HAVE you prepared yourself just in case a destructive earthquake hits your area?
An updated map of the Philippine Institute of Volcanologist and Seismology (Phivolcs) released in May showed that the West Valley Fault, which traverses Manila, Bulacan, Laguna, Rizal and Cavite, has the potential to generate up to 7.2-magnitude earthquake.
According to the 2004 Metro Manila Earthquake Impact Reduction Study, a 7.2 magnitude quake in Metro Manila could cause 33,500 deaths and 114,000 injuries itself and additional 18,000 deaths from the fire that could break out.
But tremors occur without warning, thus the public is urged to prepare ahead of time.
In this video, Phivolcs geologist Jeffrey Perez gave some reminders on how to be safe when you are indoors, outside the home, and in a moving vehicle during an earthquake.