How safe is your house?

Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have launched a 12-point questionnaire for Philippine homeowners to assess the earthquake readiness of their house. Rappler have created an interactive quiz based at: How Safe is My House? Self-check for Earthquake Safety See a video of concrete hollow block house […] Continue Reading

Automatic earthquake-activated cabinet door latch

This looks like a useful device for helping to earthquake proof your home: “The Seismolatch reacts to even the smallest seismic movement, including rolling, shaking, and jolting. Before any cabinet door would open, the latch activates and secures the door.” I wonder if there will soon be a Philippine-based supplier. Continue Reading