Earthquake: Metro Manila Braces For The Big One!

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If a major earthquake were to hit Metro Manila today, the devastation would be so big the disaster response authorities admitted they simply did not have the infrastructure that could cope with it. And it even looks like disaster preparedness program occupies a low priority among the different levels of government.  Up to 35,000 residents of Metro Manila would die and up to three million others would need to be evacuated. In addition some 175,000 buildings would be damaged, says reliable government sources. The pressure of collapsed buildings and the inability to rescue those who would be trapped inside would cause most of the deaths, the same report adds.

Recent Senate inquiries revealed the unprepared state of Philippine emergency response teams should “the Big one” hit the metro manila. A study funded by the JAICA and conducted by the Phivolcs revealed that most residential buildings and some high rises would…

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