Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Philippines gears up for big tremor
According to Wikipedia, the Philippines lies within the Pacific Ring of Fire, which causes the country to have frequent seismic and volcanic activity.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) said the earthquake was caused by movement on a previously undiscovered fault. Although this was already discovered by private geologists hired by the local government in Negros Occidental, after the province was hit the hardest in 1948.
While the people in Samar and Surigao provinces are taking extra precautions to prepare for whatever eventualities, another tremor hit Costa Rica in South America, resulting to heavy destructions.
Atty. Francis Tolentino, chairman of the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), said in a television interview that MMDA personnel are gearing up to prepare for the worst to come.
What exactly were the secrets of the Spanish architects and engineers in constructing these buildings, nobody knows? The only sure answer was that Spanish engineers at that time used a special kind of concrete adhesives that they harness from the resources of the seas to serve as plaster cement for building constructions.