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Magnitude 7.1 earthquake hits Southern California – USGS

Jul 06, 2019 - 12:09 PM

(3rd UPDATE) A stronger quake rocks Southern California a day after it's hit by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake

Vehicles drive over a crack on Highway 178 south of Trona, after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit in Ridgecrest, California, on July 4, 2019. Southern California was rocked by a 6.4-magnitude earthquake Thursday morning, the US Geological Survey said, with authorities warning that the temblor, the largest in two decades, might not be the day's last. FREDERIC J. BROWN / AFP

Southern California rocked by strongest quake in 2 decades

Jul 05, 2019 - 10:47 AM

The magnitude 6.4 shallow quake, followed by dozens of aftershocks, struck in the Mojave Desert from the small city of Ridgecrest

Vehicles drive over a crack on Highway 178 south of Trona, after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit in Ridgecrest, California, on July 4, 2019. Southern California was rocked by a 6.4-magnitude earthquake Thursday morning, the US Geological Survey said, with authorities warning that the temblor, the largest in two decades, might not be the day's last. FREDERIC J. BROWN / AFP

MMDA, NTC to announce #MMShakeDrill via SMS alert

Jul 17, 2018 - 7:48 PM

MMDA says the annual earthquake drill, dubbed online as the #MMShakeDrill, will push through on the third week of June, rain or shine

The Pasay City government simulates disaster and response drill during the #MMShakeDrill on July 14, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Why write about disasters?

Nov 08, 2017 - 2:24 PM

We go back to basics and ask ourselves, 'Will the public understand what I'm writing?' or 'Will this piece avert deaths?'

DSWD to test new equipment for rapid emergency communications

Sep 27, 2017 - 8:24 AM

Newly-acquired communication equipment will be tested during the 3rd Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill on Wednesday, September 27

RAPID COMMS. The Department of Social Welfare and Development will test the newly acquired satellites. Photo by DSWD Disaster Response Assistance and Management Bureau

Muntinlupa #MMShakeDrill tests community and private sector response

Jul 15, 2017 - 6:17 PM

We should always assume that the disaster [management] office or the local [government] will not be able to respond immediately [after an earthquake] a disaster management officer says

FIRE MANIPULATION. Bureau of Fire Protection backed up the Puregold Disaster Response Team in putting off the fire from the fuel pipeline. Photo by Alexa Yadao/Rappler

WATCH: Communication lines established faster in Metro Manila Shake Drill 2017

Jul 15, 2017 - 5:55 PM

This year s Metro Manila Shake Drill made sure rescuers were equipped with proper communication equipment

Photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

What to expect at the #MMShakeDrill 2017

Jul 14, 2017 - 10:10 AM

Here s a list of the activities that Metro Manila local governments have prepared for this year s earthquake drill

Metro Manila should learn from Leyte earthquake – Phivolcs

Jul 07, 2017 - 6:44 PM

Phivolcs geologist Charmaine Villamin says that the strength of the Big One will not be far in magnitude from the earthquake that hit Leyte

PREPARATION. The panel for 'The Big One' forum in Agos Summit discusses how to prepare for an earthquake. Rappler screengrab

#PugadBaboy: Fact checking

Apr 11, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Philippine Red Cross prepares for the 'Big One' with shake drill

Mar 09, 2017 - 6:56 AM

At the end of March PRC will conduct an earthquake simulation involving PRC chapters in cities that lie near the West Valley Fault

MMDA, NDRRMC launch updated quake contingency plan

Dec 18, 2015 - 3:47 PM

Anticipating that Bulacan and other neighboring provinces may also be affected by the Big One the 2010 Oplan Metro Yakal is updated

Pasig City holds major night quake drill in CBD

Jul 31, 2015 - 4:05 PM

Disaster managers praise Pasig City s conduct of a large scale night drill in the city s central business district

Photo by Pat Nabong/ Rappler

#MMShakeDrill: Malls test earthquake evacuation

Jul 31, 2015 - 3:07 PM

Malls are favorite gathering places of Filipinos Here s what to do in case you find yourself in a mall during an earthquake

FAQ: What's #MMshakedrill and how can you participate?

Jul 26, 2015 - 1:39 AM

On July 30 the Metro Manila Development Authority MMDA will conduct the first ever Metrowide Earthquake Drill dubbed MMshakedrill on social media

Dingdong Dantes invites NCR youth to join #MMshakedrill

Jul 25, 2015 - 4:30 PM

On July 30 students can plot on MovePH s Project Agos alert map reports or photos of the earthquake drill efforts and initiatives across Metro Manila

#MMShakeDrill: Tapping the youth for earthquake response

Jul 15, 2015 - 3:31 PM

When the West Valley Fault moves what roles will Metro Manila youth take?

Secretary Neric Acosta, MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino, and NYC Commissioner-At-Large Jose Sixto Dantes during the workshop. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/ Rappler

Can Angat dam withstand a 7.2 magnitude quake?

Jun 11, 2015 - 6:08 PM

A consultancy firm commissioned to assess the 47 year old dam’s safety is uncertain that it could survive such disaster thus more investigations are needed to determine the risks involved

How Makati village along fault line prepares for the 'Big One'

May 23, 2015 - 11:54 AM

Makati where the country’s financial district is located is considered the most prepared for the big earthquake

Prepare for the Big One

Mar 18, 2011 - 5:15 PM

What needs to be done: raise money, sacrifice votes, curb corruption