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…it’s bad enough that the faultline exists; but it’s worse when you’re clueless where.

eastwood city

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   Husay San Jose says:

Hi Tulisanes, much gratitude for your excellent work. I have been searching for any comment on Eastwood City (Libis) to no avail. Is is standing on the West fault-line? Salamat po.

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About Stuvwx

This blog was started in 2013; however, it actually began in 2010 but got corrupted and backups of the original helped to restart the present blog. Prior to 2010, i was emailing people Google maps with the fault trace. But it was in 2005 when i assembled my first map. In 1990, i got ahold of a photocopy of a tabloid size, black and white map when the former Phivolcs head, the late Ricardo Punongbayan gave an earthquake awareness seminar after the July 16 earthquake. i put away the map inside a cannister and rediscovered it 15 years later when i was going through my old stuff. Instantly, sirens went off inside my head and took stock of the situation on what i had: Windows in my computer (DOS ruled PCs 15 years earlier), Adobe Photoshop, a powerful image scanner and, most of all, a coffee table book of tiled large maps of Metro Manila. Fancying what i could accomplish with technology and a 15 year old map, i put my competency at work and scanned images and assembled them on my desktop computer. Lo and behold, even after checking the work several times, i got the jolt of my life when i discovered my rented house was actually sitting on top of a fault line! Not long after, i evacuated and resided far from any faultline. At the time, i was probably one of the few (not that i know anyone else) who assembled a map of the fault line. What were the chances that i assemble a fault line map as a weird activity and suddenly find myself and my family at risk and unaware that a silent, deadly fault line ran directly under our house. It was an epiphany! Since then i knew what i had to do, and God brought everything to pass easily and smoothly. However, truth to tell, creating the maps was so nerve-wracking and I could not have done it all if I weren’t a bit of obsessive-compulsive in me. For many months, everyday I had to devote about four hours piecing together up close snapshots of many topographical maps and later google maps to create this blog. I could say i literally spent tens of kilometers after kilometers assembling detailed maps and from the experience, I made many observations that I made posts of. The gratifying moment came when Phivolcs and the NDRRMC maybe through an influential follower of my blog, I suspect, launched a media blitz with campaign to protect the welfare of students whose schools, and many they are, are in the path of fault lines. I knew my work became basis of this and I couldn’t help but feel that i had accomplished at least one of my life’s purpose. i may just be accomplishing God’s will; but then again, maybe not. Only God knows. “There will be great earthquakes, and there will be famines and plagues in many lands, and there will be terrifying things and great miraculous signs from heaven.” -Luke 21:11 “At that very hour there was a severe earthquake and a tenth of the city collapsed. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the survivors were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven.” -Revelations 11:13 “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places.” – Matthew 24:7 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * “Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;” -Psalm 46:2 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
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4 Responses to EASTWOOD CITY

  1. bong says:

    I know this post is more than year old. I just want to remind everyone that Haiti did not implement a building code which is why so many buildings were substandard and were so vulnerable to the quake. The Philippines especially Manila has a building code, a minimum set of standards that is implemented by law. So we cant compare Manila to Haiti. Metro Manila is in much better shape to survive a magnitude 7 earthquake than Haiti. The ones who will be badly affected will be those on or near the fault line if the fault line separates. Then houses not built according to code (shanties, etc really its the poor who will suffer the most) will be heavily damaged.


  2. leony says:

    how about in Manila proper?


  3. Goat says:

    but this does not address the question though. eastwood is not standing under the west valley fault line in this photo. what the person really wants to ask is If Eastwood is far enough from the West Valley fault as to avoid major damage to the condominiums where they live. I live in Olympic Heights, which is the condomonium Eastwood nearest to the Marikina River.


    • tulisanes says:

      goat, i don’t know. i think nobody really knows for sure. a self-proclaimed expert may come out and make pronouncements and may even become technical about everything. well, there’s no way of really knowing for sure. ika nga, the proof of the pudding is in the eating. when the BIG ONE happens, then we’ll all know. but i have this bit of data to benchmark the west valley fault with the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit haiti on jan. 12, 2010. the epicenter of the haiti quake was 10 kilometers from port-au-prince. when the west valley fault moves, its epicenter will be WITHIN metro manila.

      now google for the kind of damage 7 kilometers from the quake’s epicenter in haiti did. we can only imagine the havoc if the epicenter of a 7.2 magnitude earthquake is within metro manila.

      paraphrasing your question, what can happen to the condos in eastwood even though they are not directly atop the faultline? is it 7 kilometers from the faultline? no, it’s less than a kilometer.

      so what can happen?


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