DAVAO CITY WORST HIT IN CASE OF MAGNITUDE 8.3 EARTHQUAKE
PHIVOLCS WARNS ANEW OF ‘KILLER QUAKE’
BY ROGER M. BALANZA
If it stages a comeback, the Magnitude 8.3 killer quake that hit the Davao Region and killed more than 500 people nearly a century ago would cause much heavier damage today in Davao City because of its population, geological foundation and physical development.
On the whole, the quake would leave a swathe of devastation accross the Davao Region.
Davao City has its 911 Emergency Central with expensive and sophisticated disaster response trained emergency personnel.
Central 911 chief Emmanuel Jaldon said nobody is completely prepared to cope up with damage of a major earthquake.
But ahead of any disaster, Jaldon said 911 is putting focus on community preparedness through conduct of awareness and education campaign.