Latest S&T News in REGION 8

Eastern Samar quake not expected to cause much damage — DOST exec
Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
The earthquake that occurred in eastern Samar on Tuesday afternoon was expected to cause less damage compared to the Zambales quake. In an interview on Unang Hirit, Department of Science and Technology Undersecretary and Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology Officer-in-Charge Renato Solidum said the 6.5-magnitude quake on Tuesday was caused by the downward movement of Philippine sea plates in Eastern Samar along the Philippine Trench, which moved quickly from offshore Bicol to offshore Davao Oriental. Sometimes, Solidum said, this type of movement causes strong quakes. Tuesday's quake had a depth of up to 63 kilometers. Solidum said PHIVOLCS has recorded up to 53 aftershocks since midnight and that the strongest aftershock was 4.6 magnitude that occurred at 2 p.m. on Tuesd...   read full story

Primer on the 23 April 2019 Magnitude 6.5 Eastern Samar Earthquake
Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2019
What is happening at Samar and vicinity?   At 1:37 PM on 23 April 2019, Tuesday, a strong earthquake of Magnitude 6.5 shook the island of Samar and vicinity. The epicenter is located 9 kilometers northwest of San Julian, Eastern Samar at a depth of 65 kilometers. Small-magnitude earthquakes followed afterwards. As of 6:00 PM of 23 April 2019, 37 aftershocks have been recorded by the PHIVOLCS-DOST seismic monitoring network.   Based on preliminary intensity reports, the strongest ground shaking was felt at PHIVOLCS Earthquake Intensity Scale (PEIS) VI (Very Strong) in San Julian in Eastern Samar. Intensity V (Strong) was felt in Tacloban City, Palo and Pastrana in Leyte; Catbalogan City in Samar; General McArthur, Salcedo and Guiuan in Eastern Samar; Catarman in Northern Samar and Naval...   read full story

Magnitude 6.5 na lindol, yumanig sa Eastern Samar
Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2019
MAYNILA (UPDATE) -- Niyanig ng magnitude 6.5 lindol nitong hapon ng Martes ang Eastern Samar, wala pang 24 oras matapos tumama ang isang magnitude 6.1 lindol sa Zambales. Tumama ang lindol sa layong ...   read full story

Primer on the Magnitude 6.5 Eastern Samar earthquake
Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2019
What is happening at Samar and vicinity? At 1:37 PM on 23 April 2019, Tuesday, a strong earthquake of Magnitude 6.5 shook the island of Samar and vicinity. The epicenter is located 9 kilometers north...   read full story

INFOSERBILIS: A NEW INFORMATION AUTHORITY SOURCE
Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Formal Launch and Workshop Training for DOST InfoSerbilis at Bayview Park Hotel Manila, attended by various representatives from DOST Regional offices and attached agencies  There are a lot of source...   read full story

DOST VIII - Peer Review of DOST VIII 2018 Performance and 2019 Target Setting
Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2019
Question and Answer between the Peer reviewers (from left, Engr. Paradela, DOST7 RD; Engr. Gelonga, DOST6 RD;Usec. Brenda of Regional Operations; Ms. Mallonga, DOST13 RD; Ms. De Guzman, Internal Aud...   read full story

#VisayasRSM2019
Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2019
The participants composed of the NAST members, DOST, PSTCs, SUCs, government agencies, VIP guests, discussant/reactor, rapporteur and speakers on the second day of Visayas RSM 2019. First in th...   read full story

Magnitude 4.5 na lindol, naranasan sa Eastern Samar
Posted: Sunday, April 07, 2019
Isang lindol na may 4.5 na magnitude ang naramdaman sa ilang bahagi ng Eastern Visayas nitong Linggo, Abril 7 ng umaga. Ang naturang lindol ay nadama dakong 5:58 ng umaga at sinundan ito ng dal...   read full story