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Philippine mapping identifies areas prone to natural disasters

Philippines: The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) has identified areas in Central Luzon that are classified as “unfit for dwelling” due to topographic attributes making it prone to flooding, earthquake, liquefaction and other climate conditions.

According to Geology Division chief Noel Lacadin, the geohazard mapping covered the provinces of Aurora, Zambales, Pampanga and Bulacan, making it easy for Local Government Units (LGU) to warn residents in the event of natural disasters.

“The data is available in the MGB website, and it’s the obligation of the LGU’s to do their part to prevent casualties in the event of calamities and disaster,” he said, noting the maps also designed for locate areas ideal as evacuation and settlement centres.

Source: Future Gov