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These past few days, we’ve been seeing and hearing news about the West and East Valley Fault System and the possibility of a magnitude 7.2 earthquake hitting the country.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) recently released the Valley Fault System Atlas to inform the public as well as to encourage earthquake-preparedness. The said atlas is a collection of detailed-large-scale maps that point to the areas along the West and East Valley Fault System, a 100-kilometer-long active fault located in the Greater Manila Area.

"The Valley Fault System Atlas was conceptualized as a handy reference for everyone to serve as a guide in making sure that areas traversed by active faults are avoided as sites of houses and structures and considered in various mitigation and response actions to enhance the safety and resilience of communities to strong earthquake events,” explained PHIVOLCS director Dr. Renato Solidum, Jr.

Click here to see the list of barangays that are said to be located on top of the Valley Fault System.

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