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Old 03-18-2018, 08:56 AM
 
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Which is more overdue for a major earthquake - Manila or Jakarta?

They are both at high risk. Manila is right on the fault lines and way overdue. Jakarta is up there as well though...two of the highest risk cities in the world for earthquakes.

Is either one of the prepared for it?
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Old 03-19-2018, 02:47 AM
 
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Manila isnt really overdue, yet... There's been an earthquake every 400 years on average. The last big earthquake was 1658. So we have about 40 more years until we're in the overdue stage. But it could happen tomorrow, it could happen 100 years from now. Metro Manila has been preparing. They've even had city-wide earthquake drills. But I dont think they're preparing fast enough.

Jakarta isn't on fault lines, so they dont need to worry much about earthquakes. They need to worry more about their city going underwater.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...g-climate.html
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Old 03-26-2018, 07:33 AM
 
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Manila isnt really overdue, yet... There's been an earthquake every 400 years on average. The last big earthquake was 1658. So we have about 40 more years until we're in the overdue stage. But it could happen tomorrow, it could happen 100 years from now. Metro Manila has been preparing. They've even had city-wide earthquake drills. But I dont think they're preparing fast enough.

Jakarta isn't on fault lines, so they dont need to worry much about earthquakes. They need to worry more about their city going underwater.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...g-climate.html
Jakarta is right next to a fault-line though, and the soil is soft, and sinking. If any earthquake even near Jakarta, it'll be a major catastrophe.

They had a 6.1 not too long ago....just off the coast, and it did a good shake-up throughout the city.
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Old 04-06-2018, 05:36 PM
 
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Jakarta is right next to a fault-line though, and the soil is soft, and sinking. If any earthquake even near Jakarta, it'll be a major catastrophe.

They had a 6.1 not too long ago....just off the coast, and it did a good shake-up throughout the city.
Until the science of predicting earthquakes has been conquered, what you will find here is simply conjecture.
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Old 04-12-2018, 03:51 PM
 
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Jakarta itself is extreme lowland, barely above sea level, but mountains range behind it.
I think the real question should be which one will sink first!
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Old 04-13-2018, 09:53 AM
 
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even most of Bangkok is projected to be underwater in 2030, not only Manila or Jakarta
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Old 04-13-2018, 04:23 PM
 
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Jakarta itself is extreme lowland, barely above sea level, but mountains range behind it.
I think the real question should be which one will sink first!
Jakarta will sink first


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8aOFHcT238


Here's Manila

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YhccbXRDok

And Bangkok, just because someone mentioned it. This is the worst out of the three.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUtI94eV8VI


Manila is least likely to go underwater any time soon, and it has the easiest fix. If they wanted, they could simply close in Manila Bay. It's only 19 km (12 miles) wide at its narrowest point, with Corregidor Island right in the middle. It would be much more difficult to build anything to protect Bangkok or Jakarta.
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Old 04-13-2018, 10:10 PM
 
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^^ well unless one of them would be nuked/bombed, that one would sink soonest.
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Old 04-13-2018, 11:02 PM
 
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Manila is least likely to go underwater any time soon, and it has the easiest fix. If they wanted, they could simply close in Manila Bay. It's only 19 km (12 miles) wide at its narrowest point, with Corregidor Island right in the middle. It would be much more difficult to build anything to protect Bangkok or Jakarta.
Interesting.
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Old 04-16-2018, 12:35 PM
 
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how dare you say such a thing...
Comprehend fully what you have just read and get back to me. Don't dare me
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