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DOST launches HazardHunter app 29 yrs after deadly 1990 earthquake


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The HazardHunter PH app, which provides hazard assessment of areas in the country, has been launched by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and its attached agencies exactly 29 years since the deadly magnitude 7.8 earthquake that hit Luzon in 1990.

DOST Undersecretary Renato Solidum, Jr. noted that the HazardHunter PH app initiative is one way of preventing the 1990 catastrophe brought by tremor wherein at least 1,660 people died and resulted in P12 billion worth of damages, considering that the app will provide assessment of seismic, volcanic, and hydro-meteorologic hazards of an area entered by the app’s user thru its website.

Specifically, the seismic hazards include information on the nearest active fault, ground rupture, ground shaking, liquefaction, tsunami, and earthquake-induced landslide.

Volcanic hazard data, on the other hand, will include the nearest active volcano, ballistic projectiles, base surge, seiche (wave), nearest potentially active volcano and nearest inactive volcano

Last but not the least, the hydro-meteorologic data would include floods, storm surges, and rain induced landslides.

https://www.msn.com/en-ph/news/technology/dost-launches-hazardhunter-app-29-yrs-after-deadly-1990-earthquake/ar-AAEoYK1?ocid=spartandhp

 

 

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Paddy

Well...such an app might be quite useful - if I could find it. 

The link in the article doesn’t do anything for me and a search for “hazardhunter” on the DOST site returns zero hits. 

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That site has a lot of interesting information, but they still aren't showing all of the fault lines. The sheets on liquefaction and tsunami danger are quite revealing. A lot of parts of the Cebu metro area are inside the hazard areas.

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The summary for roughly where I am in Mobo, Masbate. 

I concur with the ground shaking assessment!😄

If the tsunami assessment was anything other than safe (for up here) it would have to be a wave of biblical proportions!

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Dafey

And at least you're safe from 'Liquefaction'!

 

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4 hours ago, Paddy said:

If the tsunami assessment was anything other than safe (for up here) it would have to be a wave of biblical proportions!

A tsunami with a record run-up height of 1720 feet occurred in Lituya Bay, Alaska. On the night of July 9, 1958… 

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4 hours ago, Salty Dog said:

A tsunami with a record run-up height of 1720 feet occurred in Lituya Bay, Alaska. On the night of July 9, 1958… 

That is true, but it was caused when the entire side of a mountain collapsed into the water just across the bay from where the tsunami struck.

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Ticao island (on the other side of the fault line) probably wouldn’t generate a half-mile high wave if it slid into the water. On the other hand, if we slid into the water, the height of the resulting wave would be of academic interest only!😄

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1720 feet is not a mile. It’s early!
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Kreole

SALAMAT !  This is a very interesting site.  I wish they had one for Bellingham, Washington, which is in a subduction zone and scheduled for a MAJOR earthquake and tsunami.

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On 7/21/2019 at 12:04 PM, Kreole said:

scheduled for a MAJOR earthquake and tsunami.

Casually be out of town then.

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