New Fault in Bohol Confirmed

Map Philippines Active Fault and Trenches

Phivolcs team of geologists and scientists have traced the fault line system which caused the October 15, 2013 earthquake. They were on the field doing investigations and research studies in the heavily affected areas. Their research led them to a remote barangay  Anonang in Buenavista, Bohol and from there they found an area where the ground rose about 3 meters, this they said is the fault system they have been looking for.

This still unnamed new fault in Bohol caused the massive and destructive earthquake that took more than 100 lives and destroyed properties and heritage buildings, we now know that the quake was not caused by the East Bohol Fault line as originally thought.

The Philippines Fault Map will be updated to include this new discovery by the team led by Dr. Teresito Bacolcol. You can read the full report on this article published by GMA News.

Map of Philippines Active Fault and Trenches

(This map does not yet include the Bohol new fault line.)

Map Philippines Active Fault and Trenches

Source: Phivolcs Website

This post will be updated once the name of the new fault in Bohol will be revealed.

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