Author: Jay Nelz
Date: April 23, 2019
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‘Big One’ Earthquake Might Strike Anytime, Phivolcs Says

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) confirmed that ‘big one’ earthquake might now strike anytime due to irregular movements of west valley fault.

Previously, Phivolcs announced that there is an upcoming ‘big one’ earthquake that could hit Metro Manila and its nearby provinces under the west valley faults. The disastrous earthquake was expected to strike 3 to 4 years from now, but Phivolcs confirmed that the quake could strike anytime.

Two major faults or trenches in the country were now under the observation of Phivolcs. When these faults start to move, a large area of Luzon would be affected by the expected 7.2 magnitude earthquake.

‘Big One’ Earthquake

Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) also explained that San Manuel Fault Line in the province where San Roque Dam was built could be possibly affected by the quake due to west valley fault movement.

The expected movement of Manila trench in the West Philippine Sea might cause a devastating tsunami in the 14 coastal towns of Pangasinan. PDRRMC spokesperson Avenix Arenas also said that Bulacan, Metro Manila up to Southern Luzon will the most quake and tsunami affected areas.

Some studies show that a 32 feet tsunami could be generated by the upcoming disastrous earthquake. Residents in the coastal areas of the affected areas should prepare anytime for the quake could possibly strike anytime.

‘Big One’ Earthquake

Arenas also advised the residents of the affected areas to be well-prepared on the upcoming devastating earthquake to avoid injuries and casualties. Earthquake drills, preparations, and equipment could help the residents in the affected areas to be well prepared.

This report was based on the article posted by the Facebook page “DWCM Aksyon Radyo Pangasinan”.

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What can you say about the upcoming disastrous earthquake? Do you really think that the people were already prepared when the quake can strike anytime? Just feel free to leave your comments and reactions for this article.

READ ALSO: The Big One: Facts About the “Deadly” 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake

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  • dennis February 22, 2017, 4:58 pm

    totoo ba to?

  • Chad Felix February 22, 2017, 6:32 pm

    Let us prepare always only God will make in a good way, just keep on praying that will not happen this big one in our country.
    “Lord God wag nyo po ipahintulot na mangyari ng mga bagay na ito…Dalangin po namin na yakapin ninyo ang aming bansa lalong-lalo na higit ang aming mahal sa buhay!”

    • Annabel February 23, 2017, 4:27 pm

      Yes Lord ipalayo nyo poh kami sa mg sakuna na dumarating wag poh ipahintulot na mangyari ito d2 sa lungsod namin sa area namin sa Pangalan ni Jesus kaw my lang poh ama ang nkkaalam sa lahat kung dapat poh itong manyari…bagkos ang kalooban mo ang m(removed)unod patawarin nyo poh kaming lahat kung d man kami nkasunod sa inyo ng tama,bigyan nyo pa kami ng isa pang pgkkataon na maging kaw lamang manguna sa buhay namin ama!kung darating na poh kayo ama wag nyo poh kaming iiwan at isama nyo poh ang lahat na mg anak mo na nnampalataya at nnalig sayo bigyan nyo kami arw2 ng gabay at patnubay sa buhay na ito amen!

    • elizabeth fajardo February 23, 2017, 8:29 pm

      Sana sabay sabay nating usalin ang p(removed)angin huwag matuloy ang inaabangan lindol. bagamat maging handa hilingin natin ng walang pasubali at pag aalinlangan na ibibigay ng panginoon ang ating abang kahilingan. SA PANGALAN NI HESUS NA ATING TAGAPAGLIGTAS NA ILAYO TAYO SA KAPAHAMAKAN. AMEN.

    • Lorna Cervantes February 24, 2017, 4:12 am

      God Save Philippines.?

  • Eddie February 22, 2017, 8:39 pm

    Please provide PhiVolcs link of this info.
    They should first inform the Philippine people.

    • tangaka April 8, 2017, 5:19 pm

      naghahanap ka pa ng press release ng phivolcs, eh sino ba nagsabi sayo na basahin mo to sa site na to. lul ka

  • lina February 22, 2017, 8:41 pm

    Is there any possiblities that Mindanao Area would be affected?

  • lina February 22, 2017, 8:44 pm

    is there any possibilities that it would affect the mindanao area?specifically zamboanga city

  • Esther G. AGUILAR February 22, 2017, 8:47 pm

    We need updates for Pangasinan and Metro Manila.
    Big thanks for the initial information.
    Esther G. AGUILAR

  • Adelwisa A. Saclolo February 22, 2017, 8:50 pm

    Prediction.. tama naman yan na may prediction , kaya lang pag may dasal I know God will protect us from real harm. Remember Sodom and Gomorah? Sinira niya dahil wala ng nagdasal. Kaya we have to be back at God’s bossom.

  • krystel February 22, 2017, 9:02 pm

    No, isa pa po ako sa mga hindi handa. lalo na nakatira ako sa isang high rise building. Hindi ko alam ang gagawin ko kapag lumindol at nasa building ako.

  • myrna palorma February 22, 2017, 9:08 pm

    ONLY GOD KNOWS WHATEVER HAPPEN.KAPIT LANG TAYO KAY LORD.PRAY THE HOLY ROSARY BEFORE GOING TO BED.

  • Charmaigne February 22, 2017, 9:09 pm

    Is there any chance that the Philvolcs can monitor if it is about to start moving? I think we are not totally prepared yet. But whatever happens, let us unite and pray.

  • Grace Ann Abetong February 22, 2017, 9:59 pm

    Prayer is the most powerful tool! Let us pray for our safety and guidance. Be prepared all the time. God bless us all

  • Nhorain Soriano Aharon February 22, 2017, 10:52 pm

    Ya Alla..tulungan mo po at iligtas ang mga Mahal ko s buhay sa Manila at huwag mo po cla papabayaan…at nd po matuloy e2..oh tuhan ko tulong la..amiin..

  • Ruth luciano February 22, 2017, 11:29 pm

    God is in control, let us completely trust the Lord, in Jesus Name, amen,,,

  • jeline February 22, 2017, 11:44 pm

    wag naman sana parang ndi ko kakayanin …pro kung halimbawa man n totoo po yan sana magkakasama kame ng 4 kong anak kc ndi ko kakayanin kung nsa school cla o sa ibng lugar na ndi ako kasama

  • Iryz llantino February 22, 2017, 11:57 pm

    Inorder for us to be prepared for this big one our government must be the first prepared for the needs of our people like giving life vest if there will be a tsunami before it happens. News update about what is happening everyday about the said fault lines always remind people by giving adds or tv commercials on how to be safe during earthquake, if our countrymen will always saw it in their telivision they will be reminded every minute what to do when the said being has come

  • Wenezhel February 23, 2017, 12:39 am

    God is in control…. Pray without ceasing ???

  • Annie Grace Nobleza February 23, 2017, 5:07 am

    Sa palagay ko,hindi pa tlaga tau ganon ka prepare sa posibleng gnyan ka lakas na lindol..bur JESUS the Almigthy One ang GOD the FATHER will protect us in everything…Lord God..maraming salamat sa lahat ng biyaya nyo sa amin.maging malungkot man o masaya ito. hinihiling po nmin Panginoon na yakapin nyo po kami at ang aming mga mahal sa buhay ..gawin nyo pong ligtas ang lahat at alisin nyo po o wag nyo pong ipahintulot na mangyari ito sa Amin..alam po nmin hindi po kau papayag na mangyari ito.maraming maraming salamat po Panginoon.in JESUS name Amen…

  • josiecorpuz February 23, 2017, 5:46 am

    pls post the map of affected area of west valley fault, thnaks

  • Babylyn dirain February 23, 2017, 7:16 am

    Sama sama poh tayong mgdasal…amang makapangyarihan s lahat wag nyo poh sanang itulot n mangyari ang isang Sakuna.ama ingatan nyo poh ang bawat isa…ilayo nyo poh kmi s anumang kapahamakan…bgyan nyo poh Kami ng lakas at katatagan….maawa poh kau Ama..nagsusumamo poh kmi n kmiy inyong ingatan…sa pangalan poh n Jesus na aming tagapagligtas…

  • hannen alino February 23, 2017, 8:19 am

    PRAY LANG SANA WALANG MAPAHAMAK

  • Paul Cantones February 23, 2017, 8:36 am

    Just like a slip, it can’t be predicted nor detected exactly when to happen by human understanding, like an involuntary movement.

  • Jeffrey February 23, 2017, 8:52 am

    Is there any possibilities that it would affect the mindanao area? specially in Camiguin Province?

  • soc placino February 23, 2017, 12:22 pm

    Please Lord, spare our Country……let your loving arms wrap and guide us. I am very much afraid but I know You will protect us. I love my kids and hope nothing would happen to them.
    I am entrusting our Life to You My Lord My God Our Saviour. In Jesus mighty name. AMEN.

  • janine February 23, 2017, 12:40 pm

    epray nlng natin na sana hndi mangyari yan.. dahil lahat namn cguro ay hndi tayo handa.. kasama ba ang visayas sa lindol?? kasi nkita ko ung circle line sa visayas at natatakot kmi na baka dito sa bacolod lumindol dn..

  • janine February 23, 2017, 12:40 pm

    epray nlng natin na sana hndi mangyari yan.. dahil lahat namn cguro ay hndi tayo handa.. kasama ba ang visayas sa lindol?? kasi nkita ko ung circle line sa visayas at natatakot kmi na baka dito sa bacolod lumindol dn..

  • julie February 23, 2017, 1:18 pm

    Pls .pray always for our safety…prayer is the most powerfull..GOD will never neglect in time that we need him..but I hope were not calling him in times when we are danger, kundi tawagin natin cya sa lahat ng or as, to thanks to him that we are blessed…..I always prayed that nothing can happen ..that he always guide us and protect us always….

  • Jasmin February 23, 2017, 3:36 pm

    Pray the rosary everyday that is what MamaMary said that whoever believe in me will survive and the one do not will perish you will not like what you will see all we can do now is to be ready and believe in HIM GOD please save our country the people and our love ones keep us safe always we Love You as much as you love US. Amen. Need to teach everyone what to do and every family should have first aid kits in their house all emergency tools battery radio flashlights matches candles anything that we need to survive for a week or longer have a bag ready to grab in case of emergency start collecting now just be ready in case

    • John April 6, 2017, 2:35 am

      Jasmin, with all respect, please decide where your faith is, because you seem to be confused between whether to trust God and His written word to us – or the added on inventions by people who contradict Jesus teaching. Please read your Bible.
      You say: “Pray the rosary everyday that is what MamaMary said that whoever believe in me will survive and the one do not will perish.” …
      Jesus taught us to pray to God the Father, through His name: “there is one God and one Mediator .. Jesus” (1 Timothy 2:5) .. “in Him dwelled all the fullness of God bodily” (Colossians 2:9) He prayed: “this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.” (John 17:3) … There is nothing – wala – about praying to Mary. She is not deity, and she can’t mediate or answer prayers. Mary needed a Saviour just like you and I do. (Luke 1:47) For effective prayers we must direct our hearts to God through the Lord Jesus. (John 14:6) The Father was in Jesus. (John 14:7-10 / 1 Timothy 3:16)
      I pray you will learn the difference between Spirit and flesh / deity and humanity .. and stay safe there. I pray for my fiancee and family in Mindanao. God bless 🙂

  • Carol February 23, 2017, 4:27 pm

    Please post more tips about preparations and what to do when you realize that an earthquake is occurring.

  • Elisa February 23, 2017, 5:02 pm

    You give us warnings but the warnings are not complete. In case of earthquake… you’re on the road, stop or go… there are live electrical wiings and it topples.. what actions to do by bystanders.. in the car.. moving vehicles.. etc. In communities.. we only warn of building collapse.. but coordination with power supply, livewires, emergency roadways, water supply and nearest emergency tent areas in case of hospital inability ang workforce inability… yolanda affected it all.. what are the plan just asking.

  • Jaquilyn Cancino February 23, 2017, 8:19 pm

    Based from observation, hindi nababahala ang mga filipino sa ganitong issue lalo na ung mga asa metro manila. Bilang isa ako sa nagaalala sa pwdeng mangyari, gusto sana bigyang stress ang mga sumusunod. Ito ay mga suggestions ko na sana mabigyang pansin. Bukod sa mataimtim nadasal, sana may gawin din ang pamahalaan tungkol dito at itigil na ang issue sa iringan nila trillanes at dutuerte.
    1. Earthquake Awareness Program – make a monthly habbit to conduct in each of barangay and business sectors na may fault at madadaanan nito.
    2. Identify the evacuation site of the people in all places
    3. Make sure to fix the wires or cables sa streets. Para maavoid ung live wires kung sakaling bumagsak ang post ng kuryente.
    4. Sana mabigyang pansin ito ng government bilang paghahanda sa budget at iba pa. Please let them know this and propose a project habang may time pa. Kasi we never know when it will happen.
    5. Please as early as now conduct a checking for all the buildings in metro manila. Para ngayin palang alam na natin kung paano ang gagawin. Marami sa amin ay nagtatrabaho sa mga buildings kaya sana wag puro post lng sa internet sana may action din. Maraming mamamatay kung walang kikilos.
    6. Make sure that all the medical persinnel and the like are ready for this. For sure magkukulang tayo ng mga taong gagamot sa mga masusugatan kung hindi handa ang lahat.
    7. Utilize the functions of the government officials lalo na sa mga municipalities. Let them lead this preparation and awareness. Kung sila ay isa sa mga hindi pumapansin sa mga ganitong pagkakataon, lalo tayong hindi magiging handa.

    AS EARLY AS NOW PLEASE SAVE THE PEOPLE. CALL THE ATTENTION OF THE GOVERNMENT. LET THEM DO ACTION.

  • Ellen J Aguilar February 23, 2017, 9:00 pm

    Ellen J Aguilar
    allah is control let us completely trust the allah
    prayer is powerfull let us pray for our safety is there
    any change that the philvoks cant monitor
    if it is about to start moving?

  • alvie samekz February 23, 2017, 10:34 pm

    please update everyone not only in radio or television but also in any websites that everyone can be seen,,so the netizens all over the world would know

  • edna February 24, 2017, 12:09 am

    Kasama po ba ang iloilo city and leyte sa lindol. .hindi naman Sana. .salamat po…god bless my family and Philippines

  • Roy de vera February 24, 2017, 1:03 am

    Kahit na gaano kaadvance ang teknolohiya ngayon…walang sinumang makakapagsabi kung ano ang mangyayari sa hinaharap..puro lang prediction…na nagbibigay takot at pagkabahala sa mga tao…sa Poong maykapal lang tayo magtiwala magdasal at laging handa…

  • Eliseo Diaz Corpuz III February 24, 2017, 2:00 am

    Opinion ko lang po, ang mga kalamidad gaya ng bagyo, lindol at marami pang ibang uri nito ay gumagalaw dahil yata sa marami ng mga tao na NAKAKALIMOT SA KANYA. Masdan at pansinin nyu po ang mga balita o nangyayari sa ating bansa. Puru away, puru siraan, napapansin ang kasalanan o dumi ng ibang tao subalit ang sarili nya ay di nakikita, masasamang salita ang pinag sasabi sa kanyang kapwa, maka koment na akala moy alam nya na ang lahat, kung makahula ay parang iyon ang totoong dapat paniwalaan. Pakiramdam nya sa sarili nya sya ang diyos. Nag-iisa lang po ang Tunay at Dakilang Diyos sya po yung lumikha ng lahat lahat, Subalit lumalabas na dumarami ang Diyos. Marahil kaya gumagalaw ang mga ganyang kalamidad dahil kaya ng mga ganyang kalamidad wasakin ang isang lugar o isang bayan o maging isang bansa. Upang ipa alam sa atin na Syay tanging nag iisa laman at wala ng iba mula pa maging noon o ngayon at maging sa mga susunud pang mga panahon hanggang sa dulu o walang hangganan…

    • Jimmy February 27, 2017, 3:10 pm

      Sana palakasin pa poh natin ang ating p(removed)angin s panginoon na sana walang trahedya n dumating sa atin ….lord ikw n poh and bahala sa amin ipalayo p nyo kmi s kapahamakan… Our Almighty Father save our nation….

  • Ghayord padre February 24, 2017, 4:47 am

    HOLLY NAME of JESUS SAVE US.JESUS MARY AND JOSEPH SAVE US.HESUS ,HESUS EMMANEUL SALVADOR DEL MUNDO.3X.

  • April Amisola February 24, 2017, 5:09 am

    (My Experience Brought me here)

    Kanina during our break, Dito sa MAKATI Magallanes, mga bandang 3:20AM yata yun, Nagising kami sa Lindol. Medyo malakas siya. Were in a 4th floor bldg. Di namin alam gagawin namin ng mga officemates ko. Today is Feb.24, 2017 mabuti nalang hindi masyadong matagal. Pero malakas talaga siya, nakakatakot. 🙁

    Stay safe everyone.

  • Ricky February 24, 2017, 10:14 am

    Sa tingin ko kahit magka bilaan ang pag earthquake drill ng karamihan lalo na dito sa makati area, hindi pa din masasabi na talagang magagamit ang pag earthquake drill lalo na sa mga matataas at puro salamin ang karamihan ng building dito at magkaka tabi pa. Walang open space na pwedeng matatakbuhan kapag kinakailangan ang oag evacuate kung sa kaling mangyayari ang nasabing earthquake. Sana isa ito sa dapat paghahandaan ng ating Gobyerno tutukan dapat nila ito, lalo na sa ngayon hindi na tayo basta basta maka hingi ng tulong sa ibang bansa upang maka hiram man lang ng mga gamit na makinarya kung sakali man.

  • Tess Despojo February 24, 2017, 11:52 am

    Pray unceasingly….God is in control of everything. At the same time, we know what a 7 + magnitude of an earthquake is, what was the Richter scale of such had struck Bohol? That was big time natural disaster! God gave us intelligence to use….so then let us all use our brains here…everyone must prepare for any possible disaster. You have to have a designated place on the highlands in case of a threat of tsunamis…first aid supplies, flashlights, water, medicine, blankets, and food. At the same time the gov’t should administer and coordinate all services from the local to the national government. Temporary shelters, designated campsites and strategic posts, etc…dapat laging may disaster planning strategies ang lahat. Sana po lagi tayong handa…let us start preparing NOW!

  • Cristina February 24, 2017, 11:57 am

    Lord guide us.

  • Jom February 24, 2017, 11:52 pm

    Puta o ano ibabalita lang ba yan o walang planong gagawin but to be prepare to die? Imbis na gawan ng parang plano or evacuation to saves many life as we can tapos sasabihin nila be prepared na lang? Pray for god?

    Please do something that can be helpful or to saves a lot of people as we can. Yung ibang filipino sobrang busy sa kanilang mga trabaho di nila alam itong news but to think that their jobs are more important than their lives an their families.

  • Joe Burce February 25, 2017, 5:40 am

    Spiritual preparation is the most important because it is eternal. It’s easy to do it. Pray like this from your heart. “Lord Jesus, I believe that you died on the cross to pay for my sins. I ask you now to forgive me for all of my sins. I invite you to come into my life, reign in my heart and you are now become my Lord and Savior. I receive your gift of eternal life, and please include my name in your book of life in heaven. Thank you that one day I’ll be with you in heaven eternally. This I pray in Jesus name, amen.” If you respond to this comment positively, the Bible says in Jn 1:12 you become a child of God, and 1 Jn 5:11-13 you have eternal life. Therefore, if you will die when the big one comes, you will go to heaven. Then read the Bible everyday and attend Bible study near you. Or just let me know if you need my help for your spiritual growth. God bls you.

  • Jimmy February 25, 2017, 9:30 am

    A lot of people are informed of the warning of the ” Big One ” earthquake. However, I have not heard of any government agency preparing of a contingency plan for the earthquake or the possible tsunami. We are now on the Feb 24 – March 8 period and yet no public announcement or warning or guide issued by any government office.

    • Christine February 25, 2017, 2:14 pm

      I agree.

  • Christine Balboa February 25, 2017, 2:13 pm

    I pray that this is not going to happen.

  • Daggy February 25, 2017, 4:03 pm

    Just pray that this earth quake wont happen anywhere in the world. God please protect us ur people.

  • Glerence Charmel February 26, 2017, 9:13 pm

    I hope hindi ito tatama

  • Amphey Powell April 9, 2017, 1:55 am

    Lord Jesus save our Pilipino brothers and sisters, families and our Country Philippines!!

  • Joshua April 23, 2019, 5:03 pm

    Hindi papo handa ang gobyerno at ang mga tao sa the big one kaya pray and pray si god lang po ang makakatulong at gagabay satin.amen

  • Ray July 10, 2019, 10:53 pm

    From what I know and see here in the Philippines most of the people will do nothing. The one’s who do will get trapped in traffic jams and get nowhere. The traffic is bad enough like it is on a normal day. I am from the U.S. in Florida where we have a lot of hurricanes with tornadoes and a lot of rain and high winds. I moved our family to Tagaytay City after I moved here. With earthquakes you can never be prepared enough, because you don’t know how bad it’s going to be and when it will hit. With hurricane and typhoons you have plenty of time to prepare and to leave the area if you need to. A tsunami with a 32 feet title wave will wipe most of Manila out. The people in those areas will be like those in the movies, running for their lives with no chance of surviving. Maybe, the best thing to do is to run to one of the many tall buildings and go up as high as you can. Hopefully, one that’s not damaged from the earthquake.

  • Rita August 6, 2019, 10:41 am

    PRAYER CHANGES EVERYTHING!
    Let’s unit in.prayers..
    Thank you PHILVOCS FOR uodating Filipino people.

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