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Philippines: NDRRMC Update: SitRep No. 2 re Preparedness Measures for Tropical Depression ''Crising''

15 April 2017 - 1:06pm
Source: Government of the Philippines Country: Philippines

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

13 April 2017
The monitored Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 900 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur (8.0°N, 134.5°E).

14 April 2017
The LPA 'f'as estimated based on all available data at 615 km East of Surigao City, Suriga9 del Sur (9'.8°N, 131.0°E) at 10:00 AM.

At 4:00 AM, the LPA developed into a Tropical Depression (TD) and was named "CRISING".

Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) No. 1 is raised in Sorsogon, Albay, and Masbate including Ticao Island in Luzon and Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Samar, Biliran, and northern portion of Leyte in Visayas.

15 April 2017
At 4:00 AM, the center of TD ''CRISING" was estimated at 220 km East of Guiuan, Eastern Samar (10.9°N, 127.7°E) with maximum winds of up to 55 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 68 kph. It is forecast to move West Northwest at 22 kph.

At 5:00 PM, TCWS No. 1 is raised in Sorsogon, Burias Island, Romblon, Masbate, Ticao Island, Aklan, Antique, lloilo, Capiz, Cebu, Negros Occidental, Northern Samar, Samar, Eastern Samar, Biliran, Leyte, And Southern Leyte.

At 6:30 PM, TD "CRISING" has made landfall over Hemani, Eastern Samar.

After making landfall, 11CRISING" has weakened into a Low Pressure Area. All TCWS are now lifted. Light to moderate rains is still expected over Visayas and Regions V and CARAGA.

Philippines: NDRRMC Update: SitRep No. 1 re Preparedness Measures for Tropical Depression ''Crising''

15 April 2017 - 2:00am
Source: Government of the Philippines Country: Philippines

SITUATION OVERVIEW

A. Chronology

13 April 2017

The monitored Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 900 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur (8.0N, 134.5E) at 10:00AM. The weather disturbance is expected to bring moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms over Eastern Visayas, Southern Luzon, and Northern Mindanao by weekend. It is possible to intensify into a tropical depression within the next 24 hours.

14 April 2017

The Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 615 km East of Surigao City, Surigao del Sur (9.8N, 131.0E) at 10:00AM. The weather disturbance is expected to bring moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms over the regions of Eastern Visayas and CARAGA. Meanwhile, Bicol Region and the rest of Visayas and of Mindanao will have light to moderate rains and thunderstorms. Metro Manila will experience generally light rains, apart from some isolated thunderstorms, starting Sunday.

The LPA developed into a Tropical Depression and was named "CRISING".

Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) No, 1 is raised in Sorsogon, Albay, and Masbate including Ticao Island in Luzon and Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Samar, Biliran, and northern portion of Leyte in Visayas.

Forecast to make landfall over Samar Island on Saturday, 15 April 2017 early afternoon and expected to traverse Southern Luzon area particularly Masbate, Romblon, Mindoro until Sunday, 16 April 2017 in the evening.

15 April 2017, 4:00 AM

The center of Tropical Depression "CRISING" was estimated at 220 km East of Guivan, Eastern Samar (10.9°N, 127.7°E) with maximum winds of up to 55 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 68 kph. It is forecast to move West Northwest at 22 kph.

Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) No. 1 is raised in Sorsogon, Albay, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Burias Island, Romblon, Masbate including Ticao Island in Luzon and Aklan, Capiz, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Samar, Biliran, and northern portion of Leyte in Visayas.

World: Weekly Epidemiological Record (WER), 14 April 2017, vol. 92, no. 15 (pp. 181–192) [EN/FR]

14 April 2017 - 3:54am
Source: World Health Organization Country: American Samoa, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Colombia, Cook Islands, Easter Island (Chile), Fiji, French Polynesia (France), Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), New Caledonia (France), Palau, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Thailand, Tonga, Vanuatu, Viet Nam, World

Contents
- 181 Immunization and Vaccinerelated Implementation Research Advisory Committee (IVIR-AC): summary of conclusions and recommendations, 1–2 February 2017 meeting
- 188 Zika virus: an epidemiological update

Sommaire
- 181 Comité consultatif sur la vaccination et la recherche sur la mise en œuvre des vaccins (IVIR-AC): résumé des conclusions et recommandations, réunion du 1er et 2 février 2017
- 188 Virus Zika: le point de la situation épidémiologique

Philippines: NDRRMC Update: Sitrep No.7 re Effects of April 2017 Series of EQs in Batangas

14 April 2017 - 2:09am
Source: Government of the Philippines Country: Philippines

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW:

  • A phenomenon called earthquake swarm is currently happening at Batangas. An earthquake swarm is a burst of earthquake activity clustered in a specific area in a short period of time due to movement of a fault. The Batangas swarm started on 04 April at 8:58 PM and is still ongoing to date.

  • The following are the recorded earthquakes with the magnitude of 4.0 and above, which occurred in the province since 04 April 2017.

II. EFFECTS

A. INCIDENTS MONITORED

As of 11 April 2017, a total of three (3) incidents were reported in Calabarzon. Of which two (2) are landslides and one (1) ground rupture.

B. AFFECTED POPULATION

To date, a total of 6,480 families or 28,849 persons were affected. Of which, 5,751 families or 25,204 persons were served and took temporary shelter in 64 evacuation centers in the Province of Batangas.

C. CASUALTIES

INJURED_6

A total of six (6) injured were reported in Batangas Province of which one (1) is from Mabini, four (4) from Tinglo, and one (1) from Batangas city.

D. DAMAGED HOUSES

To date, a total of of 3,263 damaged houses were reported in the Province of Batangas. Of which, 568 were totally damaged and 2,695 were partially damaged.

Myanmar: UNHCR South East Asia 2017 Funding Update as of 12 April 2017

14 April 2017 - 12:12am
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand
  • 132.3 M required for 2017
  • 20.9 M contributions received, representing 16% of requirements
  • 111.4 M funding gap for South East Asia

All figures are displayed in USD

Philippines: Philippines - Earthquake activity UPDATE (GDACS, USGS, NDRRMC, Media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 13 April 2017)

13 April 2017 - 9:09pm
Source: European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Country: Philippines
  • The seismic activity in the Philippines continued on 12 April. A new earthquake of magnitude 5.4 M at a depth of 10 km hit central Mindanao at 20.01 UTC. The epicentre was located approx. 20 km east of Wao (Lanao del Sur). USGS-PAGER indicates shaking up to "strong " for 9 000 people.

  • A 5.8 M earthquake hit the same area on 11 April, damaging 117 houses in the municipality of Wao (Lanao del Sur) and another 59 in Kalilangan (Bukindon).

Philippines: Philippines - Earthquake activity - ECHO Daily Map | 12/04/2017

12 April 2017 - 9:47pm
Source: European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Country: Philippines

Philippines: Philippines - Earthquake activity (GDACS, NDRRMC, Local Media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 12 April 2017)

12 April 2017 - 9:21am
Source: European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Country: Philippines
  • The increased seismic activity of the past 10 days in the Philippines continued on 11 April with a 5.8 Mw earthquake in Mindanao.
  • The earthquake took place at 21.21 UTC at a shallow depth of 8km and its epicentre was in the Wao municipality. Shaking was up to "Very Strong" for 36 000 people. As of 6.00 UTC on 12 April, the Philippine News Agency reports tens of homes and public buildings damaged in a number of villages in Wao.
  • Meanwhile, 12 350 people remain displaced by the 5.9 Mw earthquake in the province of Batangas (southern Luzon) on 8 April, as reported by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.
  • Since the beginning of April, six earthquakes of magnitude higher than 5.5 have hit the Philippines archipelago, three of which directly affected the population, causing damage and displacements.

Philippines: NDRRMC Update: Sitrep No.6 re Effects of Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake in Mabini, Batangas

12 April 2017 - 2:08am
Source: Government of the Philippines Country: Philippines

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW:

On 08 April 2017, a 5.6 and 6.0 magnitude earthquakes were felt in Mabini, Batangas at 3:07 PM and 3:09 PM, respectively.

II. EFFECTS

A. INCIDENTS MONITORED

As of 11 April 2017, a total of three (3) incidents were reported in Calabarzon. Of which two (2) are landslides and one (1) ground rupture.

B. AFFECTED POPULATION

To date, a total of 6,247 families or 27,437 persons were affected. Of which, 6,122 or 26,902 were served and took temporary shelter in 62 evacuation centers in Batangas Province.

C. CASUALTIES

INJURED_6

A total of six (6) injured were reported in Batangas Province of which one (1) is from Mabini, four (4) from Tinglo, and one (1) from Batangas city.

D. DAMAGED HOUSES

To date, a total of of 2,614 damaged houses were reported in Batangas province; of which, 506 were totally damaged and 2,108 were partially damaged.

Philippines: NDRRMC Update: Sitrep No.5 re Effects of Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake in Mabini, Batangas

12 April 2017 - 1:59am
Source: Government of the Philippines Country: Philippines

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW:

On 08 April 2017, a 5.6 and 6.0 magnitude earthquakes were felt in Mabini, Batangas at 3:07 PM and 3:09 PM, respectively.

II. EFFECTS

B. AFFECTED POPULATION

To date, a total of 5,528 families or 21,549 persons were affected. Of which, 2,139 or 10,917 were served and took temporary shelter in 45 evacuation centers in Batangas Province.

C. CASUALTIES

INJURED_6

  • A total of six (6) injured were reported in Batangas Province. (1 - Mabini and 5 - Tingloy)

Philippines: 800 families affected by armed conflict incident in Samar province return home, get ‘pabaon’ packs from DSWD

11 April 2017 - 5:57am
Source: Government of the Philippines Country: Philippines

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) provided assistance to some 837 families in Calbiga, Samar who evacuated due to fear of being caught in the crossfire between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and members of the New People’s Army (NPA).

The families, who were from 15 hinterland barangays, journeyed last April 4 to seek for temporary refuge at the municipal covered basketball court because of the continuing presence of Community Service Groups (CSG) of the 87th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army in four upland barangays of the municipality.

Based on reports from the field, included in the mass evacuation were 933 children, 35 pregnant women, six persons with disability, and 112 senior citizens which immediately caused concern to the DSWD administration because of the huge number of vulnerable individuals exposed to unsanitary and unsafe conditions.

The local government tried to move the displaced locals into evacuation centers. However, the community residents declined the offer and rallied for the pull out of the military in their barangays, which the local government granted through negotiations with the displaced families and the People’s Surge, an alliance of disaster survivors in the region. The civilians said that they would be fine so long as the military pulls out of their communities.

The Department, through its Field Office in Region VIII, extended “pabaon” packs over the weekend to the affected families comprised of six kilos of rice, canned goods, packs of instant coffee, bottled water, and non-food items such as malong and blankets.

In addition, the local government of Calbiga provided transportation assistance to the displaced locals for their return to their homes.

Meanwhile, DSWD Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo said that the Department will continue to monitor the situation of the affected families and ensure their safety as they go back to their own barangays.

“We will continue to assess the needs of the displaced families and provide appropriate interventions to them if still needed because most of the individuals displaced by the incident are part of the vulnerable sector. The Department will ensure their safety and we hope that similar incidents like this will not happen in the future,” said Sec. Taguiwalo.

“The focus of our attention during incidents of armed conflict is the plight of civilians who are always the most affected. We appeal to both armed parties to ensure that civilians are not caught in the crossfire, especially children and senior citizens who are most vulnerable,” she said.

Philippines: Gov’t scales up relief efforts for Batangas-quake survivors

11 April 2017 - 5:46am
Source: Government of the Philippines Country: Philippines

Following the directives of President Rodrigo R. Duterte to continue to provide relief assistance to the affected families of the magnitude 5.6 and magnitude 6.0 twin earthquakes in Batangas before his departure to the Middle East, concerned disaster response agencies created a joint task force to reinforce the relief efforts in the affected municipalities.

A team composed of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Department of Health (DOH), Philippine Red Cross (PRC), and Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) and Provincial Health Office (PHO) of Batangas, will conduct Psychosocial Processing (PSP) to displaced families in Mabini and Tingloy, Batangas.

Another team, comprised of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) IV-A, Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), PRC, DSWD-Disaster Response Assistance and Management Bureau (DREAMB) and FO-CALABARZON, and PSWDO of Batangas, is also set to conduct data validation on the affected families and damaged houses and infrastructures starting today in the said municipalities.

As of today’s latest report, a total of 2,139 families or 10,917 persons have been displaced and are being served in Batangas Province, all of whom, used to take temporary shelter in 45 evacuation centers.

Additional assistance has already been delivered by the DSWD-National Resource Operations Office (NROO) consisting of water, bolts and knots, and high energy biscuits to the PSWDO of Batangas which was already distributed and utilized by the earthquake survivors.

Moreover, the DSWD FO-CALABARZON sent additional 500 Family Food Packs in Tingloy, 1,280 and 288 packs of ready-to-eat food in Mabini and Batangas City, respectively, bringing the total amount provided by the DSWD to earthquake victims in Batangas to P1,598,296.

For now, DSWD Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo directed staff members from the Central Office and FO-CALABARZON to continue the conduct of Rapid Damage Assessment and Needs Analysis (RDANA) in the affected areas and ensure that the basic needs of all the affected locals are met.

“I have instructed our concerned units and offices to augment the needed resources and provide appropriate interventions to affected individuals, especially to the children, pregnant women, PWDs and senior citizens who are members of the vulnerable sector. We continue to strengthen our coordination with the local government, the DOH, and the PRC to provide for their immediate needs. We also appeal to the Filipino people to ensure earthquake preparedness in their own homes and communities. Preparedness is our best defense against calamities, and when we are prepared, rehabilitation after disasters becomes faster and easier than it ordinarily would be if we were caught unaware and unprepared,” said Sec. Taguiwalo.

Sri Lanka: Assistance from Philippine to rebuild infrastructure affected by “Roanu”

11 April 2017 - 5:25am
Source: Government of Sri Lanka Country: Philippines, Sri Lanka

Government of Philippines donated USD 100,000 to the Government of Sri Lanka to rebuild the infrastructure affected by cyclone “Roanu”, which caused heavy damages in May 2016.

The donation was handed over by Enrique Manalo, Acting Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Philippines (Minister) on 5th April 2017 to Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the Philippines, Mrs. Aruni Ranaraja at a special ceremony held at the Department of Foreign Affairs of Philippines in Manila.

Mr. Manalo speaking at the event said, “We feel the pain and anguish of those affected, whose lives have been drastically changed by that tragic event. Because we also experience such natural calamities, the Filipino people too know the pain of loss and devastation”.

Receiving the donation, Ambassador Ranaraja expressed gratitude for the gesture of support and solidarity of the Government of the Philippines towards the people of Sri Lanka at a time of special need. Further, Ambassador conveyed that the Government of Sri Lanka is planning to utilize the present donation in establishing a community drinking water scheme including a water purification unit to service some of the needy areas in the Aranayaka Division such as Kalugala, Wasanthagama and Habalallawa settlement schemes. The community water supply scheme will cater to more than 150 families in the resettled areas.

Tropical storm “Roanu” hit Sri Lanka on 15 May 2016 causing widespread flooding and landslides in 22 districts. At least 52 people died and 99 were reported missing.

Philippines: DSWD sends P1.3 million worth of initial aid to quake-hit Batangas

10 April 2017 - 9:01am
Source: Government of the Philippines Country: Philippines

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has provided a total of P1,397,880-worth of initial relief assistance to families affected by the 6.0-magnitude earthquake that hit provinces in the CALABARZON Region on April 8, particularly the Batangas province, where the epicenter of the tremor was located. The earthquake was felt at varying intensities in different parts of Luzon.

Of the total amount, P644,116 was provided to the municipality of Mabini, Batangas; P286,480 to the island town of Tingloy; and, P9,504 to Batangas City. The Department also provided a total of P457,780 worth of assistance to the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) of the province for distribution to the affected residents.

The assistance includes tents, blankets, bottled water, family-food packs, ready-to-eat food, and energy drinks, which were delivered to DSWD- Field Office (FO) CALABARZON and Batangas PDRRMO yesterday for distribution to the hard-hit municipalities.

As of 7PM yesterday, a total of 1,222 families or 6,022 individuals have been displaced by the earthquake in nine cities and municipalities in the province, namely: Agoncillo, Batangas City, Mabini, San Luis, San Pascual, and Tingloy.

According to DSWD-FO CALABARZON, the affected families leave their houses at night to evacuate to safer places for fear of aftershocks. The field office continues to conduct field assessment to check on the status of the affected residents, and is in close coordination with the local government unit of the province, particularly the Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) – CALABARZON for significant updates on the relief efforts.

The DSWD Disaster Response Assistance and Management Bureau (DReAMB) is still on BLUE Alert status. #

Philippines: Disaster preparations a year-round effort – DSWD

10 April 2017 - 8:33am
Source: Government of the Philippines Country: Philippines

With natural and man-made disasters threatening the country at any time of the year, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is continuously enhancing its disaster response operations through systems improvement, and partnerships.

Disaster Response and Management Bureau (DREAMB) Assistant Director Carlos Padolina said that the DSWD never stops in preparing for the occurrence of a disaster.

No less than DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo has acknowledged that disasters may occur anytime, like the Batangas earthquake on April 4 and today’s 5.4 tremor in Samar, including sporadic armed conflicts in various areas.

Asst. Dir. Padolina mentioned that the DSWD continues to ensure the readiness of the family food packs in the different regions, as well as in the regional warehouses of the Department for prompt delivery in disaster affected areas.

Production of family food packs through the Mechanized Production System and Manual Production is a year-round effort to maintain the 100,000 stockpile of family food packs at the National Resource Operations Center (NROC) in Pasay City, at any given time.

He bared that the DSWD is currently coordinating with the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) regarding the possible changes in the contents of the DSWD Family Food Packs. At present, each food pack contains six kilos of rice, four cans of corned beef, four cans of sardines, and six sachets of coffee.

The Department is carefully studying the nutritional value of the food packs, especially as to calorie, protein, and fats requirement content. It also plans to add water purifying tablets in each food pack to ensure clean and potable water for disaster-affected families.

Meanwhile, Asst. Dir. Padolina reiterated that concerned citizens who are able and willing are welcome to help DSWD in its disaster response through volunteer work and/or donations.

He shared that DSWD welcomes both local and foreign donations, cash or in-kind. For cash donations, deposits may be made to the following Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) accounts:

DOLLAR SAVING ACCOUNT FOR FOREIGN DONATION

Account Name : DSWD FOREIGN DONATION Account Number : 3124-0055-81 Swift Code : TLBPPHMMXXX Bank Address : Landbank of the Philippines Batasan Branch, Constitution Hills, Quezon City

PESO CURRENT ACCOUNT

Account Name : DSWD DONATION Account Number : 3122-101184 Bank Address : Landbank of the Philippines Batasan Branch Constitution Hills, Quezon City

On the other hand, in-kind donations are also welcome and may be sent to the different DSWD Central and Regional Offices.

Cash donations are used for the purchase of food and non-food items during disaster relief operations and for rehabilitation efforts, while in-kind donations may be used to augment relief supplies for disaster victims.

Asst. Dir. Padolina stressed, “We assure the public that DSWD is transparent, and utilization of cash donations will be fully accounted for and regularly reported. He said that DSWD puts premium in delivering service with integrity embodied in the core message of “may malasakit at maagap na serbisyo na walang puwang sa katiwalian (compassionate and efficient public service without any room for corruption).”

Asst. Dir. Padolina said that DSWD has funds for its programs, but also knows that donating is a way of showing kindness and compassion to the public.

If the donors would like to help without donating to the Department, DSWD can still extend assistance by facilitating meetings or meet-ups between the donors and indigent, needy families and communities.

Either way, the DSWD Asst. Dir. reiterated that the primary concern of the Department is that the donations reach the intended beneficiaries in a timely manner. #

Sri Lanka: Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (04-10 April 2017)

10 April 2017 - 6:38am
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Indonesia, New Caledonia (France), Philippines, Sri Lanka, World

SRI LANKA

As of 5 April, 900,000 drought-affected people have been classed as severely food insecure, of which 80,000 need immediate support to mitigate the impact of the drought and 25,000 require urgent humanitarian assistance. The loss of two consecutive harvests due to poor rainfall has impacted food security and resilience. As a consequence of the poor Maha harvest, seeds for the Yala season are “seriously compromised.” This, coupled with water shortages, could exacerbate the situation if the Yala harvest is severely impacted as expected.

900,000 severely food insecure

INDONESIA

Following a landslide in Nganjuk District of East Java on 9 April, one person has been confirmed dead and four people are missing.
The incident did not result in any displacement. Local government declared a two-week response period to accelerate the search efforts.
Meanwhile, search activities for 24 people missing following the 1 April landslide in Ponorogo District of East Java, was interrupted due to a further landslide on 9 April. This damaged two houses as well as four vehicles and an excavator used for search activities.
Flooding in Samarinda Municipality of East Kalimantan between 4 and 7 April 2017 have inundated around 10,000 houses and directly affected around 25,000 people. No casualties have been reported.

PHILIPPINES

On 8 April, two earthquakes measuring 5.6- and 6.0-magnitude occurred near the town of Mabini,
Batangas province. No casualties have been reported, but approximately 6,000 people, half in the capital Batangas City, were temporarily evacuated. All evacuation centres were closed on 9 April. Minor damage to buildings and infrastructure was reported. Regional emergency management, social welfare and health authorities have provided food, tents and medical supplies to those affected. On 4 April, a 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck near the town of Tingloy, Batangas, resulting in a declaration of a state of calamity by the provincial government.

6,000 temporarily evacuated

NEW CALEDONIA

On 8 April Tropical Cyclone Cook made landfall on Vanuatu bringing strong winds, heavy rain and rough seas. Hundreds of people were moved to evacuation centres as a result of flooding. After moving south-west and increasing in strength, TC Cook struck northern New Caledonia as a category-two storm on 10 April. With winds of up to 200 kilometres per hour, floods and waves as tall as 10 metres were forecast by weather authorities.
The Directorate of Civil Security and Risk Management issued a level-two cyclone alert for the northern province requiring people to remain inside their homes or emergency shelters.

Philippines: Philippine Red Cross relief efforts for April 8 Batangas earthquake ongoing

10 April 2017 - 12:56am
Source: Philippine National Red Cross Country: Philippines

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has deployed ambulances, 6x6 truck, rescue vehicle, generator sets, Welfare teams, food and medical and family tents as part of its emergency and relief efforts for the magnitude 5.6 and 6.0 earthquakes that shook Mabini, Batangas, and nearby towns at 3:07 p.m. and 3:09 p.m., respectively, on April 8, 2017, Saturday.

Four days prior, on April 4, the province also experienced an earthquake, a magnitude 5.5 tremor with epicenter in Tingloy.

The April 8 twin earthquakes were results of new movements in the Lubang Fault line, and were not aftershocks to the April 4 quake. But they are all related, according to Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Philvolcs) Director Renato Solidum.

Philippine Red Cross Batangas Chapter was first on the scene again and was able to provide relief and assistance immediately. Red Cross trained staff and volunteers were able to perform first aid management to those who experienced fainting and dizziness, transported a number of patients, assisted in evacuation from malls and hospitals, and provided welfare services to those affected.

As of 9:00 p.m. on April 8, 2017, PRC has deployed the following:

  • 5 ambulances (3 from Batangas Chapter, 2 from National Headquarters)

  • 1 Rescue vehicle

  • 4x4 service vehicle

  • 6x6 truck

  • Hot-Meals-on-Wheels van

  • 50 tents (30 medical; 20 family)

  • 3 generator sets

  • 11 Welfare teams for psychological first aid and psychosocial support

PRC has also immediately responded to Mabini Mayor Noel Luistro’s request for assistance through establishing medical tents for temporary shelter of hospital patients and transporting patients from Mabini General Hospital to San Pascual Hospital.

PRC continuously reminds the public to always be prepared and know what to do during disasters. PRC Hazards App, gives users warnings for different types of hazards—tsunamis, typhoons, floods, volcanic eruptions, and earthquakes. The warnings are issued by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), and are personalized according to area and even the people the user wants to keep tabs on during emergencies. It also offers tips on how to prepare lifeline kits, and what to do during and after specific types of hazards.

Be alert and stay alert! Download the PRC Hazards App now, available for free on the App Store and Google Playstore. Once downloaded, the app can function even when offline.

Philippines: Philippines - Earthquake (GDACS, NDRRMC, Media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 09 April 2017)

10 April 2017 - 12:31am
Source: European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Country: Philippines
  • On 8 April 2017, three strong earthquakes occurred in main island of Luzon - Batangas province - with magnitudes ranged from 5.0 to 5.9 M and epicentre 100 km south of Manila.

  • According to national authorities some building suffered minor damages and few were partially damaged. Also Landslides occurred near the cities of Batangas, Mabini, and Agoncillo. Temporally in the region there were recorded power cuts. Some general hospitals evacuated their patients temporary. So far there has been reported only one injured and no fatalities.

  • More than 5 000 people have been evacuated from Mabini, San Luis, Bauan, Taal and Batanagas city, fearing strong aftershocks.

  • As of 8 April the national authorities raised the alert status to RED ALERT to ensure a proper monitoring, coordination and response to the affected areas.

Indonesia: ASEAN Weekly Disaster Update, 03 - 09 April 2017

10 April 2017 - 12:15am
Source: Association of Southeast Asian Nations Country: Indonesia, Philippines

Indonesia

  • Flooding in Samarinda City, East Kalimantan Province, affected about 15,000 people. The local authority also evacuated 2,000 people due to the incident.

  • In Banten Province, flood also affected nearly 1,050 people in Serang and 366 people in Cilegon City. 266 people were also evacuated by the local authority of Cilegon.

  • Subsequently, flood has submerged 1,620 houses in Jember and 600 houses in Jombang District, Province of East Java.

  • Strong wind hit Bandung Barat, West Java Province. The local authority reported that 590 house were damaged because of the incident.

Philippines

  • On 8 April 2017, Two earthquakes with magnitude of 5.6 and 6.0 have shook Mabini, Batangas Province. Several houses were reportedly damaged. Moreover, 6,022 people were also affected and evacuated because of the incident.

Philippines: NDRRMC Update: Sitrep No.4 re Effects of Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake in Mabini, Batangas

9 April 2017 - 11:06pm
Source: Government of the Philippines Country: Philippines

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW:

  • On 08 April 2017, a 5.6 and 6.0 magnitude earthquakes were felt in Mabini, Batangas at 3:07 PM and 3:09 PM, respectively.

II. EFFECTS

B. AFFECTED POPULATION

  • To date, a total of 1,222 families or 6,022 persons are affected and currently served inside 19 identified evacuation centers in Batangas Province.

C. CASUALTIES

INJURED_1

  • One (1) male from Mabini, Batangas was reported to have sustained an injured arm due to pieces of a shattered glass pieces at a glass and aluminium shop where the victim works. The victim was immediately brought to Bauan General Hospital for medical treatment.

Source: OCD CALABARZON & Batangas LDRRMC