Paseo de Magallanes Joins Metro-Shake Drill 2016

by admin
November 28, 2016

MAKATI, Philippines – Last June 22, 2016, the Paseo de Magallanes community participated in the Metro-Shake Drill 2016 as advised by NDRRMC and MMDA. The drill was said to be the largest metro-wide earthquake drill is and is designed to prepare us for The Big One, an anticipated 7.2 magnitude movement of the West Valley Fault.

The West Valley Fault is situated along various parts of Manila and its neighboring cities and municipalities such as Quezon City, Makati, Taguig, Muntinlupa, Pasig, and some parts of Calabarzon. Once the “Big One” hits, it is anticipated that great parts of Metro Manila, together with its government and central commercial business districts will be affected.

According to Phivolcs director Renato Solidum, Jr., the transversed cities are already due for a quake since it has been approximately 357 years since the last movement of the West Valley fault. Following the studies conducted by the Department of Energy, the expected quake will be as powerful as 1.90B sticks of dynamite, 790,000 lightning flashes, and 63.5 Hiroshima atomic bombs.

Knowing these facts, Paseo de Magallanes did not waste any time in preparing its locators and visitors should an earthquake hit. Among the people from Paseo de Magallanes who joined the drill were students from Reach International School, workers from the construction sites, and employees from the various establishments around the property.