fault lines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on fault lines


Disaster responders test skills for 'The Big One'

Dec 09, 2017 - 5:49 PM

Responders evaluate if their training, skills, and equipment are up to par in case the West Valley Fault Line moves, generating a magnitude 7.2 earthquake

COLLAPSED STRUCTURE. In this scenario, responders deploy to rescue trapped individuals inside the Logistics Command building at Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City. Photo by Lou Gepuela/Rappler

Muntinlupa #MMShakeDrill tests community and private sector response

Jul 15, 2017 - 6:17 PM

We should always assume that the disaster [management] office or the local [government] will not be able to respond immediately [after an earthquake] a disaster management officer says

FIRE MANIPULATION. Bureau of Fire Protection backed up the Puregold Disaster Response Team in putting off the fire from the fuel pipeline. Photo by Alexa Yadao/Rappler

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

Businesses should have continuity plans for disasters - MMDA, OCD

Jul 15, 2015 - 5:58 PM

Are your business offices and employees prepared when the West Valley Fault moves?

Can Angat dam withstand a 7.2 magnitude quake?

Jun 11, 2015 - 6:08 PM

A consultancy firm commissioned to assess the 47 year old dam’s safety is uncertain that it could survive such disaster thus more investigations are needed to determine the risks involved

Ateneo retrofits buildings, some classes pushed to August 3

Jun 09, 2015 - 7:28 PM

Retrofitting will involve strengthening of beams and columns following a structural audit done in 2014

SAFETY MEASURES. ADMU President Fr Jett Villarin issues a statement that 3 building from the Ateneo Grade School will be retrofitted in preparation for the "Big One."

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

On anniversary, UN pressed about liability for Haiti cholera

Oct 25, 2014 - 3:38 AM

On UN Day journalists and a lawyer say the UN must accept accountability for bringing cholera to Haiti by compensating the victims of the outbreak

Lessons from Guinsaugon

Apr 20, 2011 - 8:36 PM

A national land use code can help prevent tragedies such as the one that visited the village of Guinsaugon in 2006

Why PH needs a national land use code—now

Apr 20, 2011 - 1:44 PM

Various laws that affect farmers indigenous peoples and companies overlap and confuse