Earthquake intensity meter to be installed in Talisay City Hall

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AN EARTHQUAKE intensity meter equipment will soon be installed at the Talisay City Hall.

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST)-Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) and Talisay City Government inked a memorandum of agreement for the undertaking.

City Councilor Danilo Caballero, chairman of the Committee on Disaster Resilience, said in an interview with SunStar on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, that Phivolcs has spotted two fault lines that traverse Barangays Jaclupan and Tapul.

Caballero said this is a great help to the city for having been selected as a beneficiary of Phivolcs' earthquake measuring instrument.

"Gani maka-disseminate ta ug information sa ubang mga lugar ug kutob sa maabot sa pagtay-og sa yuta, ang kining maong kahimanan mao man ni siya ang mo-identify kon unsay gikusgon sa pagtay-og sa yuta kon naay linog nga mahitabo," said Caballero.

(In fact, we can disseminate information in other areas and those affected by the earthquake. This instrument will measure the intensity of the earthquake.)

Caballero cited the fault lines in Jaclupan and Tapul as one of the reasons why Phivolcs decided to install the equipment in Talisay.

Despite having the equipment, Caballero still urged the Talisaynons to be always careful and not be complacent for possible future events.

"Importante kaayo nga naka-identify ta, nakahibalo ta, more vigilant ta sa atong mga kaigsoonan nga nakahibalo sila nga dunay fault line dinhang dapita. Kon naay pagtay-og sa yuta, andam sila ug magbinantayon gyud sila kanunay," Caballero said.

(It is important that we identified, we knew, become more vigilant with our fellows who are aware that there is a fault line in that area. If the ground shakes, they are prepared and watchful always.) (BBT, TPT)