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Better to be safe than never!


The West Valley Fault line doesn't need to be an enigma to you, especially if you're a resident or working in Pasig City.

Here are 10 important things that you need to know about the fault line that's also known to traverse Quezon City, Marikina City, Makati City, Taguig and Muntinlupa in Metro Manila:

  1. The fault line can also be found in Bulacan, Laguna, Rizal and Cavite.
  2. It's 100 kilometers in total length.
  3. The last major quake known to have been generated by the fault line was 359 years ago in 1658.
  4. It is believed to generate big quakes every 400 to 600 years.
  5. The affected areas are due for a big quake 41 years from now. However, one can happen anytime soon.
  6. Phivolcs warned that buildings should not be built on top of active faults or within a 5-meter buffer zone on either side of the fault.
  7. Buildings that violate this rule are likely to collapse due to the rupturing of the ground when the fault line moves again.
  8. The estimated death toll in Metro Manila due to the earthquake can be around 33,500 with at least 100,000 injured.
  9. In Pasig City, the fault line is most prominent at Canley Road, smack dab where the road goes down on a steep level behind the structure of Phoenix Heights and through Victoria Court.
  10. The West Valley Fault can possibly generate a magnitude 7.2 earthquake.

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THE BIG ONE - West Valley Fault Line in Pasig City

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THE BIG ONE - West Valley Fault Line in Pasig City

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THE BIG ONE - West Valley Fault Line in Pasig City

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Pasig is a city in the Philippines. Located along the eastern border of Metro Manila, Pasig is bordered on the west by Quezon City and Mandaluyong; to the north by Marikina; to the south by MakatiPateros, and Taguig; and to the east by Antipolo, the municipality of Cainta and Taytay in the province of Rizal.


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