CNN’s Anna Coren revealed that the Philippine government commissioned an Earthquake study several years ago. The results of the study made by the Japanese hinted that up to 38 percent of the capital would be devastated, and the projected death toll to be at least 50,000 people.
How prepared is Manila?
Hat tip to Sarah Meier.
UPDATE: This is a document from the Philippine Volcanology and Seismology agency on Philippines/Manila Earthquake Damage scenario (PDF). PHIVOLCS is an agency of the Philippines’ Department of Science and Technology. It is tasked to mitigate disasters that may arise from volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunami, and other geotectonic phenomena.
UPDATE-2: Earthquake Impact Reduction Study for Metro Manila, Philippines (Executive Summary, PDF)