Steam Explosion Observed in Mayon Volcano

Mayon Volcano emitted ashes up to 500 meters above the summit caused by a small phreatic event that lasted for about 73 seconds at around Tuesday, 8:00 AM, May 7, 2013. Phreatic events occur when magma heats the ground or surface water causing an explosion of steam. It lets out steam trapped overtime. According to the PHIVOLCS advisory, as of 8:30 A.M. today, no volcanic earthquake was detected within the[…]

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Top 5 awesome things gov't agencies are doing (Rappler)

This article by Anna Oposa was published in Rappler (Posted on 03/13/2013 12:11 AM  | Updated 03/13/2013 9:16 AM) #5- Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (NOAH) In 2012, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and other government agencies concerned launched NOAH, a project that aims to enable the Filipino people’s capacity to prevent and manage disasters. The plan includes the installation of 600 automated rain gauges and 400 water level measuring[…]

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NOAH website debuts Tide Level feature

This time, the beach tides during a much needed summer getaway won’t disappoint you.  A new feature on the Project NOAH website lets you check the latest information on tide levels, all in one click. About 300 coastal sites are projected in the noah.dost.gov.ph website, which provides the public with information on the tide levels in the Philippines for the next 24 hours. The new feature debuted in the website[…]

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Project NOAH wins Anvil Award of Excellence

The importance of Project NOAH’s mobile app was cited in the recent 48th Anvil Awards, an award-giving body for outstanding Public Relations programs and tools in the Philippines. Project NOAH’s mobile application for Android won the Anvil Award of Excellence in Makati Shangri-La last March. Developed by SMART Communications Inc., the multi-awarded Android app has already received several accolades from private and public sectors. The Project NOAH mobile application for[…]

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