Philvolcs Warns Metro Manila and Neighboring Provinces about 7.2 Magnitude Quake Soon


At least 8 people died and 202 people were injured in the February 10 Surigao Del Norte quake.

A few days ago, Surigao Del Norte in the Philippines was struck by a 6.7 magnitude quake that killed at least 8 people and injured hundreds. But PHILVOLCS (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology) is now warning us about a highly probable quake to come in the future—and it is big.

At 7.2 magnitude, the predicted quake is sure to hit urban areas, which will be devastating, according to Philvolcs. They warned Metro Manila and neighboring provinces to be prepared for the expected powerful earthquake, which will be caused by the West Valley Fault.

“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.

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.

Philvolcs explains the science behind the Surigao Del Norte quake on February 10:

Phivolcs explains Surigao de Norte quake.

Posted by Rappler on Sunday, February 12, 2017

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