Philippine Standard Time

Cebu City, Philippines, 25 July 2017

The Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (DOST-PHIVOLCS) will conduct a series of one-day seminar-workshops on Earthquake Awareness and Preparedness for Local Government Units (LGUs) and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Officers of Cebu Province, Cebu City, and Lapu-Lapu City. The seminar-workshop will be held on July 26 and 27, 2017 at Sarrosa International Hotel and Residential Suites, Cebu City

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This series of one-day seminar-workshop aims to enhance the capacity of the participants on basic information about earthquake, tsunami and its hazards, understanding hazard maps, and preparedness and mitigation through detailed lectures focusing on earthquake and tsunami.

Last September 2016, three more broadband earthquake monitoring stations were installed in Medellin, San Francisco (Camotes Island), and Dalaguete in Cebu. Additional instruments were installed in the staff-controlled (manned) earthquake monitoring station in Lapu-Lapu City. These stations significantly benefit the province and the country thru increased detectability of events, more accurate and timely determination of earthquake parameters of events generated by active earthquake sources in Cebu. These parameters are important inputs for detailed plotting of earthquake hazards that could possibly affect the province which then be used for DRRM plan of the province. This plan is a very important tool for decision-makers to come-up with right information provided to the public and respond properly when earthquakes and tsunami occurs.

DOST-PHIVOLCS aims to expand the Philippine Seismic Network by establishing additional earthquake monitoring stations located strategically all over the country for accurate detection of events.

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In addition, DOST-PHIVOLCS will conduct a press conference dubbed as Infosentro sa PHIVOLCS to give update regarding the recent earthquakes and Disaster Risk Reduction programs and projects on July 26, 2017, 10:00 AM at Sarrosa International Hotel and Residential Suites, Cebu City.


For information about the event, please contact:

Dr. Renato U. Solidum, Jr.

Undersecretary for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change, DOST

and Officer-in-Charge, PHIVOLCS


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