PHIVOLCS warned that in case of an earthquake in Metro Manila, the 100-kilometer-long fault system, which passes through various cities and provinces which includes Bulacan, Quezon City, Marikina, Pasig, Makati, Taguig, Muntinlupa, Rizal, Cavite and Laguna, may cause a 7.1 magnitude quake.
The government agency in-charge of earthquakes in the country estimates that over 30,000 individuals may die and over 100,000 may be injured. In order to speed up the evacuation of residents and the rescue operations, the MMDA has divided Metro Manila into four quadrants:
– Quezon City
– San Juan
– Las Piñas
Aside from the four quadrants mentioned above, the MMDA also designates operation centers and staging areas which will also serve as evacuation camps for affected residents:
– Veterans Memorial Golf Course
– University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman
– LRT-2 Santolan Depot
– Marikina Boys Town
– Red Cross Marikina
– Ultra Pasig
– Intramuros Golf Course
– Villamor Air Base Golf Course
MMDA also noted that athletic fields, sport arenas and memorial parks as well as churches and gyms that will be designated by LGUs will be used as evacuation centers in Metro Manila and nearby provinces and cities. The Metro Manila’s main waterways, the Pasig River will also serve as an alternate route for rescue and relief personnel in the event that bridges in the metropolis are destroyed by the quake.
Just adding some of my thoughts about this...
(Alright.. I don't usually post these kinds of stuff to avoid making anyone worry, but we've been experiencing frequent earthquakes and tbh I'm getting kinda panick-y now i don't live near Manila but when if an Earthquake did occur, we'd be affected by it.. I'm praying the earthquake doesn't occur anytime soon...)