PHIVOLCS to inaugurate earthquake monitoring station in Rizal

Dr. Renato U. Solidum, Jr., Undersecretary and Office-in-Charge of DOST-PHIVOLCS, will attend the inauguration and virtual press conference tomorrow.

QUEZON CITY, Feb. 22 (PIA) – The Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (DOST-PHIVOLCS) will inaugurate tomorrow, February 23, an earthquake monitoring station in Tanay, Rizal.

The Philippine Strong Motion Network (PSMNet), one of the key earthquake monitoring networks in the Philippines, is equipped with strong motion accelerographs strategically located in densely populated areas and near active faults. These instruments are capable of faithfully recording large ground motion during high-magnitude earthquake events.

Information provided by PSMNet can be used by the PHIVOLCS Data Center for the development of an effective earthquake early warning system, the academe and research institutions in studying the physics of strong earthquakes, urban planners for zonation, analysts for hazard assessments, and structural engineers in building earthquake resilient structures.

The monitoring station in Tanay, Rizal will be the 100th Strong Motion Station in the country established by DOST-PHIVOLCS with the support from the local government units and the Japanese government. (MTQ/PIA-IDPD with information from DOST-PHIVOLCS)



Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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