List of earthquake fault barangays in Metro Manila and neighboring provinces; Safety tips before, during and after earthquake


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Not to cause fear hear, but to spread awareness and for your own safety.

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake was felt in Metro Manila and different parts of Luzon around 1:28 p.m. on Friday, August 11.

In connection with this, PHIVOLCS recently released the Valley Fault System (VFS) Atlas, which is a collection of detailed large-scale maps that illustrates the areas that are near an earthquake fault.

The VFS is composed of two segments:

  • the East Valley Fault running through Rizal, and
  • the West Valley Fault, running through Bulacan, Rizal, Metro Manila, Cavite, and Laguna.

Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) has previously warned about possible impending activity from the West Valley Fault.

PHIVOLCS Director Dr. Renato U. Solidum Jr. said: “We don’t usually use the word ripe because the fact would indicate that the West Valley Fault can move in our lifetime simply because the last earthquake that happened from this fault, most likely the 1658 earthquake 357 years ago, and the interval of movement of the fault is roughly between 400-600 years.  So that’s very close.”

The West Valley Fault could possibly generate a magnitude 7.2 earthquake, while the East Valley Fault could generate a magnitude 6.2 earthquake, according to Phivolcs.

Previous studies conducted by PHIVOLCS, in partnership with the Metro Manila Development Authority, Japan International Cooperation Agency, and Geosciences Australia suggests this estimate: In case of a magnitude 7.2 earthquake from the West Valley fault, 31,000 to 33,500  people could die.

Not only that, but also damage to property as the estimates for the cost of rehabilitation is at around P1.8 to 2.3 trillion.

Here is the list of barangays traversed by the VFS:

WEST VALLEY FAULT

Metro Manila

Quezon City:

  • Bagong Silangan
  • Bagumbayan
  • Batasan Hills
  • Blue Ridge B
  • Libis
  • Matandang Balara
  • Pansol
  • White Plains
  • Ugong Norte
  • Loyola Heights
  • Pasong Putik Proper (Pasong Putik)
  • Payatas

Marikina City:

  • Barangka
  • Industrial Valley
  • Malanday
  • Tumana

Pasig City:

  • Bagong Ilog
  • Ugong

Makati City:

  • East Rembo
  • Pembo
  • Rizal
  • Comembo

Taguig City:

  • Bagumbayan
  • Bagong Tanyag
  • Upper Bicutan
  • Central Bicutan
  • Lower Bicutan
  • Maharlika Village
  • Pinagsama
  • North Signal Village
  • Central Signal Village
  • South Signal Village
  • Ususan
  • South Daang Hari

Muntinlupa City:

  • Alabang
  • Bayanan
  • Buli
  • Cupang
  • Poblacion
  • Putatan
  • Sucat
  • Tunasan

Outside Metro Manila

Bulacan:

  • San Jose Del Monte City:
    • San Isidro
    • Ciudad Real
    • San Roque
  • Norzagaray:
    • San Lorenzo
  • Doña Remedios Trinidad:
    • Camachin
    • Kabayunan
    • Sapang Bulak
    • Bayabas
    • Camachile
    • Pulong Sampalok

Laguna:

  • San Pedro:
    • Calendola
    • Gsis
    • Sampaguita Village
    • San Antonio
    • San Vicente
    • Riverside
    • United Bayanihan
  • Biñan:
    • Biñan (Poblacion)
    • Malamig
    • San Francisco (Halang)
  • Sta. Rosa:
    • Sto Domingo
  • Cabuyao:
    • Casile
  • Calamba:
    • Canlubang

Cavite:

  • Gen. Mariano Alvarez:
    • San Jose
  • Carmona:
    • Bancal
    • Cabilang Baybay
    • Lantic
    • Mabuhay
  • Silang:
    • Carmen
    • Inchican

EAST VALLEY FAULT

Rizal:

  • San Mateo:
    • Ampid I
    • Dulongbayan Ii
    • Guinayang
    • Guitnangbayan Ii
    • Malanday
    • Maly
    • Santa Ana
  • Rodriguez (Montalban):
    • Burgos
    • Macabud
    • San Jose
    • San Isidro
    • San Rafael (Rosario)

In case of an earthquake, here is what PHIVOLCS suggests you should do BEFORE, DURING, and AFTER an earthquake:

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This article has been viewed 9295 times. Article originally posted: August 12, 2017, 10:54 pm (UTC-0). Last update: August 12, 2017 at 10:54 pm (UTC-0).

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