14 million Filipinos exposed to tsunami threat, warns Phivolcs
Milyon-milyong katao sa buong bansa, lalo na sa National Capital Region (NCR) ang exposed sa tsunami threat kung kaya’t pinaghahanda na ng Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) ang mga lokal na komunidad para maagapan ang pinsala na dulot nitong kalamidad.
Ayon sa Phivolcs chief na si Renato Solidum Jr., “the total population exposed to tsunami would be close to 14 million but they will not be affected the same time. It would depend on where the tsunami would occur”.
Inaasahang mahigit 2.4 million na population ng NCR ang maaring maapektuhan nito, kasunod na ang Region VII na 1.6 million, Region VI na may 1.2 million at Region IV-1 na hihigit sa 1 million population ang napredict ng hazard simulation and assessment ng Phivolcs sa Pilipinas.
“Tsunamis in the Philippines can move very fast simply because the trenches are closer to our shoreline. Because of this restriction, we need to be sure that people are ready so that if ever there are signs to a possible tsunami, they need to react right away.” – Solidum