Tawi-Tawi gets intensity meter for quakes

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Thursday, April 24, 2014


THE Philippine Institute of Seismology and Volcanology (PhiVolcs) is installing Friday an intensity meter in the province of Tawi-Tawi.

Phivolcs-Zamboanga City head Engineer Allan Rommel Labayog said the intensity meter will be installed at the provincial capitol compound in the municipality of Bongao.

Labayog said they have already a Memorandum of Agreement with Tawi-Tawi Governor Nurbert Sahali for the installation of the intensity meter in the province.

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The intensity meter is being used to measure the intensity of an earthquake, which is not totally determined by its magnitude, and varies from place to place.

Labayog said the intensity meter is important since it is also being used as a guide to disaster preparedness and response.

Labayog said that the next area where an intensity meter will be installed in is Isabela City, the capital of Basilan province.

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