The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has announced a metro-wide earthquake drill to be held on 30 July 2015 as part of the government’s preparations for a possible 7.2 magnitude tremor.
According to the announcement, electricity and mobile phone services would be cut throughout the metropolis. All private and government offices as well as businesses, including shopping malls would be closed between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. to simulate the scenario of a 7.2 magnitude earthquake.
Preparations are being made prior to the warning given by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) that an earthquake of that magnitude could occur and kill at least 33,500 people and injure at least 113,600 others following a movement in the West Valley Fault that transects 42 barangays in Quezon City, Marikina, Pasig, Makati, Taguig, Muntinlupa and 30 barangays in Bulacan, Laguna and Cavite.
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