No 'reliable technology' to predict exact details of earthquake --- Phivolcs

As simultaneous drills were conducted nationwide, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Thursday, Nov. 9, reminded the public there is "no reliable technology" that could predict the exact time, date, and location of an earthquake.

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Phivolcs said the public should not be "deceived" by any information regarding the "prediction of earthquakes" as there is "no technology yet in the world" that can be relied upon when it comes to the exact details of an earthquake. 

The public was also warned by Phivolcs to avoid forwarding or sending messages about earthquakes that are not from "reliable" sources to prevent "fear and confusion" for those who might read them.

"Importanteng magkaroon ng kaalaman at sapat na paghahanda upang maging ligtas sa panganib ng malakas na lindol (It is important to have knowledge and enough preparation in order to be safe against threats of intense earthquake)," said Phivolcs.

Phivolcs added that the public can visit the DOST-Phivolcs website and its social media pages for legitimate information.

Meanwhile, the 4th Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) was held in different parts of the country on Nov. 9.