A warning about an impending earthquake is circulating online, with netizens not sure if it is authentic or not.
SovereignPH was forwarded the said warning, which was written in Filipino. It said the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) was issuing the warning.
A check with the Phivolcs website, however, showed that there was no such earthquake warning.
The title of the warning was “Grabe may warning na po tungkol sa lindol from DRRM, DepEd mahalagang pabatid sa lahat (It is alarming that there is a warning from DRMM, DepED so it is important we warn everybody).”
There is no such thing as DRRM while DepEd is the Department of Education.
The opening texts read: “Warning ng Philvocs sa atin sa lindol na mararanasan sa Metro Manila. May 100 kilometrong fault line na sa kasalukuyan ay nasa Bulacan, Quezon City, Markina, Pasig, Makati, Taguig, Muntinlupa, Rizal, Cavite at Laguna na kung saan ay maaring maranasan ang intensity 7.1 na lindol (Philvolcs is issuing a warning for a Metro Manila earthquake. There is a fault line 100 kilometers in Bulacan, Rizal, Cavite and Laguna where an intensity 7.1 earthquake can be experienced).”
It added: “Ang mga ahensiya ng pamahalaan na nag-aaral tungkol sa lindol ay nag-estimate na mahigit 30,000 ay maaring mamatay at mahigit sa 100,000 ay maaring masaktan o masugatan (The government agency that studies earthquakes estimates more than 30,000 will die and more than 100,000 will be hurt or injured).”
It further said the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has divided the metropolis into four clusters to help manage its disaster response and the evacuation centers for the displaced.It also reminded citizens to be ready with their emergency first aid kits. SOVEREIGNPH