HIGHLIGHTS: The Metro Manila Shake Drill
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – How do we prepare for the 'Big One'?
On July 30, Metro Manila schools, establishments and local governments carried out one of the biggest earthquake drills ever held in the country's capital region.
MovePH, Rappler's civic engagement arm, partnered with the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) for the metrowide earthquake drill, dubbed #MMshakedrill on social media. (READ: FAQ: What's #MMShakeDrill and how can you participate?)
Rappler livestreamed the earthquake drill starting at 10:00 AM using live video feeds from the MMDA.
Project Agos Alert Map
MovePH also helped in crowdsourcing earthquake drill efforts and initiatives from the public, the government, and the private sector. These were plotted on the Project Agos Alert Map, which already incorporated the MMDA’s hazard maps for Metro Manila.
Click to see reports plotted on the Project Agos Alert Map
The crowdsourced information gives disaster management agencies, responders, and risk reduction advocates insights on how to simulate preparedness efforts and how the public responds.
Images and reports can be shared on your social media accounts like Facebook and Twitter.
Some of these images and reports were also captured in these stories gathered during the drill:
More on the #MMShakeDrill:
Rappler and MovePH also created videos and stories informing the public on what to do when conducting preparedness drills and during earthquakes.