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12-point Checklist for an Earthquake-Resistant House

Posted on August 31, 2015 in Announcements by Batasan Hills Admin

Launched by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) and the Japan International Agency (JICA), “How Safe is My House? Self-check for Earthquake Safety” is a 12-point questionnaire homeowners can use to assess the earthquake readiness of their house.

12-point Checklist for an Earthquake-Resistant House (1)

12-point Checklist for an Earthquake-Resistant House (2)

12-point Checklist for an Earthquake-Resistant House (3)

12-point Checklist for an Earthquake-Resistant House (4)

The higher the total score, the more earthquake-resistant the house:

  • 11 – 12 : Though this seems safe for now, please consult experts for information.
  • 8 – 10 : This requires strengthening, please consult experts.
  • 0 – 7 : This is disturbing! Please consult experts soon.

Source: Earthquake Preparedness Symposium

District II, Quezon City