The Philippine Fault Zone (PFZ) extends 1200 km across the Philippine archipelago behind the convergent boundary of the Philippine Trench and the subduction of the Philippine Sea Plate.
What are the five faults in the Philippines?
There are five active fault lines in the country, these are the Western Philippine Fault, the Eastern Philippine Fault; the South of Mindanao Fault, the Central Philippine Fault, and the most famous one the Marikina Valley Fault or the West Valley Fault.
What is the most geologically active fault line in the Philippines?
Marikina Valley Fault Line
according to PHIVOLCS, it is the most geologically active fault line the Philippines.
What are active fault in the Philippines?
There are five active fault lines in the country namely the Western Philippine Fault, the Eastern Philippine Fault, the South of Mindanao Fault, Central Philippine Fault and the Marikina/Valley Fault System.
Is it safe to live near a fault line?
Living near fault lines is inherently dangerous but difficult to avoid. Evidence suggests that humans congregating around tectonic faults (areas where the plates that make up the lithosphere above the Earth’s mantle travel and sometimes cause earthquakes) was no accident.
Where are the major earthquake fault lines?
The San Andreas fault system is to the west, the Garlock fault is to the south and the faults of the Sierra Nevada are to the east. The San Andreas fault system is the major geologic boundary between the North American and Pacific tectonic plates and passes through much of the state.