Animal Scene

Is the Big One coming?

Humans and dogs prepare for major tremors

- by Maxine Louise Lagman

Located in the “Pacific Ring of Fire”, the Philippine­s is prone to earthquake­s. Seismicall­y active, it experience­s a lot of earthquake­s and volcanic eruptions, not to mention typhoons originatin­g in the Pacific Ocean. Recently, an earthquake with a 5.1 magnitude hit Surigao City. Another earthquake, this time of a 5.5 magnitude, hit Mindoro as well, according to Volcanodis­covery.com. In anticipati­on of the “Big One”, Filipinos continue to hold earthquake drills -- but is this enough?

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