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I hope this one's not true. Let's just pray that this will not happen. May God continue to protect us.
--- On Tue, 3/17/09, aceschool.blogspot.com wrote:
Subject: ALERT▲M7.2 quake to hit M.Manila - Phivolcs
Date: Tuesday, 17 March, 2009, 11:40 AM
Do you know that according to the Phivolcs, a Magnitude 7.2 Strong Earthquake will hit Metro Manila anytime?
Are you prepared?
Please visit http://aceschool.blogspot.com/search/label/Earthquake to view the full information, their sources (for you to verify the accuracy and validity of this message), and how to prepare for this major earthquake.
You see, after the July 16, 1990 Luzon Killer Earthquake (7.8 M, surface-wave magnitude), experts tried to find out if a densely populated Metropolis like Metro Manila is at risk and how serious such a situation would be. The answer was "Yes". The studies were made by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), US Geological Survey (USGS) and the Philippine Volcanology and Seismology (PhiVolcs). It was found out that the Valley Fault System (a.k.a. Marikina Fault) has had major earthquakes every 400 - 500 years.
It has now been 400-500 years since the last major earthquake. It is time for another one.
For information on how and what to prepare, and some official materials from authorities, please go to http://aceschool.blogspot.com/search/label/Earthquake
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------ RONJIE.COM comments
This is true: "It has now been 400-500 years since the last major earthquake. It is time for another one."
And it is true that it could be a magnitude 7.2; it could even be stronger.
When exactly it will happen, no one (except God) knows.
Let us pray that it does not happen.
However, given the available scientific data (i.e. facts) from what has happened and given the results from acceptable practice in statistical analysis, it could happen and that it could happen anytime soon.
Let us also pray that more people understand that this could happen and that more people prepare for this and that more people who know can inform those who don't know about it.
Let us also pray that we (those who know) are guided so that we can disseminate this information in the proper manner - i.e. not to scare people and cause panic, and at the same time not to make people think that this is not true at all. Let us pray that people do not act only when it has happened already which is typical of people and natural disasters. (Heard about Hurricane Katrina?)
Like the global warming crisis we are experiencing, this could have been avoided if only we knew years ago that this could happen. In our case we shouldn't have built cities around this earthquake zone. But this is what has happened (i.e. we only knew about it just this past few decades and we've already built our cities and our homes) and so now we should do something about it. We should pray but at the same time we should do our part.
Indeed, "Please share this to everyone by forwarding this email. You will be saving lives...so give a copy of this to as much people as you can. Thank you."