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PHIVOLCS HAND OVER HAZARD MAPS TO BOHOL LGU PDF Print
Tuesday, 12 April 2016 15:52

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) handed over new Bohol hazard maps to the local government last April 4, 2016 at the Conference Room of Governor’s Mansion in Tagbilaran City, Bohol.

PHIVOLCS hand over Bohol hazard maps

A press conference, InfoSentro sa PHIVOLCS, was held and Dr. Renato U. Solidum, Jr., PHIVOLCS Director, gave an update regarding the new earthquake monitoring stations located in Bohol and nearby areas, and what has been done by PHIVOLCS after the 2013 Bohol Earthquake.

During the press conference, Dr. Solidum said that the residents of Bohol can be rest assured that no more large earthquake would occur generated by the North Bohol Fault. However, he also talked about the possibility of a large earthquake occurring in Bohol generated by the East Bohol Fault and encouraged everyone to prepare for the said possibility.

Dr. Solidum talked about the multi-hazard mapping and re-assessment and validation of previous hazard maps in Bohol conducted by PHIVOLCS staff and presented the updated hazard maps for earthquake-induced landslide, earthshaking, ground rupture, liquefaction, and tsunami. The hazard maps should be use as basis for disaster prevention, mitigation, preparedness and response plans of the local government.

Mr. Anthony Damalerio, Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Mitigation (PDRRM) Officer, received the hazard maps and said that they would use the maps in their disaster preparedness and rescue plans.

Bohol Governor Edgar Chatto held a meeting with Dr. Solidum and other PHIVOLCS staff to discuss the hazard maps handed over to the province of Bohol and a possibility of putting up an earthquake museum in the province.

The island of Bohol experienced a Magnitude 7.2 earthquake last October 15, 2013. The earthquake was generated by the reverse fault movement of North Bohol Fault and had caused damages in different municipalities. PHIVOLCS had been conducting, multi-hazard mapping and re-assessment and validation of previous hazard maps in Bohol. Updated hazard maps for earthquake-induced landslide, earthshaking, ground rupture, liquefaction, and tsunami are now available.

 
PHIVOLCS CONDUCTS TEACHERS’ TRAINING IN TAGBILARAN, BOHOL PDF Print
Monday, 11 April 2016 14:47

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) conducted a three day “Training on Communicating Earthquake, Tsunami, and Volcanic Hazards for High School Teacher” last April 5-7, 2016 at the Arabelle Suites, Tagbilaran City, Bohol.

The three-day training aims to prime selected high school teachers from Cogon High School Evening Class, Cr. Cecilio Putong National High School, Manga National High School, Mansasa National High School, Tagbilaran City Science High School, San Isidro National High School, and Tagbilaran City SPED High School on basic information about the science of volcano, earthquake, tsunami and their hazards, and how to communicate these information to prepare their students. Representatives from Department of Education (DepEd) Bohol, Department of Science and Technology – Provincial Science and Technology Center (DOST-PSTC), and Telephone and Radio System Integrated Emergency Response (TaRSIER) 117 also participated in the training.

The training followed the outline of the ‘Teachers’ Module: Earthquake, Tsunami, and Volcanic Hazards Basic Concepts and Preparedness Measures’ developed by PHIVOLCS. During the training, PHIVOLCS staff gave lectures in earthquake, tsunami, volcano, and their hazards. The participants also engaged in activities such as Field/School Survey, Output Presentations, Practical Exercises, Experiments, and Teaching Demonstration. Information Materials from PHIVOLCS were also given to the participants.

This program of PHIVOLCS intends to capacitate teachers to help school children learn how to prepare, respond, and protect oneself during earthquake and tsunami since children are vulnerable to the dangers brought by these occurrences.

PHIVOLCS demonstrates seismic waves using slinky or a helical spring Participants perform "duck/drop, cover, and hold" during the training 

Participant explains their workshop out on Nature of Hazards The participants of the 3-day teachers' training.

The island of Bohol experienced a Magnitude 7.2 earthquake last October 15, 2013. The earthquake was generated by the reverse fault movement of North Bohol Fault and had caused damages in different municipalities. PHIVOLCS had been conducting, multi-hazard mapping and re-assessment and validation of previous hazard maps in Bohol. Updated hazard maps for earthquake-induced landslide, earthshaking, ground rupture, liquefaction, and tsunami are now available.

 
PRESS RELEASE: PHIVOLCS-DOST ESTABLISHES NEW SEISMIC STATIONS AND CONDUCTS TEACHERS’ TRAINING IN BOHOL PDF Print
Monday, 04 April 2016 17:27

Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines, 4 April 2016

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology – Department of Science and Technology (PHIVOLCS-DOST) held a press conference, PHIVOLCS InfoSentro, and gave an update regarding the new earthquake monitoring stations located in Bohol and nearby areas, and what has been done by PHIVOLCS after the 2013 Bohol Earthquake at the Governor’s Mansion on April 4, 2016.

New broadband seismic stations are installed in Talibon and Garcia Hernandez, Bohol from the period March 28 – April 08, 2016. In addition, a new broadband seismic station was installed in Lazi, Siquijor last February 24, 2016. Three more broadband seismic stations will also be installed in Medellin, San Francisco (Camotes Island), and Dalaguete in Cebu. PHIVOLCS aims to expand the Philippine Seismic Network by establishing additional earthquake monitoring stations located strategically all over the country. The recently established stations are located in and around the Bohol Province. These stations will significantly benefit the province thru increased detectability of events and more accurate and timely determination of earthquake parameters of events generated by active earthquake sources in Bohol. These parameters are important inputs for detailed delineation of earthquake hazards that could possibly affect the province which then be used for disaster prevention, mitigation, preparedness, and response plans of the province. These plans are very important tool for decisions made by authorities in the information provided to the public. This will help us to respond properly when an earthquake occurs.

Moreover, PHIVOLCS will be conducting a three-day “Teachers’ Training on Communicating Earthquake, Tsunami and Volcanic Hazards” for the Department of Education (DepEd) Division of Tagbilaran City on April 5-7, 2016 at the  Arabelle Suites in Tagbilaran City, Bohol.

The three-day training aims to prime selected high school teachers in seven (7) schools of Tagbilaran City Division on basic information about the science of volcano, earthquake, tsunami and their hazards, and how to communicate these information to prepare their students.

This program of PHIVOLCS intends to capacitate teachers to help school children learn how to prepare, respond, and protect oneself during earthquake and tsunami since children are vulnerable to the dangers brought by these occurrences.

The island of Bohol experienced a Magnitude 7.2 earthquake last October 15, 2013. The earthquake was generated by the reverse fault movement of North Bohol Fault and had caused damages in different municipalities. PHIVOLCS had been conducting, multi-hazard mapping and re-assessment and validation of previous hazard maps in Bohol. Updated hazard maps for earthquake-induced landslide, earthshaking, ground rupture, liquefaction, and tsunami are now available.

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For information about the event, please contact:

Renato U. Solidum, Jr   (02) 926 2611

Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS)-Department of Science and Technology (DOST)

 
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