Netizens post predictions and warnings on West Valley Fault quake

With news that the West Valley Fault is ready to shift any day, it is no wonder that rumors of an earthquake about to hit have sprouted up all over. There are, of course, safety measures the government is trying to implement to make citizens as ready as possible for the calamity, such as the earthquake drill which will be held on July 30.

Netizen Iahs Alcular, however, posted something rather different. In her post, she shared how residents of Taguig should evacuate the city on July 29 as the US will be conducting a solution to the earthquake problem. Supposedly, this activity will prevent the earthquake from coming (quote: “para maiwasan ang dadating na lindol“), thus saving Taguig, which is at great risk of being hit. According to Alcular, the US detected where the West Valley Fault was actually located and they will be testing the area. Elementary schools were advised to cancel classes on the 29th.


Another netizen Jonelle Atienza posted screenshots of messages passed on to her, this time regarding how the earthquake may hit anytime from July 27 to July 29.


In times like this, there is no need to cause more panic or alarm in people with posts without any solid facts. There are no current press releases by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) saying the US will be conducting tests in order to “prevent” the earthquake, nor when the earthquake will most likely hit. Truth be told, there are no ways to prevent quakes nor to predict when they will be happen.

As always, the best thing to do is to just be prepared and have plans to execute when the need arises, such as the July 30 metro-wide “Walk the Fault” by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, Phivolcs, and Metro Manila local government units to increase awareness among local residents on how to survive a major earthquake in case it hits the National Capital Region.

Written by KM Viray

Government employee from 8 to 5. Writer in between hours. Mom all day everyday.

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