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Deadly Indonesia quake prompts Bataan solon to stress safety measures

Aug 16, 2018 @ 14:46
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Bataan lawmaker Geraldine Roman re-emphasized Thursday a number of safety measures during an earthquake as she expressed sympathies to victims of the tragic tremor in Indonesia that left over 400 people killed.

On her Facebook account, the Bataan First District Representative noted that “like Indonesia, the Philippines is located along the Pacific Ring of Fire, which is the reason why our country is prone to seismic and volcanic activity.”

“To my fellow Filipinos, please make sure that in the event of an earthquake, stay away from trees, powerlines, buildings and other structures if you are outdoors,” Roman said.

“If you are indoors, stay away from windows and other furniture that is in danger of toppling over. If you can’t find a quick exit, duck under a sturdy table,” she added.

Roman said a more detailed guide from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology is available on its website for the public to “read carefully and share with our loved ones.”

A magnitude 6.9 quake rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok on Aug. 5, causing massive damages that claimed the lives of over 430 people and displacing more than 350,000 others. Search operations continue for those buried under the rubble or caught in landslides.

“I am sending my love and prayers to the families of the victims, and wish a speedy recovery to those who have been injured,” Roman said.

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