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Warning from PHIVOLCS Director to Residents of Metro Manila: ‘Prepare for the Big One!’

After the 6.7 magnitude quake that hit Surigao del Norte last weekend, PHIVOLCS recently came out with a warning concerning the possibility of a similar disaster that could happen in Metro Manila.
PHIVOLCS studied the effects of the recent earthquake in Surigao and it looks like the results were terrifying. The institute fears that a similar disaster could soon occur in Metro Manila. PHIVOLCS warned that a 7.2 earthquake is a possibility in the areas near the West Valley Fault
According to PHIVOLCS, the West Valley Fault moves every 4 centuries or so, and the last seismic tragedy it generated occurred in 1658, roughly 357 years ago. 
According to the Philippine Star, “the West Valley fault stretches to 100 kilometers, running through parts of Bulacan, Quezon City, Marikina, Makati,  Pasig, Taguig and Muntinlupa in Metro Manila; San Pedro, Biñan, Sta. Rosa, Cabuyao and Calamba in Laguna; and Carmona, General Mariano Alvarez and Silang in Cavite.”

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PHIVOLCS Director, Renato Solidum urged citizens of Metro Manila and nearby areas to prepare while they can. 
Warning from PHIVOLCS Director to Residents of Metro Manila: 'Prepare for the Big One!'
“Everyone must learn from the recent effects of the magnitude 6.7 earthquake in Surigao del Norte. If a similar event happens in a highly urbanized area, the effects can be more devastating,” said Director Solidum.
We urge all readers who are residents of the affected areas to prepare as early as now. Share this to inform your neighbors!

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Source: Cracker Daily
Warning from PHIVOLCS Director to Residents of Metro Manila: ‘Prepare for the Big One!’

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