• Philippines Oct 29, 2019

    Strong Quake Jolts Southern Philippines; 1 Dead, Dozens Hurt

    A powerful earthquake shook the southern Philippines on Tuesday, killing one person, injuring dozens and sending people dashing out of homes and buildings in a region still recovering from recent strong quakes. The 6.6 magnitude earthquake was caused by movement in a local fault about 7 kilometers (4.3 miles) deep about 25 kilometers northeast of Tulunan town in Cotabato province,...

  • Mayor Jul 27, 2019

    8 Dead, 60 Hurt as Quakes Shake Northern Philippine Isles

    Two strong earthquakes hours apart struck a group of sparsely populated islands in the Luzon Strait in the northern Philippines early Saturday, killing at least eight people, injuring about 60 and damaging ancestral houses famous among tourists. The quakes collapsed homes of stone and wood and roused residents from sleep, said Roldan Esdicul, who heads the Batanes provincial disaster-response office....

  • Germany Apr 11, 2019

    Bones From Philippine Cave Reveal a New Human Cousin

    Fossil bones and teeth found in the Philippines have revealed a long-lost cousin of modern people, which evidently lived around the time our own species was spreading from Africa to occupy the rest of the world. It’s yet another reminder that, although Homo sapiens is now the only surviving member of our branch of the evolutionary tree, we’ve had company...

  • China Sep 17, 2018

    Typhoon Weakens to Tropical Storm After Plowing Into China

    Mangkhut weakened from a typhoon to a tropical storm as it moved deeper into southern China on Monday, leaving death and destruction from Hong Kong to the Philippines. The storm was still affecting southern China’s coast and the provinces of Guangdong, Guangxi and Hainan and rain and strong winds were expected to continue through Tuesday. Hong Kong residents were told...

  • Philippines Jan 24, 2018

    Philippine Volcano Spreads Lava Almost 2 Miles From Crater

    Lava fountaining regularly from the Philippines’ most active volcano has flowed almost 2 miles from the crater in a dazzling but increasingly dangerous eruption. Mount Mayon has spewed lava up to 2,000 feet high at times Tuesday and early Wednesday and its ash plumes stretched up to 3 miles above the crater. Lava flows in two gullies had advanced down...

  • Philippines Jan 23, 2018

    Thousands Flee Philippines Volcano Eruption

    The Philippines’ most active volcano continued to spew fountains of red-hot lava and massive ash plumes on Tuesday. Lava from Mount Mayon shot up more than 2,000 feet while ash rose close to two miles. About 56,000 people have fled the area.

  • Philippines Jan 22, 2018

    Philippine Volcano Explodes, Authorities Raise Alert Level

    The Philippines’ most active volcano exploded thunderously Monday, sending a huge gray column of lava fragments, ash and steam into the sky and prompting authorities to warn that a violent eruption may be imminent. The noontime explosion sent superheated lava, molten rocks and steam cascading down Mount Mayon’s slopes and shrouded nearby villages in darkness, said Renato Solidum of the...

  • Philippines Apr 29, 2017

    Powerful Quake Rouses People From Sleep in South Philippines

    Philippine officials say a powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 has struck off a southern province and prompted a local tsunami warning, but there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

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