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“Truth never damages a cause that is just.”
– Mohandas K.
Gandhi
…for those who feel this information should not go out.

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It is high time the clueless residents of Metro Manila knew for themselves about the danger the public is only NOW being warned about.

If you want to be sure whether you, your loved ones and family –your house and properties, specifically, are in harm’s way or not, please get the answer from my post
Is your house standing on an earthquake faultline?

There you can find maps on the Marikina Valley faultline that I assembled and tweaked (note: nowhere else will you find these customised maps available) which pinpoint the affected barangays and subdivisions in clear detail, showing even the NAMES OF STREETS and exact location where a major faultline capable of generating a 7.2 magnitude earthquake lurks.

Spread the word.

As there is truth to the saying POWER IN INFORMATION, you now have in your hands a life-saving revelation to somebody who needs to hear it. Just maybe you know someone living in or near any of the subdivisions mentioned in my post, please do them a great favor by texting them this address:

→        tulisanes.wordpress.com

It may be someday many people’s lives will be saved if we just care enough and selflessly share what to others could be very important and very real. The lives of people may just depend on your willingness to let them know what you know. It may be for them time is running out….

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  1. Edward Camiguing says:

    Is timberland height which is situated up hills at san mateo rizal. Almost 2km away from SM San Mateo is also affected by fault line?

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  2. elmer says:

    thanks for the reply. i still want to know if you have any idea/ answer to my 2nd question re issuance of occupancy permit.
    tnx again

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  3. elmer says:

    when o applied for house construction i was given a clearance by phivolcs bevause our distance from the fault is more than 29 meters. we started the construction in march of 2015 having in mind that we are safe and away from the buffer zone of 5 meters. Just recently I was saddened to know that the new phivolcs valleyfault.line now transects portion of.my property. My house is on the finishing stahe already. My questions are. 1) how accuraye is the new map from the old and why did they change it?what is their basis? 2) wil there be any problem when we apply for occupancy permit?thank you and hoping for your honest answer

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    • tulisanes says:

      it’s just the point i’ve been making! like comparing it to a field of land mines, it goes without saying the first map they came out with was not entirely accurate, so follow this second map. you can step on those “X”s on the first map because there is this second map that shows there are no really “X”s there. they fine-tuned their guesses; made them more educated guesses, but nevertheless GUESSES. if the geologists take offense in this, then let them say outrightly in public that they pinpointed the location of fault lines with 100% accuracy! but i bet they dread being put on a spot to admit anything. so again, if this were a field of landmines, you avoid all those “X”s on BOTH maps. if they made a mistake once with the 2010 fault trace, who can say with certainty they won’t come out again with a later fault trace that will supersede the current 2015 fault trace.

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  4. jmintong says:

    Thank you for this information. I would like to know your source regarding the updated maps.
    I’d love to share this to anybody.

    Regards

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    • tulisanes says:

      the source is PHIVOLCS. nobody can make up this information. the thing is, the old 2010 fault trace is supposedly superseded by the new 2015 fault trace. I DON’T TOTALLY AGREE. the deviation between the two trace maps only shows that the science PHIVOLCS uses is for the most part educated guess anchoring on latest technology. But, nevertheless, a guess still! really, nobody knows for sure where the faultlines lie. if PHIVOLCS changed its mind once with regard the nuances of the paths of the faultline, it is reasonable to assume PHIVOLCS can change its mind again. my opinion on the matter is, take into consideration ALL THE FAULT TRACE VERSIONS of PHIVOLCS and treat all areas run through by all versions of the fault traces as danger zones.

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  5. Paula says:

    Our newly renovated house is located at Barangka, Marikina. Given that we are on the deadly side of the fault line, what do you suggest we do? Can you give us do’s and dont’s for reference?

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    • tulisanes says:

      have the house retrofitted with reinforcing structural systems by a structural engineer, if still possible by his assessment of your overall situation. what you will NOT want to do is sell or lease the property WITHOUT THE PRIOR KNOWLEDGE of the buyer or lessor of what you know about the property on the fault line. there’s no really easy answer.

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  6. qino says:

    Hi, Sir,

    Sorry to ask po but I just want to be sure, is Mambugan, Lower Antipolo part of the fault line? Thank you po.

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  7. leona says:

    God bless you po for sharing this information. I have read your report regarding the affected areas. Gladly, I didnt see my place on the list, however my concern is that our area is located just 0.4-0.5 kilometers away from the fault line, is there a possibility that we would experience the same danger in the area of the fault line?

    I have read some news that the danger zone is within 5 meters from fault line. Is it true po ba?

    Hope to hear from you soon.

    Thanks,
    Leona

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    • tulisanes says:

      there is a 5 meter buffer zone as allowance of the actual path when mother earth finally decides to rip the ground underneath. it isn’t exactly having a dash line running on the ground with half a giant scissor dug deep in the earth with the handles sticking out beside a sign that says “cut here.” even if you’re far by tens of kilometers from a fault line, falling structures –walls and ceilings– are the real dangers. you can have your house retrofitted to withstand an earthquake by a qualified licensed civil/structural engineer or architect. but for structures standing on a fault line that decides to rip the ground underneath them, it can be a losing battle even for fortified houses, buildings and bridges when in arms lock and wrestling with mother nature. these structures will just crumble like soda crackers! but truth to tell about that 5 meter zone again, i have doubts. the 2010 fault trace has been superseded by the 2015 fault trace. though virtually the same and more comprehensive even, on the minute level, many times the 2015 fault trace jumps to more than 5 meters from a location previously defined by the 2010 fault trace. or a new splay appears where there was none before. or suddenly a stretch of a trace vanishes but elsewhere a new trace just abruptly appears. who’s to say that there will be no new updates anymore? pesonally, for now i’m holding on to the 2015 fault trace and the 2010 fault trace –considering both as valid, just to be sure.

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  8. Hannah says:

    Hi Sir,
    Just wanna ask if Juana 6 Binan Laguna is also in a fault line The location is near Santo Nino de Cebu church & Splash Island. And How about Console 12 Village – location is near Elvinda Village & St. Louis School at the back of a church.. I hope you can answer my question as well sir. Your answer is very much appreciated.

    Thank you &
    Godbless

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  9. Jenny says:

    Sir marami po akong kamag-anak na nasa Tenement Bldg. sa Brgy.Punta (J.Posadas St.), Sta.Ana Manila. Concern ko lang po ay gaano kalala ang posibleng maging impact since ito ay 7 storey building na bagma’t maganda ang architectural at structural design (top view),considered condemned na batay sa edad ng gusali. Kung maari sana ay maipaliwanag ko ng maayos ang maaaring maging impact sa kanila ng pinangangambahang “The Big One” sa paraan na maiintindihan po nila at ng mga nakatira po doon. Maraming salamat po!

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    • tulisanes says:

      aside from old buildings are more prone to damage, someone shared (pls. confirm this) that the nearer tall buildings are to a fault line, not much damaging effect would be suffered as they are likely to sway mildly as compared to typical low houses or those nearer to ground which get shaken more and thus sustain more damage. your case is the OPPOSITE –as sta. ana, manila is way far off from the fault line.

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      • siegfred dacanay says:

        Its good if the tall buildings merely sway as signs of resiliency and quality construction. But as we know, many buildings are built below standard that may not be able to surpass magnitude 7. They may collapse on top of lower structures. We are not frightening the public, rather we want the public not to under estimate the negative effects of the earthquake.

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      • Jenny says:

        maraming salamat po sa sagot sir..very informative website…rest assured na di po masasayang ang info na binigay niyo po…God bless us all…

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  10. Benjie says:

    sir ano po ba ang naka ambang bumigay? west or east valley fault?

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  11. jet arriola says:

    Pl send me faulting map. Thanks

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    • tulisanes says:

      i cooked the entire menu –for FREE. it’s there on the buffet table for all to see and taste. the least you can do is come to the table and pick up the food to your plate. you don’t expect me to shove you mouthfuls, do you? eat at your pace to enjoy. but in case you just lost your way, there is the dining area. bon appetit!

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  12. Angelkat says:

    Hi! Would like to ask if maria montessori is included in the list of school with fault line? It is situated in orkidia pembo makati

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  13. Majo says:

    ask permission were katipunan Loyola heights is under of west valley fault? Thankyou and god bless 😊

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  14. charlie says:

    Good day to you sir.. Thank you for being there to share your knowledge… Its much appreciated🙂 BTW we live in cogeo of lower antipolo just want to know if our area is safe.. Thank you and more power!

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  15. 4th ave. phase 1 pinagsama village taguig city says:

    good to know

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  16. iamjoytorres says:

    Sir ,
    How about in San Jose GMA Cavite. Anong mga lugar ang nasa ibabaw ng fault line?

    salamat.

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  17. iamjoytorres says:

    sir I would like to ask where is the fault line in calendola village san pedro laguna ? What are the subdivisions that will be affected.
    Thank you.

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  18. Andres says:

    Hi sir! Malayo po ba yung Makati Executive Tower 2 sa west valley fault? Na check ko na po sa maps. Gusto ko lang po makasigurado. Thanks

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    • tulisanes says:

      so sorry to reply just now. you will understand after reading my latest post here:

      https://tulisanes.wordpress.com/2013/11/16/menu/

      thank you for your patience!

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      • Rafael says:

        I still didn’t understand the post, sir. Brgy. Mambugan is part of Antipolo, but why is it in the color red? Antipolo isn’t even part of the fault line. What do you think will be the magnitude in Antipolo, sir? 5-6 magnitude?

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      • tulisanes says:

        why red indeed? i’m beginning to think the media frenzy over the places the west valley fault will affect appears to be just a diversion. a false flag even, maybe. i suspect a mountain breaking off and massive landslides is the bigger issue. pray tell, why red indeed!

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  19. mike bautista says:

    may i know po kung maapektuhan ang san francisco macabebe pampanga?

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  20. Victoria D. Lim says:

    Good Morning! Is the DMCI RHAPSODY Residences in Sucat included in the fault line?
    Thank you.

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  21. merieann says:

    Hi po plz answer naman po.. Malinaw po sakin Yung Sa map ninyo, but I’m sooo confuse Kasi po kasama ang Sta Ana, Sa list Ng mga barangays na affected Ng fault line, bakit po ba ganon? And can you plz po tell me kung ilang meters away kami Sa the said fault line? Sa hilario st, Santa Ana san Mateo rizal po kami, malapit Sa municipyo Ng san Mateo, plz po pakisagot po ako..

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  22. Ruby Lim says:

    I’m glad to have come across this site and be enlightened. We live in Greenmeadows Subdivision but I already know we’re not on top of the faultine at least in my estimate 200 meters or so away. Does it make a difference that we are near the faultline as compared to those who are not when an earthquake strikes? Would it also depend on where the epicenter is? Quezon City has adobe rocks as a foundation and we have seen and proven that it is when we we’re still building our house. We have a basement and it took a year for the contractor to dig up because the rock was too hard. We also made sure that the structure of our house is strong. It is scary to be seeing our subdivision come up everytime there’s a news about earthquakes. Do I have a basis to believe that given the above facts we are just like the rest of everyone else whose house is not sitting on top of a faultline? Or we are more in danger because we are near a faultline? Thanks in advance. God bless.

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  23. lhea says:

    Psalms 91:1

    He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

    Mga kaibigan.. Ang Dios lamang ang ating kailangan! Manatili tayo sa KANYA.. at MAGTIWALA! Tayo ay KANYANG IINGATAN
    … HE is our REFUGE! Ano man ang mangyari wag nating kalimutang TAWAGAN ang BANAL NA PANGALAN NI HESUS!! SIYA LANG ANG ATING PAG-ASA! PURIHIN ANG DIOS! maraming salamat po..

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  24. danilo ancheta says:

    Ask ko lng kng tinamaan ng faultline bhay ko 294 bayanan muntinlupa city
    Tnx po!

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  25. angel says:

    Ilang meters po ba ang layo sa amin fault line .. brgy. San vicente diliman q c po ko ..
    Please answer po para po malaman ko kung ganun po kame kasafe ..salamat po

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  26. Lhen says:

    Hello can I get the map I live in San Jose General Mariano Alvarez, Cavite to which the west valley fault will traverse. I want to know the exact location where the fault line lies to make the necessary preparation as early as now. Thank you.

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  27. merianne says:

    Paki locate din po kung ilang metro ang layo ng brgy Santa Ana along highway po kami likod Ng plaza san Mateo, malapit din Sa municipality of san Mateo Sa fault line po.. Thanks po

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  28. merianne says:

    Mabasa nyo Sana agad to..

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  29. merianne says:

    Hi po, nakatira po kami Sa hilario st. Sta Ana San Mateo rizal, just to make sure Lang po tlaga kita ko naman po ang red lines at Hindi kasama ang bahay namin, Sa likod Lang po kami Ng plaza Ng san Mateo, at ilang dips Lang ang layo Sa nuestra seniors parish church. Ang sakin po naglabas Ng map ang philvocs, at kasama Sa list Ng brgys ang Santa Ana, can you plz explain to me po bakit ganun.. Sobrang worried po ako now.. Wait ko po ang response nyo. Thank you God bless po

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  30. Rachel says:

    ,Hi po.. Just want to ask if maapektuhan po ang Binangonan Rizal…how far it from the fault..
    Your answer to my querry is much appreciated. Thank you.

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  31. ricardo says:

    Sorry I meant DOST

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  32. ricardo says:

    Your version of the fault and the one disseminated by DOTC is completely different. Which one is more accurate? Or updated?

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  33. Ross Regino says:

    Information is always necessary for the public consumption most importantly their safety. Thanks.

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  34. Hi! i would like to ask, malayo kasi ung balibago sa fault line base on this link

    http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/metro-manila/05/18/15/will-you-be-affected-east-west-valley-quake-fault-see-atlas

    pero im still concerned, do you think, if ever it may happen, that balibago area will experience the earthquake with the same magnitude? kasi diba nalindol din naman dati, back then when i have worked in BGC, nag shake ung building, pag uwi ko naman, wala silang naramdaman, pero kung tumama ung sinasabi nilang 7.2 magnitude, will we have the same destruction as those atop of the fault line? thank you, God speed to all of us.

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  35. ang marcos compound po..pasong tamo qc po…

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  36. Elena Jimenez says:

    my house is at Block 9 Lot 12, N.virata, General Mariano Alvarez Cavite, I was told that fault line is just a couple of yards in front of my house. Can you please confirm and verify? Also I have read an article that some fault lines can be categorized under ‘high risk’, low risk area. Can you also figure that out for me? Thank you for your help in advance.

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  37. loveleen says:

    gud day sir.nasa brgy. saimsim calamba laguna kmi. gaanu po ba kmi kalayo sa faultline dto calamba?

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  38. Bea says:

    Hello. Ask ko lang if Silangan, San Mateo Rizal will be pretty much affected sa earthquake? It’s near Fortune parang marikina and modesta. Thank you,

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  39. Len says:

    Hi. How far is the faultline from Mt. Rainier in Filinvest Homes 1? I only see Filinvest Homes 2 in the maps. Thanks!

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  40. noemi says:

    Kasama po ba ang Carmona Estates sa brgy. Lantic sa tatamaan ng fault line? kung kasama po, ano pong area sa subdivision ang tatamaan? And are those remaining area which is 10 mtrs away from danger zone are consider safe to fault line? Your reply to my query is much highly appreciated sir…

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  41. noemi says:

    Good day sir,
    Kasama po ba ang Carmona Estates sa brgy. Lantic sa tatamaan ng fault line? kung kasama po, ano pong area sa subdivision ang tatamaan? And are those remaining area which is 10 mtrs away from danger zone are consider safe to fault line? Your reply to my query is much highly appreciated sir…

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  42. garlan says:

    Good day sir,
    Kasama po ba ang Carmona Estates sa brgy. Lantic sa tatamaan ng fault line? kung kasama po, ano pong area sa subdivision ang tatamaan? And are those remaining area which is 10 mtrs away from danger zone are consider safe to fault line? Your reply to my query is much highly appreciated sir…

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  43. how about barangay muzon san jose del monte bulacan?thank you

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  44. adikted0916 says:

    Upon checking the map for Baranggay Barangka, unfortunately, our home less than 10m away from the faultline😦

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  45. annie says:

    hi sir ask lang how about north susana executive village in brgy holy spirit quezon city and alabang hills village ? sana po masagot nyo thanks in advance

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  46. MICHAEL LAGMAY says:

    How about FILINVEST TIMBERLAND HEIGHTS po at Barangay Malanday, San Mateo, Rizal. Just recently purchased a residential lot in Banyan Ridge Area inside Timberland Heights po. Madadaanan din po ba xa ng fault line, been searching since last night after watching the news from TFC. Too difficult to access the PHILVOLCS Site now and see the Fault Valley Atlas, It is highly appreciable if someone who have downloaded the map can share and answer my queries, been worried since the news broke out. Thank you so much in advance for any info.

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  47. nathan says:

    Hi! I have a question. In case na mag trigger nga ng 7.2 magnitude yung west valley fault ( wich is ayaw ko namang mangyari) affected din po ba yung mga brgy near manila bay na sobrang layo sa west valley fault?

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    • tulisanes says:

      kung ang mga barangay sa inyong lugar ay tinatayuan ng mga luma at hindi dinisenyo ng LISENSIYADONG architect o structural/civil engineer, malaking pinsala ang pwedeng mangyari. huwag po makipagsapalaran!

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  48. maribel says:

    Sobrang affected po ang Malanday sa Marikina city?

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  49. Jose says:

    Hi Sir! Just heard from the news last night (per Phivolcs Rep) that there are different effects of the quake as to the location and structure: If nearer the epicenter, it will be safer and less shaky for high-rise and heavier buildings, thus much riskier for bungalows/light houses. However if farther from the epicenter, then it will be more shaky for high-rise and much safer for light houses (assuming all structures are built with the same complying standards). Are these actually true? Also, may I know if the faultine is also the epicenter? Thank you.

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  50. jerome briones says:

    sir nakatira po kmi sa south grenheights subd muntinlupa city..is it safe for us stay here?pls reply po.

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  51. Nicca Jane Iva says:

    Is general mariano alvarez cavite near the fault line?

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  52. garlan says:

    Good day sir,
    Kasama po ba ang Carmona Estates sa brgy. Lantic sa tatamaan ng fault line? kung kasama po, ano pong area sa subdivision ang tatamaan? And are those remaining area which is 10 mtrs away from danger zone are consider safe to fault line? Your reply to my query is much highly appreciated sir…

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  53. emman says:

    tulisanes affected po ba yung antipolo rizal ng earthquake na mula sa sa Marikina Fault line? just in case na mangyari (pero sana ayaw ko) if yes, gaano naman po kalakas ang intensity nito?

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  54. charm flores says:

    Ask ko lng po kung nsa fault line po ang punta sta. ana manila..thanks po

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  55. Harvey Melendez says:

    hi good evening,im working in unionbank plaza in meralco avenue,ortigas pasig city.nakita ko po sa news kanina na affected ang pasig sa faultline,dati na feel na namen na lumilindol about 2 months ago na ung building(which is unionbank plaza) ay nag si swing lang sya parang sumasayaw pero feel na feel namen dapat nga tatakbo na kame,sabi sa news nun 5.2 earthquake daw un,tanung q lang is there a possibility na pag tumama ang 7.2 sa unionbank wag naman sana me destruction ba?hope someone can answer me.im scared;(

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  56. Marco Angelo says:

    Hello po, is BF Homes Paranaque affected?

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  57. Chesca says:

    Wala nmn po ung mapa eh?san b un mkikita plssss

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  58. lilibeth navarro says:

    Kasama ba ang cavite city

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  59. Leyelnesss says:

    Cainta, Rizal po. Affected?

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  60. Hello po,
    Gusto ko lang po malaman kung affected po b ang San andres makati manila🙂 ty

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  61. Timothy John Laranang says:

    Do you have a copy of a map for San Pedro or more specifically, Pacita and San Vicente?

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  62. Anne Rosales says:

    Affected po ba ang Sta. Mesa?

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  63. Sean Salcedo says:

    What is the possible area of effect of the upcoming earthquake? is 30km away from the fault line safe (assuming that the building follows the codes and standards)

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  64. Sarah Grey says:

    Hi How about Kapayapaan Ville Canlubang, Calamba City?

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  65. kei says:

    Hi po. Is Pilar Village in Las Piñas lying above a fault line?🙂

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  66. Josieline says:

    Gud day po maaari po bang malaman kung may fault line po sa aming tinitirhan malapit po kami sa Napico, Manggahan Pasig City, Thanks po and more power!

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  67. paolo says:

    what is a posible thing to happen if were near a fault line?
    we’re not exactly on it but were few meters away..

    thanks for the response

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    • tulisanes says:

      though the trace faults are fairly accurate, phivolcs assigns to it a buffer zone of 5 meters on both sides of the faultline (for total of 10 meters). this means if you are outside the zone, you are given peace of mind that no part of the fault line will likely stray to underneath you. but if you are within the zone, then chances are, in actual if the ground rips underneath you, it may not go exactly as the red line drawing you see on the maps, but it will take its course as mother nature intends it to happen. it’s best to relocate if you can, and soon.

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  68. Maria Bermejo says:

    I admire your candidness and the informations that you impart to us. I bought a lot 10 years ago in Vista Real Classica 10 years ago, only to find out today that the lot is near the 2 fault lines. Infront of our lot, ( I guess around 80 meters away and at the back of our lot, near Katipunan Extension ( about 110 meters away). I learned that as long as the lot is not sitting directly on top of the fault line or if it is not within 5 meters , then it is bit safer. My question is, if there are 2 fault lines between our lot, is there any danger of liquefaction? Thank you po.

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  69. Hazel says:

    Hi, I want to know how far is Soldiers Hills Subdivision in Muntinlupa is from the West Fault and also San Beda College in Alabang HIlls? Appreciate your reply.

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    • tulisanes says:

      bullseye! i spotted the fault line exactly at the intersection of soldiers’ hill st. and maharlika hwy. it is actually running parallel to maharlika hwy. (in the exact middle of the street) from the corner of maharlika hwy and rainbow road up to five houses right after the corner of freedom lane and maharlika hwy. where it veered off to the houses on the right. with san beda at alabang hills, it’s 1.55 kms. away from some fragment traces of a faultline.

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  70. jhessica gasparillo says:

    Hi! affected din po ba ang area talisay st. Comembo makati?

    Thank you!

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    • tulisanes says:

      yes, being the general rule is: if the structure above your head is very old or was not designed by a licensed architect and licensed structural or civil engineer, then you are nonetheless VERY MUCH affected as the structural integrity of the house or building may be weak, and the roof and walls can collapse during a 7.2 magnitude earthquake.

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  71. Denise says:

    Mr. Tulisanes, thank you. There should be more people like you who promote awareness and spread USEFUL information on the interwebs.🙂

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  72. Tony Perez says:

    Thanks for this info. Malayo ka man o malapit sa Fault line kailangan pa din nating mag handa in case kailangin din nila ang tulong. Malapit din kami sa fault line, sa Cainta ako. Again thanks sir at wag ka sanang magsawang mag bigay o mag post ng mahahalagang info tungkol dito…

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  73. How about Chrysanthemum Village in San Pedro Laguna ?

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  74. Pia says:

    I am leaving in Narra St. corner Apitong near the meralco post may I know if this is under the marikina faultline.

    Thank you

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    • tulisanes says:

      ma’am, i don’t have any idea where you are.

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      • Lily says:

        I am bothered, our house situated at Locus St., barangay RIZAL Makati, so closed to the main road near c5, and the so called Marikina Fault line, Please pray for us to be safe and sound. LORD save us. AMEN.

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  75. lyam says:

    sir is dasmariña affected my the faul?? reply please asap

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    • tulisanes says:

      dasmarinas, cavite (?) is far from the fault line, but if the structure above your head is very old or was not designed by a licensed architect and licensed structural or civil engineer, then you are nonetheless VERY MUCH affected as the structural integrity of the house or building may be weak, and roof and walls may collapse.

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  76. Thyrone Cruz says:

    hello po. Malapit po ba kami sa fault line sa barangka marikina city dela costa homes? Safe or not po? Salamat po.

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  77. Hi,

    I live in Cogeo Village, Antipolo. May I know if we will be affected?

    Thanks!

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  78. B3 says:

    how about Barangay San Juan in Taytay Rizal, is this place close to the west valley fault?

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  79. Marivic Bautista says:

    How about our residence in Rosario, Cavite? Any possibility of a tsunami after the earthquake?

    Thank you.

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  80. Rene.esparrago says:

    tanong ko lang ..aabutin ba naming mga taga urban bliss barangka ang lindol

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  81. Lori says:

    hi, sorry i cannot download the interactive map you created as it is currently blocked in the office. I am just worried and would like to ask how far is Nebraska St. of Southville Subdivision in Binan, Laguna to the nearest fault line esp. West Valley fault?

    Thanks for all your help

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  82. Ninette says:

    Hello, what about sta rosa laguna near enchanted kingdom? It is near the fault line? Thanks.

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  83. che says:

    thanks for the information. Just want to know how far is Dela costa homes V, san jose, Rizal montalban from the fault line?

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  84. Lala says:

    Hi,
    I checked the map given for the fault lines. I know that that Valle verde 1 through valle verde 5 is lying on a fault line. How about Tiendesitas and the community across like, Capri Oasis Condos. Thank you in advance for the response

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  85. david cruz says:

    kawit cavite.ksama sa fault line?

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  86. Andi says:

    Good day Sir, hope you can find time to answer if Padilla (after Cogeo, going to Paenaan) is in danger? Thanks and God bless

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  87. Hi Tulisanes, I’ve been following your blogs since last year and have read and seen your maps and greatly impressed with your dedication to inform public and untiringly answering every bit of question posted to you. I live in Block 58 Soldiers Hills Subdivision in Muntinlupa, and we are not on top of the fault line (thank God!). I just want to know how far are we from the nearest West fault. It’s quite scary since just 10 minute drive from where we live, I can see the effect of the faultline (been living here since 1980 and malapit sa munisipyo namin, di pantay yung daan and you can see it change over the years). My son studies at San Beda Alabang (in Alabang Hills) and I work here in Dela Rosa Makati. You can imagine my worry if this happens.

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    • tulisanes says:

      i like you. so here is a customized reply made possible by a neat trick i learned lately (sorry i cannot locate block 58). God bless you!

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      • tulisanes says:

        …by the way, things have changed now. you will understand after reading my latest post here: https://tulisanes.wordpress.com/2013/11/16/menu/

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      • Super thanks! I really appreciate it! I’ve been sending your blog link to my colleagues so they can read more about the anticipated disaster. What made me follow your blog is the mother of my colleague works for DPWH and she warned us since last year pa na hot topic ito during their meetings (so naconfirm lalo na may ganito pla and sadly if di pa nangyari yung earthquake sa Nepal, our gov’t’s campaign on this will not be felt considering matagal na pla nila alam to)

        Unfortunately, madaaanan ng faultline ang Alabang Hills Village (where San Beda College is) 😦 I already asked the school during the Parent Orientation their initiative to prepare on event like this. They are planning to have an early earthquake drill this July. Sana ituloy nila. The buildings are the same buildings 30 years back ng dun pa ako nag aaral.

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      • Super thanks! I really appreciate it! I’ve been sharing your blog link to my colleagues. What made me follow you is the mother of my colleague works for DPWH and she warned us since last year pa na hot topic ito during their meetings (the term is – hinog na hinog na. So naconfirm lalo na may ganito pla and sadly if di pa nangyari yung Nepal earthquake, our gov’t’s campaign on this will not be felt considering matagal na pla nila alam to). I’ve read your latest post, ang lapit lang namin (still thankful na not on top). I can clearly see the tricycle terminal of our village.

        Unfortunately, madaaanan ng faultline ang Alabang Hills Village😦 I already asked the school during the Parent Orientation their initiative to prepare on event like this. They are planning to have an early earthquake drill this July. Sana ituloy nila. The buildings are the same buildings 30 years back ng dun pa ako nag aaral.

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  88. Joy Rostrata says:

    I am indeed very grateful for all the helpful and life saving information you shared and your patience too! I actually have read all the posts and am thinking how many people will actually survive this massive disaster when many are so lazy to even look and read the maps that you shared.😦

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    • tulisanes says:

      BEST COMMENT! BEST COMMENT! BEST COMMENT! BEST COMMENT! BEST COMMENT! BEST COMMENT! really. sometimes it gets so frustrating. but i know God gave me patience. so thank God! : )

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  89. Noel says:

    Hi Sir,

    I saw that San Lazaro race track in Carmona Cavite is one of those which are directly affected by the fault, I think that’s near my subdivision Carmona Estates in Lantic, can you please check if there’s a possibility that it can be affected also?

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  90. grace says:

    ask lng po….what about magdalena laguna?abot po b s fault line?thank u

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  91. sir may nakita kami na map online na naka categorize ang mga areas from high risk to low risk.
    hindi na po naming matandaan kung anong site namin nakita. pwede po pa post ng map na ganun kung meron kayo available? according kasi sa map kahit medyo malayo ang ibang area sa fault line ay HIGH RISK pa rin kasi ang lupa sa area na yon ay clay/sand/mud. And some areas naman ay LOW RISK dahil adobe ang ilalim ng area nila.

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  92. How about St Scholastica in Marikina? Some believe that it lies directly on top of adjoining fault line.
    Is it true? I have 3 daughters studying in that school. Thank you.

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  93. ella mae blanza says:

    I live in santa cruz laguna gano po kaya ang lakas ng magnitude na mararanasan namin dito?

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  94. periwinkle says:

    Sir is tanay, rizal under west valley fault line?

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  95. sarah says:

    How far po from the faultline masasabing safe.?..we live in merville subd in paranaque…hindi kasama sa mga place na direct hit pero mejo malapit. Thanks

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    • tulisanes says:

      when (not if) the west valley fault moves, the area affected will be so wide and pervasive it will have its effect virtually everywhere near and several hundreds of kilometers from the fault line. more than the crack on the ground, people have to worry more if the roof (and walls) above their heads will fall on them. as a first step, try consulting a licensed architect or structural/civil engineer for expert advice. maybe the next step would be retro-fitting the house or building structure, if feasible.

      by the way, things have changed now. you will understand after reading my latest post here: https://tulisanes.wordpress.com/2013/11/16/menu/

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  96. Carol Gonzales says:

    Hi sir! Ateneo is directly affected with the faultine and miriam college is just a walking distance from there. Does it mean miriam college is also a high risk area. I’m just so concern because i have kids studying there.

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    • tulisanes says:

      actually the one affected is the seminary inside the ateneo compound. about high risk and low risk, i think i’m not qualified to decide in your case. sorry.

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  97. Bong rivera says:

    Sir gudpm. We live at Dao St. Marikina. It is a bit inside the West and East valley fault line. Juse wanted to ask how far the “radius” (is it the right term?) would be. Thanks so much.

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  98. Trish says:

    Hello! What if based po kami sa manila though we know mafefeel namin yung quake pero safe pa rin ba kami or hindi kami ganon madadamage? Thank you

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    • tulisanes says:

      kung mahina ang tinitirhan niyo o ang mga katabing gusali nito, may posibilidad na may pagguho na mangyari at mabagsakan kayo (sorry to be brutally frank). kaya kumunsulta po sa LISENSYADONG arkitekto o structural/civil engineer para mapapayuhan kayo ng mabuti.

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  99. mhae cruz says:

    Sir gd morning po ask ko lng if zontaville brgy san isidro antipolo at citibank tower cor valero paseo de roxas is affected ng west valley fault line pls reply. Tenk u po

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  100. Awakenedpoet says:

    Hi Sir, I didn’t see Antipolo to be directly in the fault line but since this is a mountainous part is it possible that
    Landslides will occur? Would you know sir if Beverly Hills Subd will be affected by this. Thanks so much for your help. God bless.

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  101. ryan says:

    Sir how about in pulo cabuyao laguna? may fault line din po ba?thank u

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  102. abbey j says:

    We live in Eastwood, libis. Is our place near the fault line?

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    • tulisanes says:

      what did i create the maps for –definitely not for the lazy who won’t even check my Links and Maps. sheeesh, disappointing!

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      • Anyare_nong says:

        Tulisanes, I think you and your colleagues can spend time better on updating earthquake-related info instead of having to the questions of those who ask if their street or house is safe – as if an earthquake or a typhoon would be so selective. I bet these people have no problem looking at all the posts of their friends in FB, but cannot spare more than 2 minutes to find out very useful info which could save their own or their loved ones’ lives. Just issue a general statement that “We ask that everyone do their own examination of the maps, because Tulisanes & company are just a small bunch, not a government agency with a full complement of staff to entertain public concerns.”.

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      • tulisanes says:

        i so very much agree. presently, in between updating the maps, i am clearing by answering nearly 300 comments i’ve had lately so the legit and more sensible concerns won’t get buried and lost and i’ll get to monitor my notifications efficiently.

        by the way, it’s just me working all alone inside sa kuta ng tulisanes on a laptop. this is my mission in life, i guess.

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      • Ric says:

        some people just keep on asking without even taking a glimpse on the map provided. Mag-effort naman sana kayo. Tingnan lang ang guhit na Pula sa mapa at hanapin mo kung malapit ang sinasabi ninyong lugar. Kung tumama sa pula na linya may time pa mag decide.

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      • tulisanes says:

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  103. giselle says:

    Is Francisville subd. in Mambugan, Antipolo lying on a fault line zone? I will have my house constructed there very very soon. I would like to know if my family would be safe there? I need your helpful advice as soon as possible, thank you very much.

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  104. giselle says:

    Is francisville subd. in mambugan antipolo lying on a fault line zone?

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  105. hi Tulisanes.. my family lives in Sta.Maria Subd., Ph 7, Ampid I, San Mateo, Rizal.. is it safe to stay here? Thank you for your advise!

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    • tulisanes says:

      as long as your property is not within 10 meters from EITHER side of the faultline, your property stays clear of areas prone to landslide or liquifaction, and most importantly, your house is structurally strong as certified by a licensed structural/civil engineer or architect who designed your house. prayers also are a LOT of help –don’t forget that.

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  106. jer-jer says:

    Hi! good afternoon. May I know if Daniel st.in filinvest 2 in quezon city is far or safe to build a house?

    thanks

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    • tulisanes says:

      The maps pretty much show and identify which communities are affected by the faultlines. Just locate your familiar community and the street names shown on the maps can help you get oriented to where home is from there.

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    • tulisanes says:

      i’m sorry but i don’t know daniel st. in filinvest 2. My maps pretty much show and identify which communities are affected by the faultlines, and they are adequate to guide you to know the answers to your question. if your street lies near or atop a faultline, then there is reason to be concerned. i suggest you consult a licensed structural or civil engineer or a licensed architect about the safety aspect.

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  107. Ching says:

    Hi! I plan to move at Blue Residences located at Barangka, Marikina. It’s beside Ateneo de Manila’s gymnasium in Katipunan. I find the location most convenient for my work and grad studies, however, I am very much concerned about my safety in case of an earthquake. Since I lack the necessary knowledge, may I please know your opinion if you think it would be unwise to proceed with my plan? Thank you.

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    • tulisanes says:

      ching, the thing is DEFINITELY the tall, tall building will be swaying and you will be experiencing something that comes close to a vertigo. if you can stomach and survive the unnerving sensation much like what is shown in these youtube videos, then you just halfway made it. now the other half would depend on how strong structurally the building is. right now, of course, you’ll be getting assurances that the building is as firm as a rock. but then the proof of the pudding is in the eating, meaning the building will be downright strong and stable only after it goes through the actual shaking of a strong 7.2 magnitude earthquake and it comes out fine. so until then, just think and imagine if you are really willing to experience a real earthquake while up there like what is shown in the videos.

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  108. Chey cruz says:

    Would like to ask if dove st corner grrenmeadows avenue is very near the faultline. Thank you

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    • tulisanes says:

      hi chey,

      greeenmeadows is very much detailed in my maps. sorry, i’ve learned that memorizing street names is very much detrimental to one’s mental health. i’m sure with a little effort you can locate dove st. or at least one street relative to it.

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  109. Joan says:

    Ilang kilometre po ang layo ng Marikina Valley Fault line to Marikina Heights Parang. Thank you Sir.

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    • tulisanes says:

      from the s-mall in marikina heights, it is about 3.24 kms. to one end of the (shorter) east valley fault and 2.71 kms. from the west valley fault.

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      • Bart says:

        Sir. malaki po ba impact neto sa Marikina Heights area kung sakaling magkalindol?

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      • tulisanes says:

        you don’t have to have a fault line beneath you to experience danger and tragedy. the general rule is: if the structure above your head is very old or was not designed by a licensed architect and licensed structural or civil engineer, then you are nonetheless VERY MUCH affected as the structural integrity of the house or building may be weak, and the roof and walls can collapse.

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  110. Joan says:

    Hi Sir, it’s me again po. Ibang kilometre po ang marikina valley fault line to marikina heights? Thank you Very Much po.

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  111. Joan says:

    Hi Sir, we live in Parang Marikina Heights. Possible po na tamaan ng Lindol ang lugar nman. Thanks.

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  112. co2y says:

    thank you for sharing your knowledge about the markina valley fault line. it really helps people like me in choosing the right property for our families. btw, may i know how far filheights in qc is from the fault line?

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  113. Dolores Valenzuela says:

    Thank you for the information. Sir, how far is Poblacion 1 san jose del monte bulacan from the nearest faultline ? I bought a townhouse in Terrazza Martha Subdidivision, in Poblacion 1. Is it safe for our family ?

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  114. is dr a fault lines in our place./?pingkian 2marcos cmpound pasong tamo quezon city?

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  115. Peng says:

    Hello. Is San Jose del Monte, Bulacan part of the West Valley fault? If yes, what part of SJDM would be affected? I was trying to find it on Google but the maps are vague, so I’ve figured I’ll just ask here. Thanks.

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  116. Hello. Is San Jose del Monte, Bulacan part of the West Valley fault? If yes, what part of SJDM would be affected? I was trying to find it on Google but the maps are vague, so I’ve figured I’ll just ask here. Thanks.

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  117. katrina abeligno says:

    i would like to know if the area of amaia scapes barandal,calamba laguna and bay laguna are along west valley fault.

    hope for your immediate response

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  118. Alan says:

    sana po magkaroon na dito ng portion kung saan makakakuha ng information kung ano ang pwedeng gawin para makapaghanda.

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  119. KIER says:

    how abiout san juan city?

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  120. elenita roxas says:

    Magtatanong lang sana kng sakali po ba n ang pinatayuan ng bahay ay fault line my mararamdaman po b ng pag galaw ng lupa ka2lad s lindol?thank u

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    • tulisanes says:

      kapag gumalaw ang fault line, ang mga istraktura tulad ng bahay na direktang nakatayo sa ibabaw ng fault line ay nasa panganib na GUMUHO dahil babasagin ng lindol ang tibay ng pundasyon, na maaaring isama ang poste, pader at biga na siyang bumubuo ng nakatayong bahay, at kadalasang damay din ang bubong at sahig ng ikalawa at mas mataas pang mga palapag ng bahay.

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  121. zairah says:

    Hi! Is there a possibility or good reason to believe that Cavite-Batangas area may have blind faults?

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    • tulisanes says:

      my geography is far from perfect, but i think the identified areas where the west valley fault crosses are on or near the boundaries of some towns in cavite. it is not fair to assume that there are blind faults if there is no real data to base them. however, i recently discovered a new study on the marikina valley fault line system where a massive magma movement from the taal volcano, if it erupts, can trigger the movement of the west valley fault. now considering the towns of batangas lie on one side of the taal lake in tagaytay, and the location of the last trace fault of the west valley fault line is 27 km. away towards canlubang from taal lake, some invisible dots have to connect that in some ways can affect cavite and batangas which are just in the immediate area when taal volcano does something major!

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  122. Carlo Fabros Junio says:

    Good Morning, Ang community po ba PUNTA STA ANA MANILA between makati and pandacan ay damay po ba sa fault line. Its like a small island sorrounded by pasig river po

    Thank you.

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  123. mira says:

    hi very informative, our place is in East wood San Rafael, Montalban, It is one of the highlands subdivision. God forbid if the big quake would happen dp you think La Mesa dam and that of Wawa will be dangerous for the area.

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  124. mjmahinay9@gmail.com says:

    Good day ask me lang if alfonso st. Rosario pasig near to faultline is it danger place?

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    • tulisanes says:

      sorry po. pero masasagot ko kayo tungkol sa general area lang –rosario, pasig. though it may be from less than a kilometer to a few kilometers away from where alfonso st. is, kung gumalaw po ang faultline, damay ang mga lugar na MAS MALAYO PA o about tens of kilometers away! hindi sa lapit o layo nyo sa faultline ang magsasabi kung ligtas kayo, kundi sa TIBAY ng tirahan o kinaroroonan nyo kung lumindol ng malakas. kung luma na ito o hindi dinisenyo ng lisensyadong arkitekto o engineer, magduda kayo. kumunsulta po kayo sa kanila para malaman kung ligtas o hindi kayo at mga mahal nyo sa buhay sa inyong tinitirhan.

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  125. Arnold says:

    Good afternoon, Is there a fault line in Silmer Village in Binan Laguna?

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  126. Jennifer Buncalan says:

    Please advise if Marikina Village,Nangka,Marikina City is in the deadly path in consideration of Marijina Faultline.

    Thank you in advance.

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    • tulisanes says:

      with nangka being on one side of the marikina river, the faultline is on the OTHER side of the marikina river. if we limit the orientation of the faultline just within the immediate, general area of the nangka community, then the faultline sort of runs parallel to the flow of the marikina river. if you have observed that barren and empty lot on the other side of river, in the middle of it the invisible faultline runs, and it runs parallel to the marikina river –avoiding nangka at all.

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  127. Margee says:

    Good Day ! you are such a genius and thank you for giving us information.. ask ko lang how about avocado comembo makati city? is it near the fault line? thanks a lot tulisanes! more power to you and God bless

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    • tulisanes says:

      thank you for the refreshing compliment!🙂

      avocado comembo in google earth is tagged beside a structure with the name MAKATI painted on its rooftop. (is this a public market?) anyway, whether avocado is a street or what have you, it’s about 0.4 kilometers from the faultline –or safely far to interpret that. but then again, earthquakes don’t kill; it’s the falling and unstable and weak structures that fall on people that do, and along with some other complications. just make sure the roof above your head is held up by a house or building that is structurally stable as designed by a licensed architect or building engineer.

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  128. chai dee says:

    Hi… We are being offered a house & lot in Monaco St., Loyola Grand Villas. It’s not in the fault line but it’s kind of near, I think. Pls advise me if it’s a good investment or we should just forget about it. Thanks.

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    • tulisanes says:

      loyola grand villas is in area riddled with not but one continuous fault but three from visual observation. this tells me the land mass is less compact and broken up into fragments. WHEN, not “if,” the BIG ONE happens (time and again phivolcs stresses the impending possibility), the areas in between these cracks in the earth will have less stable bedrock to anchor on and be more susceptible to movement. the possibility of new short cracks appearing cannot be discounted. however, the professional advice of a geologist may have more value to you than my humble opinion. but this one i’m sure if i were in your shoes, i would always have this grim scenario stalking me and worrying me about the safety on my family through every year i would live on that property. so buy PEACE OF MIND wherever you can find it. God bless!

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  129. Kryz says:

    Hi Sir I’d like to get your expertise if our place in Libertad st. Mandaluyong is near or far from the fault line? We live in a condo at California Gardens. We are also planning to move in Marcos Highway near Masinag (Maries Village) mid this year, though if this place is far more dangerous to move to we might stay where we are right now. Appreciate on your help on this one.

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    • tulisanes says:

      hi kryz,

      please see reply in the post “Where on Earth? (for selected requests only).” thanks!

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      • Carlos says:

        Hi Kryz,

        We live in Pioneer Highlands Condominium, will this be greatly affected by the West Valley Fault, they said foundation is like adobe.

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      • tulisanes says:

        architects and engineers (salesmen, too) can argue about a structure’s strength and stability. they may have the science to prove it, which can be hard to argue against. but like they say, the proof of the pudding is in the eating; which can mean you have to go through an earthquake experience to prove them right, or for them to let out an inconsequential “ooops!” if things turn out not the way they thought it would be. anyways, what do they care about when they’re down there and you up there having an emotional roller coaster ride? however, why go through it and despair when there’s youtube to help you try to experience what it’s like to be in a hi-rise when there’s an earthquake happening.

        https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=japanese+earthquake+skyscrapers

        lastly regarding construction materials, you just have to walk up to any local neighborhood hardware and learn that in the philippine setting, “undersize” materials have become pretty much to be the norm –sa totoo lang. ask for a cheaper material that is within your budget and they are quick to offer you the undersized item (sigh). so honest and reputable developers are really a gem.

        well, if it’s any consolation, your condo is about 2.38 km. from the nearest section of the faultline.

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  130. john luke says:

    If you people in MM, experienced what we experienced here in Metro Cebu last year during the 7.2 magnitude earthquake which originated west of Bohol, wow, I’m sure, like me, you will never dare live in any high-rise building anymore. You people in MM are in my prayers, but again, I do believe that the strong catastrophic tremor there in MM is very IMMINENT, maybe in matter of weeks or months only.
    One of the reason why I avoid going to MM is this coming catastrophy, “sus, pastilam ma timing n palang mag linog nga na-a kos Manila, patay. Kakuyaw”..

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    • tulisanes says:

      i know what you mean. it feels like we’re falling already. we just haven’t hit ground yet.

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      • john luke says:

        Yes, Sir.
        Last Oct. 27, 2014, a good friend of mine, a high-ranking AFP officer relayed to me the info that our philvocs informed them that the MFL is moving 15 mm lately signifying a very imminent major devastating quake in 90 days.

        This is really scary…!

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      • tulisanes says:

        now that is a red flag (or false flag). but DEFINITELY something to take note of. to make it more interesting by putting a face on that 90 day period –like ACME dynamite fuse compliments of Wily Coyote from the cartoon Road Runner, we would then have JANUARY 25, 2015, or thereabout, as our date of reckoning.

        thanks, john.

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  131. emmy says:

    hi..just want to know we live at brgy central bicutan between upper and lower bicutan.. are we on the fault line?

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  132. Alona Garcia says:

    Good day! I’m from a media organization. How may I communicate with you privately? Hoping you can respond to my e-mail attached with my comment as soon as possible. Thank you very much.

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  133. Jesus Garcia says:

    We’re here in lifehomes manggahan pasig city are we safe or not?

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    • tulisanes says:

      how strong your dwelling is will determine if you’re safe or it’s going to cave in down on you. if it was built with the expertise of a structural engineer or a licensed architect at least, then you may be safe. you also have to consider your dwelling sinking through soft ground due to liquefaction if it’s near the banks of the pasig river.

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  134. Sir, good day. I check the maps that were shown in the links. If that Big One will hit Metro Manila, is Tsunami a possibility to hit too at the same time like what had happened in Japan? If yes, what the possible areas will be affected?

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    • tulisanes says:

      i read somewhere that if a strong earthquake hits the manila trench which is kilometers away off shore the manila bay, it’s just bound to hit knee deep along affected shores that include the stretch of roxas blvd and the coastline of cavite. i just read that somewhere but nothing official from phivolcs.

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  135. bothered seaferer says:

    Hi,Sir! You have a very informative link and I am on the process of buying a condo …As , I am working on the ship and wanted to invest my hard earned money in a safe property would you be so kind to advise if Flair DMCI Condominiums at Reliance corner Pines Street, Highway Hills,, Mandaluyong City is part of the fault line? internet on ship are slow and seriously to be able to ckeck this for me it would cost me a lot to check… your expertise is very much needed and appreciated….. Thanks in advance !

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    • tulisanes says:

      flair dmci condo is about 1.9 km. away from the nearest section of the fault line, but it’s about 0.7 km. from the nearest bank of the pasig river. pls. find an expert who can tell if the distance is far or near enough to be affected by liquefaction.

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  136. Karen Ong says:

    Hi Sir, we are planning to buy a lot in metroview ridge estate antipolo along sumulong near cafe lupe, is it near any faultline? Thank u so much!

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  137. crisandra says:

    Thank you this is very helpful. We live at lakeview drive in bagon ilog.

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  138. mildred says:

    Hi, im planning to buy property at karangalan, santolan village pasig. is it in fault line area? thanks

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  139. Mildred Amigable says:

    What about po Brgy. Rizal, Makati City lalo na ang Rizal Elementary School few meters po ba? Or is it below our place na po ba ang fault line?

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  140. Leonard Salonga says:

    good day.. how about the one spatial condominium near Santolan station? is it safe? thank you in advance..

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  141. agnes says:

    we are located at a boni. Ave. Barangka marikina

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  142. Ychan Ych says:

    How about in Barangay Pineda? are we affected?

    Thanks

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  143. Joy says:

    Thank you for your very informative blog site. We are planning to buy a lot at mckinley hills subdivision at fort bonifacio. Can you tell me how far is it from the fault line? Thank you so much for your assistance

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  144. lucila says:

    good day sir, i have a property located in sitio imelda upper bicutan taguig city and in united paranaque 1 it is safe for my family to stay on both places thank you

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  145. wackycathe says:

    hi, we are located at rosalia compound tandang sora culiat (infront of doña faustina village), will it affect us? how far are we from the fault line?

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  146. bern says:

    Good day!

    With the rising buildings and continued development along C5, is it fair to say that some mid to high rise residential structures are in a perilous ground? Take the July161990 earthquake in Luzon, though the epicenter was a couple of kilometers away from Rizal, Nueva Ecija, buildings in cabanatuan, la union, dagupan, baguio, and manila took damages along with casualties.

    My point is, are the dwellers of these residential towers (ie: eastwood towers, circulo verde, ortigas cbd, tienda sitas etc.) aware of the fact that irregardless of how far the fault line is (where the epicenter is usually located) from their place, they are more susceptible to injury or even death?(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1990_Luzon_earthquake)

    I have spoken to a salesman who have offered me, damn sure, they are but dumbass just sugarcoating their business! I am familiar and interested all along with the fault line in the Metro but m no expert, I asked him if they can give me an earthquake hazard map showing that it is safe in that place. The sales guy replied, “YES! We are safe (pointing at the map)…see this is the fault line at about a kilometer away from the development. What could probably go wrong?! The buildings structural engineers are foreigners and expert on their field…” Then citing how good their consultants company and the portfolio, I know that this BS ain’t addressing my concern. He is but doing his work…selling!

    Now with the major disaster waiting to happen in Manila, what are the other things that we ought to ask the developers of these high rise condos from them in terms of peace of mind against the hazards of. Specifically areas of Eastwood (Megaworld) and Circulo Verde (Ortigas).

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    • tulisanes says:

      you ask a loaded question. i am no structural or civil engineer, so i’m not qualified to give technical advice. but you seem to be asking people with a selling or marketing background. expect it, they can only give you BS and tell you what you want to hear. supposedly local construction firms and licensed engineers adhere to construction standards that should be able to withstand earthquakes. however, the philippines is also a nation where “undersize” has become the norm in everyday construction materials (go ask any hardware). we’ll only get to know how strong these hi-rises are when the shaking starts and the Big One separates the superior from the inferior but usually with cataclysmic result.

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  147. William says:

    How about the distance of STI center Novaliches thank you and god bless

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  148. P. Andrada says:

    Hi,

    I’m planning to build a small house i Gold Street in Filinvest 2 subdivision,
    Is it safe to live there and how many kilometers is that place from the fault line?
    And what kind of house that can survive the 7.2 magnitude of earthquake? My e-mail is
    xxxxx_316ca@yahoo.com.

    Thank you and more power.

    P. Andrada

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  149. Maria Molina says:

    hi there good day! thanks a lot for this informative blog. I’ve gone reading and came across with Manila Southwoods which lies near the faultline. May i ask if cityland subd. mabuhay, carmona is affected too? and also colegion de san agustin near manila southwoods would do thesame?

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  150. marilyn francisco says:

    Good day we located at Marikina city ,barangay Malanday let me know , how far we are in fault line and also are we affect thank you…and God bless you

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  151. Babadmagic says:

    Hi tulisanes,
    Pedro Gil, manila??

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  152. cathe says:

    hi, we are located at rosalia compound tandang sora (infront of doña faustina village), will it affect us? how far are we from the fault line?

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  153. Hi Sir, Is Villa Muzon Classique Subdivision in Sta. Maria, Bulacan near the faultline? Please let me know. I want to inform my mom as she lives here and I work abroad. Thanks Sir! May the Lord protect us all.

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  154. cecile kabigting says:

    How about Ortigas ave. extn. Near corner De castro subd. In Brgy. Rosario, Pasig city?

    Thank you for your efforts, great info! God bless🙂

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  155. cwackycathe says:

    hi i live in rosalia compound culiat tandang sora, are we near the fault line?

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  156. Hi! Thanks for the info! May I know if we will be affected in Cogeo Village, Antipolo, Rizal? Kudos!

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  157. Hi! Thanks for the info. May I know if we will be affected in Cogeo Village, Antipolo? Kudos!

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  158. myrna lee says:

    how many kilometers is the nearest faultline in Valley View Subd. near Valleygolf? Will we it affect us?

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  159. JayZ says:

    Hello, I’m so glad I came across your blog. This is very informative and helpful. Thank you so much for your efforts. Would you be able to identify if Reymar Subdivision in Tandang Sora is on or very near the faultline? We are planning to move there soon and necessary precaution would be helpful. Thank you so much Sir!

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  160. Ansley says:

    Hi,
    Pasay is quite far from the fault line but would you know if the Manila bay trench could be harmful as well when the marikina fault moves? Specifically the mall of asia area which we all know was only reclaimed. Thanks

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    • tulisanes says:

      i can’t recall now. but i once read or heard from media (not sure if it was phivilcs or just a geologist) that if the manila trench moves, it would just produce about knee-deep high of tsunami. thank god for that! can you just imagine if the indonesian tsunami happened along manila bay, coming up from the sea to roxas boulevard and throngs of thousands upon thousands of people along the LUNETA running away on acres of nothing but green park lawns to far-off great distances for the nearest building inland? i’m sure just a handful would reach these buildings.

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  161. henri says:

    14.326289, 121.048550 im living here at manila southwoods is this location affected by the faultline?

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    • tulisanes says:

      the coordinates point to an average distance of one kilometer from the nearest faultline, which is just about right after the curve coming from the mormon church along congressional road going to the manila southwoods manor as pinned down and labeled on google earth

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  162. Tom Seat says:

    Hello Sir,
    Ask if Brgy East Fairview would be greatly affected by the movement of the West Valley Fault. Our place is near the La Mesa Dam. I am afraid if the dam will give way for sure it will washed out the residences below.
    Thanks a lot.

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    • tulisanes says:

      i have no sound opinion to make, except that lately phivolcs found a splay of the west valley fault under angat dam itself. so far, nothing of the sort is reported about la mesa dam.

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      • venus says:

        Damay po ba ang paang bundok sa quezoncity? Yung sa may north cementery po. Tsaka sa laguna sa may pacita.

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  163. Fran says:

    Thanks for a great piece of information. Well done!

    We live at midtown village in cainta rizal and I strongly believe it is not on the fault line but nonetheless, would u be able to tell me whether it’s classified as high risk? I haven’t checked how far it is from the fault line.

    Thanks u. God bless ur good heart

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    • tulisanes says:

      while midtown village is about 4 km. away from the west valley fault, it is not in any of my competencies to assess whether a place is high risk or not, except that any house lying right smack on a fault line i’d bet anytime as high risk and a tragedy waiting to happen!

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  164. Gayle says:

    addendum to my previous post:

    Gremville Subdivision, Tandang Sora to be exact. Thank you!!!

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    • tulisanes says:

      because i cannot locate the perimeters of gremville subdivision, taking nearby new era high school as point of reference, the distance to the nearest faultline would be about 2.5 km.

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  165. zee ventura says:

    How about the Himlayang Filipino Road in Brgy. Pasong Tamo, Quezon City and Kamuning Road again in Quezon City?

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    • tulisanes says:

      barangay pasong tamo from the intersection of luzon ave. and congressional ave. extension is about 2.66 km. from the nearest faultline. kamuning road? farther still.

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  166. Axe says:

    Hi. Thank you so much for this. How about union village, culiat, tandang sora po?

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  167. Saajida says:

    Hi Sir,

    Thank you for the information. Would like also to ask if its near Tivoli Royale Subdivision or Commonwealth in QC?

    Thank you,

    Saajida

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    • tulisanes says:

      as specific point of reference on google earth, the helipad of the tivoli royale country club (because i don’t know exactly the perimeter of the subdivision) is about 0.63 km. from the nearest faultline which crosses exactly on the intersection of plymouth and montreal sts. of nearby buenavista ville subdivision.

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    • Jay says:

      Hello, just want to ask if Reymar Subdivision in Tandang Sora lies near the faultline? Thanks!

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  168. Edison says:

    Hi po sir… yun Sun valley Paranaque, near Lions ResidenceCondo..

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    • Edison says:

      sir particularly the ParkView Homes. Thank you po.

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    • tulisanes says:

      sun valley in paranaque lies between taguig where the faultline apparently disappears and reappears in the sucat thermal plant and continues on to tagaytay. to use the trace faults as basis, it seems you are out of harm’s way, but the real harm can come from collapsing walls and roofs if the place you’re in is not structurally stable when the big one happens.

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  169. Mark says:

    Hi Tulisanes,

    Do you have any idea which government agency can I ask for help regarding if structure is well-built and complies with the building code? Thanks.

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    • tulisanes says:

      supposedly the local municipal government issues BUILDING PERMITS and checks on the structural integrity of construction projects. you should be able to secure the assistance of its engineering department. but should you have doubts because, you know how government people are (snicker), then find a licensed civil or structural engineer from your acquaintances and toss them the question. but, really, does it have to be a government agency? how about private firms, or the friend of a friend who works in such private firm?

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  170. Hi can you please specify where the fault line in San mateo?
    I hope i could also get a response and see graphics so we are aware.

    Thank you in advance.

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  171. Melisa says:

    Sir how about our place here in bali oasis marcos hway santolan pasig? My children studied at mirriam college. Are they safe there if the big one happens? Pls help so worried😦

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    • tulisanes says:

      bali oasis is about 1.20 km. from the nearest faultline in industrial valley; while mirriam college bldg., about 0.76 km from the fault just outside the back perimeter wall (corner actually) of loyola memorial park. well, it helps to be worried rather than just be apathetic with a who cares? attitude. when the big one happens, consider the shaking just happening everywhere! wherever you are, it most likely be there also. i suggest that you seek the help of the mirriam administration with regards the safety of the students and theirs too, and remedy any dangers that can be discovered in inspections round the campus. earthquake drills are a number one priority. get creative and involve everyone, including the sisters! …about where you live, which seems to be multi-storey, go find you own structural engineer to assess your situation –after talking first somehow to the architect and engineer who designed bali oasis. go see if you can be convinced by them for peace of mind.

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  172. jhon paulo says:

    how about the navotas

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    • Hi sir..nakatira po ako sa marikina barangka….kumusta nmn po kami dito kapag lumindol….balak ko po bumili ng bahay san po b maganda n mlpit s manila lang din…how about s bulacan po…its safe po ba??? Slmat po

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      • tulisanes says:

        paki check po ang Link and Maps. wala sa lindol, kundi sa tibay ng lilindolin. kung ang bahay mo ay dinisenyo ng lisensyadong arkitekto o inhinyero, chances are ok ka. kapag sino sino lang diyan ang gumawa, at hindi sinunod ang mga batayan ng mga nasabing propesyonal, malamang di ka ok.

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  173. How about newton heights brgy san francisco binan laguna? How about howard village brgy tagapo sta rosa laguna? Please advise. Thanks and God bless

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  174. Nick Limbaco says:

    Good day tulisanes. My kids study in Paref Southridge school near Asya Enclaves(along West Service road – SLEX) and Alabang 400(New Alabang Hills Village) in Don Jesus blvd. This school has 2 buildings with about 4 floors each. An officer there claims that the school campus lies on top of a solid adobe rock which gives him confidence that probably the building structure can withstand a 7.2 earthquake magnitude. About 1000 students and personnel dwell in those buildings on school days. I believe this school is close to the faultline. I am afraid of a major isolation in the area as the faultine crosses SLEX and a petroleum pipeline travels along the West service road, a recipe for disaster. I believe though, red Cross Muntinlupa is drawing up plans of potential exit points if isolation happens due to a major earthquake. From your observation, will the school building collapse in an uneventful “Big One” ? What about Intercity Homes, which is practically beside Southridge School, can it handle a 7.2? Maraming salamat !

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  175. rose espanola says:

    Thanks for the alarming information. this would be of great help for the awareness and preparedness of Filipinos. my question is since the fault will traverse from Binan, Laguna to Tagaytay, how far is the fault line from Laguna Technopark Sta, Rosa, Laguna? will it cross the Adventist University of the Philippines?
    thanks and God bless.

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    • tulisanes says:

      gate 3 of laguna technopark (as reference point) is about 2.88 km. from the nearest faultline, which happens to traverse the main buildings of the school THE BEACON ACADEMY INC.

      now for the ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES, please see the continuation of my reply in the post “Where on Earth? (for selected requests only).” thanks!

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      • rosemarie espanola says:

        I acknowledged receipt of your response and thank you very much for accommodating my inquiry.

        On 7/15/14, SECRETS of the Marikina Valley Fault Line

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  176. arlene says:

    HOW ABOUT IN LAS PALMAS SUBD CAYPOMBO STA. MARIA BULACAN

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    • tulisanes says:

      las palmas subdivision is about 18.6 km. from the nearest faultline.

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    • Mel says:

      Good pm sir, Is Taytay, Rizal included?

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      • tulisanes says:

        the fault lines are shown where they lie. there can be no fault lines in your area if you do not belong to the communities identified to have these fault lines. how near or far you are from these fault lines depends on your proximity to and how familiar you are of these communities. PLEASE REVIEW WELL THE LINKS AND MAPS section. if you are nowhere near these communities, chances are you are nowhere a fault line; or if you are near, next to, or situated within these communities, the house or building you are concerned about will show on the maps. i will trace any location only if i see a real reason for concern. however, where there is always the possibility of other fault lines that are not covered by my blog, PLEASE CONSULT PHIVOLCS for any such information. thank you!

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    • tulisanes says:

      las palmas subdivision would be about 18.7 km from the nearest faultline.

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  177. Dr Romulus Instrella says:

    Good am .Since im moving to a brand new House & Lot in blk 5a Lot 8 Morse st Filinvest 2 Bagong Silangan QC , may I know if the west valley fault line near in our place .Ty

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  178. pot says:

    Hi,

    I work in eastwood, bagumbayan, QC. My office is on the 17th floor. Do you know if it’s safe? I live in Maia Alta, Antipolo. Would you know if there’s any fault line near my house? And if it’s safe in there? Thank you!

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    • tulisanes says:

      have you checked What about Eastwood City?

      the fault lines are shown where they lie. there can be no fault lines in your area if you do not belong to the communities identified to have these fault lines. how near or far you are from these fault lines depends on your proximity to and how familiar you are of these communities. PLEASE REVIEW WELL THE LINKS AND MAPS section. if you are nowhere near these communities, chances are you are nowhere a fault line; or if you are near, next to, or situated within these communities, the house or building you are concerned about will show on the maps. i will trace any location only if i see a real reason for concern. however, where there is always the possibility of other fault lines that are not covered by my blog, PLEASE CONSULT PHIVOLCS for any such information. thank you!

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  179. Rainne Lucas says:

    We are living in Barangay Parang Marikina City, exact street is R. Soliman. Is the fault line lies here? Thank you in advance.

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  180. rose espanola says:

    thanks for the alarming information. this would be of great help for the awareness and preparedness of filipinos. my question is since the fault will traverse from binan, laguna to tagaytay, how far is the fault line from laguna technopark sta, rosa, laguna? will it cross the adventist university of the philippines?
    thanks and God bless.

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  181. lyn says:

    Hello. Would Cainta, Rizal be greatly affected by an earthquake? And also, which parts of Rizal will be affected?

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  182. Niño says:

    Truly informative. Thanks a lot! Would just like to know if my family’s location is safe: North Susana Executive Village near Commonwealth Avenue. I also have family in Katipunan (Prince David Condominium), Makati & Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro. Please let me know at your convenient time.

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  183. van says:

    hi sir. i just read this. i just want to know if TENEMENT at EAST SERVICE ROAD, TAGUIG City is affected? it’s near in FTI.. and if PASAY will get affected too? LIke from Evangelista to MOA? thank you.

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  184. Good afternoon Sir.

    We are planning to purchase real estate in Makati by the Pasig Riverbank. May I respectfully have your thoughts on this? Thanks so much.

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  185. warren says:

    Hi! Thanks for your concern! Really appreciate it. BTW, we’re planning to buy a house in Tandang Sora corner Visayas Ave., is that location safe? Also, I’m working in Manila Water (along Katipunan ave), is that safe as well? thank you very much!

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    • tulisanes says:

      hi,

      i checked and Tandang Sora corner Visayas Ave. is about 5.22 km away from the nearest west valley fault. the fault line nearest katipunan ave. goes under part of blue ridge b, cinco hermanos in industrial valley, and the back of ateneo campus specifically san jose seminary for the jesuits.

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  186. marlene says:

    How about nova Scotia st in lgv? Thanks & God bless you.

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  187. Ron says:

    Hi i will buy a lot in yakal st. Posadas village sucat muntinlupa city. No bad history there except for my worry that is on or close the fault line. Please help me. Is it near it?

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  188. Scared says:

    my goodness, i live in one of the condos in eastwood city. does that mean we’re doomed?

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    • tulisanes says:

      you’re safe as long as your condo is built strong with expert help from a structural engineer, and it doesn’t sit right smack on a faultline. of course, your safety under these conditions are feasible only theoretically. for when the dreaded 7.2 magnitude hits, anything can happen, which can go against the expectation of experts. perhaps all these depend on how much faith you put on the structural strength of your condo as designed by some unknown or famous engineer. or if the reputation of the developer rides well with you. but here’s one thing that you can bet can happen at the least —your condo will start swinging. even if it doesn’t buckle, can your beating heart skip a beat and survive the experience? these videos of skyscrapers swinging during an earthquake are enough to make anyone decide a quick answer.

      https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=swaying+skyscrapers+earthquake

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    • Rochelle says:

      Will be rockwell business center at ortigas be badly damaged?

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      • tulisanes says:

        maybe some damage. but BADLY DAMAGED? who’s to say –it’ll be one for man versus nature, particularly our great engineers who will defend the structural integrity of buildings there. personally, with the issue of the BIG ONE expected to happen imminently, i still have to see in the news developers talking about their projects with confidence. but then, if you want to hear data about building damage, then do a bit of research here where maybe you can make a conclusion to your question:

        http://www.geoportal.gov.ph/viewer/

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      • tulisanes says:

        i’m sorry. nothing’s coming through (i’m no psychic).

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  189. Daphne Cowper says:

    I live at 32 Soliven 3 Loyola Grand Villas… what are our chances of survival if we were to have a strong earthquake? it’s a 3 – story house and it is not brand new. I do not only live with my 4 year old son, but I also have a lot of pets whom I consider to be family, and it worries me every day.

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    • tulisanes says:

      life hangs on a balance, and it is not in my province, expertise or competence to give sound advice. if i can, i try to avoid answering such question. however, your question is not new and it has also been asked by several others. there was a quake expert who i had a chance to ask a similar question to, which is “what is the minimum distance that a house or building should be from a fault line to be considered safe?” i hope you find personal revelation and wisdom from his answer.

      i hope it is already clear to you the proximity of your three-storey house from the multiple trace faults that traverse loyola grand villas. if my satellite maps had somehow not shown this clearly, i can help you zero in and find your house on the map. just pls. provide nearby streets as references to accurately pinpoint your location.

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      • Daphne Cowper says:

        I have checked your map quite a few times but I cannot seem to tell, it being too small for me. Soliven III if I remember right is very close to Paraguay Street and is also the main street when going to the other side of the village, the part towards Tumana. I am hoping you could help me with this.

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      • tulisanes says:

        please see post WHERE ON EARTH (FOR SELECTED REQUESTS ONLY). go there and scroll to an answer to your concern.

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      • marlene says:

        How about Nova Scotia st. Loyola grand villa Marikina

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  190. anne says:

    Hi sir. Good evening po.. i just would like to ask sir if Cubao, Quezon City will be directly hit by this quake?

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    • tulisanes says:

      if you meant affected by “directly hit,” then its a big yes. everyone gets touseled to and fro. the entire metro manila will feel the shake. there will be deaths, too; houses and buildings destroyed –maybe just about the same scenario in haiti. who knows? it appears the nearer the faultline, the more destruction we can expect, most specially if houses and buildings get rip apart by the faultline they stand on.

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  191. E.B. says:

    HI I JUST WANT TO ASK IF OUR PLACE WILL BE AFFECTED AND IN HIGH RISK. WE ARE LIVING AT KINGSVILLE COURT, ALONG BARANGAY MAMBUGAN, BECAUSE WE ARE WORRIED .

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  192. aria says:

    thank you so much for this map. i now realized that our house is just a village away from the faultline. scary but it will allow us to prepare better

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  193. Rowell Co says:

    Hi, is it safe in Baltimore Street. Vista Real Phase 2? It is a few meters away from the fault line but its in a high overlooking area. Thanks.

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  194. yolly says:

    hi po,ask ko lang if filinvest 1 in batasan has a fault line also and where exactly.many thanks po yolly

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  195. Grace de Guzman says:

    Hi sir. I would just like to ask kung direct po ba na matatamaan yung area namin. I live in jp rizal st., lamuan marikina city. Sobrang nagwworry po kasi kami ng family ko if ever mangyari ang earthquake sa west valley fault. Thanks so much po!

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    • tulisanes says:

      if you’re in lamuan, what would be directly hit is brgy. barangka, particularly the communities beside loyola memorial park including houses in the vicinity of the chorillo st. area and dela costa homes.

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  196. Bobby G. Limeta says:

    Dear Mr. Tulisanes,

    I admire your website and especially plotting the accurate location of the West Valley Fault and indeed this fault systems is existing whether we like it or not.

    I am not an employee of PHIVOLCS, just merely a private individual but my profession is Seismic Engineering Consultant and known by various Design Consulting Engineers, Contractors, Companies, and Risk Insurers.
    In-fact, I am sharing your West Valley Fault Maps to my professional colleagues and friends. I am also the author of the following Seismic Engineering Articles.
    NONSTRUCTURAL HAZARDS MITIGATION – SEISMIC HAZARDS REDUCTION PROGRAM “The Present Status In The Philippines – Part 1 & Part 2.
    EARTHQUAKE PROTECTIONS FOR THE LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS INDUSTRIES.
    EARTHQUAKE PROETCTIONS FOR THE HVAC / MEP INDUSTRIES.
    EARTHQUAKE PROTECTIONS FOR THE FIRE PROTECTION INDUSTRIES.
    STRONG-MOTION SEISMIC INSTRUMENTATION FOR BUILDINGS (Pattern from the United States Geological Survey & California Strong-Motion Instrumentation Program).
    The Seismic Hazard Maps are very important for the Seismic Analyses & Seismic Load Calculations.

    Thank you very much.

    Bobby G. Limeta
    Seismic Engineering Consultant

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    • tulisanes says:

      i am humbled. thank you.

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    • tulisanes says:

      engr. limeta,

      this comes rather as an afterthought. firstly, thank you again for establishing the credibility of the maps and the “accurate location of the West Valley Fault.” secondly, i am not a quake expert, but you just don’t know the kind of questions i get from this blog and many more from my personal email whose some answers i don’t dare pretend to know, except of course the obvious like a crack ripping the foundation of a house is sure to bring it down.

      if you don’t mind, i would like to ask you the more recurring questions. this is in the interest of SO THE PUBLIC MAY KNOW…

      1. what is the minimum distance that a house or building should be from a faultline to be considered safe?

      2. where or what is the safest place to be in metro manila as regards getting less damage from a 7.2 magnitude quake?

      3. how do high rise buildings, specially condos, behave during earthquakes?

      thank you again and God bless you!

      tulisanes

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  197. Benny says:

    I was told the fault line goes straight from Valle Verde to Greenmeadows to Blue Ridge and Cinco Hermanos and so on. I have 3 generations of my family living in these areas. Please tell where ‘coz we don’t want to go extinct! Thanks!

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  198. Nelson Lim says:

    Hi Sir,
    I appreciated so much to share your tech.ability to locate and pinpoint the faults accurately, I am very much concern of my house,i live in Loyola Grand Villa and I want to know if the fault line is under my house.Can you help locate the fault,i saw the fault map of ( google and PHilvocs ) but your 3d version is more accurate.Thanks and God Bless You

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  199. Carmelita Quiballo says:

    hi! i leave in pugad lawin villas, brgy. bahay toro q.c. besides quezon city gen. hospital. gusto ko lang pong malaman kung safe ba kami dito.

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  200. Mary Lou David says:

    Hi! I leave in Pandacan, Manila, at Residencias de Manila Condominium. Am I safe here?

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    • tulisanes says:

      if you mean far from the faultline? yes, by several kilometers. are you safe in your condo, that depends on the structural integrity of the building to withstand a 7.2 magnitude quake that phivolcs say is long overdue.

      from the experience of people i know who were up on an 8th storey building in the ortigas district during the july 16, 1990 earthquake, it seems the higher the elevation, the wilder and ruthless the shaking becomes. are you ready for that?

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    • tulisanes says:

      hi! by distance, you are long way off the faultline. if your condo sways during a quake and you get tossed to and fro –the wilder the experience the higher your elevation. you are only as safe as (1) your condo can withstand the structural abuse, and (2) you can quickly get out of the building after the main strong tremor, without the dangers of craziness from panicking residents of your condo.

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  201. Isabeel Aragon says:

    Hi Mr Tulisanes,
    We have a unit at the Alicante Towers of Marquinton Condominiums in Marikina. Is it dangerous to live there?
    Thank you so much for someone like you.

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    • tulisanes says:

      you can inquire about the structural integrity of your condo from a civil engineer preferably not connected to the administration and builder of the condo. there is also data here on building damage estimate from a study should a magnitude 7.2 hit metro manila. it may give you an idea on how condos fare generally during a destructive quake.

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  202. My Cruz says:

    My in-laws lived in Old J. P. Rizal Tayug Calumpang. What would be your advise?

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    • tulisanes says:

      the faultline is relatively far from old j.p. rizal. the west valley fault traverses part of blue ridge b to industrial valley and cinco hermanos and going to barangka. it crosses the marcos highway AT A POINT WHERE YOU TURN RIGHT (coming from masinag) to get off the highway to get to under marcos bridge.

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  203. Johnny Sumera says:

    May I know the faultl line in metro south. Alabang area

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  204. Romy Salud says:

    You have written this a year ago. Now it is happening again in Ceb and Bohol. I live in BGC at Blue Residences. Am I safe here?

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  205. reyan says:

    hi i just want to us how far is ugong pasig city to the fault line?

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  206. bella says:

    Hi, just wanna ask if its safe to invest in a condo near pasig river? The property is located at sheridan st. mandaluyong city..Is it near on any fault line? Or is there a possible river bank erosion? Thanks for the help, will appreciate your reply.

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  207. jimliza says:

    hi gud pm di po ba delikadodto part san mateo

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  208. Wanda says:

    Hi Tulisanes, your blog seems the be the only place to find decent information on safety regarding fault lines in the Metro. We’re looking for a lot to build our house on and would like to ask you how far you think is safe from the fault line? We’re looking at Valle Verde area but saw in your stitched map that the fault line runs along Lanuza Avenue (between Valle 4 and Valle 5). So for example, those living in Valle 5, but closer to Libis / C5, are they considered safe enough? How many meters do you recommend? What about those along Temple Drive, is that far enough from the fault line?

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    • tulisanes says:

      i’m not a schooled professional from philvolcs or one with a degree in earthquake safety. i can just give an opinion that i base on some very uncommon sense.

      ok, the area you’re referring to (when i much, much later checked where-the-heck-lanuza-ave. is) appears to be a flat land. i think you’ll be fine as long as your property is not sitting directly atop the faultline where your house can literally be shredded like walls of dry biscuits when (God forbid) the big quake hits. philvolcs says 5 meters away from either side of the faultline should keep your house safe.

      but then again, it just may be meant to give peace of mind if you’re already stuck with a property that is located near a faultline but not within 5 meters away from it. BUT, if you’re buying property and you know you’re gonna be aware daily that you live near a danger zone, that is not going to give a happy thought. you might as well be living in hell with eternal worries! so how far should you be? if you have a choice –STAY AWAY AS FAR AS IT TAKES TO GIVE YOU PEACE OF MIND. just how far that is, it’s up to you.

      now there is a part of the marikina valley faultline system that lies about in the quezon city and pasig city boundary. it encompasses subdivisions like white plains, st. ignatius, and blue ridge a & b. the terrains of these areas appear to be on a steep incline that i find the houses there dangerously perched.

      this broad strip of land lies between a highland and lowland that were created when the marikina valley was formed eons ago. the way i see it, it once was flat level ground before one of the fault sides collapsed and slid several meters down to form the valley. can it be when a big quake hits, the same geological movement will likewise thrust the same halves up and down, with the lowland to slide further lower or, this time in opposite direction, to slide up?

      either way, the tilt of the land strip between the same highland and lowland can change. i dont know. if to slide further down, will this land strip be more loose and the soil less compact and maybe compromise the foundations of the house and building structures? if to slide up, will soil then be compressed and maybe create wrinkles or wavy surface formations. maybe in the same manner, will this also compromise structural foundations?

      i imagine when the first big quake that formed the marikina valley first formed this broad strip of tilted land, there may have been a geological movement that is (or similar to) a LANDSLIDE. now can you trust anything standing on an incline formed by a landslide to remain stable?

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  209. Bien says:

    Thanks for the hardwork in putting the maps up! good job!

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  210. Bernard says:

    Reading inquiries and comments made me think that there is no such thing as safe distance. But through your effort Tulisanes, awareness was created. Thank you very much for providing us a detailed map. This site is very helpful.

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    • Roger Sarmiento says:

      Hi Tulisanes, I just received your email regarding the Westfault Valley map. It is very informative and I am emailing this to my friends in Saudi Arabia who have houses in Metro Manila and those who have bought condos in Nuovo City, in Libis, which I know is very near the fault. I understand that if one lives kilometer away from the fault,line the damage is not as extensive if you live within this 1-km radius. We live in Greenfields 1, Bgy Kaligayahan, Novaliches, Q.C. Are we covered within the 1-km radius? I also understand that the ground in our area is hard rock and that we are not susceptible to liquifaction. Is that right. Thanks lot for your effort and keep up the good work of helping people know the locations of the westfault. God bless

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      • tulisanes says:

        from what i can gather, it’s how near or far one is from the epicenter that determines the strength and viciousness of the quake. still even if near the epicenter, one can still throw dice and bet that he can survive the quake compared to actually living ON or ATOP a faultline, where building structures grind and crumble like dry crackers due to opposing forces from each side of the faultline.

        your friends who bought condos in libis, let them imagine and live through a scenario of running down a narrow stairwell of seeming endless floors of chaos and panic after the initial quake. suddenly, the phrase “standing on solid ground” takes on a new meaning and appreciation for those who live through this nightmare.

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  211. maggie says:

    Many thanks Tulisanes for your hard effort doing this it can help many filipino like me live in Marikina and be aware about this Marikina Valey Faultline also for those people looking for a good site to build their Homes or Bussiness. By the way is this 2 safe from Marikina Valley Faultline?

    St. Scholastica’s Academy Marikina
    14.652519, 121.117028

    COSMOS WareHouse Marikina
    14.654572, 121.113514‎
    +14° 39′ 16.46″, +121° 6′ 48.65″

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  212. mei says:

    Hi Tulisanes, Thank you so much! Given how tedious it is to assemble these maps, integrating elements from various sources, I can only say, ”Ikaw na!” =D This will serve as a very helpful guide not only to my husband and me, but to all the readers of this blog. This reinforces our thinking that location should really really be a big factor in choosing where to build our homes. Salamat!

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  213. Jason says:

    great job Tulisanes! this will definitely help everyone. I was planning to get a lot in kawilihan and was wondering why the terrain of the village has extreme level changes. My research brought me to your site and found out that there are 2 fault lines in kawilihan. You really saved me from a lot of headache. Thanks!

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  214. Emi says:

    Is Sun Valley Estates in Antipolo on the fault line? Thanks

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  215. jayrussel says:

    Tulisanes, salamat po, very helpful po ito..

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  216. trisha says:

    Gud pm,
    Safe po b 2mira s eastwood residenses phase 9 s montalban rizal po nagwoworypo ko s mga anak ko lalo n po pag wla ko at nsa work. Sna po msgot myo ang aking ktanungan.

    Maring salamat po.
    Trisha

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  217. ian says:

    Oh noh!! I didn’t know what to say when i read ur reply lastnight…soo Speechlessss…..

    If Chennai – India felt the tremor when Indonesia – Banda Aceh had an earthquake, of which India is thousands miles and miles away, so therefore the 4km from the fault line is totally a sighhhhhh……

    I hope our government is doing something about this..

    God help us..

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  218. ian says:

    sory its legaspi

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    • tulisanes says:

      i did some quick checking on google map with a top view of legaspi village seen with the nearest faultline section –well, it’s far. the fault trace would be about twice the distance from legaspi village to the ubiquitous EDSA by way of j.p. rizal (main street parallel to pasig river). or, it is the same distance from this point of EDSA (magallanes) to legaspi village but on the OTHER side of EDSA. this should bring you to bagong ilog and east rembo, the communities i identified on the map i made named GOOGLE MAP’S WEST FAULT__MAIN METRO.

      maybe, you are about 4 kilometers away from the faultline.

      your place is not dangerous in the sense that no big cracks or ground rupture is likely to happen in your village when (not if) the marikina valley faultline moves. but this reminds me of a study made by phivolcs that bothers me: there it compares haiti with metro manila.

      a magnitude 7.0 flattened the port-au-prince in haiti to the ground on jan. 12, 2010. phivolcs predicts that if its earthquake scenario 08 happens, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake can hit metro manila. what bothers me is not so much that metro manila may be hit by a stronger quake than haiti, but that while the epicenter in haiti is some 10 kilometers from port-au-prince, the epicenter of phivolcs’ scenario 08 is WITHIN metro manila.

      according to phivolcs, a magnitude 7.2 is similar to 50 megatons of TNT, or “equivalent to that of tsar bomba (50 megatons), the largest thermonuclear weapon ever tested.”

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      • marsha torres says:

        Pls share or I will share this in my facebook thanks for d info

        I live in makati near d makati municipal hall JP Rizal main road are we safe here tnx pls send me an email I’m always go to church daily n light 12 candles n pray..sir we r here in JP Rizal street main road near d makati cthall are we affected…before yrs back we have experienced d ruby tower earthquake 7.2 I think remember po.

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      • tulisanes says:

        please see post WHERE ON EARTH (FOR SELECTED REQUESTS ONLY). go there and scroll to the answer to your question.

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  219. ian says:

    hi, good day. thanks for this site..how far u think the earthquake cud affect the area around makati, what about lepaspi village? salcedo? im not from manila but when i come there, i usually stay somewhere in salcedo or legaspi, are these areas dangerous too?

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  220. Ernesto says:

    Thank you for this information. Recently we tried to obtain building permit for our house renovation, but the government did not approve of it because according to them, it is sitting above the fault line. But problem is, they can’t even provide us a clear map of the line, and instead pointed us to Philvolcs website which contains the old map. This info will benefit a lot.

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    • tulisanes says:

      i believe the valley fault maps at the phivolcs web site were snapshots of the landscape back in 1999 (i suspect earlier), where much of the terrain compared to the present have since changed.

      for instance on a philvolcs map, along the quezon city-marikina boundary, there was no riverbanks mall and FVR ave. yet linking libis with bonifacio ave. in marikina, and a stretch of the katipunan rd. ended at its intersection with p. tuazon St. in proj. 4 and, on the other side of a bedrock, another stretch of katipunan rd. ended at aurora blvd. near the ateneo. today there is a flyover bridge linking the two katipunan rds. at both sides of aurora blvd. obviously, other developments that were started after 1999 were not in the map.

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      • Norman Baybayan says:

        well, phivolcs is composed of experienced trained professionals, i.e. registered geologists. it doesn’t matter if the landscape today differs before…a fault is a fault and it is in its place for years, thousands even million years. in geology a million years is considered very young geologic age, even the youngest… drastic fault movements occur in so many span of years…and the basis of putting that fault line is not just a draw from the pencil- satellite images are required and verified by field mapping and properly located on a map of various scales. map details depend on the scale used…the problem with us pinoys, advices and alerts from trained geologists are almost always ridiculed and made fun of resulting in catastrophic damages & lost of lives…they are not idiots…

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      • tulisanes says:

        i have high respect and great regard for the trained geologists of phivolcs. they are men and women honed by their scientific discipline. i put my foot down to state that the accurate information on this blog about the location of the marikina valley faultline system come from phivolcs.

        even though its visual presentation and my visual presentation differ, phivolcs takes precedence to owning the praise and credits that are being harvested by this blog. i say categorically that i am not an employee of phivolcs; i am just someone who has the technical skill and know-how to manipulate and handle graphic images and, more importantly, someone who has the freedom to tell all and show all which i feel phivolcs is constrained from doing so for political reasons.

        true, while the maps from phivolcs are outdated, the location of the faultlines on those maps is nonetheless accurate –to even serve as basis for the plotting of the marikina valley faultline system on state-of-the-art google map.

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