LOOK: EDSA turns empty during quake drill


Posted at Jul 30 2015 04:13 PM | Updated as of Jul 31 2015 01:02 AM

MANILA – The usually busy Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) was empty on Thursday during the metro-wide earthquake drill.

Photos posted online show portions of the major thoroughfare practically empty, with some people even standing in the middle of the empty road.

Apparently, as observed by several Instagram users, the road went empty after the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) stopped vehicles for a few minutes when the quake drill started.

The MMDA held the metro-wide quake drill Thursday in preparation for a possible massive earthquake triggered by the movement of the West Valley Fault, a 100-km fault that runs across Metro Manila and nearby areas.

MMDA chairman Francis Tolentino said the metro-wide quake drill was a success and that this should be done at least once a year to make quake preparedness a part of the lives of Filipinos.


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