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GOV’T AGENCIES PREP UP FOR HIGH INTENSITY EARTHQUAKE, TSUNAMI FOR ‘THE BIG ONE’

The “Big One” is a worst-case scenario of an earthquake from the West Valley Fault, a 100-kilometer fault that runs through six cities in Metro Manila and nearby provinces.

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A tsunami is also foreseen in the scenario set by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

Work is underway to identify in Metro Manila’s neighboring areas the safe open spaces (SOSs) where people can run to and assemble when the “Big One” strikes.

The National Mapping and Resource Information Agency (NAMRIA) already identified and mapped SOSs in Metro Manila and began to do the same for neighboring areas as the West Valley Fault (WVF) runs through six cities in Metro Manila and nearby provinces.

A tsunami is also foreseen in the scenario set by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). READ MORE

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