Senator Loren Legarda on Monday known as on the public, to stay vigilant in the wake of pronouncements by authorities that robust aftershocks had been to be anticipated in Central Visayas.
“The occurrence of earthquakes is unpredictable that is why preparedness is all the more important. Hundreds of aftershocks, including the magnitude 5.4 aftershock today, have already been recorded following the 6.5 earthquake last week and these could further cause damage to already damaged structures,” she stated.
She reminded the public a few 2004 Metro Manila Earthquake Impact Reduction Study (MMEIRS) which warned of a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Metro Manila.
She stated the study warned the big one might destroy 40 % of residential buildings, trigger 34,000 deaths, injure 114,000 people and the following fires can also outcome in 18,000 extra fatalities.
According to PHIVOLCS Dir. Renato Solidum, they aren’t discounting of one other aftershock in Leyte with a magnitude just like what was skilled Monday.
Even previous to the Leyte earthquake final July 6, the senator made the same name final June 25 following a 5.7 magnitude earthquake that hit elements of Luzon, together with Metro Manila.
A staff of geologists from PHIVOLCS inspected an affected space in Ormoc, Leyte over the weekend and found that there have been constructions sitting on the fault line.
Legarda stated she has already collaborated with numerous authorities companies to supply Disaster Preparedness and First Aid Handbook which incorporates fundamental data on potential dangers, what to do earlier than, throughout and after occurrences of earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, flood, storm surges, tornadoes and many others.