Tuesday, June 09, 2015

List of Cities, Barangays, Villages, and Infrastructures Lies in West Valley Fault

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Recently, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Philvocs) seriously studied and assess the status of the West Valley fault line as its one of the active faults in the country that has not move for almost 4 centuries.

According to S1expeditions, a travel and mapping source blog the last known activity along west valley fault line was the year 1658 and is estimated to be active every 300 years plus or minus 100 years.

A detailed West Valley Fault map developed by Tremors 

The Metro Manila Earthquake Impact Reduction Study on WVF reveals that 7 out of 17 cities in Metro Manila will suffer the most damage and casualties if a massive earthquake occurs at the West Valley fault.

Experts said a possible 7.2 magnitude eartquake in West Valley fault  can cause  at least 30,000 casualties in the 7 cities on top of the fault.

The  Philvocs identified the 7 cities are Marikina, Quezon, Pasig, Makati, Pateros, Taguig and Muntinlupa.

Below is the list  all the barangays, villages, subs and public places situated nearby West Valley fault danger zone:

Identified Barangays situated near West Valley Fault courtesy of Tremors App:

  • Bagong Silangan
  • Bagumbayan 
  • Batasan Hills
  • Blue Ridge B 
  • Libis
  • Matandang Balara 
  • Pansol
  • White Plains
  • Ugong Norte
  • Loyola Heights
  • Pasong Putik Proper 
  • Payatas 
  • Barangka 
  • Industrial Valley 
  • Malanday 
  • Tumana  
  • Bagong Ilog 
  • Ugong Norte 
  • East Rembo 
  • Pembo 
  • Rizal 
  • Comembo 
  • Bagumbayan 
  • Bagong Tanyag 
  • Upper Bicutan 
  • Central Bicutan 
  • Lower Bicutan 
  • Maharlika Village 
  • Central Signal Village 
  • Ususan 
  • Alabang 
  • Bayanan 
  • Buli 
  • Cupang 
  • Poblacion 
  • Putatan 
  • Sucat 
  • Tunasan 
  • San Jose Del Monte City (3) 
  • San Lorenzo 2114 
  • Dona Remedios Trinidad (6) 
  • San Pedro (7) 
  • Binan (3) 
  • Sto, Domingo 
  • Casile 
  • Canlubang 
  • San Jose 
  • Carmona (4) 
  • Silang (2) 

Phivolcs has identified the six schools built near or on top of the West Valley Fault as the following:

1. Sitio Karahume Elementary School in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan
2. Barangka Elementary School in Marikina
3. Tibagan Elementary School in Makati
4. Anne-Claire Montessori in Taguig
5. Alabang Elementary School in Muntinlupa
6. E. Pedro Diaz High School in Muntinlupa

A Rappler's compilation of subdivisions or residential villages that appear along the active west valley fault:

Rizal (Rodriguez):
- Amity Ville
- Christine Ville

- Loyola Garden Village
- Loyola Subdivision
- Monte Vista Village
- Industrial Valley Subdivision
- Cinco Hermanos Subdivision
- Wood Crest Subdivision

Quezon City:
- Sunnyside Heights Subdivision
- Doña Anna Village
- Fil-Heights
- Filinvest Homes II and Villa Amor Uno
- Northview Subd
- Loyola Grand Villas
- White Plains Subdivision
- Queensville Court
- Greenmeadows
- Blue Ridge B

- Valle Verde 6
- Valle Verde 5
- Valle Verde
- Valle Verde 3
- Valle Verde 1
- Kawilihan Village

- East Rembo
- Pembo
- Rizal

- Pinagsama
- Pinagsama Phase II
- Pan-Am Village
- North Signal Village
- Central Signal Village
- South Signal Village
- Maharlika Village
- Camp Bagong Diwa

- Posadas Village

- Solid Mills Village
- Embassy Village
- Liberty Homes
- Carmina Compounds
- L&B Subdivision and Compound
- UP Side Subdivision
- Country Homes Alabang
- Planas Ville
- Camella Homes Alabang 3
- Country Homes Subd and Jose Marey Subdivision
- Camella Homes
- Susana Heights Village 1
- Susana Heights Subd Phase I
- St Anne Homes
- Real Ville Subdivision

- Adelina 1A Subdivision
- GSIS Village
- Elnor Homes
- Sampaguita Village
- United San Pedro Subdivision

- Wedgewoods Subdivision

What to do if your house is on top or near the fault?
1. First, don't panic.

2. Make a safe distance or move out if your home is right on top of the fault.

3. Consult a structural engineer to check if the building strictly follows the National Building Code of the Philippines.

4. Teach all members of your family about earthquake safety.

5. Always be ready.Stock up on emergency supplies. These include: battery operated radio (and extra batteries), flashlights (and extra batteries), first aid kit, bottled water, two weeks food and medical supplies, blankets, cooking fuel, tools needed to turn off your gas, water and electric utilities.

6. Anchor heavy appliances and furniture such as water heaters, refrigerators and bookcases.

7. Store flammable liquids away from potential ignition sources such as water heaters, stoves and furnaces.

Also check out the Philvocs Earthquake Preparedness Guide, on what to do during, before and during the quake here.

Sources : Philvocs | Manila Coconut | Rappler | S1expeditions

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