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The Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (DOST-PHIVOLCS) organized two (2) Information Campaigns in Dingalan, Aurora and Gabaldon, Nueva Ecija last May 24 and 25, 2023, respectively.

The half-day activities, in collaboration with the municipalities of Dingalan and Gabaldon, were held to enhance the participants' knowledge on earthquake hazards and the PHIVOLCS Earthquake Intensity Scale (PEIS). The audience - composed of barangay officials, teachers, and disaster risk reduction and management officers- were also equipped on how they can actively prepare and respond as a community in the event of an earthquake.

Moreover, DOST-PHIVOLCS also showcased its 118th and 119th seismic stations installed at Barangay Pinamalisan, Gabaldon and Barangay Umiray, Dingalan, respectively. The solar-powered satellite-telemetered seismic stations are equipped with earthquake monitoring and satellite data transmission systems and are capable of transmitting seismic records to DOST-PHIVOLCS’s Data Receiving Center (DRC) in Quezon City in near real-time. The Republic Act 10344 or the Risk Reduction and Preparedness Equipment Protection Act of 2012 was also discussed during the information campaigns to highlight the community’s role in keeping the equipment secured.

The Institute expresses its gratitude to the host municipalities, especially to its people where the seismic stations are installed, for their cooperation and support.


DOST-PHIVOLCS conducts an IEC campaign about Earthquake and Tsunami hazards awareness and preparedness in Dingalan, Aurora and Gabaldon, Nueva Ecija on May 24 and 25, 2023, respectively. (Above) Dingalan, Aurora (below) Gabaldon, Nueva Ecija.