The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has identified the following flood-prone areas within Metro Manila:
Along H. Lopez Boulevard
Taft Avenue corner Quirino Avenue
Along Abad Santos
Along G. Araneta Avenue
Mother Ignacia corner Bohol Avenue
Timog corner Scout Tobias
Along General Kalentong St.
P.Sanchez St. corner Fabella St.
Martinez St. corner F. Ortigas St.
Boni Avenue corner F. Ortigas St.
Edsa corner Connecticut
Chino Roces corner Edsa
Along Gil Puyat
Quirino Ave. Plaza
Airport Road and Naia Road
E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenenue corner Eagle Avenue
East Service road-Nichols Interchange
East Service road-DBM Avenue
Along C.P Garcia Avenue
Along Manuel L.Quezon Ave.
Along Commonwealth Ave
Along Tandang Sora and Ortigas Avenue in front of La Salle St.
I've started mapping the areas on Google Maps. The markings simply highlight the approximate points identified. They do not correspond to the actual area that's expected to flood as this information was not given.
View Manila flood areas in a larger map
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Since governmental disaster management systems will be insufficient to cope with the disaster, it's important that each of us take steps now to reduce its impact.
The maps below will help you assess how you could be affected should Manila be hit by a large earthquake. If you live or work in an area highlighted as having a higher risk, it would be wise to take extra precautions.
GMA News fault line map
GMANews.tv has produced an interactive map showing the Valley Fault System together with nearby landmarks. Hovering your mouse over the red fault line will highlight the landmarks within two kilometers of the fault.
MANILA, Philippines – A 5.7 magnitude earthquake jolted cities of Metro Manila early evening today though its epicenter was traced at an island off the coast of Occidental Mindoro, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.
About 34,000 people dead instantly and 24,000 dead or dying in the rubble. About 110,000 injured and needing immediate treatment. Five hundred fires raging simultaneously.
Metro Manila faces these and several other horrific scenes should a 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit the country’s most populous urban area, according to a report released by a multinational firm doing intelligence work for clients on business and security in the Philippines.
Pacific Strategies and Assessments (PSA) said in its report on Metro Manila’s quake vulnerability that while quakes were normal occurrences in the metropolis, the effects of a 7.2-magnitude tremor were likely to be made more terrifying by a lack of preparedness and failure to enforce zoning laws and building standards.