Valley Fault System - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Valley Fault System


How to know if your area is near a fault line

Aug 07, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Phivolcs' FaultFinder web app lets users determine their distance from the nearest active fault line

Part 2: What makes buildings earthquake-ready?

Jul 22, 2015 - 7:59 PM

The correct process is to consult an engineer get a building permit and have a responsible person at the site during construction

Part 1: Can your house withstand major earthquakes?

Jul 22, 2015 - 5:04 PM

Find out if your house is built according to standards by taking the interactive How safe is my house quiz

Lawmakers push for passage of disaster-related bills

Jun 16, 2015 - 10:33 AM

Disaster risk reduction measures are currently stalled in both houses of Congress

FILE PHOTO. Residents walk past high waves brought about by strong winds as it pound the seawall, hours before Typhoon Hagupit passes near the city of Legazpi on December 7, 2014. Typhoon Hagupit tore apart homes and sent waves crashing through coastal communities across the eastern Philippines, creating more misery for millions following a barrage of deadly disasters. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE

How close are you to the West Valley Fault? Here's a site for that

May 28, 2015 - 11:15 PM

A team of Filipino web developers have created Project Tremors a website calculating how far a place is from the West Valley Fault

Schools, hospitals near West Valley Fault

May 23, 2015 - 8:30 AM

Some key facilities in Metro Manila and surrounding provinces may be affected if a magnitude 7 2 earthquake strikes along the West Valley Fault Know what they are

ANGAT WATERSHED. The Angat Watershed, which supplies majority of Metro Manila's water needs, is one of the critical installations affected by the West Valley Fault.  MANILA, Philippines -

57 subdivisions, villages traversed by West Valley Fault

May 21, 2015 - 9:40 AM

Residential buildings will suffer the most damage from a 7 2 magnitude quake says Phivolcs What do you do if your house is on an active fault?

FAULT-RIDDEN. Active faults (red lines) cut through a part of Pasig City occupied by subdivisions Valle Verde 5 and 6. Image from Phivolcs' Valley Fault System Atlas

What dangers await when the West Valley Fault moves?

May 20, 2015 - 6:55 PM

Check out the maps and the fast facts to understand the risks and plan how to survive when a strong quake shakes Metro Manila and surrounding provinces

High resolution West Valley Fault maps launched

May 18, 2015 - 3:59 PM

Disaster officials say detailed maps showing danger zones will help Metro Manila and surrounding provinces prepare for a 7 2 magnitude earthquake expected within our lifetime

LAUNCHED. The Valley Fault System Atlas is launched on May 18, 2015 by Phivolcs, MMDA, NDRRMC and UNDP officials. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Phivolcs study: the Marikina Valley Fault System

Nov 17, 2013 - 6:46 PM

The study recommended that disaster preparedness plans and contingency measures should be thoroughly reviewed and re evaluated to incorporate the implications of a large magnitude earthquake on the Valley Fault System

Metro Manila hazard maps challenge LGUs to take action

Oct 17, 2013 - 11:43 PM

Information that can save lives before a major disaster strikes the metropolis is finally available to the public