The West Valley Fault Line system passes through Marikina City – it is famous as the Marikina Fault Line.
It starts in Tumana then eventually divides into several fault lines in Loyola Grand Villas.
Then it forms a parallel line: one at the west part of La Vista Subdivision, the other one at the southern portion of Loyola Grand Villas, and a third one at Barangka.
All are located between Ateneo de Manila University and Loyola Memorial Park.
The Marikina Fault Line passes through Barangka Elementary School and Marikina Riverbanks Center.
Another fault line is formed crossing Marcos Hi-way and passes through the entire Industrial Valley Complex which is composed of Monte Vista Subdivision and Cinco Hermano Subdivision.
The West Valley Fault Line goes back to the western part of Quezon City at Blue Ridge B, Libis, Saint Ignatius and White Plains which some used to be parts of Marikina.
West Valley Fault Line: Quezon City (Part 3).
Marikina Mayor Del de Guzman talks about disaster preparedness should an earthquake strike in their city.
VIDEO Earthquake Safety Reminders in case Marikina Fault triggers an earthquake:
Before an earthquake:
Know the hazard areas in your area.
Secure objects, appliances or structures that might fall.
Plan exit route.
Prepare first aid kit.
Participate in earthquake drills.
During an earthquake:
Keep calm and alert.
Hide under the table and stay away from glass or falling objects.
Go to open spaces.
Avoid travelling to bridges, fly-over or tunnels.
After an earthquake:
Prepare for any aftershock.
Check if you sustained any injury and check the people around you.
Do not use the elevator.
Check the power supply and gas tanks or anything flammable.
Proceed to the nearest evacuation site.
Bring emergency kit, food, clothes, radio, and batteries.
Marikina Hotline Numbers for Emergencies:
161 or 646-2436 to 38
682-9279 and 646-1634
Phil. National Red Cross