Storm Surge and Yolanda lesson to learn

Storm Surge and Yolanda


Reading the news about storm surge and how people in affected areas  repeatedly says that it is a tsunami  makes me wonder , is technicality important in a would be catastrophe?   In a twitter post By Mahar Lagmay “Kung sinabi namin na may tsunami sa 100 sites, nagtakbuhan ang mga tao, at hindi nangyari, ano sasabihin ng tao?”  As per Mr. Mahar Lagmay, who heads the government weather information dissemination website Project Noah, the storm surge warning is accurate although people are unfamiliar within.

To be fair with PAGASA the forecast is accurate but everyone was overwhelmed with the power of the storm. Everyone underestimated the storm.

7.2 earthquake hit bohol and cebu

At 8:12 am an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 with epicenter at 2 km southeast carmen bohol. The earquake was felt in visaya and mindanao. Intensity 6 was felt in hinigaran negros occidental, dumaguete intensity 6, intesity 5 in ilo ilo ,intensity 4 in masbate, intensity 3 in davao. Aftershocks are stilll occuring. Luckily no tsunami is expected.

The earkquake transverse the east bohol fault. As of 11 am there are about 110 aftershocks