West Valley Fault: Philippines Quake Line Update by Phivolcs



West Valley Fault

West Valley Fault line in the Philippines.

The west valley fault line in the Philippines will cause a major earthquake in the country, according to the latest warning by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

West Valley Fault is estimated to be 90-kilometer-long quake line that stretches from the provinces and cities of Bulacan, Quezon City, Marikina, Pasig, Makati, Taguig. Muntinlupa, Rizal, Cavite, and Laguna.

Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum issued the alarm during a public radio interview. Solidum explained that the West Valley Fault usually moves every 400 to 600 years. He added that the most recent movement of the fault line was in 1658 or about 357 years ago.

The Phivolcs senior official cautioned the public due to the recent major quakes in Nepal that reached 7.8 magnitude with aftershocks of 7.3 magnitude.

Solidum predicts that West Valley Fault could trigger a 7.2 magnitude earthquake.

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