Phivolcs: No technology yet to predict earthquakes

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 12:00 AM    Views : 166by:Philippine News

MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has reminded the public that there is no technology yet that can predict earthquakes. On its Facebook page, Phivolcs shared an old post dismissing rumors that an earthquake involving the West Valley Fault, possibly affecting Metro Manila and its neighboring provinces will occur. Sa kasalukuyan, wala pang teknolohiya sa buong mundo na maaring malaman kung kailan maaaring maganap ang isang malakas na lindol, Phivolcs clarified. (As of now, there is no technology yet anywhere in the world that can predict earthquakes.) 

“Bagama’t ganito, patuloy na minamatyagan ng DOST-PHIVOLCS ang mga lugar na pinagmumulan ng lindol upang magbigay ng sapat na abiso ayon sa nakalap na datos lalo na kapag may kakaibang nangyayari sa mga ito,” the agency added.

(The DOST-Phivolcs continue to monitor the origins of earthquakes to provide alerts based from data that is available.)

The earthquake on Monday was recorded in Castillejos town in Zambales and was felt in different parts of Luzon from Pangasinan to Metro Manila and to Camarines Norte.

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