Phivolcs: No worries on Sacol humming PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 17 February 2017 13:56

By R.G ANTONET GO

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) attributed a humming sound heard in Sacol Island to the formation of a sinkhole beneath the sea.

Phivolcs Science Research Analyst, Engineer Allan Rommel Labayog allayed residents fears on possible dangers created by the sinkhole saying that such is not a cause for worry.

Labayog explained that sinkholes can also form underwater, as opposed to beliefs that sinkholes can only form on land.

“There’s no need to be alarmed because this is a natural phenomenon.  There will be no danger because it’s a hole filled with water. Definitely there will be no harm,” Labayog explained.

Residents in Landang Laum and Landang Gua islands have reported hearing strange humming sounds in recent weeks.

The phenomenon caused anxiety to residents after it was linked to an earthquake in Surigao city.

Several conspiracy theories were also formed, mostly attributed to technology from other countries. (RGAAGo)