Earthquakes frequently occur in the Philippines, as the country is situated in the Pacific Ring of Fire. Filipinos have been preparing for the “Big One” – a massive magnitude-7 earthquake that may hit Metro Manila and its neighboring provinces should the West Valley Fault, that had laid dormant for several centuries, become active.
There has been an increase in major quakes in the past months, the most recent being the magnitude-6.5 quake that rocked parts of the Visayas region which dealt serious damage to some buildings and houses.
But could your house be the next victim of the next big quake? Back in 2014, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology (Philvolcs) and Seismology and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) formulated a 12-point checklist for homeowners to check if their homes can withstand a major earthquake.
Find out for yourself by taking the test below, which is based on the Philvolcs and JICA checklist:
To protect yourself from any damage or loss that may occur because of an earthquake, it’s best to secure an insurance for your property.
FGen Insurance provides a fire insurance policy which can be extended to cover earthquakes. Coverage can be extended further to cover typhoons, flooding, robbery and burglary, and more. Get a quote today and sleep free from worries over earthquakes and other calamities!