The islands, and everywhere, have been experiencing more frequent quakes these past few years. It means plates are more active than ever. The 6.7 quake in Surigao, on a weekend, reminds us once again that disaster strikes anytime and as the country’s located on active faults, it pays to know in order that appropriate decisions can be made and safeguards put in place throughout the islands.
We trust that PHIVOLCS will invest more in earthquake research and be more forthcoming in educating the public through various media forms.
Video Lecture: Yes, Humans Really Are Causing Earthquakes by Justin Rubinstein, USGS Research Geophysicist
Video Lecture: Unusual Sources of Tsunamis From Krakatoa to Monterey Bay by Eric Geist, USGS Research Geophysicist