PHIVOLCS WARNS OF MAGNITUDE 8.3 ‘KILLER QUAKE’

SOUNDS ALARM BUTTON ON
2 NEW FAULTS IN DAVAO CITY

At the backdrop of the Magnitude 8.3 killer earthquake that devastated the Davao Region in 1924, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said it has discovered two new active faults in Davao City.

The April 15, 1924 quake that hit the Davao Region including Davao City killed at least 500 people and is recorded as among the strongest in the Philippines.

Historically, strong earthquakes recur after a hundred years. This raises the specter of a quake with the power of the 1924 temblor shocking the Davao Region anytime.

Earthquakes can happen anytime so it is best for everybody to be prepared all the time, said Janila Deocampo, science research specialist of Phivolcs in the Davao Region.

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The shaker that hit the Davao Region nearly 100 years ago could cause much heavier damage in Davao City of today.

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