Last Updated: Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Sinkhole in Philippines bans swimming in Zambales beach


A huge sinkhole has formed in Philippines Zambales beach where swimming has been banned, local medias reported.

Puerto del Mar beach in Candelaria, Zambales was collapsed due to soil erosion caused by tidal waves.

There is currently no threat to the visitors and no evacuation order has been issued, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau said.

According to the philippine star, who has quoted a geologist from the Mines and Geosciences Bureau, deep penetration radar will be used to further examine the sinkhole in Philippines beach of Puerto del Mar in Zambales.

About sinkholes in Philippines
Sinkhole is a natural depression in the Earth's surface. Latest reports by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources has shown at least seven barangays in Bohol to be susceptible to sinkholes.

What after a sinkhole opens? 
  • Immediately contact homeowners insurance company if your home (property) is under threat.
  • Get in contact with Office of Emergency Management for your area if damage is huge.

Original post: Natural Disasters List June 24, 2013