PHILVOLCS PSA: We do not issue official predictions of impending earthquakes

In the last few days, a message claiming to predict a big earthquake has been circulating online. In response, PHILVOLCS posts this statement on their Facebook page: 

“The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) has no “land monitoring” division and does not issue official predictions of an impending earthquake. At present, the science of earthquake prediction has not yet matured to the point that imminent earthquakes can be predicted [time, location and size of earthquakes] using a rational model. There is no technology in the world that can reliably predict the occurrence of earthquakes.”

The whole thing reads: 

PHILVOLCS

For a map that shows the earthquake faults in the metro click HERE.

To calculate your distance from fault lines click HERE. 

For earthquake preparedness tips click HERE. 

 






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