Metropolitan Manila Earthquake Impact Reduction Study (MMEIRS)

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Metro Manila, Philippines

The projects studied various earthquake scenarios that could affect Metro Manila. A disaster management plan to reduce Metro Manila’s vulnerability to earthquake was also developed.

The objectives are: 1) to formulate a master plan for earthquake impact reduction for Metropolitan Manila in the Republic of the Philippines, and 2) to carry out technology transfer to Philippine counterpart personnel of MMDA and PHIVOLCS in the course of the Study. Major contents of the Study are: 1) existing data collection and evaluation, 2) geological survey, 3) social condition survey, 4) Building and infrastructure survey, 5) important public facilities survey and dangerous material treatment facilities survey, 6) GIS database development, 7) production of 1:5,000 scale digital topographic maps, 8) analysis of earthquake ground motion and hazards, 9) earthquake damage estimation, 10) preparation of disaster management plan for Metropolitan Mania, and 11) community based disaster management activities.

SRDP provided GIS and mapping support to the multidisciplinary study team especially for (1) design and preparation of GIS Database for Metropolitan Manila covering to support planning and disaster management activities. The database includes the following information: Natural, Social, Geological, Infrastructure, Public Facilities, Lifeline conditions, (2) Perform spatial analysis and prepare various thematic maps, (3) perform technical transfer to personnel of counterpart agencies namely Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and Philippine Institute for Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS)

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Sample Outputs:

Metro Manila Base Map with Faultlines Possible Damage Caused by Tsunami Metro Manila Land Use Map

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