Faults in The Philippines
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Ring of Fire is a big area of the Pacific Ocean where many earthquakes and volcanic eruptions happen.
Philippines lies on the Pacific Ring of Fire.
Earth is made up of large, moving pieces called plates.
There are three (3) big lands that separated from each other and surrounds the Philippines.
There are five major gaps in between land masses that could move any moment in the Philippines.
A fault is a space, gap or crack between lands.
There are five major gaps between land masses in the country, these are the Western Philippine Fault, the Eastern Philippine Fault; the South of Mindanao Fault, the Central Philippine Fault, and the Marikina Valley Fault or the West Valley Fault.
The most known fault is the Marikina Valley Fault or the West Valley Fault.
The West Valley Fault is possible to move or happen in our lifetime.
If it does move or happen, it could result in a huge disaster.
Aftershocks are earthquakes that go after the largest shock of an earthquake. It may can continue over a period of weeks, months, or years.
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