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No Filipinos hurt in Chile quake—DFA

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People embrace on the upper floor of an apartment building located a few blocks from the coast where they gathered to avoid a possible tsunami after an earthquake in Iquique, Chile, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. A powerful magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck off Chile's northern coast Tuesday night. There were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage, but buildings shook in nearby Peru and in Bolivia's high altitude capital of La Paz. AP

No Filipinos were hurt in the 8.2 magnitude earthquake that struck off the north coast of Chile early Wednesday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Phivolcs monitoring tsunami possibility after Chile quake

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The Philippines is monitoring sea level changes associated with the 8.2-magnitude earthquake in Northern Chile on Wednesday morning.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

No tsunami threat to PH after magnitude 7 quake off northern California

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The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) saw no threat of a tsunami from the magnitude 7 earthquake that shook northern California.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Indon expert on disaster rehabilitation arrives in PH

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The Indonesian Minister who oversaw the rehabilitation efforts of Indonesia after the 2004 tsunami arrived in the country Friday morning to provide insights on how to manage rehabilitation efforts, a statement from the United Nations said.

Posted: December 13th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

No tsunami threat to PH from Papua New Guinea quake

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There was no threat of a tsunami hitting the Philippines after a strong earthquake struck near Papua New Guinea and Indonesia at noon Saturday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

Posted: April 6th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

No Filipino casualty in Canada quake – DFA

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No Filipino was injured in the 7.7-magnitude earthquake that rocked an island off the west coast of Canada Saturday (Sunday in Manila).

Posted: October 28th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Nearly 15 million people displaced by disasters in 2011

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Floods, storms, earthquakes and a tsunami displaced 14.9 million people last year, 89 percent of them in Asia, according to an estimate by two Norwegian-backed agencies issued here Tuesday.

Posted: June 20th, 2012 in Asia & Pacific,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

No tsunami in the PH after 8.6-magnitude earthquake in Indonesia

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The Philippines is not among the countries under tsunami watch, following the 8.6 magnitude earthquake in Sumatra, Indonesia Wednesday afternoon, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

Posted: April 11th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Japan rapidly recovering beyond its expectations

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Waves of tsunami hit residences after a powerful earthquake in Natori, Miyagi prefecture (state), Japan, March 11, 2011.  The largest earthquake in Japan's recorded history slammed the eastern coast. AP FILE PHOTO

As one nears the airport here, an hour’s drive from the city center, one can notice backhoes in open spaces near the coast just as often as seeing carabaos or threshers in rice fields along the North Luzon Expressway in the Philippines during the harvest season.

Posted: November 17th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Tsunami fails to stop newspaper even if it’s 1 page, handwritten

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In this city where a Filipino woman died in the March 11 tsunami, a newspaper provided information against all odds to people who needed it as much as food, water and shelter in times of great suffering and distress.

Posted: November 16th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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