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Earthquake’s “Triangle of Life” Hoax Debunked by PHIVOLCS

The Philippine Institute of Volcanoloy and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) through Director Renato Solidum debunked the popular “Triangle of Life” during earthquake. According to Director Renato Solidum, there is no such thing as the “Triangle of Life.” The theory is an earthquake preparedness article drom Doug Copp that went viral online.

Here’s the Explanation of Triangle of Life Debunked by PHIVOLCS:

The theory about “Triangle of Life” is an earthquake preparedness article which went viral first on emails then on social networking sites. The one who started the theory, Doug Copp was not affiliatd with the United States government agency, he noted that the safest way to survive an intense quake is to be at “a space or void next to objects or furniture.”

The theory of Doug Copp is against the universally-accepted safety advice of “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” (DCH). According to Director Solidum, his office, PHIVOLCS, as well as various organizations worldwide, such as the American Red cross and other emergency response teams, has deunked the “Triangle of Life Theory” long ago.

Based upon the PHIVOLCS website, Here’s Some of the Things To DO During Quake:

-Stay calm.
-Duck under a sturdy furniture, hold on to it or protect your head and arms.
-Stay away from glass windows, shelves, cabinet, and other heavy objects.
-Beware of falling objects.


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About the author: Ed Umbao is a former tuba-gatherer from Bantayan Island. Previously worked as an OFW in Saudi Arabia, now a full-time blogger sans technical ability.

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