Phivolcs distributes hazard maps to LGUs

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Monday, March 24, 2014

THE much-awaited earthquake and volcano hazard maps have been distributed to local government units in Iloilo as part of a joint disaster readiness information blitz of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Department of Interior and Local Government.

Similarly, DOST-Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum said that the biggest dam project outside Luzon to be put up in Calinog, Iloilo is not on top of the West Panay Fault trench.

He said the P11.2-billion Jalaur River Multi-purpose Project of the National Government is safe from rupture on the ground since it is located more than 11 kilometers away from the fault line.


But the shaking of the West Panay Fault manifested by a landslide may tend to affect the project, as big cities and wide areas in Panay Island are former floodplains prone to liquefaction. But this event is several centuries away yet, Solidum assured.

He said the municipalities near the West Panay Fault are the towns of Ibajay, Malinao, Madalag and Madalag in the province of Aklan; Pandan in Antique; Jamindan and Tapaz in Capiz; and Lambunao, Janiuay, Maasin, Alimodian, Tubungan, Leon, Igbaras, Miagao and San Joaquin in the province of Iloilo.

Another fault line is within the Valderrama municipality of Antique, he said. (Lydia C. Pendon)

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