Guv requests Phivolcs to inspect faults along twin lakes

-A A +A

Monday, February 27, 2012


A WEEK after the magnitude 6.9 earthquake hit the northern part of Negros Oriental, Governor Roel Degamo immediately requested the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) to conduct an assessment of the Twin Lakes areas where several faults could be found.

This is to allay fears of possible massive flooding should the walls of the Twin Lakes give way due to the faults underneath following the earthquake, which resulted to massive structural and non structural damages as well as loss to lives in several municipalities and city.

A report submitted to his office cited that movements along the fault near and within the Balinsasayao Twin Lakes during strong earthquakes may trigger rupture on the lake walls.

The governor is still waiting for Phivolcs response on this matter. (PR)

Local news

DISCLAIMER: Sun.Star website welcomes friendly debate, but comments posted on this site do not necessary reflect the views of the Sun.Star management and its affiliates. Sun.Star reserves the right to delete, reproduce or modify comments posted here without notice. Posts that are inappropriate will automatically be deleted.

Forum rules: Do not use obscenity. Some words have been banned. Stick to the topic. Do not veer away from the discussion. Be coherent and respectful. Do not shout or use CAPITAL LETTERS!

FOREX: US$ 1.00 = PhP 43.687

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Philippine Lotto Results

Gamesort iconCombinations
Superlotto 6/4947-32-09-43-19-20
6Digit2-1-9-2-4-2
Swertres Lotto 11AM8-3-3
Swertres Lotto 4PM0-9-6
Swertres Lotto 9PM4-7-5
More results

Sun.Star Jobs
  • goodearth
  • Sun.Star Zup!
  • SunStar Celebrity
  • Festivals
  • Technology
  • Obituary
  • Sinulog
  • Sunstar Multimedia
  • Filipino Abroad
  • Calamity Report
  • tell it to sunstar
  • Habemus Papam
  • Pacman blog
  • Pnoy
  • ePaper
  • Philippine Polls