Phivolcs’ 100th seismic station installed in Tandag City

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THE PHILIPPINE Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) under the Department of Science and Technology inaugurated yesterday its 100th earthquake monitoring station, located in Tandag City, Surigao del Sur province. Phivolcs, in a statement, said the new seismic station enhances their “monitoring capacity and allows faster and more accurate determination of earthquake information.” The Tandag facility is capable of recording not only large magnitude earthquakes, but also very small earthquakes in the Caraga Region, which is a seismically active area, especially Surigao del Sur, due to the presence of the Philippine Fault and the Philippine trench. Phivolcs’ Philippine Seismic Network has been expanded with support from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).