Thursday, February 2, 2012

Read this before buying real property

Is the location of your property flood, landslide, tsunami, or earthquake safe?

If you are currently thinking of buying a condominium unit, house & lot or just a small piece of land, see to it that it is not in a high-risk area. This is not only for protecting your future investment but also protecting the lives of your love ones and not be just another disaster statistic.

Flood / Landslide GeoHazard Maps

You can get the National flood-landslide geohazard maps at the Mines and Geosciences Bureau's (MGB) website.  On the other hand, a more modern Google Maps style viewing can be seen in this mapcentral and MGB collaboration but only covers a few provinces.

For Metro Manila property owners, you can have a quick look at this Flood Hazard Map of Metro Manila, also from the MGB website.


Tsunami Hotspot Maps
For tsunami hotspots in the Philippines, you can take a look at this DOST-PHIVOLCS web page for tsunami prone areas.


Earthquake Fault Zones
For the known earthquake fault zones in the country, information from DOST is also available in these web pages:

     Philippine fault zone maps:
     1. Northern Luzon
     2. Central Luzon
     3. Infanta
     4. Guinayangan
     5. Bondoc Peninsula
     6. Masbate Island
     7. Leyte Island
     8. Eastern Mindanao
     9. Eastern Metro Manila (Marikina Valley Fault System) - almost parallel to C-5 road

Be informed. Share this little known information with fellow Filipinos.


5 comments:

  1. it is really important to ask for advice from realtors and attorneys when planning to buy a real estate.



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