West Valley Fault in Taguig City (Part 7)

Fault Line in TaguigThe West Valley Fault in Taguig City begins anew on the east side of Carlos P Garcia (C-5) at MRB Condominium Centennial Homes and at Pinagsama Village Phase II then ends at the Pinagsama Village Phase I Wet and Dry Market.

West Valley Fault in Taguig

The West Valley Fault in Taguig appears again At North Signal Village at Narra Street between Yakal and Tindalo streets where Army’s Angels Integrated School is located; then it proceeds to Sampaloc street passing through Sto. Niño Catholic School and it extends all the way down to Central Signal Village.

West Valley Fault in Taguig

After crossing Maria Rodriguez Tiñga Avenue (formerly Cuasay) at Central Signal Village, it traverses  Miranda, Medel and Col. Bravo streets. It continues again at Gov. I Rodriguez Street bordering Ann-Clare Montessori and Zone 4 Signal Village basketball court, then passing under Col Ballecer and General Espino streets until it reaches the corner of President Quirino.

West Valley Fault in Taguig

Another fault line forms at the west side of General Espino then goes through the area between General Aguinaldo and General Malvar all the way to the Islamic Condo and Blue Mosque at Brgy. Maharlika Village.

West Valley Fault in Taguig

From Mindanao Avenue, the West Valley Fault crosses Jolo/ Banares Street until it reaches Villa Street in Central Bucitan where Upper Bicutan Elemetary School is located.

West Valley Fault in Lower Bicutan

Ironically, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) complex stands on the West Valley Fault where two parallel fault lines are extant:

West Valley Fault in DOST

One of the lines starts from Upper Bicutan Elementary School, traversing through the entire DOST complex, crossing General Santos Avenue and passing through a section of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines Taguig; the second line cuts through Food Nutrition Research Institute and Upper Bicutan National High School then crossing General Santos Avenue until it reaches Camp Bagong Diwa.

West Valley Fault in Camp Bagong Diwa

The West Valley Fault lengthens down to Joseph Sitt Village then crosses under Manalac Industiral Estate in Bagumbayan, the Perpetual Village X in Bagong Tanyag, and in South Daang Hari behind the Daughters of Charity Convent in Taguig.

West Valley Fault in Perpetual Village X

West Valley Fault in DaangHari

West Valley Fault in Taguig

Where to go after a major earthquake?

The government has announced plans to designate large spaces in Metro-Manila as Emergency Assembly Areas that will serve as mass evacuation sites or triages namely:

Intramuros Golf Course in Manila (West)

Veteran’s Hospital Golf Course in Quezon City (North)

LRT2 Santolan Depot (East)

Villamor Air base (South)

Sources:

http://www.phivolcs.dost.gov.ph

http://wikimapia.org

To be continued.

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