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State of Calamity Declared in Two Philippine Provinces

Posted by feww on September 24, 2013

Severe flooding, landslides destroy homes, bridges, roads and dikes, killing dozens

State of Calamity has been declared in Ilocos Norte province after strong winds and heavy rain accompanying Typhoon USAGI [locally known as “Odette”] destroyed scores of roads, bridges and dikes, inundating thousands of homes and ruining large swathes of crops.

Severe flooding has inundated the towns of Bacarra, Bangui, Piddig, Pagudpud, Paoay and Pasuquin, in Ilocos Norte province, prompting the authorities to declare a State of Calamity throughout the province, according to local reports.

Heavy rains kill at least 33 in Zambales, N. Philippines

A state of calamity has also been declared in the city of Olongapo, Zambales province, amid widespread flooding, as monsoon rains inundated the city and its neighboring Subic municipality, said a report.

As of 11 am Tuesday, September 24, the death toll stood at 33, local officials reported.

“As of posting, houses in Sta Monica subdivision in Barangay Matain, Subic, were still submerged.” Said the report.

Olongapo City
Floodwaters submerge vehicles in Olongapo City, September 23, 2013. Photo courtesy Ryan Viduya/ via

Major Flooding in Bataan Province, Central Luzon

Floodwaters also submerged at least 4 towns in the neighboring province of Bataan, in Central Luzon, authorities reported.

Mass evacuations are underway in the towns of Hermosa, Abucay, Dinalupihan, and Samal.

Thousands of families are being evacuated as floodwaters reached up to 5 feet high in some areas submerged homes and leaving roads impassable, said a report.

Flood victims were seen carrying their shivering kids as they waded through the floodwaters amid submerged cars, said an AFP reporter.

In Samal town, floodwaters “rose neck-deep” in some areas, the report said.

Olongapo City Mayor has asked the US ambassador to send the US Marines, who are conducting joint war games in the region, to help with relief efforts, said his office.

“About 2,300 US and Philippine marines are taking part in 3-week long joint exercises, many of them to be conducted in Zambales,” said the report.

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Strong Quake Strikes Offshore Mindoro, Philippines

Posted by feww on September 18, 2009

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Strong Quake Strikes Mindoro Philippines

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes near Mindoro, Philippines

An earthquake measuring 6.0 Mw struck in the South China Sea off the west coast  of Mindoro, Philippines, at a depth of 50.1 km on September 18, 2009  at 06:23:58 UTC, USGS/ EHP said.

10-degree Map Centered at 15°N,120°E

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Earthquake Location Map. Source of the original map: USGS

Earthquake Details

  • Magnitude: 6.0
  • Date-Time:
    • Friday, September 18, 2009 at 06:23:58 UTC [Friday, September 18, 2009 at 02:23:58 PM at epicenter]
  • Location: 12.573°N, 120.469°E
  • Depth: 50.1 km (31.1 miles)
  • Distances:
    • 115 km (75 miles) SW of Calapan, Mindoro, Philippines
    • 145 km (90 miles) SSW of Batangas, Luzon, Philippines
    • 230 km (145 miles) SSW of MANILA, Philippines
    • 250 km (155 miles) S of Olongapo, Luzon, Philippines
  • Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 8.9 km (5.5 miles); depth +/- 11.7 km (7.3 miles)
  • Parameters NST= 52, Nph= 52, Dmin=827.4 km, Rmss=1.24 sec, Gp= 47°, M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
  • Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
  • Event ID: us2009lsap

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported the quake as a magnitude 6.1 shock on the Richter scale.

Phivolcs said the quake was felt at various intensities in Mamburao and Batangas City; Makati City, Pasay City, Manila City, Tagaytay City and Dasmariñas City;  in San Jose town (in Occidental Mindoro), Puerto Galera, Malay (in Aklan), and Guinayangan (in Quezon).

Phivolcs also said it was expecting aftershocks and some damage caused by the earthquake; however, as of posting, no damage had been reported.

There was no report of tsunami after the  quake.

Seismic Hazard Map

Seismic Hazard Map-midoro

Major Tectonic Boundaries: Subduction Zones -purple, Ridges -red and Transform Faults -green

Historic Seismicity

Historic Seismicity - mindoro
Major Tectonic Boundaries: Subduction Zones -purple, Ridges -red and Transform Faults -green

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