Fast facts: West Valley Fault | Inquirer Opinion

Fast facts: West Valley Fault

/ 12:00 AM June 14, 2015

100 km
Length of the West Valley Fault, which runs through six cities in Metro Manila and parts of the provinces of Bulacan, Rizal, Laguna and Cavite

Magnitude of quake that can be generated by the fault; may result
in a very destructive ground shaking, with intensity 8 in Metro Manila and nearby provinces


Number of people who could be killed in the 7.2-magnitude quake
in Metro Manila, according to a 2013 study by the Philippine and Australian governments

Number of people who could be seriously injured in the temblor


P2.5 trillion
Worth of damage from the quake

Percent of buildings and homes in Metro Manila that could be
destroyed or damaged in the quake

Fires that could be triggered by the quake; may result
in additional 18,000 deaths

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