We’ve all been #shookt by the string of earthquakes that hit the country this past week – whether we literally felt the earth shaking underneath our feet or heard about the alarming news on social media. Most of us can’t help but wonder if these are already warning signs that the much dreaded “Big One” in Metro Manila is already upon us – an 8.0 magnitude earthquake along the West Valley Fault that comes every 400 to 500 years. According to the experts at the Philippine Institute of Volcanogy and Seismology or PHIVOCS, these past few earthquakes are all isolated incidents and no one can accurately forecast when the “Big One” will hit Metro Manila.
Nothing can truly prepare us for an earthquake of the magnitude such as the “Big One” but there are ways to be prepared and stay vigilant. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how you and your family can be much better equipped with the right knowledge and tools at your disposal.