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“Taal Volcano has the greater potential of triggering an earthquake in Metro Manila as it sits on the southern end of the West Valley Fault System. Studies indicate that a massive magma movement from the Taal Volcano could trigger seismic movement in the West Valley Fault System.” -pages 11 to 12

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“The most significant risk is associated with the potential disturbance of the offshore Manila trench which studies indicate could cause waves of up to four meters high.” -page 14

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“MMEIRs and other studies indicate that Metro Manila could be separated into four regions after a major earthquake due to collapsed buildings, elevated highways and bridges, and impassable roads and fire.” -page 17

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“There are 13 bridges across the Pasig River many of which are simply not built to withstand the impact of a major earthquake” -page 18

IMPORTANT: Please see Key Vulnerabilities of Business Districts in Metro Manila below.

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