(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 28 October, 2020) At 3:00 AM today, the eye of Typhoon MOLAVE (formerly QUINTA) was located based on all available data at 500 km Northwest of Kalayaan Islands, Palawan (14.0°N, 110.7°E) (outside of Philippine Area of Responsibility) with maximum sustained winds of 155 km/h near the center and gustiness up to 190 km/h. It is moving West Northwestward at 20 km/h. Caraga Region will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers due to Localized Thunderstorm. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Light to Moderate winds coming from Northeast to Southeast will prevail and the coastal waters will be Slight to Moderate with wave height from 0.6 to 2.5 meters.

PIA News Service - Saturday, March 5, 2011

Intensity 6 rocks two towns in Surigao Sur

SURIGAO DEL SUR, March 5 (PIA) –- Carrascal and Cantilan, two of the towns in this province were hit by an intensity 6 earthquake according to Philvocs before midnight of March 3.

In an interview with Krista Mae Intano of Carrascal Municipal Social Welfare and Development (MSWD) Office, more or less 15 concrete residential houses were partially damaged with cracks in Carrascal, and some portion of perimeter fences of their Catholic church were reportedly damaged while the seawall in Brgy Doyos, Carrascal also collapsed.

According to Intano, the local government of Carrascal is still conducting ocular inspection and validation on the partially reported damages.

Meanwhile, Community Development Information Officer (CDIO) Anthony S. Arreo of Cantilan reported that massive damages in the area had already been reported.

Accordingly, residents of the two towns were frightened and most of them stayed away from their houses during the quake especially when they noticed that some of their appliances tumbled during the strong quakes and huge stones rolled down towards the highways from the hilly areas.

Arreo added, there was no reported injuries and highways were reportedly cleared and regular work resumed in the said towns. (NGBTranquilan/PIA-Surigao del Sur)