Considering the fact that 2011 we report all the earthquakes in the Philippines. Just about every year we face about 2000 earthquakes. Most of them are weak, but about 12% are felt and about 5 or 6 are very sturdy with damages.
You might request why we do this. PHIVOLCS publishes everyday Earthquakes Bulletins, but they do not publish any statistical details. And their maps are not quite exact (see beneath). During all these many years we to battle versus the negative facts format of the PHIVOLCS publication. Their knowledge experienced been entered in a MS-Phrase doc. Their operators confirmed a whole lot of creativeness by moving into any amusing figures, areas, non blank spaces and tab configurations. We intercepted all probable format modifications, but it occurred at the very least once a 7 days, that the facts was so poorly formatted that our program caught a intense hiccup.
September 7, 2015 – A massive enhancement
At this day, PHIVOLCS modified their data format for the Earthquakes Bulletin and started off to use preset width tables. Every column now has just the exact same info with the identical structure. What a enjoyment!
We just had to adapt our nearly 5 several years old system that routinely extracts the info from the new source. This plan runs automatically once per hour, checks if there are new earthquakes and if of course, inserts them in our database. This would make positive that you always get the newest updates when you stop by our Earthquakes webpage.
Our Earthquakes maps
The very first map displays all earthquakes of the present-day 12 months. This permits you to see at a look, where most of the earthquakes arise and where it is fairly serene.
Clearly noticeable are this year’s very hot places east of Surigao and south-east of Davao. All our maps can be zoomed in and out. Underneath is this kind of a zoomed in map of Panay. Panay is a pretty relaxed island.
This risk to zoom in the maps has the large benefit of enhanced precision. Let us see exactly where exactly the earthquake of 15 Sep 2015 at 01:22:51 a.m. in the vicinity of Libertad in the province of Antique happened.
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The exact target (black circle) is seen. The environmentally friendly circle displays exactly where the earthquake could have been felt. And sliding the pointer about the black circle shows all appropriate facts of this earthquake.
Our last maps demonstrates the 10 strongest earthquakes of the yr.
The new earthquake details format of PHIVOLCS tends to make our career a lot easier and you get generally up to day facts. Maraming salamat po PHIVOLCS.