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PHILIPPINES: Planning for the "Big One"

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S: science current event earthquake article

BC: Science current event tectonic plate article Alyssa Ungemach 3rd period

FC: Phillipines: preparing for a big one | By: Alyssa Ungemach

1: After the earthquake in Chile the Philippine government is starting to prepare for a large earthquake to hit the metro Manila area. However they say that they aren't ready.

2: About the Current event article | photos of the metro Manlia area

3: The metro Manlia is make up of 16 cities and his home to more that 11.5 million people. Researchers estimated that around 25 million people will live in the area around 2015. An earthquake would cause mass disaster to this area. Manlia is located on 4 different faults and the earthquake is estimated to be around a 7.2 on the Richter scale. If the earthquake that occurs has that much power thousands of people are likely to die | -The government and citizens do not have proper things to help in preparation of this earthquake. A new building code was created in an effort to make the buildings more structurally sound.

4: Importance to Society | This article is important to society because this means that another country in the world will be in need of serious financial help as well as help with survival. Other countries of the world will have to step up and help with the recovery of this nation.

5: Importance to me | This article is important to me because many people will lose their lives. Many children will become orphans and families will be torn apart. Everything in the area will be destroyed and nobody needs to go through this. This is important to me because i want to help these people in preparation of the earthquake.

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