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Seismological Observation and Earthquake Prediction Division

PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS

A. Station Management and Network Development

  1. Philippine Seismic Network

Rationale and Objectives

The main objectives of the program are:

(1) To operate, maintain and upgrade the Philippine seismic networks;

(2) To issue timely earthquake and tsunami bulletins/information when needed and

(3) To generate quality earthquake data for seismological researches.

Target areas: Entire archipelago

Personnel involved: SOEPD

  1. Metro-Manila Seismic Telemetry Network

Rationale and Objectives:

Target areas: Metro Manila

Personnel involved: Melquiades Figueroa II

B. Earthquake Data Management

  1. Development and Maintenance of Earthquake Database

Rationale and Objectives

The main objectives of the program are:

(1) To operate and maintain a digital strong motion network in Metro Manila and other places of concern;

(2) To determine important ground characteristics of various study areas that are important inputs to earthquake engineering studies using strong-motion data;

(3) To generate an intensity-distance equation that is needed for making reliable seismic hazard assessment, and

(4)Tto archive digital strong motion data for use of researchers and the earthquake engineering community through collaborative research partnerships with the institute

Target areas:

Personnel involved: Esmeralda L. Banganan

  1. Development and Maintenance of Earthquake Database

Rationale and Objectives

The main objectives of the program are:

(1) To operate and maintain a digital strong motion network in Metro Manila and other places of concern;

(2) To determine important ground characteristics of various study areas that are important inputs to earthquake engineering studies using strong-motion data;

(3) To generate an intensity-distance equation that is needed for making reliable seismic hazard assessment, and

(4)Tto archive digital strong motion data for use of researchers and the earthquake engineering community through collaborative research partnerships with the institute

Target areas:

Personnel involved: Vilma Hernandez

  1. Software Development

Rationale and Objectives

The main objectives of the project are:

Target areas:

Personnel involved: Dante Soneja

  1. Earthquake Data Request

Rationale and Objectives

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Target areas:

Personnel involved: Erlinda Q. Amin

C. Strong-Motion Network Management and Earthquake Engineering

The main objectives of the program are:

(1)To operate and maintain a digital strong motion network in Metro Manila and other places of concern;

(2) To determine important ground characteristics of various study areas that are important inputs to earthquake engineering studies using strong-motion data;

(3) To generate an intensity-distance equation that is needed for making reliable seismic hazard assessment, and

(4) to archive digital strong motion data for use of researchers and the earthquake engineering community through collaborative research partnerships with the institute

  1. Metro-Manila Strong-motion Array (MM-STAR)

Rationale and objectives

. (1)To operate and maintain a digital strong motion network in Metro Manila;

(2) To determine important ground characteristics of various study areas that are important inputs to earthquake engineering studies using strong-motion data;

(3) To generate an intensity-distance equation that is needed for making reliable seismic hazard assessment, and

(4) to archive digital strong motion data for use of researchers and the earthquake engineering community through collaborative research partnerships with the institute

Target areas: Metro Manila

Personnel involved: Robert Tiglao


  1. PHIVOLCS-MGB-UHK Laoag City

Rationale and objectives

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Target areas: Metro Manila

Personnel involved: Melchor Richard Lasala


  1. Building Response Studies

Rationale and Objectives

Target areas:

Personnel involved: Henremagne C. Penarubia

D. Seismology and Seismic Hazards Assessment Research and Development

The main objectives of the program are:

(1)To operate and maintain a digital strong motion network in Metro Manila and other places of concern;

(2) To determine important ground characteristics of various study areas that are important inputs to earthquake engineering studies using strong-motion data;

(3) To generate an intensity-distance equation that is needed for making reliable seismic hazard assessment, and

(4) to archive digital strong motion data for use of researchers and the earthquake engineering community through collaborative research partnerships with the institute

  1. Ground Shaking and Site Response Studies

Rationale and objectives

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Target areas: San Pedro, Laguna (CALABARZON)

Personnel involved: Esmeralda L. Banganan


  1. PHIVOLCS-NCCA: Program on the Conservation of Philippine Colonial Churches in the Philippines

Rationale and objectives

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Target areas: St. Augustine Church, Paoay

Personnel involved: Ishmael C. Narag

  1. Crustal Stress and Community Awareness Network (CSCAN)

Rationale and objectives

(1) To operate and maintain ten stations of the crustal stress network in Luzon;

(2) To correlate crustal stress data with earthquake data;

(3) To exchange crustal stress information with Chinese scientists, and;

(4) To increase earthquake awareness of local people in the 10 CSCAN sites and develop them as core groups for initiating earthquake community awareness efforts in their communities in Luzon

Target areas: Luzon Island

Personnel involved: Myleen E. Carlos


  1. Operation and Maintenance of Auxillary Seismic Station for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO)

Rationale and Objectives

(1) To operate and maintain a CTBTO auxillary seismic station (AS 080) in Tagaytay City;

(2) To operate and maintain the CTBTO seismic equipment, computer and power supply;

(3) To submit monthly progress reports to CTBTO;

(4) To monitor and discriminate underground nuclear explosions;

Target areas: Tagaytay City

Personnel involved: Esmeralda L. Banganan

  1. Operation and Maintenance of Broadband Seismic Stations for the Ocean Hemisphere Project (OHP)

Rationale and Objectives

(1) To operate and maintain three broadband stations in Baguio City (BCP) , Palayan, Nueva Ecija (PCP) and Guinayangan, Quezon (GQP);

(2) To archive broadband waveform records of significant earthquakes

(3) To conduct in-depth research on the regional Earth structure in Southeeast Asia;

Target areas: Quezon City

Personnel involved: Enrico Mangao, Fr. Dan McNamara

  1. Operation and Maintenance of Global Alliance of Regional Network (GARNET)

Rationale and Objectives

(1) To operate and maintain a CTBTO auxillary seismic station (AS 080) in Tagaytay City;

(2) To operate and maintain the CTBTO seismic equipment, computer and power supply;

(3) To submit monthly progress reports to CTBTO;

(4) To monitor and discriminate underground nuclear explosions;

Target areas: Quezon City

Personnel involved: Rey Macaspac

E. Instrumentation Research and Development

The main objectives of the program are:

(1)To operate and maintain a digital strong motion network in Metro Manila and other places of concern;

(2) To determine important ground characteristics of various study areas that are important inputs to earthquake engineering studies using strong-motion data;

(3) To generate an intensity-distance equation that is needed for making reliable seismic hazard assessment, and

(4) to archive digital strong motion data for use of researchers and the earthquake engineering community through collaborative research partnerships with the institute

  1. Development, testing & deployment of Tsunami Sensor

Rationale and objectives

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Target areas: Metro Manila

Personnel involved: Arnaldo A. Melosantos


  1. PHIVOLCS-ASTI Earthquake and Tsunami Mass Texting System

Rationale and objectives

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Target areas: Metro Manila

Personnel involved: Melquiades Figueroa II