Mayon, on Luzon Island in the Philippines, entered a new eruptive phase on 13 January 2018, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), Philippines’ Geological Agency. This phase included steam-driven eruptions and flows from a new lava dome growing at the summit of the volcano.
Agung Volcano is currently erupting.
After over one month of intense seismic activity, during which the alert level at Agung was 4 (the highest), on 29 October 2017, at 4:00pm local time, the alert level was lowered to 3 (eruption imminent). This was due to a strong decrease in the number of earthquakes surrounding Agung, as well as a reduction in the seismic energy and amplitude of these quakes.
Another major earthquake struck central Mexico near Mexico City on 20 September 2017 at approximately 2:14 am (Singapore time), just 12 days after the last one.
A major earthquake struck the coast of southern Mexico near the Mexican-Guatemalan border on 8 August 2017 at approximately 12:50 pm (Singapore time).
In light of the recent earthquake in Sumatra, the structural safety of buildings in Singapore has become an issue of greater concern. We sat down with Assistant Professor David Lallemant, a Principal Investigator at the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS), to find out more about how earthquake-safe Singapore’s buildings really are.
A moderate earthquake struck western Sumatra near Bengkulu on 13 August 2017 at approximately 12pm (Singapore time).