Reming (2006) Landslide in Albay

29 November 2006 On 29 November 2006, Supertyphoon Reming (international name, Durian), with maximum sustained winds of 190 km/hr and gusts as high as 230 km/hr, made landfall on the southeast coast of the Philippine island of Luzon, delivering 495.8 mm of rain over a period of 36 hrs (PAGASA, 2006). Reming’s impact was greatest in Albay Province, where runoff from its rainfall remobilized volcanic debris on the slopes of[…]

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Guinsaugon Landslide (2006) in Southern Leyte

17 February 2006 A rockslide-debris avalanche occurred at 10:26 am on 17 February 2006 in Southern Leyte, Philippines (Lagmay et al., 2006). This large-scale landslide devastated the village of Guinsaugon, with a population of 1,857 (NDCC, 2006). Twenty survivors were rescued from the front edge of the debris field within hours of the disaster, but the majority of the village’s population was believed to have been buried by the avalanche.[…]

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Violeta and Winnie (2004) Debris Flows in Dingalan, Aurora and Infanta, Quezon

14 November – 3 December 2004 From 14 November to 3 December 2004, four consecutive typhoons devastated coastal towns across Luzon and the Visayas. Typhoon Mufia, Tropical Storm Merbok, Tropical Depression Winnie, and Super Typhoon Nanmadol affected at least 2.3M people, incurred infrastructure and agricultural damages amounting to Php 4.6B, and caused at least 1,200 fatalities (Pierce and Lang, 2004; Espaldon et al., 2008). Located along the eastern coast of[…]

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Ising (1999) Lanslide in Cherry Hills, Antipolo, Rizal

3 August 1999 On 3 August 1999 a devastating landslide occurred in Cherry Hills subdivision, Antipolo City, Rizal Province, which killed 60 people and displaced hundreds of families. Heavy rains induced by Typhoon Ising (international name, Olga) triggered the landslide. Ising developed from an active low-pressure area on 28 July and intensified into a Typhoon. It did not directly hit the Philippines but continuous monsoon rains were experienced over the[…]

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