Tag: Northern Luzon
Two earthquakes rocked parts of northern Luzon shortly. The first quake with magnitude of 3.8 occurred at 12:29 p.m. with its epicenter located at 31 kilometers northwest of Iligan town in Isabela province. The second was recorded at 12:52 p.m. with epicenter traced at 32 kilometers southeast of Tabuk in Kalinga Apayao. The phivolcs said there were no damages recorded and aftershocks were not expected. It said that both quakes were tectonic in origin.
This is a catholic feast day to remembering the dead. Millions of Filipino’s start flocking to cemeteries as early as November 1, All Saints’ Day, also a Catholic feast honoring all saints, both those who are known and the unknown. According to the report vendors had to sell flowers at higher prices because they could not obtain supplies from Baguio and Benguet in Northern Luzon, the major sources of local flowers. Vendors sold roses at P90 per dozen, more than double the regular price. The report said that prices of flowers went up even in the Dangwa district in Manila, where flowers are known to be sold at lower prices.
As it moves toward Southern Japan, typhoon Katring (international codename; Chaba) posed a threat to fishermen and travelers in northern and eastern Luzon on Wednesday. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) advised the fishing boats and small boats sea craft in the areas not to venture out to sea. Strong to gale force winds associated with the surge of northeasterly winds enhanced by typhoon Katring is expected to affect the sea boards of Northern and Eastern Luzon. Fishing boats and other small boats sea craft are advised not to venture out into the sea while larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves. Meanwhile, PAGASA bulletin said that the eye of Katring was estimated at 550 kilometers east of extreme Northern Luzon. It packed maximum winds of 120 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up 150 kph and is forecast to move north-northwest at 9 kph. Luzon and Visayas will experience mostly cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms. Mindanao will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rain shower or thunder storms. Moderate to strong winds blowing from the Northeast will prevail over Northern and Eastern Luzon. Coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough. Light moderate winds coming from the northeast to northwest over the rest of Luzon and coming from the southwest over the rest of the country with slight to moderate seas.