2021 earthquake alerts

2021 earthquake alerts

LATEST UPDATE: March 12, 2021 - 11:57am
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March 12, 2021

Phivolcs says a magnitude 3.5 earthquake hits Patnongon, Antique at 10:05 a.m. Friday.

March 5, 2021

There is no tsunami threat to the Philippines following a magnitude 8-1 earthquake that struck the Kermadec Islands Region early Friday, state volcanologists say.

Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center earlier warned that tsunami waves are possible for coasts near the earthquake epicenter.

March 5, 2021

Evacuations from coastal areas were ordered in New Zealand, New Caledonia and Vanuatu Friday as tsunami waves were observed following a cluster of powerful South Pacific earthquakes, authorities said.

"Tsunami waves have been observed," the Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said, revealing ocean gauges had picked up small waves near the Tonga capital Nuku'alofa measuring about three centimetres (1.3 inches).

Tsunamis become more powerful as they travel across the ocean and the centre has warned some areas including Vanuatu and the French territory of New Caledonia could be hit by waves of up to three metres after three major quakes, the largest at 8.1 magnitude. —  AFP

March 5, 2021

A Pacific-wide tsunami alert was issued Friday after a 8.1-magnitude earthquake struck near New Zealand's remote Kermadec islands, following on from two powerful quakes earlier.

New Zealand ordered coastal evacuations as the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center warned waves of up to three metres (10 feet) were possible in the Pacific region nations of Vanuatu and the French territory of New Caledonia.

"Based on all available data, hazardous tsunami waves are forecast for some coasts," it said.

It said smaller waves were possible as far afield as Japan, Russia, Mexico and the South American coast. —  AFP

February 8, 2021

A magnitude 5.6 earthquake hits Governor Generoso in Davao Oriental at around 8 a.m., Monday.

Phivolcs says instrumental intensities were reported in the following areas:

Intensity II - General Santos City; Alabel, and Kiamba, Sarangani
Intensity I - Koronadal City, South Cotabato

January 21, 2021

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck Jose Abad Santos in Davao Occidental at around 8:23 p.m. on Thursday, PHIVOLCS says.

Intensity V was felt in General Santos City while Davao City reported Intensity IV. Bislig City in Surigao del Sur also reported Intensity II.

Instrumental intensities were also reported in the following areas:

Intensity V - Kiamba, Sarangani
Intensity IV - General Santos City; Alabel Sarangani; Koronadal City, South Cotabato
Intensity III - Kidapawan City, Bislig Bislig, Surigao del Sur; Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental
Intensity II - Cagayan de Oro City; Surigao City, Surigao del Norte; Borongan City, Eastern Samar
Intensity I - Catbalogan City, Samar

January 16, 2021

Phivolcs says it has upgraded the earthquake that hit Calatagan, Batangas to magnitude 4.8. at 6:48 a.m. Saturday.

January 2, 2021

Phivolcs reports a magnitude 3.7 quake jolted General Luna, Surigao Del Norte at 1:29 p.m. Saturday.

Get the latest updates on the earthquake here. Main image by The STAR/Andy Zapata Jr.

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