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PHIVOLCS: Residents Of Metro Manila Should Be Prepared For The Upcoming Magnitude 7.2 Earthquake

Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) warned the residents of Metro Manila to prepare for a magnitude 7.2 earthquake.

On Friday (February 10, 2017), Surigao Del Norte was struck by a strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake, which devastated the province and takes the lives of at least 8 people. Aftershocks were also experienced by the province after the incident.

Phivolcs warns Metro Manila and its nearby provinces to be prepared for the expected powerful earthquake, which will be caused by the West Valley Fault. The magnitude 7.2 earthquake could take thousands of lives so resident in the affected area should be well-prepared.

Magnitude 7.2 Earthquake

“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 by Renato Solidum, Phivolcs director quoted by Philstar,

The west Valley fault is already ripe for movement; the area roughly moves every 400 years. The last powerful earthquake in the area was recorded on 1658, which is 357 years ago, according to Solidum.

San Pedro, Biñan, Sta. Rosa, Cabuyao and Calamba in Laguna and Carmona, General Mariano Alvarez, and Silang in Cavite. Bulacan through Quezon City, Marikina, Makati, Pasig, Taguig, and Muntinlupa in Metro Manila are the areas that will be affected by the 100-kilometer fault traverse.

Magnitude 7.2 Earthquake


The powerful earthquake could badly destroy building and establishments. It could also injure around 100, 000 people and could kill 34, 000 people, according to the study of Japan International Cooperation Agency for Phivolcs and Metro Manila.

Solidum explained again that the 6.7 magnitude earthquake in Sugirao should serve as a lesson for everyone to be well-prepared for the expected quake, approximate 3-4 years from now.

What can you say about the upcoming 7.2 magnitude earthquake? Just feel free to leave your comments and suggestions for this article.

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  • joan February 14, 2017, 6:24 pm

    Please do something to help the DEAF be prepared too. their fear and anxiety and questions are just the same if not more than us hearing people. Please involve them in disaster preparedness and drills and include them in your plans. we will all be very thankful.

    ddat-drr has taken the steps. find them please.

  • Nazareno February 15, 2017, 8:23 pm

    Prayer, penance, and reparation of sins are things we should do to make this fear fade and not to happen. There is always a merciful God who knows everything whose wisdom is beyond compare. We as people should come to Him to beg for his mercy. We prepare ourselves as what the authority wants, and their is God who will protect us from all calamities through unceasing prayer. God bless us all!

    • Clairvoyance April 10, 2017, 9:07 pm

      Nazareno No one can stop any Natural Disaster, even prayers are completely useless when p(removed)ages written in the bible speak: (Remember, bible are mostly words by the Almighty God himself) Luke 21:11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
      God is merciful but his prophecy is inevitable to happen. So, even if you ask for God’s mercy, yes he will listen, but! BUT, he will not allow anyone or anything to break his prophecies written in the bible! Our modern society is similar to the time of Sodom and Gomorrah, all things that happened during that time are happening now in our modern day. God did destroy Sodom and Gomorrah and killed all the people including children and new born babies. So, how could you contradict the fact that God can spread his wrath in our time? Notice that earthquakes are happening now all around the country, especially in the Philippines that killed million of people. Who’s idea to have an earthquake on earth? Isn’t it God himself? God didn’t intend to last the world forever. He will renew the world and eradicate all sinners. His second coming is here, we are living in our last days on earth.

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