Manila villagers warned about impending quake: Reports

Villagers living along the West Valley Fault Line have been continually alerted to be ready for a dangerous earthquake that would likely affect those living in metro Manila and the nearby provinces, according to media reports. The 100km West Valley F
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Villagers living along the West Valley Fault Line have been continually alerted to be ready for a dangerous earthquake that would likely affect those living in metro Manila and the nearby provinces, according to media reports. The 100km West Valley Fault, pictured here as a road sign on a road in Muntinlupa, south of Manila, traverses parts of Bulacan province through Quezon City, Marikina, Makati, Pasig, Taguig, Muntinlupa, San Pedro, Binan, Santa Rosa, Cabuyao, Calamba, Carmona, General Mariano Alvarez and Silang. A magnitude 7.2 earthquake could kill up to 34,000 people and injure 100,000 due to collapsed buildings, according to a 2004 study funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency for the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 22, 2017, with the headline 'Manila villagers warned about impending quake: Reports'. Print Edition | Subscribe