Quake disturbs Itbayat Batanes anew

first_imgQuake disturbs Itbayat, Batanes anew Fake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in Pateros Leyte’s mountain terrain slowed down Yolanda to 40 kph when it hit northern Cebu in Daanbantayan at 9:40 a.m. and then Bantayan Island at 10:40 a.m. before reaching Conception, Ilo-ilo in Panay Island at 12 p.m.MORE STORIESnewsinfoRobredo hits delay in release of Yolanda, Marawi fundsnewsinfoEastern Samar town mayor slams Ombudsman order to suspend himnewsinfoCustoms to incinerate abandoned donations for ‘Yolanda’ survivorsMORE STORIESnewsinfoRobredo hits delay in release of Yolanda, Marawi fundsnewsinfoEastern Samar town mayor slams Ombudsman order to suspend himnewsinfoCustoms to incinerate abandoned donations for ‘Yolanda’ survivorsThe supertyphoon left the Visayas heading west northwest.On its way out of the country, Yolanda’s eye made its sixth landfall in the Calamian Group of Islands in the nothern tip of Palawan.CNN reported that the super typhoon, whose international name is Haiyan, had sustained winds of 315 kph (195 mph) and gusts as strong as 380 kph (235 mph).It will take further analysis after the storm passes to establish whether it is a record, said CNN, which described the typhoon as probably the strongest tropical cyclone to hit land anywhere in the world in recorded history.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MOST READ BPI nets P13.74B in H1 Tolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China deal Carpio gets nominated as CJ for 4th time Oscar Tabada, OIC of Pagasa Visayas, said it was fortunate that Yolanda increased speed after hitting land,which meant less volume of rain along its path.Pagasa had forecast 10 to 30 millimeters of rains along the path of the supertyphoon whose rain band has a diameter of about 600 kilometers, covering 44 provinces around the country.Dr. Jeff Masters, co-founder and director of meteorology of Weather Underground, citing data from the Hawaii-based Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JWTC) said Yolanda’s landfall with maximum sustained winds of 314 kph and gustiness of 378 kph. makes “it the strongest tropical cyclone on record to make landfall in world history.”Pagasa calculates storm wind speed based on 10-minute averages unlike JTWC’s minute-long measurements, resulting in more conservative wind velocity forecasts.Strongest landfallThe previous record was held by the Atlantic’s Hurricane Camille of 1969, which made landfall in Mississippi with 190 mph winds, Masters said in his blog yesterday.In the Philippines, the last supertyphoon was Pablo (international name: Bopha) on Dec. 4, 2012. It had gusts up to 210 kph, claiming more than 1,000 lives and P42 billion in property damage.At 235 kph, Yolanda is stronger than Ruping (international name: Mike) which sliced through Mactan Island and Cebu City in November 1990.The strongest tropical cyclones in world history:Super Typhoon Nancy (1961), 215 mph winds, 882 mb. Made landfall as a Cat 2 in Japan, killing 191 people.Super Typhoon Violet (1961), 205 mph winds, 886 mb pressure. Made landfall in Japan as a tropical storm, killing 2 people.Super Typhoon Ida (1958), 200 mph winds, 877 mb pressure. Made landfall as a Cat 1 in Japan, killing 1269 people.Super Typhoon Haiyan (2013), 195 mph winds, 895 mb pressure. Made landfall in the Philippines at peak strength.Super Typhoon Kit (1966), 195 mph winds, 880 mb. Did not make landfall.Super Typhoon Sally (1964), 195 mph winds, 895 mb. Made landfall as a Cat 4 in the Philippines. SUPERTYPHOON ‘Yolanda’ made landfall five times yesterday as it swept through the Visayas.Philippine weathermen and international agencies agree that its strength on hitting land was unprecedented.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Angara: Investigate DOH’s ‘constipated’ medicine distribution system CNN last night described it as probably the world’s most powerful storm ever.The storm went “island hopping”.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOTolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China dealThe Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Yolanda made landfall in Guian, Eastern Samar at 4:40 a.m. with center winds of 235 kilometers per hour and 275 kph gusts.After pummeling Eastern Samar at dawn, it increased speed from 33 kph to 44 kph then made second landfall in Dulag-Tolosa at 7 a.m. Fake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in Pateros Power, water, phones go back online View comments PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension SMC bags Bulacan airport projectlast_img

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