Residents of Metro Manila and nearby provinces should prepare for `Big One` a magnitude 7.2 earthquake to be generated in the West Valley Fault.
The devastation caused by the magnitude 6.7 earthquake in Surigao, the Phivolcs ( Philippines Institute of Volcanology and Seismology) yesterday appealed to residents in Metro Manila and nearby provinces to prepare for a powerful earthquake that could kill thousands.
The West Valley Fault, Solidium says, moves roughly every 400 years. The last big earthquake generated by the fault was in 1658, 357 years ago.
The 100 km fault traverses in the parts of Marikina, Makati, Bulacan, Biñan, Cabuyao, Silang Cavite, San Pedro, Calamba, Taguig, Muntinlupa, and General Mariano Alvarez.
Authority showed that the magnitude 7.2 quake could kill up to 34,000 people and can injure 100,000 others due to the collapsed.
Philvolcs continue to record the aftershocks from the magnitude 6.7 that hit Surigao last Friday, killing atleast 8 people and injuring hundreds.
At 3:50 am yesterday, an afterschock magnitude 4.1 experience in Surigao. It was reportedly felt at Intensity three in the city.