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Strong 6.2 magnitude quake strikes off eastern Indonesia

Kupang, Indonesia -- A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck eastern Indonesia on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said, but there was no tsunami warning...

Multiple quakes rock Indonesia’s Lombok island, five dead

Mataram, Indonesia -- Multiple earthquakes -- including a powerful and shallow 6.9-magnitude tremor -- have rocked the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok, killing at...

Palace backs bill seeking to create disaster response agency

President Rodrigo R. Duterte and his Cabinet "approved" last Monday, July 9, the proposal to create a new department on disaster resilience, Malacañang said. "Palace...

Moderately strong quake hits some areas in Mindanao

A moderately strong 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck at sea off the main southern Philippine island of Mindanao on Thursday, the US Geological Survey said, though...

DPWH prepositions equipment, sets alternate roads amid Mayon Volcano unrest

REGIONAL AND District Risk Reduction and Management Teams of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in the Bicol Region are on alert...

EU assures assistance following PHL calamities

THE European Union (EU) has offered assistance to the Philippines in the wake of calamities that have struck the country this holiday season, from...

7.9 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

SYDNEY -- A powerful 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea Sunday, shaking homes and sparking a tsunami alert, but there were no immediate reports...

Ukraine moves giant new safety dome over Chernobyl

CHERNOBYL, UKRAINE — Ukraine on Tuesday unveiled the world’s largest moveable metal structure over the Chernobyl nuclear power plant’s doomed fourth reactor to ensure...

‘Once-a-century’ climate hazards will hit Europe yearly: study

VIENNA -- By mid-century, pockets of southern Europe will face at least one severe climate hazard every year of the scale now occurring only...

A fisherman’s tale: of resilience and disaster risk reduction

By Mozart Pastrano But it was a sunny day. There were no dark clouds early that morning. The sea was not acting up at all....