Postscripts From The Earthquake Drill

Last July 30, the entire Metro Manila participated in a simultaneous activity called the Metro Manila Shake Drill, an earthquake drill organized by the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) in coordination with various risk reduction and rescue teams. The aim of this activity was to promote awareness on the possibility of a deadly earthquake with the presence of the West Valley Fault in the eastern part of the metropolis as well to educate the people on what to do if and when this earthquake strikes.

drill at the area of SM Megamall (courtesy of the Inquirer)

(courtesy of AP Photo/Sun Star)

students doing the techniques in case of an earthquake during the drill (courtesy of Metro Manila Today)

Many establishments, groups, as well as the general public,  participated in this activity as they practiced the techniques on what to do when an earthquake hits and witnessed the various simulations like accidents and injuries that would arise from an earthquake, to give an idea on what to do when these incidents occur.  Continue reading