The National Capital Region (NCR) of the Philippines, also known as Metro Manila, will be having its largest earthquake drill on July 30, 2015. Dubbed “Shake Drill,” everyone in the region, from businesses to households and schools are encouraged to join. Here are the details.
The Philippines is one of the countries most prone to earthquakes but not everyone would know what to do in case a big one occurs. Those in the corporate or commercial sectors may have at least some exposure or at least experienced an earthquake drill before but many may not have had the opportunity. This drill is for the sake of those who have not experienced a drill like this in case an earthquake does occur.
On July 30, 10:30AM, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), with multi-sector cooperation from schools, business, government agencies, and religious organizations, will be conducting a metro-wide Earthquake Drill. This will increase the metro’s chances of better recovery and implementation of contingencies in the event of earthquakes.
If you have not experienced an earthquake drill, this is the best time to do so. And even if you’re not willing or able to join this Metro-wide earthquake drill, please do cooperate with those that are joining. We’ll never know when the next big one will come and who knows, maybe this drill could save our lives!
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) also made available to the public the Valley Fault System (VSF) Atlas which is a handbook of large scale maps showing in detail areas traversed by the Valley Fault System in the Greater Metro Manila Area (GMMA). This atlas is free of charge and you may download it from PHILVOLCS.
The complete six-part preview is available at www.bepreparedmetromanila.com.
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For more information about the Shake Drill, visit www.bepreparedmetromanila.com or www.metromanilashakedrill.com. You may also monitor #mmshakedrill on social media for the latest news and updates. Stay safe everyone!