earthquakes in the philippines

cities and municipalities

CHECKLIST: What cities and municipalities should prepare for an earthquake

Every city and municipality should be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed when dealing with earthquakes and other major disasters — (MANILA, Philippines) Are your local government units (LGUs) ready for a 7.2-magnitude earthquake? The West Valley Fault moves roughly every 400 years, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). Once …

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#MMShakeDrill 2018 still ‘far from perfect’ – MMDA officials

The fourth #MMShakeDrill ends with an 85/100 rating from MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia and with many lessons learned for improvement — (MANILA, Philippines) Even on its fourth annual run, the #MMShakeDrill is still “far from perfect,” Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) officials have said.   Testing Metro Manila with a drill that rocked the …

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Jolted netizens liken #MMShakeDrill phone alarm to ‘The Purge’ siren

‘Do not panic? Eh mas nagpanic pa ako doon sa alarm sound, muntik ko pa itapon phone ko,’ says one irate netizen — (MANILA, Philippines) At around 1 pm on Thursday, July 19, many people momentarily panicked when their phones simultaneously blasted with an alarm that reminded them of the warning siren in the hit …

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metro manila shake drill

MMDA’s #MMShakeDrill: How everything worked

With such a herculean task of keeping the drill under wraps, how did the #MMShakeDrill fare in pulling off its grand surprise? — (MANILA, Philippines) Despite a mishap that led to a premature alert, the Metro Manila Development Authority mounted its first ‘surprise’ #MMShakeDrill on Thursday, July 19. With such a herculean task of keeping …

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MMDA, NTC to announce #MMShakeDrill via SMS alert

MMDA says the annual earthquake drill, dubbed online as the #MMShakeDrill, will push through on the third week of June, rain or shine — (MANILA, Philippines) The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) earlier said the date of the #MMShakeDrill, the annual metro-wide earthquake drill for this year, will be a surprise. What the MMDA only …

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barangay, earthquake

CHECKLIST: What barangays should prepare for an earthquake

If a 7.2-magnitude earthquake hits your local community, is it ready for the worst-case scenario? — MANILA, Philippines – If a 7.2-magnitude earthquake hits your local community, is it ready for the worst-case scenario? Once the West Valley Fault moves, various areas in Metro Manila and nearby provinces are expected to be greatly damaged. The …

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households, the big one

CHECKLIST: What should households prepare for an earthquake

How are your families preparing for a major disaster? — (MANILA, Philippines) Is your household prepared for the “Big One”? According to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), every household should be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed when dealing with earthquakes and other major disasters. Preparing for the ‘Big One’ …

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earthquake in sarangani

Magnitude 5.6 earthquake hits Sarangani

Phivolcs says no damage is expected from the earthquake on Tuesday, July 3, but there will be aftershocks — (MANILA, Philippines) A magnitude 5.6 earthquake hit Glan, Sarangani at 5:59 pm on Tuesday, July 3. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) earlier put the earthquake’s magnitude at 5.8, then later downgraded it to …

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