Bartolome C. Bautista, Maria Leonila P. Bautista, Angelito Lanuza, Perla J. Delos Reyes, Dave Andrei V. Rivera, Ruffy R. Villanueva, Lara Jennina A. Gianan, Lawrence Aaron C. Baes, Jehan Fe. S. Panti, and Yvan F. Pagdonsolan.
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S RELEASE: 25TH YEAR COMMEMORATION OF THE 1991 PINATUBO ERUPTION Thursday, 09 June 2016 12:56 The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology Department of Science and Technology PHIVOLCSDOST commemorates the 1991 Pinatubo Eruption on its 25th year this June 15, 2016. The Pinatubo eruption is considered one of the largest eruptions of the 20th century. On June 15, 1991, the Plinian eruption of Pinatubo Volcano produced a 40kilometer ash column above its summit. A 1216 kilometer zone of pyroclastic flows the hazardous and dangerous high velocity mixture of hot gases, steam, fragmented rocks and ashes caused nearby cities to be enveloped in total darkness. The thick ash fall that accumulated and made heavier with rainwater from Typhoon Diding Yunya International Name caused roofs of houses to collapse. The ash fall affected not only Luzon Island, but also reached as far as the Indian Ocean. The eruption had also caused global temperatures to decrease by about 0.5C temporarily from 1991 through 1993. Smaller but still dangerous eruptions of ash occurred on the early part of September 1991. Due to the magnitude of the eruption, Pinatubo Volcanos original summit was destroyed, creating a new crater almost 2kilometers wide, which after sometime was filled with water thereby forming a lake months after the eruption. From July to September 1992, a lava dome was formed in the new crater as fresh magma was quietly effused out of Pinatubo Volcano. This dome has since been submerged with the continuous increase of the lake water level. The hazardous effect of the 1991 Pinatubo eruption continued for more than 5 years wherein still hot and thick pyroclastic flow and ash deposits have been remobilized by monsoon and typhoon rains to form a rapidly flowing thick mixture of volcanic materials and water also known as lahars. Several major lahars buried numerous towns and villages including huge area of agricultural land that affected the livelihood of the communities. Prior to the June 15, 1991 eruption, initial signs of restiveness of the Pinatubo Volcano started in April 1991 as reported to PHIVOLCS by residents living in the western flank Zambales area. PHIVOLCS immediately installed a temporary seismic station in Poon Bato, Botolan, Zambales, and with the assistance of the USGS, a Pinatubo Volcano Observatory PVO was set up in Clark Air Base to study and monitor the activities of the volcano. A team of scientists from PHIVOLCS and USGS collaborated to produce hazard maps that were disseminated to local authorities, and Volcano Alert Signals was issued to the Office of the President, the national, regional, and provincial disaster coordinating councils, and the media to inform the public of the volcanos activities and advise them on risks and safety measures. Proper coordination of these agencies and institutions, and right forecast of the 1991 Pinatubo eruption resulted to saving of at least 5,000 lives. The eruption affected more than 249,000 families, displacing Aeta or Negrito tribes who lived on the volcanic slopes. The Office of Civil Defense OCD recorded 847 dead, 184 injured, and 23 missing persons. Properties, agricultural lands, water ways, and infrastructures were damaged. Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Metro Manila was also closed for four days. Pinatubo Volcano is straddling the boundaries of Pampanga, Zambales, and Tarlac, and is part of the chain of volcanoes that lies in the central portion of the Zambales Mountain Range. According to radiometric age dating, Pinatubo Volcanos last eruption prior to the 1991 eruption occurred about 400 years ago. On the 25th year of the 1991 Pinatubo eruption, PHIVOLCS encourages everyone to look back and remember not only the tragedy, but also the lessons we learned. Awareness and preparedness would increase our chances against natural hazards and disasters. Through the continuous monitoring, and Information, Education, and Communication IEC campaign of PHIVOLCS, let us keep our communities safe from and resilient to volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis and other related hazards. For more information contact: Dr. Renato U. Solidum, Jr.Director Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology PHIVOLCS Bldg., C.P. Garcia Ave., UP Diliman Campus, Quezon City Tel. No: 02 926 2611 or 02 4261468 to 79 www.phivolcs.dost.gov.ph
PHIVOLCS Conducts REDAS Training for PDRF Member Companies Wednesday, 08 June 2016 10:08 PHIVOLCS conducted a training entitled Capacity Enhancement of PDRF Companies Staffs on Hazard, Risk and Exposure Database Development through the Provision and Use of the REDAS Software from May 4 to May 18, 2016 for staffs of member companies of the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation PDRF. The training was divided into three batches. The module taught dealt with Seismic Hazard Assessment. The training was held at UP ISSI, UP campus, Diliman, Quezon City. The goal of the training was to provide and familiarize the participants with the capability of the REDAS Software, especially the modules which are designed to be used for seismic hazard assessment for use of their respective companies. There was a total of 66 participants during the whole span of the training nine from Batch 1 May 4 6, 2016, 28 from Batch 2 May 10 12, and 29 from Batch 3 May 16 18. The first and third batches comprised of representatives from Hotel 101, Makati Diamond Residences, Megaworld, MERALCO, Peace and Equity Foundation, Philex Mining, PhilExport, PJLhuiller Group, Silangan Mining, Simbahang Lingkod Bayan, St Lukes Med Center Global City, Tigers Resorts, Team Sual Corp, Team Energy and TMCNLEX. The second batch was exclusively attended by the Aboitiz Group of companies such as Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Aboitiz Power Corp, Aboitizland, AP Renewables, SN Aboitiz Power, Aboitiz Power Oil Group, Subic Enerzone Corp, Visayan Electric Company, Therma Luzon, Inc., PILMICO, City Savings Bank and Union Bank of the Philippines. The participants were provided with REDAS Version 2.8Y. A total of 64 REDAS software license keys was issued during the said event. The first day of the training for each batch covered the introduction of PHIVOLCS Installation and orientation on the basic features of REDAS Software. The second day featured the use of the SQLite Module for database management as well as other features of REDAS such as digitization, annotation and seismicity assessment. The third day covered seismic hazard assessment module SHA and introduction to earthquake risk assessment as a prelude to the next module dealing on risk assessment. The participants showed enthusiasm during the duration of the training. According to them, the tool will be able to help them determine the possible hazards to their facilities and business. Speakers and facilitators during the threepart training were Director Renato U Solidum, Jr., Deputy Director Bartolome C. Bautista, Maria Leonila P. Bautista, Ishmael C. Narag, Winchelle Ian G. Sevilla, Angelito Lanuza, Dave Andrei V. Rivera, Ruffy R. Villanueva, Greggue Ann Lyza Castro, John Ted S. Sison, Lawrence Lontoc, Chayserie A. Moises, Clint Drexel M. Ongue, and Joana C. Umbaa. PHIVOLCS Conducts REDAS Training for Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino provinces Friday, 03 June 2016 13:39 PHIVOLCS conducted a sixday training entitled Mainstreaming of Disaster Risk Reduction into the Local Development Planning Process, Contingency Planning, and Emergency Preparedness through the Provision and Use of the REDAS Software last 29 February to 5 March 2016 for the provinces of Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino. The training was held at Cocoon Boutique Hotel, Barangay Laging Handa, Quezon City. The goal of the training was to provide and familiarize the participants with the capability of the REDAS Software, especially the modules which are designed to be used for risk assessment. The training was part of theREADY Project. There was a total of 47 participants during the training. Twentyfive of them came from the local government units LGUs of the province of Nueva Vizcaya , 19 from the LGUs of Quirino and three from the offices of DILG, DOST and OCDof Region II. The participants were provided with REDAS version 2.8X. A total of 33 REDAS software license keys issued during the said event. The first day of the training covered the introduction of PHIVOLCS, installation and orientation on the basic features of REDAS Software, as well as lectures on hazards and basic map reading. The succeeding days of the training covered lectures ranging from Building Risk Database, Earthquake Risk Assessment, the use of SQLite as a Relational and Spatial Database System, and Seismic Hazard Assessment. In addition, softwares such as Exposure Database Module EDM, SQLite and Quantum GIS, and the EDM and MyTracks in Android devices were also installed during the training. The participants were taught how to use the EDM in Android Devices for conducting building survey. Different earthquake risk assessment methodologies and computations were also taught in the training, as well as identifying building earthquake damage levels for conducting earthquake risk assessment. The participants showed enthusiasm during the duration of the training. According to them, the tool will be able to help them determine the possible impacts from given earthquake scenarios. The convenience of the EDM for Android Devices was also a big help for them to prepare and plan accordingly. Speakers and facilitators during the training were Bartolome C. Bautista, Maria Leonila P. Bautista, Angelito G. Lanuza, Policarpio L. Mabborang Jr., Jyrus Jyles D. Cadiente, Elmer A. Rosete, Dave Andrei V. Rivera, Greggue Ann Lyza T. Castro, Ruffy R. Villanueva, John Ted S. Sison, Jan Lawrence Lontoc, Lara Jennina A. Gianan, Leniel V. Salayon, Chayserie A. Moises, Clint Drexel M. Ongue, Joana C. Umbaa and Ma. Gienela C. Pondevida. instagram Takipi Hilesi instagram Beeni Hilesi instagram Takipi Hilesi instagram Been Hilesi Takipi satn al Takipi Siteleri instagram Takipi Siteleri instagram Takipi Hilesi instagram Beeni Hilesi instagram Profiline bakanlar twitter Profiline bakanlar SEMCalaca Power Corporation undergoes REDAS Training Tuesday, 03 May 2016 15:17 Through the initiative of SEMCalaca Power Corporation, a subsidiary of Semirara Mining Power Corporation, the PHIVOLCSREDAS Team conducted a sixday training entitled Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction into the Local Development Planning Process, Contingency Planning and Emergency Preparedness through the Use of the REDAS Software for SEMCalaca Power Corporation. The training was held last February 16, 2015 atthe SEMCalaca Power Corporation power plant in Calaca, Batangas. Trainees who underwent the training totalled to 21. Five of which were from DMCI Power Corporation, 14 from the local government units of Batangas City municipalities of Balayan, Calaca, Calatagan, Lemery, Lian, San Luis, Taal, and Tuy and 2 from the PDRRMO of the province of Batangas. The training started off with introduction about PHIVOLCS, the REDAS software, GPS concepts, and a brief review of basic map reading. The following day concentrated on the utilization of the Exposure Database Module of the REDAS software, and the familiarization of the SQLite environment. In addition, there were also lectures on hydrometeorological, volcanic and earthquake hazards. Furthermore, lectures and handson exercises on SQLite as relational and spatial database system were also provided. As the trainees went midway through the training, they were immersed into the concepts of incorporating and assessing hazards onto the REDAS software, thereby enabling them to produce hazard maps. There was also some time allotted to the conduct of fieldwork, wherein the trainees were able to utilize the capabilities of the REDAS EDM Android Tool. Said activity gave them the opportunity to survey and collect data for their Exposure Databases by using their Android mobile phones. These data were then collected and further analysed before the trainees were taught on how to use the data with the REDAS software. The training was capped with a DRR workshop, which aimed to serve as a stepping stone for the trainees in conceptualizing future plans and propositions for their respective units. Speakers and facilitators during the training were Bartolome C. Bautista, Maria Leonila P. Bautista, Angelito Lanuza, Perla J. Delos Reyes, Dave Andrei V. Rivera, Ruffy R. Villanueva, Lara Jennina A. Gianan, Lawrence Aaron C. Baes, Jehan Fe. S. Panti, and Yvan F. Pagdonsolan.
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S RELEASE: 25TH YEAR COMMEMORATION OF THE 1991 PINATUBO ERUPTION Thursday, 09 June 2016 12:56 The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology Department of Science and Technology PHIVOLCSDOST commemorates the 1991 Pinatubo Eruption on its 25th year this June 15, 2016. The Pinatubo eruption is considered one of the largest eruptions of the 20th century. On June 15, 1991, the Plinian eruption of Pinatubo Volcano produced a 40kilometer ash column above its summit. A 1216 kilometer zone of pyroclastic flows the hazardous and dangerous high velocity mixture of hot gases, steam, fragmented rocks and ashes caused nearby cities to be enveloped in total darkness. The thick ash fall that accumulated and made heavier with rainwater from Typhoon Diding Yunya International Name caused roofs of houses to collapse. The ash fall affected not only Luzon Island, but also reached as far as the Indian Ocean. The eruption had also caused global temperatures to decrease by about 0.5C temporarily from 1991 through 1993. Smaller but still dangerous eruptions of ash occurred on the early part of September 1991. Due to the magnitude of the eruption, Pinatubo Volcanos original summit was destroyed, creating a new crater almost 2kilometers wide, which after sometime was filled with water thereby forming a lake months after the eruption. From July to September 1992, a lava dome was formed in the new crater as fresh magma was quietly effused out of Pinatubo Volcano. This dome has since been submerged with the continuous increase of the lake water level. The hazardous effect of the 1991 Pinatubo eruption continued for more than 5 years wherein still hot and thick pyroclastic flow and ash deposits have been remobilized by monsoon and typhoon rains to form a rapidly flowing thick mixture of volcanic materials and water also known as lahars. Several major lahars buried numerous towns and villages including huge area of agricultural land that affected the livelihood of the communities. Prior to the June 15, 1991 eruption, initial signs of restiveness of the Pinatubo Volcano started in April 1991 as reported to PHIVOLCS by residents living in the western flank Zambales area. PHIVOLCS immediately installed a temporary seismic station in Poon Bato, Botolan, Zambales, and with the assistance of the USGS, a Pinatubo Volcano Observatory PVO was set up in Clark Air Base to study and monitor the activities of the volcano. A team of scientists from PHIVOLCS and USGS collaborated to produce hazard maps that were disseminated to local authorities, and Volcano Alert Signals was issued to the Office of the President, the national, regional, and provincial disaster coordinating councils, and the media to inform the public of the volcanos activities and advise them on risks and safety measures. Proper coordination of these agencies and institutions, and right forecast of the 1991 Pinatubo eruption resulted to saving of at least 5,000 lives. The eruption affected more than 249,000 families, displacing Aeta or Negrito tribes who lived on the volcanic slopes. The Office of Civil Defense OCD recorded 847 dead, 184 injured, and 23 missing persons. Properties, agricultural lands, water ways, and infrastructures were damaged. Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Metro Manila was also closed for four days. Pinatubo Volcano is straddling the boundaries of Pampanga, Zambales, and Tarlac, and is part of the chain of volcanoes that lies in the central portion of the Zambales Mountain Range. According to radiometric age dating, Pinatubo Volcanos last eruption prior to the 1991 eruption occurred about 400 years ago. On the 25th year of the 1991 Pinatubo eruption, PHIVOLCS encourages everyone to look back and remember not only the tragedy, but also the lessons we learned. Awareness and preparedness would increase our chances against natural hazards and disasters. Through the continuous monitoring, and Information, Education, and Communication IEC campaign of PHIVOLCS, let us keep our communities safe from and resilient to volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis and other related hazards. For more information contact: Dr. Renato U. Solidum, Jr.Director Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology PHIVOLCS Bldg., C.P. Garcia Ave., UP Diliman Campus, Quezon City Tel. No: 02 926 2611 or 02 4261468 to 79 www.phivolcs.dost.gov.ph
PHIVOLCS Conducts REDAS Training for PDRF Member Companies Wednesday, 08 June 2016 10:08 PHIVOLCS conducted a training entitled Capacity Enhancement of PDRF Companies Staffs on Hazard, Risk and Exposure Database Development through the Provision and Use of the REDAS Software from May 4 to May 18, 2016 for staffs of member companies of the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation PDRF. The training was divided into three batches. The module taught dealt with Seismic Hazard Assessment. The training was held at UP ISSI, UP campus, Diliman, Quezon City. The goal of the training was to provide and familiarize the participants with the capability of the REDAS Software, especially the modules which are designed to be used for seismic hazard assessment for use of their respective companies. There was a total of 66 participants during the whole span of the training nine from Batch 1 May 4 6, 2016, 28 from Batch 2 May 10 12, and 29 from Batch 3 May 16 18. The first and third batches comprised of representatives from Hotel 101, Makati Diamond Residences, Megaworld, MERALCO, Peace and Equity Foundation, Philex Mining, PhilExport, PJLhuiller Group, Silangan Mining, Simbahang Lingkod Bayan, St Lukes Med Center Global City, Tigers Resorts, Team Sual Corp, Team Energy and TMCNLEX. The second batch was exclusively attended by the Aboitiz Group of companies such as Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Aboitiz Power Corp, Aboitizland, AP Renewables, SN Aboitiz Power, Aboitiz Power Oil Group, Subic Enerzone Corp, Visayan Electric Company, Therma Luzon, Inc., PILMICO, City Savings Bank and Union Bank of the Philippines. The participants were provided with REDAS Version 2.8Y. A total of 64 REDAS software license keys was issued during the said event. The first day of the training for each batch covered the introduction of PHIVOLCS Installation and orientation on the basic features of REDAS Software. The second day featured the use of the SQLite Module for database management as well as other features of REDAS such as digitization, annotation and seismicity assessment. The third day covered seismic hazard assessment module SHA and introduction to earthquake risk assessment as a prelude to the next module dealing on risk assessment. The participants showed enthusiasm during the duration of the training. According to them, the tool will be able to help them determine the possible hazards to their facilities and business. Speakers and facilitators during the threepart training were Director Renato U Solidum, Jr., Deputy Director Bartolome C. Bautista, Maria Leonila P. Bautista, Ishmael C. Narag, Winchelle Ian G. Sevilla, Angelito Lanuza, Dave Andrei V. Rivera, Ruffy R. Villanueva, Greggue Ann Lyza Castro, John Ted S. Sison, Lawrence Lontoc, Chayserie A. Moises, Clint Drexel M. Ongue, and Joana C. Umbaa. PHIVOLCS Conducts REDAS Training for Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino provinces Friday, 03 June 2016 13:39 PHIVOLCS conducted a sixday training entitled Mainstreaming of Disaster Risk Reduction into the Local Development Planning Process, Contingency Planning, and Emergency Preparedness through the Provision and Use of the REDAS Software last 29 February to 5 March 2016 for the provinces of Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino. The training was held at Cocoon Boutique Hotel, Barangay Laging Handa, Quezon City. The goal of the training was to provide and familiarize the participants with the capability of the REDAS Software, especially the modules which are designed to be used for risk assessment. The training was part of theREADY Project. There was a total of 47 participants during the training. Twentyfive of them came from the local government units LGUs of the province of Nueva Vizcaya , 19 from the LGUs of Quirino and three from the offices of DILG, DOST and OCDof Region II. The participants were provided with REDAS version 2.8X. A total of 33 REDAS software license keys issued during the said event. The first day of the training covered the introduction of PHIVOLCS, installation and orientation on the basic features of REDAS Software, as well as lectures on hazards and basic map reading. The succeeding days of the training covered lectures ranging from Building Risk Database, Earthquake Risk Assessment, the use of SQLite as a Relational and Spatial Database System, and Seismic Hazard Assessment. In addition, softwares such as Exposure Database Module EDM, SQLite and Quantum GIS, and the EDM and MyTracks in Android devices were also installed during the training. The participants were taught how to use the EDM in Android Devices for conducting building survey. Different earthquake risk assessment methodologies and computations were also taught in the training, as well as identifying building earthquake damage levels for conducting earthquake risk assessment. The participants showed enthusiasm during the duration of the training. According to them, the tool will be able to help them determine the possible impacts from given earthquake scenarios. The convenience of the EDM for Android Devices was also a big help for them to prepare and plan accordingly. Speakers and facilitators during the training were Bartolome C. Bautista, Maria Leonila P. Bautista, Angelito G. Lanuza, Policarpio L. Mabborang Jr., Jyrus Jyles D. Cadiente, Elmer A. Rosete, Dave Andrei V. Rivera, Greggue Ann Lyza T. Castro, Ruffy R. Villanueva, John Ted S. Sison, Jan Lawrence Lontoc, Lara Jennina A. Gianan, Leniel V. Salayon, Chayserie A. Moises, Clint Drexel M. Ongue, Joana C. Umbaa and Ma. Gienela C. Pondevida. instagram Takipi Hilesi instagram Beeni Hilesi instagram Takipi Hilesi instagram Been Hilesi Takipi satn al Takipi Siteleri instagram Takipi Siteleri instagram Takipi Hilesi instagram Beeni Hilesi instagram Profiline bakanlar twitter Profiline bakanlar SEMCalaca Power Corporation undergoes REDAS Training Tuesday, 03 May 2016 15:17 Through the initiative of SEMCalaca Power Corporation, a subsidiary of Semirara Mining Power Corporation, the PHIVOLCSREDAS Team conducted a sixday training entitled Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction into the Local Development Planning Process, Contingency Planning and Emergency Preparedness through the Use of the REDAS Software for SEMCalaca Power Corporation. The training was held last February 16, 2015 atthe SEMCalaca Power Corporation power plant in Calaca, Batangas. Trainees who underwent the training totalled to 21. Five of which were from DMCI Power Corporation, 14 from the local government units of Batangas City municipalities of Balayan, Calaca, Calatagan, Lemery, Lian, San Luis, Taal, and Tuy and 2 from the PDRRMO of the province of Batangas. The training started off with introduction about PHIVOLCS, the REDAS software, GPS concepts, and a brief review of basic map reading. The following day concentrated on the utilization of the Exposure Database Module of the REDAS software, and the familiarization of the SQLite environment. In addition, there were also lectures on hydrometeorological, volcanic and earthquake hazards. Furthermore, lectures and handson exercises on SQLite as relational and spatial database system were also provided. As the trainees went midway through the training, they were immersed into the concepts of incorporating and assessing hazards onto the REDAS software, thereby enabling them to produce hazard maps. There was also some time allotted to the conduct of fieldwork, wherein the trainees were able to utilize the capabilities of the REDAS EDM Android Tool. Said activity gave them the opportunity to survey and collect data for their Exposure Databases by using their Android mobile phones. These data were then collected and further analysed before the trainees were taught on how to use the data with the REDAS software. The training was capped with a DRR workshop, which aimed to serve as a stepping stone for the trainees in conceptualizing future plans and propositions for their respective units. Speakers and facilitators during the training were Bartolome C. Bautista, Maria Leonila P. Bautista, Angelito Lanuza, Perla J. Delos Reyes, Dave Andrei V. Rivera, Ruffy R. Villanueva, Lara Jennina A. Gianan, Lawrence Aaron C. Baes, Jehan Fe. S. Panti, and Yvan F. Pagdonsolan.
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S RELEASE: 25TH YEAR COMMEMORATION OF THE 1991 PINATUBO ERUPTION Thursday, 09 June 2016 12:56 The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology Department of Science and Technology PHIVOLCSDOST commemorates the 1991 Pinatubo Eruption on its 25th year this June 15, 2016. The Pinatubo eruption is considered one of the largest eruptions of the 20th century. On June 15, 1991, the Plinian eruption of Pinatubo Volcano produced a 40kilometer ash column above its summit. A 1216 kilometer zone of pyroclastic flows the hazardous and dangerous high velocity mixture of hot gases, steam, fragmented rocks and ashes caused nearby cities to be enveloped in total darkness. The thick ash fall that accumulated and made heavier with rainwater from Typhoon Diding Yunya International Name caused roofs of houses to collapse. The ash fall affected not only Luzon Island, but also reached as far as the Indian Ocean. The eruption had also caused global temperatures to decrease by about 0.5C temporarily from 1991 through 1993. Smaller but still dangerous eruptions of ash occurred on the early part of September 1991. Due to the magnitude of the eruption, Pinatubo Volcanos original summit was destroyed, creating a new crater almost 2kilometers wide, which after sometime was filled with water thereby forming a lake months after the eruption. From July to September 1992, a lava dome was formed in the new crater as fresh magma was quietly effused out of Pinatubo Volcano. This dome has since been submerged with the continuous increase of the lake water level. The hazardous effect of the 1991 Pinatubo eruption continued for more than 5 years wherein still hot and thick pyroclastic flow and ash deposits have been remobilized by monsoon and typhoon rains to form a rapidly flowing thick mixture of volcanic materials and water also known as lahars. Several major lahars buried numerous towns and villages including huge area of agricultural land that affected the livelihood of the communities. Prior to the June 15, 1991 eruption, initial signs of restiveness of the Pinatubo Volcano started in April 1991 as reported to PHIVOLCS by residents living in the western flank Zambales area. PHIVOLCS immediately installed a temporary seismic station in Poon Bato, Botolan, Zambales, and with the assistance of the USGS, a Pinatubo Volcano Observatory PVO was set up in Clark Air Base to study and monitor the activities of the volcano. A team of scientists from PHIVOLCS and USGS collaborated to produce hazard maps that were disseminated to local authorities, and Volcano Alert Signals was issued to the Office of the President, the national, regional, and provincial disaster coordinating councils, and the media to inform the public of the volcanos activities and advise them on risks and safety measures. Proper coordination of these agencies and institutions, and right forecast of the 1991 Pinatubo eruption resulted to saving of at least 5,000 lives. The eruption affected more than 249,000 families, displacing Aeta or Negrito tribes who lived on the volcanic slopes. The Office of Civil Defense OCD recorded 847 dead, 184 injured, and 23 missing persons. Properties, agricultural lands, water ways, and infrastructures were damaged. Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Metro Manila was also closed for four days. Pinatubo Volcano is straddling the boundaries of Pampanga, Zambales, and Tarlac, and is part of the chain of volcanoes that lies in the central portion of the Zambales Mountain Range. According to radiometric age dating, Pinatubo Volcanos last eruption prior to the 1991 eruption occurred about 400 years ago. On the 25th year of the 1991 Pinatubo eruption, PHIVOLCS encourages everyone to look back and remember not only the tragedy, but also the lessons we learned. Awareness and preparedness would increase our chances against natural hazards and disasters. Through the continuous monitoring, and Information, Education, and Communication IEC campaign of PHIVOLCS, let us keep our communities safe from and resilient to volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis and other related hazards. For more information contact: Dr. Renato U. Solidum, Jr.Director Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology PHIVOLCS Bldg., C.P. Garcia Ave., UP Diliman Campus, Quezon City Tel. No: 02 926 2611 or 02 4261468 to 79 www.phivolcs.dost.gov.ph
PHIVOLCS Conducts REDAS Training for PDRF Member Companies Wednesday, 08 June 2016 10:08 PHIVOLCS conducted a training entitled Capacity Enhancement of PDRF Companies Staffs on Hazard, Risk and Exposure Database Development through the Provision and Use of the REDAS Software from May 4 to May 18, 2016 for staffs of member companies of the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation PDRF. The training was divided into three batches. The module taught dealt with Seismic Hazard Assessment. The training was held at UP ISSI, UP campus, Diliman, Quezon City. The goal of the training was to provide and familiarize the participants with the capability of the REDAS Software, especially the modules which are designed to be used for seismic hazard assessment for use of their respective companies. There was a total of 66 participants during the whole span of the training nine from Batch 1 May 4 6, 2016, 28 from Batch 2 May 10 12, and 29 from Batch 3 May 16 18. The first and third batches comprised of representatives from Hotel 101, Makati Diamond Residences, Megaworld, MERALCO, Peace and Equity Foundation, Philex Mining, PhilExport, PJLhuiller Group, Silangan Mining, Simbahang Lingkod Bayan, St Lukes Med Center Global City, Tigers Resorts, Team Sual Corp, Team Energy and TMCNLEX. The second batch was exclusively attended by the Aboitiz Group of companies such as Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Aboitiz Power Corp, Aboitizland, AP Renewables, SN Aboitiz Power, Aboitiz Power Oil Group, Subic Enerzone Corp, Visayan Electric Company, Therma Luzon, Inc., PILMICO, City Savings Bank and Union Bank of the Philippines. The participants were provided with REDAS Version 2.8Y. A total of 64 REDAS software license keys was issued during the said event. The first day of the training for each batch covered the introduction of PHIVOLCS Installation and orientation on the basic features of REDAS Software. The second day featured the use of the SQLite Module for database management as well as other features of REDAS such as digitization, annotation and seismicity assessment. The third day covered seismic hazard assessment module SHA and introduction to earthquake risk assessment as a prelude to the next module dealing on risk assessment. The participants showed enthusiasm during the duration of the training. According to them, the tool will be able to help them determine the possible hazards to their facilities and business. Speakers and facilitators during the threepart training were Director Renato U Solidum, Jr., Deputy Director Bartolome C. Bautista, Maria Leonila P. Bautista, Ishmael C. Narag, Winchelle Ian G. Sevilla, Angelito Lanuza, Dave Andrei V. Rivera, Ruffy R. Villanueva, Greggue Ann Lyza Castro, John Ted S. Sison, Lawrence Lontoc, Chayserie A. Moises, Clint Drexel M. Ongue, and Joana C. Umbaa. PHIVOLCS Conducts REDAS Training for Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino provinces Friday, 03 June 2016 13:39 PHIVOLCS conducted a sixday training entitled Mainstreaming of Disaster Risk Reduction into the Local Development Planning Process, Contingency Planning, and Emergency Preparedness through the Provision and Use of the REDAS Software last 29 February to 5 March 2016 for the provinces of Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino. The training was held at Cocoon Boutique Hotel, Barangay Laging Handa, Quezon City. The goal of the training was to provide and familiarize the participants with the capability of the REDAS Software, especially the modules which are designed to be used for risk assessment. The training was part of theREADY Project. There was a total of 47 participants during the training. Twentyfive of them came from the local government units LGUs of the province of Nueva Vizcaya , 19 from the LGUs of Quirino and three from the offices of DILG, DOST and OCDof Region II. The participants were provided with REDAS version 2.8X. A total of 33 REDAS software license keys issued during the said event. The first day of the training covered the introduction of PHIVOLCS, installation and orientation on the basic features of REDAS Software, as well as lectures on hazards and basic map reading. The succeeding days of the training covered lectures ranging from Building Risk Database, Earthquake Risk Assessment, the use of SQLite as a Relational and Spatial Database System, and Seismic Hazard Assessment. In addition, softwares such as Exposure Database Module EDM, SQLite and Quantum GIS, and the EDM and MyTracks in Android devices were also installed during the training. The participants were taught how to use the EDM in Android Devices for conducting building survey. Different earthquake risk assessment methodologies and computations were also taught in the training, as well as identifying building earthquake damage levels for conducting earthquake risk assessment. The participants showed enthusiasm during the duration of the training. According to them, the tool will be able to help them determine the possible impacts from given earthquake scenarios. The convenience of the EDM for Android Devices was also a big help for them to prepare and plan accordingly. Speakers and facilitators during the training were Bartolome C. Bautista, Maria Leonila P. Bautista, Angelito G. Lanuza, Policarpio L. Mabborang Jr., Jyrus Jyles D. Cadiente, Elmer A. Rosete, Dave Andrei V. Rivera, Greggue Ann Lyza T. Castro, Ruffy R. Villanueva, John Ted S. Sison, Jan Lawrence Lontoc, Lara Jennina A. Gianan, Leniel V. Salayon, Chayserie A. Moises, Clint Drexel M. Ongue, Joana C. Umbaa and Ma. Gienela C. Pondevida. instagram Takipi Hilesi instagram Beeni Hilesi instagram Takipi Hilesi instagram Been Hilesi Takipi satn al Takipi Siteleri instagram Takipi Siteleri instagram Takipi Hilesi instagram Beeni Hilesi instagram Profiline bakanlar twitter Profiline bakanlar SEMCalaca Power Corporation undergoes REDAS Training Tuesday, 03 May 2016 15:17 Through the initiative of SEMCalaca Power Corporation, a subsidiary of Semirara Mining Power Corporation, the PHIVOLCSREDAS Team conducted a sixday training entitled Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction into the Local Development Planning Process, Contingency Planning and Emergency Preparedness through the Use of the REDAS Software for SEMCalaca Power Corporation. The training was held last February 16, 2015 atthe SEMCalaca Power Corporation power plant in Calaca, Batangas. Trainees who underwent the training totalled to 21. Five of which were from DMCI Power Corporation, 14 from the local government units of Batangas City municipalities of Balayan, Calaca, Calatagan, Lemery, Lian, San Luis, Taal, and Tuy and 2 from the PDRRMO of the province of Batangas. The training started off with introduction about PHIVOLCS, the REDAS software, GPS concepts, and a brief review of basic map reading. The following day concentrated on the utilization of the Exposure Database Module of the REDAS software, and the familiarization of the SQLite environment. In addition, there were also lectures on hydrometeorological, volcanic and earthquake hazards. Furthermore, lectures and handson exercises on SQLite as relational and spatial database system were also provided. As the trainees went midway through the training, they were immersed into the concepts of incorporating and assessing hazards onto the REDAS software, thereby enabling them to produce hazard maps. There was also some time allotted to the conduct of fieldwork, wherein the trainees were able to utilize the capabilities of the REDAS EDM Android Tool. Said activity gave them the opportunity to survey and collect data for their Exposure Databases by using their Android mobile phones. These data were then collected and further analysed before the trainees were taught on how to use the data with the REDAS software. The training was capped with a DRR workshop, which aimed to serve as a stepping stone for the trainees in conceptualizing future plans and propositions for their respective units. Speakers and facilitators during the training were Bartolome C. Bautista, Maria Leonila P. Bautista, Angelito Lanuza, Perla J. Delos Reyes, Dave Andrei V. Rivera, Ruffy R. Villanueva, Lara Jennina A. Gianan, Lawrence Aaron C. Baes, Jehan Fe. S. Panti, and Yvan F. Pagdonsolan.
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OLCS Conducts REDAS Training for PDRF Member Companies Wednesday, 08 June 2016 10:08 PHIVOLCS conducted a training entitled Capacity Enhancement of PDRF Companies Staffs on Hazard, Risk and Exposure Database Development through the Provision and Use of the REDAS Software from May 4 to May 18, 2016 for staffs of member companies of the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation PDRF. The training was divided into three batches. The module taught dealt with Seismic Hazard Assessment. The training was held at UP ISSI, UP campus, Diliman, Quezon City. The goal of the training was to provide and familiarize the participants with the capability of the REDAS Software, especially the modules which are designed to be used for seismic hazard assessment for use of their respective companies. There was a total of 66 participants during the whole span of the training nine from Batch 1 May 4 6, 2016, 28 from Batch 2 May 10 12, and 29 from Batch 3 May 16 18. The first and third batches comprised of representatives from Hotel 101, Makati Diamond Residences, Megaworld, MERALCO, Peace and Equity Foundation, Philex Mining, PhilExport, PJLhuiller Group, Silangan Mining, Simbahang Lingkod Bayan, St Lukes Med Center Global City, Tigers Resorts, Team Sual Corp, Team Energy and TMCNLEX. The second batch was exclusively attended by the Aboitiz Group of companies such as Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Aboitiz Power Corp, Aboitizland, AP Renewables, SN Aboitiz Power, Aboitiz Power Oil Group, Subic Enerzone Corp, Visayan Electric Company, Therma Luzon, Inc., PILMICO, City Savings Bank and Union Bank of the Philippines. The participants were provided with REDAS Version 2.8Y. A total of 64 REDAS software license keys was issued during the said event. The first day of the training for each batch covered the introduction of PHIVOLCS Installation and orientation on the basic features of REDAS Software. The second day featured the use of the SQLite Module for database management as well as other features of REDAS such as digitization, annotation and seismicity assessment. The third day covered seismic hazard assessment module SHA and introduction to earthquake risk assessment as a prelude to the next module dealing on risk assessment. The participants showed enthusiasm during the duration of the training. According to them, the tool will be able to help them determine the possible hazards to their facilities and business. Speakers and facilitators during the threepart training were Director Renato U Solidum, Jr., Deputy Director Bartolome C. Bautista, Maria Leonila P. Bautista, Ishmael C. Narag, Winchelle Ian G. Sevilla, Angelito Lanuza, Dave Andrei V. Rivera, Ruffy R. Villanueva, Greggue Ann Lyza Castro, John Ted S. Sison, Lawrence Lontoc, Chayserie A. Moises, Clint Drexel M. Ongue, and Joana C. Umbaa. PHIVOLCS Conducts REDAS Training for Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino provinces Friday, 03 June 2016 13:39 PHIVOLCS conducted a sixday training entitled Mainstreaming of Disaster Risk Reduction into the Local Development Planning Process, Contingency Planning, and Emergency Preparedness through the Provision and Use of the REDAS Software last 29 February to 5 March 2016 for the provinces of Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino. The training was held at Cocoon Boutique Hotel, Barangay Laging Handa, Quezon City. The goal of the training was to provide and familiarize the participants with the capability of the REDAS Software, especially the modules which are designed to be used for risk assessment. The training was part of theREADY Project. There was a total of 47 participants during the training. Twentyfive of them came from the local government units LGUs of the province of Nueva Vizcaya , 19 from the LGUs of Quirino and three from the offices of DILG, DOST and OCDof Region II. The participants were provided with REDAS version 2.8X. A total of 33 REDAS software license keys issued during the said event. The first day of the training covered the introduction of PHIVOLCS, installation and orientation on the basic features of REDAS Software, as well as lectures on hazards and basic map reading. The succeeding days of the training covered lectures ranging from Building Risk Database, Earthquake Risk Assessment, the use of SQLite as a Relational and Spatial Database System, and Seismic Hazard Assessment. In addition, softwares such as Exposure Database Module EDM, SQLite and Quantum GIS, and the EDM and MyTracks in Android devices were also installed during the training. The participants were taught how to use the EDM in Android Devices for conducting building survey. Different earthquake risk assessment methodologies and computations were also taught in the training, as well as identifying building earthquake damage levels for conducting earthquake risk assessment. The participants showed enthusiasm during the duration of the training. According to them, the tool will be able to help them determine the possible impacts from given earthquake scenarios. The convenience of the EDM for Android Devices was also a big help for them to prepare and plan accordingly. Speakers and facilitators during the training were Bartolome C. Bautista, Maria Leonila P. Bautista, Angelito G. Lanuza, Policarpio L. Mabborang Jr., Jyrus Jyles D. Cadiente, Elmer A. Rosete, Dave Andrei V. Rivera, Greggue Ann Lyza T. Castro, Ruffy R. Villanueva, John Ted S. Sison, Jan Lawrence Lontoc, Lara Jennina A. Gianan, Leniel V. Salayon, Chayserie A. Moises, Clint Drexel M. Ongue, Joana C. Umbaa and Ma. Gienela C. Pondevida. instagram Takipi Hilesi instagram Beeni Hilesi instagram Takipi Hilesi instagram Been Hilesi Takipi satn al Takipi Siteleri instagram Takipi Siteleri instagram Takipi Hilesi instagram Beeni Hilesi instagram Profiline bakanlar twitter Profiline bakanlar SEMCalaca Power Corporation undergoes REDAS Training Tuesday, 03 May 2016 15:17 Through the initiative of SEMCalaca Power Corporation, a subsidiary of Semirara Mining Power Corporation, the PHIVOLCSREDAS Team conducted a sixday training entitled Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction into the Local Development Planning Process, Contingency Planning and Emergency Preparedness through the Use of the REDAS Software for SEMCalaca Power Corporation. The training was held last February 16, 2015 atthe SEMCalaca Power Corporation power plant in Calaca, Batangas. Trainees who underwent the training totalled to 21. Five of which were from DMCI Power Corporation, 14 from the local government units of Batangas City municipalities of Balayan, Calaca, Calatagan, Lemery, Lian, San Luis, Taal, and Tuy and 2 from the PDRRMO of the province of Batangas. The training started off with introduction about PHIVOLCS, the REDAS software, GPS concepts, and a brief review of basic map reading. The following day concentrated on the utilization of the Exposure Database Module of the REDAS software, and the familiarization of the SQLite environment. In addition, there were also lectures on hydrometeorological, volcanic and earthquake hazards. Furthermore, lectures and handson exercises on SQLite as relational and spatial database system were also provided. As the trainees went midway through the training, they were immersed into the concepts of incorporating and assessing hazards onto the REDAS software, thereby enabling them to produce hazard maps. There was also some time allotted to the conduct of fieldwork, wherein the trainees were able to utilize the capabilities of the REDAS EDM Android Tool. Said activity gave them the opportunity to survey and collect data for their Exposure Databases by using their Android mobile phones. These data were then collected and further analysed before the trainees were taught on how to use the data with the REDAS software. The training was capped with a DRR workshop, which aimed to serve as a stepping stone for the trainees in conceptualizing future plans and propositions for their respective units. Speakers and facilitators during the training were Bartolome C. Bautista, Maria Leonila P. Bautista, Angelito Lanuza, Perla J. Delos Reyes, Dave Andrei V. Rivera, Ruffy R. Villanueva, Lara Jennina A. Gianan, Lawrence Aaron C. Baes, Jehan Fe. S. Panti, and Yvan F. Pagdonsolan.
PHIVOLCS Conducts REDAS Training for Bulacan Province Tuesday, 03 May 2016 15:00 PHIVOLCS Conducts REDAS Training for Bulacan Province PHIVOLCS conducted a sixday training entitled Mainstreaming of Disaster Risk Reduction into the Local Development Planning Process, Contingency Planning, and Emergency Preparedness through the Provision and Use of the REDAS Software last March 1419, 2016 for the province of Bulacan. The training was held at Malolos Resort Club Royale, City of Malolos, Bulacan. The goal of the training was to provide and familiarize the participants with the capability of the REDAS Software, especially the modules which are designed to be used for risk assessment. This is the fourth REDAS training batch for the province of Bulacan after the first three batches in 2006, 2011 and 2013. There was a total of 52 participants during the training. Fiftyone of them came from the local government units LGUs of the province of Bulacan, and one guest LGU from Teresa, Rizal. The participants were provided with REDAS version 2.8X. A total of 45 REDAS software license keys issued during the said event. The training covered the installation and orientation on the basic features of REDAS Software, as well as lectures on hazards and basic map reading. Other topics included introduction to PHIVOLCS, Building Risk Database, Earthquake Risk Assessment, the use of SQLite as a Relational and Spatial Database System, and Seismic Hazard Assessment. In addition, other modules such as Exposure Database Module EDM, SQLite and Quantum GIS, and the EDM and MyTracks in Android devices were also installed and used during the training. The participants were taught how to use the EDM in Android Devices for conducting building survey. Different earthquake risk assessment methodologies and computations were also taught as well as identifying building earthquake damage levels for conducting earthquake risk assessment. The participants showed enthusiasm during the duration of the training. According to them, the tool will be able to help them determine the possible impacts from given earthquake scenarios. The convenience of the EDM for Android Devices was also a big help for them to prepare and plan accordingly. Speakers and facilitators during the training were Renato U. Solidum Jr, Bartolome C. Bautista, Maria Leonila P. Bautista, Angelito G. Lanuza, Rhommel N. Grutas, Myleen C. Enriquez, Dave Andrei V. Rivera, Ruffy R. Villanueva, John Ted S. Sison, Anne Lorraine T. Delos Santos, Chayserie A. Moises, Clint Drexel M. Ongue, and Joana C. Umbaa.
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OLCS Conducts REDAS Training for PDRF Member Companies Wednesday, 08 June 2016 10:08 PHIVOLCS conducted a training entitled Capacity Enhancement of PDRF Companies Staffs on Hazard, Risk and Exposure Database Development through the Provision and Use of the REDAS Software from May 4 to May 18, 2016 for staffs of member companies of the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation PDRF. The training was divided into three batches. The module taught dealt with Seismic Hazard Assessment. The training was held at UP ISSI, UP campus, Diliman, Quezon City. The goal of the training was to provide and familiarize the participants with the capability of the REDAS Software, especially the modules which are designed to be used for seismic hazard assessment for use of their respective companies. There was a total of 66 participants during the whole span of the training nine from Batch 1 May 4 6, 2016, 28 from Batch 2 May 10 12, and 29 from Batch 3 May 16 18. The first and third batches comprised of representatives from Hotel 101, Makati Diamond Residences, Megaworld, MERALCO, Peace and Equity Foundation, Philex Mining, PhilExport, PJLhuiller Group, Silangan Mining, Simbahang Lingkod Bayan, St Lukes Med Center Global City, Tigers Resorts, Team Sual Corp, Team Energy and TMCNLEX. The second batch was exclusively attended by the Aboitiz Group of companies such as Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Aboitiz Power Corp, Aboitizland, AP Renewables, SN Aboitiz Power, Aboitiz Power Oil Group, Subic Enerzone Corp, Visayan Electric Company, Therma Luzon, Inc., PILMICO, City Savings Bank and Union Bank of the Philippines. The participants were provided with REDAS Version 2.8Y. A total of 64 REDAS software license keys was issued during the said event. The first day of the training for each batch covered the introduction of PHIVOLCS Installation and orientation on the basic features of REDAS Software. The second day featured the use of the SQLite Module for database management as well as other features of REDAS such as digitization, annotation and seismicity assessment. The third day covered seismic hazard assessment module SHA and introduction to earthquake risk assessment as a prelude to the next module dealing on risk assessment. The participants showed enthusiasm during the duration of the training. According to them, the tool will be able to help them determine the possible hazards to their facilities and business. Speakers and facilitators during the threepart training were Director Renato U Solidum, Jr., Deputy Director Bartolome C. Bautista, Maria Leonila P. Bautista, Ishmael C. Narag, Winchelle Ian G. Sevilla, Angelito Lanuza, Dave Andrei V. Rivera, Ruffy R. Villanueva, Greggue Ann Lyza Castro, John Ted S. Sison, Lawrence Lontoc, Chayserie A. Moises, Clint Drexel M. Ongue, and Joana C. Umbaa. PHIVOLCS Conducts REDAS Training for Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino provinces Friday, 03 June 2016 13:39 PHIVOLCS conducted a sixday training entitled Mainstreaming of Disaster Risk Reduction into the Local Development Planning Process, Contingency Planning, and Emergency Preparedness through the Provision and Use of the REDAS Software last 29 February to 5 March 2016 for the provinces of Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino. The training was held at Cocoon Boutique Hotel, Barangay Laging Handa, Quezon City. The goal of the training was to provide and familiarize the participants with the capability of the REDAS Software, especially the modules which are designed to be used for risk assessment. The training was part of theREADY Project. There was a total of 47 participants during the training. Twentyfive of them came from the local government units LGUs of the province of Nueva Vizcaya , 19 from the LGUs of Quirino and three from the offices of DILG, DOST and OCDof Region II. The participants were provided with REDAS version 2.8X. A total of 33 REDAS software license keys issued during the said event. The first day of the training covered the introduction of PHIVOLCS, installation and orientation on the basic features of REDAS Software, as well as lectures on hazards and basic map reading. The succeeding days of the training covered lectures ranging from Building Risk Database, Earthquake Risk Assessment, the use of SQLite as a Relational and Spatial Database System, and Seismic Hazard Assessment. In addition, softwares such as Exposure Database Module EDM, SQLite and Quantum GIS, and the EDM and MyTracks in Android devices were also installed during the training. The participants were taught how to use the EDM in Android Devices for conducting building survey. Different earthquake risk assessment methodologies and computations were also taught in the training, as well as identifying building earthquake damage levels for conducting earthquake risk assessment. The participants showed enthusiasm during the duration of the training. According to them, the tool will be able to help them determine the possible impacts from given earthquake scenarios. The convenience of the EDM for Android Devices was also a big help for them to prepare and plan accordingly. Speakers and facilitators during the training were Bartolome C. Bautista, Maria Leonila P. Bautista, Angelito G. Lanuza, Policarpio L. Mabborang Jr., Jyrus Jyles D. Cadiente, Elmer A. Rosete, Dave Andrei V. Rivera, Greggue Ann Lyza T. Castro, Ruffy R. Villanueva, John Ted S. Sison, Jan Lawrence Lontoc, Lara Jennina A. Gianan, Leniel V. Salayon, Chayserie A. Moises, Clint Drexel M. Ongue, Joana C. Umbaa and Ma. Gienela C. Pondevida. instagram Takipi Hilesi instagram Beeni Hilesi instagram Takipi Hilesi instagram Been Hilesi Takipi satn al Takipi Siteleri instagram Takipi Siteleri instagram Takipi Hilesi instagram Beeni Hilesi instagram Profiline bakanlar twitter Profiline bakanlar SEMCalaca Power Corporation undergoes REDAS Training Tuesday, 03 May 2016 15:17 Through the initiative of SEMCalaca Power Corporation, a subsidiary of Semirara Mining Power Corporation, the PHIVOLCSREDAS Team conducted a sixday training entitled Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction into the Local Development Planning Process, Contingency Planning and Emergency Preparedness through the Use of the REDAS Software for SEMCalaca Power Corporation. The training was held last February 16, 2015 atthe SEMCalaca Power Corporation power plant in Calaca, Batangas. Trainees who underwent the training totalled to 21. Five of which were from DMCI Power Corporation, 14 from the local government units of Batangas City municipalities of Balayan, Calaca, Calatagan, Lemery, Lian, San Luis, Taal, and Tuy and 2 from the PDRRMO of the province of Batangas. The training started off with introduction about PHIVOLCS, the REDAS software, GPS concepts, and a brief review of basic map reading. The following day concentrated on the utilization of the Exposure Database Module of the REDAS software, and the familiarization of the SQLite environment. In addition, there were also lectures on hydrometeorological, volcanic and earthquake hazards. Furthermore, lectures and handson exercises on SQLite as relational and spatial database system were also provided. As the trainees went midway through the training, they were immersed into the concepts of incorporating and assessing hazards onto the REDAS software, thereby enabling them to produce hazard maps. There was also some time allotted to the conduct of fieldwork, wherein the trainees were able to utilize the capabilities of the REDAS EDM Android Tool. Said activity gave them the opportunity to survey and collect data for their Exposure Databases by using their Android mobile phones. These data were then collected and further analysed before the trainees were taught on how to use the data with the REDAS software. The training was capped with a DRR workshop, which aimed to serve as a stepping stone for the trainees in conceptualizing future plans and propositions for their respective units. Speakers and facilitators during the training were Bartolome C. Bautista, Maria Leonila P. Bautista, Angelito Lanuza, Perla J. Delos Reyes, Dave Andrei V. Rivera, Ruffy R. Villanueva, Lara Jennina A. Gianan, Lawrence Aaron C. Baes, Jehan Fe. S. Panti, and Yvan F. Pagdonsolan.
PHIVOLCS Conducts REDAS Training for Bulacan Province Tuesday, 03 May 2016 15:00 PHIVOLCS Conducts REDAS Training for Bulacan Province PHIVOLCS conducted a sixday training entitled Mainstreaming of Disaster Risk Reduction into the Local Development Planning Process, Contingency Planning, and Emergency Preparedness through the Provision and Use of the REDAS Software last March 1419, 2016 for the province of Bulacan. The training was held at Malolos Resort Club Royale, City of Malolos, Bulacan. The goal of the training was to provide and familiarize the participants with the capability of the REDAS Software, especially the modules which are designed to be used for risk assessment. This is the fourth REDAS training batch for the province of Bulacan after the first three batches in 2006, 2011 and 2013. There was a total of 52 participants during the training. Fiftyone of them came from the local government units LGUs of the province of Bulacan, and one guest LGU from Teresa, Rizal. The participants were provided with REDAS version 2.8X. A total of 45 REDAS software license keys issued during the said event. The training covered the installation and orientation on the basic features of REDAS Software, as well as lectures on hazards and basic map reading. Other topics included introduction to PHIVOLCS, Building Risk Database, Earthquake Risk Assessment, the use of SQLite as a Relational and Spatial Database System, and Seismic Hazard Assessment. In addition, other modules such as Exposure Database Module EDM, SQLite and Quantum GIS, and the EDM and MyTracks in Android devices were also installed and used during the training. The participants were taught how to use the EDM in Android Devices for conducting building survey. Different earthquake risk assessment methodologies and computations were also taught as well as identifying building earthquake damage levels for conducting earthquake risk assessment. The participants showed enthusiasm during the duration of the training. According to them, the tool will be able to help them determine the possible impacts from given earthquake scenarios. The convenience of the EDM for Android Devices was also a big help for them to prepare and plan accordingly. Speakers and facilitators during the training were Renato U. Solidum Jr, Bartolome C. Bautista, Maria Leonila P. Bautista, Angelito G. Lanuza, Rhommel N. Grutas, Myleen C. Enriquez, Dave Andrei V. Rivera, Ruffy R. Villanueva, John Ted S. Sison, Anne Lorraine T. Delos Santos, Chayserie A. Moises, Clint Drexel M. Ongue, and Joana C. Umbaa.
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Kanlaon Volcanos seismic monitoring network recorded three 3 volcanic earthquakes during the past 24 hours. Moderate emission of white steam plumes that rose up to 600 meters and drifted northwest was observed. Ground deformation measurements from continuous GPS data as of 2 June 2016 indicated slight inflation of the Kanlaon edifice since December 2015. Alert Level 1 status remains in effect over Kanlaon Volcano, which means that it is currently in a state of unrest probably driven by hydrothermal processes that could generate more minor eruptions. The local government units and the public are reminded that entry into the 4kilometer radius Permanent Danger Zone PDZ is strictly prohibited due to the further possibilities of sudden and hazardous steamdriven or minor ash eruptions. Civil aviation authorities must also advise pilots to avoid flying close to the volcanos summit as airborne ash from a sudden eruption can be hazardous to aircraft. is closely monitoring Kanlaon Volcanos activity and any new development will be relayed to all concerned.

guin Fencing 420160300520 Fencing of Three 3 Remote Observation Stations around HibokHibok Volcano, Camiguin Province June 7, 2016 INVITATION TO BID TO ALL INTERESTED BIDDERS: The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology PHIVOLCS invites all interested bidders to participate and submit bids in connection with the second bidding of the project Fencing of Three 3 Remote Observation Stations around HibokHibok Volcano, Camiguin Province as per Purchase Request No. 420160300520. The ABC is Php 600,000.00. The following is the schedule of procurement activities for the abovementioned requirement: Issuance and Availability of Bid Forms June 13, 2016 Bidding Documents Prebid Conference June 20, 2016 Submission and Opening of Bids July 4, 2016 Interested bidders are hereby informed that although attendance to prebid conference is not mandatory only those who have purchased the bidding documents shall be allowed to participate on the prebid conference and raise or submit written queries or clarifications. For further queries, interested bidders may contact the BAC Secretariat Monday to Friday 8:00AM to 5:00PM only. In view of this public bidding, PHIVOLCS reserves the right to reject any or all bids and waive any formalitiesinformalities therein and to accept such bids it may consider as most advantageous to PHIVOLCS and to the government as well. PHIVOLCS neither assumes any obligation for whatsoever losses that may be incurred in the preparation or submission of bids nor does it guarantees that an award will be made. DELFIN C. GARCIA Chairman, BAC

VOLCANO BULLETIN, 08 June 2016, 8:00 AM This serves as notice for the lowering of the alert status of Taal from Alert Level 1 abnormal to Alert Level 0 normal. Since the lowering of alert status of Taal Volcano from Alert Level 2 to Alert Level 1 on 5 July 2011, the following monitoring parameters have been observed: Volcanic Earthquake Activity: While there were two 2 distinct episodes of volcanotectonic earthquake swarms that occurred in the latter part of 2012 and early part of 2015, the frequency of volcanic earthquakes are on average within the baseline levels 05 eventsday. Ground Deformation: The cumulative vertical elevation changes of the volcanic edifice based on precise leveling PL measurements suggest that it is still inflated relative to the baseline level. However, in the last five years since the alert level was lowered to Alert Level 1, vertical elevation changes recorded by PL have not varied significantly. Results from continuous Global Positioning Systems GPS since 2011 showed episodes of slight inflation and deflation of the edifice, which are broadly similar to cyclical behavior of other large volcanic systems ascribed to the subsurface hydrothermal, rather than magmatic system. Overall, ground deformation data indicate no significant pressure buildup within the volcano edifice. Gas Emission: Volcanic carbon dioxide CO2 concentration in Taal Main Crater Lake MCL based on campaign surveys and continuous measurements decreased since the volcanotectonic earthquake swarms in 2011 and 2015. Continual decrease in CO2 concentration is observed to date. This trend suggests that the subsurface magmatic system that degasses volcanic CO2 into the lake is at steadystate conditions. Visual and Geochemical Observations: The acidity of Taal MCL has decreased from an average of 2.80 in 2011 to 2.96 in 2016 based on weekly and continuous measurements. Lake water temperature and lake level recorded in the longterm follow seasonal trends. These parameters are consistent with a return to background acidifying volcanic gas and heat transfer from the magmatic system to Taal MCL. Total Magnetic Flux Measurements: Significant decreases in total magnetic flux values were observed during volcanotectonic earthquake swarm episodes in 2011 and 2015 at Daang Kastila, Alasas and the Main Crater areas. However, the latest repeat and continuous measurements indicate that total magnetic flux values have returned to baseline levels. This is consistent with the absence of magmatic activity in the subsurface that could produce changes in the electromagnetic field in the edifice. In view of the above, PHIVOLCSDOST is now lowering the alert status of Taal from Alert Level 1 to Alert Level 0. This means observational parameters have returned to baseline levels and no magmatic eruption is foreseen in the immediate future. However, in the event of a renewed increase in any one or combination of the above monitoring parameters, the alert status may step up once again to Alert Level 1. Notwithstanding, the public is prohibited from entering the Taal Main Crater because sudden steam andor lethal gas explosions may occur without warning. Also, high concentrations of volcanic gases persist inside the Main Crater that may be harmful to human health. The northern portion of the Main Crater rim, in the vicinity of Daang Kastila Trail, should also be avoided because sudden bursts or increase in steam or gas emission along existing fissures can recur. The public is also reminded that the entire Volcano Island is a Permanent Danger Zone PDZ, and permanent settlement in the island is discouraged. This will be the last bulletin for Taal Volcano until new developments in monitoring parameters occur.

alaca Power Corporation undergoes REDAS Training Tuesday, 03 May 2016 15:17 Through the initiative of SEMCalaca Power Corporation, a subsidiary of Semirara Mining Power Corporation, the PHIVOLCSREDAS Team conducted a sixday training entitled Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction into the Local Development Planning Process, Contingency Planning and Emergency Preparedness through the Use of the REDAS Software for SEMCalaca Power Corporation. The training was held last February 16, 2015 atthe SEMCalaca Power Corporation power plant in Calaca, Batangas. Trainees who underwent the training totalled to 21. Five of which were from DMCI Power Corporation, 14 from the local government units of Batangas City municipalities of Balayan, Calaca, Calatagan, Lemery, Lian, San Luis, Taal, and Tuy and 2 from the PDRRMO of the province of Batangas. The training started off with introduction about PHIVOLCS, the REDAS software, GPS concepts, and a brief review of basic map reading. The following day concentrated on the utilization of the Exposure Database Module of the REDAS software, and the familiarization of the SQLite environment. In addition, there were also lectures on hydrometeorological, volcanic and earthquake hazards. Furthermore, lectures and handson exercises on SQLite as relational and spatial database system were also provided. As the trainees went midway through the training, they were immersed into the concepts of incorporating and assessing hazards onto the REDAS software, thereby enabling them to produce hazard maps. There was also some time allotted to the conduct of fieldwork, wherein the trainees were able to utilize the capabilities of the REDAS EDM Android Tool. Said activity gave them the opportunity to survey and collect data for their Exposure Databases by using their Android mobile phones. These data were then collected and further analysed before the trainees were taught on how to use the data with the REDAS software. The training was capped with a DRR workshop, which aimed to serve as a stepping stone for the trainees in conceptualizing future plans and propositions for their respective units. Speakers and facilitators during the training were Bartolome C. Bautista, Maria Leonila P. Bautista, Angelito Lanuza, Perla J. Delos Reyes, Dave Andrei V. Rivera, Ruffy R. Villanueva, Lara Jennina A. Gianan, Lawrence Aaron C. Baes, Jehan Fe. S. Panti, and Yvan F. Pagdonsolan.
PHIVOLCS Conducts REDAS Training for Bulacan Province Tuesday, 03 May 2016 15:00 PHIVOLCS Conducts REDAS Training for Bulacan Province PHIVOLCS conducted a sixday training entitled Mainstreaming of Disaster Risk Reduction into the Local Development Planning Process, Contingency Planning, and Emergency Preparedness through the Provision and Use of the REDAS Software last March 1419, 2016 for the province of Bulacan. The training was held at Malolos Resort Club Royale, City of Malolos, Bulacan. The goal of the training was to provide and familiarize the participants with the capability of the REDAS Software, especially the modules which are designed to be used for risk assessment. This is the fourth REDAS training batch for the province of Bulacan after the first three batches in 2006, 2011 and 2013. There was a total of 52 participants during the training. Fiftyone of them came from the local government units LGUs of the province of Bulacan, and one guest LGU from Teresa, Rizal. The participants were provided with REDAS version 2.8X. A total of 45 REDAS software license keys issued during the said event. The training covered the installation and orientation on the basic features of REDAS Software, as well as lectures on hazards and basic map reading. Other topics included introduction to PHIVOLCS, Building Risk Database, Earthquake Risk Assessment, the use of SQLite as a Relational and Spatial Database System, and Seismic Hazard Assessment. In addition, other modules such as Exposure Database Module EDM, SQLite and Quantum GIS, and the EDM and MyTracks in Android devices were also installed and used during the training. The participants were taught how to use the EDM in Android Devices for conducting building survey. Different earthquake risk assessment methodologies and computations were also taught as well as identifying building earthquake damage levels for conducting earthquake risk assessment. The participants showed enthusiasm during the duration of the training. According to them, the tool will be able to help them determine the possible impacts from given earthquake scenarios. The convenience of the EDM for Android Devices was also a big help for them to prepare and plan accordingly. Speakers and facilitators during the training were Renato U. Solidum Jr, Bartolome C. Bautista, Maria Leonila P. Bautista, Angelito G. Lanuza, Rhommel N. Grutas, Myleen C. Enriquez, Dave Andrei V. Rivera, Ruffy R. Villanueva, John Ted S. Sison, Anne Lorraine T. Delos Santos, Chayserie A. Moises, Clint Drexel M. Ongue, and Joana C. Umbaa.
READY, SHAKE, GO Monday, 25 April 2016 16:26 Government Agencies and Local Government Units LGUs participated in the 1st Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill NSED that was held last April 21, 2016. The ceremonial pushing of the button to signal the start of the Nationwide Earthquake Drill took place at Air Force City, Clark, Pampanga. Some employees and members of the Philippine Air Force simulated the Duck, Cover and Hold DCH, and evacuated from their building to an open space designated as their safe area. Tents that were put up near the hangar of Air Force City acted as the Incident Command Post and Medical Area. DSWD served food from their Mobile Kitchen, and provided assistance to the victims. A video of the search and rescue operation headed by the Department of Health DOH was shown in a video screen. Secretary of National Defense and Chairperson of National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council NDRRMC Hon. Voltaire Gazmin and DSWSD Secretary Corazon Soliman arrived to attend the emergency meeting with PHIVOLCS Director Renato Solidum Jr., Undersecretary Alexander Pama, and other members of NDRRMC. The 1st quarter NSED simulated a Magnitude 7.2 earthquake in Metro Manila. Air Force City was chosen as the pilot area for the drill since it was decided that in case of a devastating earthquake affecting Metro Manila, Clark would serve as the Central Command Center. As the agency mandated to monitor and study earthquakes, The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology PHIVOLCS pushed for the continued promotion of Earthquake awareness and preparedness since it introduced the conduct of earthquake drills in schools way back 2002. In Quezon City Main Office, PHIVOLCS participated in the 1st Quarter NSED to show its support to NDRRMC and encourage everyone not only to join the NSED, but also to increase their knowledge about Earthquake and Earthquake Hazards. The alarm signaled the start of the drill and the employees of PHIVOLCS did the Duck, Cover, and Hold technique. Afterwards, everyone evacuated at the parking lot which was the designated evacuation area with their Emergency Supply Kit ESK. A search and rescue scenario also took place after the evacuation. Employees who attended the threeday Occupational First Aid Training last March 2830, 2016 acted as First Aiders and helped their injured officemates. PHIVOLCS HAND OVER HAZARD MAPS TO BOHOL LGU Tuesday, 12 April 2016 15:52 The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology PHIVOLCS handed over new Bohol hazard maps to the local government last April 4, 2016 at the Conference Room of Governors Mansion in Tagbilaran City, Bohol. A press conference, InfoSentro sa PHIVOLCS, was held and Dr. Renato U. Solidum, Jr., PHIVOLCS Director, gave an update regarding the new earthquake monitoring stations located in Bohol and nearby areas, and what has been done by PHIVOLCS after the 2013 Bohol Earthquake. During the press conference, Dr. Solidum said that the residents of Bohol can be rest assured that no more large earthquake would occur generated by the North Bohol Fault. However, he also talked about the possibility of a large earthquake occurring in Bohol generated by the East Bohol Fault and encouraged everyone to prepare for the said possibility. Dr. Solidum talked about the multihazard mapping and reassessment and validation of previous hazard maps in Bohol conducted by PHIVOLCS staff and presented the updated hazard maps for earthquakeinduced landslide, earthshaking, ground rupture, liquefaction, and tsunami. The hazard maps should be use as basis for disaster prevention, mitigation, preparedness and response plans of the local government. Mr. Anthony Damalerio, Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Mitigation PDRRM Officer, received the hazard maps and said that they would use the maps in their disaster preparedness and rescue plans. Bohol Governor Edgar Chatto held a meeting with Dr. Solidum and other PHIVOLCS staff to discuss the hazard maps handed over to the province of Bohol and a possibility of putting up an earthquake museum in the province. The island of Bohol experienced a Magnitude 7.2 earthquake last October 15, 2013. The earthquake was generated by the reverse fault movement of North Bohol Fault and had caused damages in different municipalities. PHIVOLCS had been conducting, multihazard mapping and reassessment and validation of previous hazard maps in Bohol. Updated hazard maps for earthquakeinduced landslide, earthshaking, ground rupture, liquefaction, and tsunami are now available.
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OLCS Conducts REDAS Training for Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino provinces Friday, 03 June 2016 13:39 PHIVOLCS Conducts REDAS Training for Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino provinces PHIVOLCS conducted a sixday training entitled Mainstreaming of Disaster Risk Reduction into the Local Development Planning Process, Contingency Planning, and Emergency Preparedness through the Provision and Use of the REDAS Software last 29 February to 5 March 2016 for the provinces of Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino. The training was held at Cocoon Boutique Hotel, Barangay Laging Handa, Quezon City. The goal of the training was to provide and familiarize the participants with the capability of the REDAS Software, especially the modules which are designed to be used for risk assessment. The training was part of theREADY Project. There was a total of 47 participants during the training. Twentyfive of them came from the local government units LGUs of the province of Nueva Vizcaya , 19 from the LGUs of Quirino and three from the offices of DILG, DOST and OCDof Region II. The participants were provided with REDAS version 2.8X. A total of 33 REDAS software license keys issued during the said event. The first day of the training covered the introduction of PHIVOLCS, installation and orientation on the basic features of REDAS Software, as well as lectures on hazards and basic map reading. The succeeding days of the training covered lectures ranging from Building Risk Database, Earthquake Risk Assessment, the use of SQLite as a Relational and Spatial Database System, and Seismic Hazard Assessment. In addition, softwares such as Exposure Database Module EDM, SQLite and Quantum GIS, and the EDM and MyTracks in Android devices were also installed during the training. The participants were taught how to use the EDM in Android Devices for conducting building survey. Different earthquake risk assessment methodologies and computations were also taught in the training, as well as identifying building earthquake damage levels for conducting earthquake risk assessment. The participants showed enthusiasm during the duration of the training. According to them, the tool will be able to help them determine the possible impacts from given earthquake scenarios. The convenience of the EDM for Android Devices was also a big help for them to prepare and plan accordingly. Speakers and facilitators during the training were Bartolome C. Bautista, Maria Leonila P. Bautista, Angelito G. Lanuza, Policarpio L. Mabborang Jr., Jyrus Jyles D. Cadiente, Elmer A. Rosete, Dave Andrei V. Rivera, Greggue Ann Lyza T. Castro, Ruffy R. Villanueva, John Ted S. Sison, Jan Lawrence Lontoc, Lara Jennina A. Gianan, Leniel V. Salayon, Chayserie A. Moises, Clint Drexel M. Ongue, Joana C. Umbaa and Ma. Gienela C. Pondevida. instagram Takipi Hilesi instagram Beeni Hilesi instagram Takipi Hilesi instagram Been Hilesi Takipi satn al Takipi Siteleri instagram Takipi Siteleri instagram Takipi Hilesi instagram Beeni Hilesi instagram Profiline bakanlar twitter Profiline bakanlar SEMCalaca Power Corporation undergoes REDAS Training Tuesday, 03 May 2016 15:17 Through the initiative of SEMCalaca Power Corporation, a subsidiary of Semirara Mining Power Corporation, the PHIVOLCSREDAS Team conducted a sixday training entitled Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction into the Local Development Planning Process, Contingency Planning and Emergency Preparedness through the Use of the REDAS Software for SEMCalaca Power Corporation. The training was held last February 16, 2015 atthe SEMCalaca Power Corporation power plant in Calaca, Batangas. Trainees who underwent the training totalled to 21. Five of which were from DMCI Power Corporation, 14 from the local government units of Batangas City municipalities of Balayan, Calaca, Calatagan, Lemery, Lian, San Luis, Taal, and Tuy and 2 from the PDRRMO of the province of Batangas. The training started off with introduction about PHIVOLCS, the REDAS software, GPS concepts, and a brief review of basic map reading. The following day concentrated on the utilization of the Exposure Database Module of the REDAS software, and the familiarization of the SQLite environment. In addition, there were also lectures on hydrometeorological, volcanic and earthquake hazards. Furthermore, lectures and handson exercises on SQLite as relational and spatial database system were also provided. As the trainees went midway through the training, they were immersed into the concepts of incorporating and assessing hazards onto the REDAS software, thereby enabling them to produce hazard maps. There was also some time allotted to the conduct of fieldwork, wherein the trainees were able to utilize the capabilities of the REDAS EDM Android Tool. Said activity gave them the opportunity to survey and collect data for their Exposure Databases by using their Android mobile phones. These data were then collected and further analysed before the trainees were taught on how to use the data with the REDAS software. The training was capped with a DRR workshop, which aimed to serve as a stepping stone for the trainees in conceptualizing future plans and propositions for their respective units. Speakers and facilitators during the training were Bartolome C. Bautista, Maria Leonila P. Bautista, Angelito Lanuza, Perla J. Delos Reyes, Dave Andrei V. Rivera, Ruffy R. Villanueva, Lara Jennina A. Gianan, Lawrence Aaron C. Baes, Jehan Fe. S. Panti, and Yvan F. Pagdonsolan.
PHIVOLCS Conducts REDAS Training for Bulacan Province Tuesday, 03 May 2016 15:00 PHIVOLCS Conducts REDAS Training for Bulacan Province PHIVOLCS conducted a sixday training entitled Mainstreaming of Disaster Risk Reduction into the Local Development Planning Process, Contingency Planning, and Emergency Preparedness through the Provision and Use of the REDAS Software last March 1419, 2016 for the province of Bulacan. The training was held at Malolos Resort Club Royale, City of Malolos, Bulacan. The goal of the training was to provide and familiarize the participants with the capability of the REDAS Software, especially the modules which are designed to be used for risk assessment. This is the fourth REDAS training batch for the province of Bulacan after the first three batches in 2006, 2011 and 2013. There was a total of 52 participants during the training. Fiftyone of them came from the local government units LGUs of the province of Bulacan, and one guest LGU from Teresa, Rizal. The participants were provided with REDAS version 2.8X. A total of 45 REDAS software license keys issued during the said event. The training covered the installation and orientation on the basic features of REDAS Software, as well as lectures on hazards and basic map reading. Other topics included introduction to PHIVOLCS, Building Risk Database, Earthquake Risk Assessment, the use of SQLite as a Relational and Spatial Database System, and Seismic Hazard Assessment. In addition, other modules such as Exposure Database Module EDM, SQLite and Quantum GIS, and the EDM and MyTracks in Android devices were also installed and used during the training. The participants were taught how to use the EDM in Android Devices for conducting building survey. Different earthquake risk assessment methodologies and computations were also taught as well as identifying building earthquake damage levels for conducting earthquake risk assessment. The participants showed enthusiasm during the duration of the training. According to them, the tool will be able to help them determine the possible impacts from given earthquake scenarios. The convenience of the EDM for Android Devices was also a big help for them to prepare and plan accordingly. Speakers and facilitators during the training were Renato U. Solidum Jr, Bartolome C. Bautista, Maria Leonila P. Bautista, Angelito G. Lanuza, Rhommel N. Grutas, Myleen C. Enriquez, Dave Andrei V. Rivera, Ruffy R. Villanueva, John Ted S. Sison, Anne Lorraine T. Delos Santos, Chayserie A. Moises, Clint Drexel M. Ongue, and Joana C. Umbaa.
READY, SHAKE, GO Monday, 25 April 2016 16:26 Government Agencies and Local Government Units LGUs participated in the 1st Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill NSED that was held last April 21, 2016. The ceremonial pushing of the button to signal the start of the Nationwide Earthquake Drill took place at Air Force City, Clark, Pampanga. Some employees and members of the Philippine Air Force simulated the Duck, Cover and Hold DCH, and evacuated from their building to an open space designated as their safe area. Tents that were put up near the hangar of Air Force City acted as the Incident Command Post and Medical Area. DSWD served food from their Mobile Kitchen, and provided assistance to the victims. A video of the search and rescue operation headed by the Department of Health DOH was shown in a video screen. Secretary of National Defense and Chairperson of National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council NDRRMC Hon. Voltaire Gazmin and DSWSD Secretary Corazon Soliman arrived to attend the emergency meeting with PHIVOLCS Director Renato Solidum Jr., Undersecretary Alexander Pama, and other members of NDRRMC. The 1st quarter NSED simulated a Magnitude 7.2 earthquake in Metro Manila. Air Force City was chosen as the pilot area for the drill since it was decided that in case of a devastating earthquake affecting Metro Manila, Clark would serve as the Central Command Center. As the agency mandated to monitor and study earthquakes, The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology PHIVOLCS pushed for the continued promotion of Earthquake awareness and preparedness since it introduced the conduct of earthquake drills in schools way back 2002. In Quezon City Main Office, PHIVOLCS participated in the 1st Quarter NSED to show its support to NDRRMC and encourage everyone not only to join the NSED, but also to increase their knowledge about Earthquake and Earthquake Hazards. The alarm signaled the start of the drill and the employees of PHIVOLCS did the Duck, Cover, and Hold technique. Afterwards, everyone evacuated at the parking lot which was the designated evacuation area with their Emergency Supply Kit ESK. A search and rescue scenario also took place after the evacuation. Employees who attended the threeday Occupational First Aid Training last March 2830, 2016 acted as First Aiders and helped their injured officemates. More Articles... PHIVOLCS HAND OVER HAZARD MAPS TO BOHOL LGU Start 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 End Page 1 of 8

Kanlaon Volcanos seismic monitoring network did not detect any volcanic earthquake during the past 24 hours. Weak to moderate emission of white steam plumes that rose up to 600 meters and drifted southsoutheast and northwest were observed. Ground deformation measurements from continuous GPS data as of 2 June 2016 indicated slight inflation of the Kanlaon edifice since December 2015. Alert Level 1 status remains in effect over Kanlaon Volcano, which means that it is currently in a state of unrest probably driven by hydrothermal processes that could generate more minor eruptions. The local government units and the public are reminded that entry into the 4kilometer radius Permanent Danger Zone PDZ is strictly prohibited due to the further possibilities of sudden and hazardous steamdriven or minor ash eruptions. Civil aviation authorities must also advise pilots to avoid flying close to the volcanos summit as airborne ash from a sudden eruption can be hazardous to aircraft. is closely monitoring Kanlaon Volcanos activity and any new development will be relayed to all concerned.

Earthquake Update

DateTime: 05 Nov 2018 03:42:02 PM
Location: 09.12N, 126.48E 027 km N 53 E of Bayabas Surigao Del Sur
Depth of Focus Km: 019
Origin: TECTONIC
Magnitude: Ms 2.8
Expecting Damage: NO
Expecting Aftershocks: NO
Issued On: 05 Nov 2018 03:52 PM

DateTime: 05 Nov 2018 03:00:11 PM
Location: 10.92N, 122.41E 016 km N 09 E of Leon Iloilo
Depth of Focus Km: 002
Origin: TECTONIC
Magnitude: Ms 2.9
Expecting Damage: NO
Expecting Aftershocks: NO
Issued On: 05 Nov 2018 03:07 PM

DateTime: 05 Nov 2018 02:40:56 PM
Location: 09.17N, 126.50E 033 km N 47 E of Bayabas Surigao Del Sur
Depth of Focus Km: 024
Origin: TECTONIC
Magnitude: Ms 2.5
Expecting Damage: NO
Expecting Aftershocks: NO
Issued On: 05 Nov 2018 02:45 PM

DateTime: 05 Nov 2018 02:10:58 PM
Location: 06.31N, 124.59E 013 km N 53 E of Maitum Sarangani
Depth of Focus Km: 022
Origin: TECTONIC
Magnitude: Ms 1.8
Expecting Damage: NO
Expecting Aftershocks: NO
Issued On: 05 November 2018 02:17 PM

DateTime: 05 Nov 2018 02:07:26 PM
Location: 04.27N, 125.80E 134 km S 15 E of Sarangani Davao Occidental
Depth of Focus Km: 014
Origin: TECTONIC
Magnitude: Ms 2.6
Expecting Damage: NO
Expecting Aftershocks: NO
Issued On: 05 November 2018 02:13 PM

Weather Update

Issued at: 4:00 PM 15 November 2018 Valid until: 4:00 PM Tomorrow

Synopsis: At 3:00 PM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 220 km South of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan (7.8 N, 119.0 E).

Place: Palawan, Visayas, and Mindanao

Condition: Cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms

Place: Palawan, Visayas, and Mindanao

Condition: Cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms

Issued at: 4:00 AM 15 November 2018 Valid until: 4:00 AM Tomorrow

Synopsis: At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 370 km South Southeast of Puerto Prinsesa City, Palawan (6.6 N, 119.8 E).

Place: Palawan, Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Caraga, Zamboanga Peninsula, Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi

Condition: Cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms

Place: Palawan, Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Caraga, Zamboanga Peninsula, Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi

Condition: Cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms

Issued at: 4:00 PM 14 November 2018 Valid until: 4:00 PM Tomorrow

Synopsis: At 3:00 PM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 420 km South Southeast of Puerto Princesa, Palawan (6.1 N, 119.7 E).

Place: Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Caraga and Palawan

Condition: Cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms

Place: Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Caraga and Palawan

Condition: Cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms

Issued at: 4:00 AM 14 November 2018 Valid until: 4:00 AM Tomorrow

Synopsis: At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 95 km Southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur (7.8 N, 127.0 E).

Place: Mindanao, Eastern Visayas and Palawan

Condition: Cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms

Place: Mindanao, Eastern Visayas and Palawan

Condition: Cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms

Issued at: 4:00 AM 14 November 2018 Valid until: 4:00 AM Tomorrow

Synopsis: At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 195 km East Northeast of Davao City, Davao del Sur (7.8 N, 127.5 E).

Place: Mindanao, Eastern Visayas and Palawan

Condition: Cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms

Place: Mindanao, Eastern Visayas and Palawan

Condition: Cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms

Tropical Cyclone Update

No updates found.