“CNN’s Anna Coren revealed that the Philippine government commissioned an Earthquake study several years ago. The results of the study made by the Japanese hinted that up to 38 percent of the capital would be devastated, and the projected death toll to be at least 50,000 people.”
Also read: “UN to Metro Manila: Ready for Big One?”
And here’s the “Earthquake Impact Reduction Study for Metropolitan Manila” [PDF]
The scary thing is I can see the fault line from my window at both home and work.