Clarification on the Magnitude 7.2 Earthquake Scenario

Clarification on the Magnitude 7.2 Earthquake Scenario in Metro Manila

This statement from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) clarifies rumours spreading in the Philippines and Filipino communities overseas about a “predicted” 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Metro Manila.

According to the statement the 7.2 magnitude quake is the highest magnitude possible from a movement of the Valley Fault System. This possibility or scenario is aimed to make better civil defense planning just in case the “big one” arrives.


Metro Manila Earthquake Impact Reduction Study (MMEIRS)

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