Jr., science and technology undersecretary for disaster risk reduction and climate change, said the Metro Davao Earthquake Model (MDEM) Atlas, which was launched here on Wednesday (Sept.
Science and Technology Undersecretary and Phivolcs OIC Director Renato Solidum
explained that the Philippines is prone to strong earthquakes and past destructive earthquakes have generated Intensity 8 shaking in areas near the epicenter.
Science Undersecretary and Phivolcs director Renato Solidum
All casualties were due to damaged houses," Phivolcs director Renato Solidum
told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) in a text message.
Interviewed during the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) Technology Media Conference in Makati City, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Undersecretary for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Renato Solidum
"This phreatic eruption is at Alert Level 2, but it's still under the volcano and we think we have to go under the bench," Phivolcs officer-in-charge Renato Solidum
"Lahar flow from Mayon, composed of 9 million cubic metre pyroclastic density currents and 1.5 million cubic metres of ash fall found their way to the Mi-isi, Lidung/Basud, and Buyuan channels, and could bury villages of Camalig and Daraga towns of Albay province since the volcano first spewed ash since Monday," Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) head Renato Solidum
told Gulf News on Sunday.
"We strongly advise all people, both residents and tourists, to avoid the danger zone, and airlines to avoid flying near the volcano summit," agency chief Renato Solidum
told a news conference.
"Alert level three means there is an increased possibility of hazardous eruption," PHIVOLCS director Renato Solidum
told Arab News.
A magnitude 6.3 quake is considered strong and is capable of causing severe damage, but Renato Solidum
, head of the Philippines' seismic agency, said the effects of this one would be mitigated by its location and depth.
After that, there was a lull or no summit activity, but this morning, our volcanologists spotted a lava flow," said Renato Solidum
, head of the government volcanology agency told ABS-CBN television.