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What will happen if the Big One hits the Philippines as predicted by geologist?

What will happen if the Big One hits the Philippines as predicted by geologist?

When the Big One comes, the Metropolitan Manila Earthquake Impact Deduction Study (MMEIRS) predict that it will destroy bridges around the metro and damage public buildings. Cut off from other cities, at least 34,000 people are predicted to die and 170,000 residential houses will collapse.

What will happen if West Valley Fault move?

Solidum, Jr., DOST Undersecretary for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation, said that when the West Valley Fault moved and generated a 7.2 magnitude earthquake, 34,000 people may die and will damage lifelines including water, infrastructure, roads, ports, and telecommunication.

What are the predicted impacts of the Big One?

Economic disaster The economic impact of the Big One is also catastrophic, the report said. Losses were projected to exceed P2 trillion, nearly two-thirds of the current national budget, and wipe out at least 14 percent of GDP, according to PSA.

Is there a fault line in Manila?

The west segment, known as the West Valley Fault (WVF) is one of the two major fault segments of the Valley Fault System which runs through Metro Manila to the cities of Marikina, Quezon City, Pasig, Makati, Taguig and Muntinlupa and moves in a dominantly dextral strike-slip motion.

What is the most active fault in the Philippines?

central Philippine Fault Zone
The central Philippine Fault Zone consisting of the Guinayangan, Masbate, and Central Leyte faults are the most seismically active regions transecting the islands of Bondoc to Leyte.

What are the 5 most active fault in the Philippines?

There are five active fault lines in the country namely the Western Philippine Fault, the Eastern Philippine Fault, the South of Mindanao Fault, Central Philippine Fault and the Marikina/Valley Fault System.

Where is the safest place in the Philippines?

Davao City is among the most liveable and safest cities in the world, primarily because of a low crime rate thanks to a strict local government. Plus – since Davao City is easily accessible via land, sea or air travel – it’s no wonder that it’s become a business hub in the southern Philippines.