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PHIVOLCS Earthquake Intensity Scale

PHIVOLCS Earthquake Intensity Scale

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PHIVOLCS Earthquake IntensityScale (PEIS)
IntensityScaleDescription
IScarcely Perceptible
 
- Perceptible to people under favorable circumstances.Delicately balanced objects are disturbed slightly. Still Water in containersoscillates slowly.
IISlightly Felt
 
- Felt by few individuals at rest indoors. Hanging objects swingslightly. Still Water in containers oscillates noticeably.
IIIWeak
 
- Felt by many people indoors especially in upper floors of buildings.Vibration is felt like one passing of a light truck. Dizziness and nausea areexperienced by some people. Hanging objects swing moderately. Still water incontainers oscillates moderately.
IVModerately Strong
 
- Felt generally by people indoors and by some peopleoutdoors. Light sleepers are awakened. Vibration is felt like a passing of heavytruck. Hanging objectsswing considerably. Dinner, plates, glasses, windowsand doors rattle. Floors and walls of wood framed buildings creak. Standingmotor cars may rock slightly. Liquids in containers are slightly disturbed. Water in containers oscillate strongly. Rumbling sound may sometimes be heard.
VStrong
- Generally felt by most people indoors and outdoors. Many sleepingpeople are awakened. Some are frightened, some run outdoors. Strongshaking and rocking felt throughout building. Hanging objects swing violently.Dining utensils clatter and clink; some are broken. Small, light and unstableobjects may fall or overturn. Liquids spill from filled open containers. Standingvehicles rock noticeably. Shaking of leaves and twigs of trees are noticeable.
VIVery Strong
 
- Many people are frightened; many run outdoors. Some peoplelose their balance. motorists feel like driving in flat tires. Heavy objects or furniture move or may be shifted. Small church bells may ring. Wall plaster may crack. Very old or poorly built houses and man-made structures are
 
slightly damaged though well-built structures are not affected. Limited rockfallsand rolling boulders occur in hilly to mountainous areas and escarpments.Trees are noticeably shaken.
VIIDestructive
- Most people are frightened and run outdoors. People find itdifficult to stand in upper floors. Heavy objects and furniture overturn or topple.Big church bells may ring. Old or poorly-built structures suffer considerablydamage. Some well-built structures are slightly damaged. Some cracks mayappear on dikes, fish ponds, road surface, or concrete hollow block walls.Limited liquefaction, lateral spreading and landslides are observed. Trees areshaken strongly. (Liquefaction is a process by which loose saturated sand losestrength during an earthquake and behave like liquid).
VIIIVery Destructive
 
- People panicky. People find it difficult to stand evenoutdoors. Many well-built buildings are considerably damaged. Concrete dikesand foundation of bridges are destroyed by ground settling or toppling. Railwaytracks are bent or broken. Tombstones may be displaced, twisted or overturned. Utility posts, towers and monuments mat tilt or topple. Water andsewer pipes may be bent, twisted or broken. Liquefaction and lateral spreadingcause man- made structure to sink, tilt or topple. Numerous landslides androckfalls occur in mountainous and hilly areas. Boulders are thrown out fromtheir positions particularly near the epicenter. Fissures and faults rapture maybe observed. Trees are violently shaken. Water splash or stop over dikes or banks of rivers.
IXDevastating
- People are forcibly thrown to ground. Many cry and shake withfear. Most buildings are totally damaged. bridges and elevated concretestructures are toppled or destroyed. Numerous utility posts, towers andmonument are tilted, toppled or broken. Water sewer pipes are bent, twisted or broken. Landslides and liquefaction with lateral spreadings and sandboils arewidespread. the ground is distorted into undulations. Trees are shaken veryviolently with some toppled or broken. Boulders are commonly thrown out.River water splashes violently on slops over dikes and banks.
XCompletely Devastating
 
- Practically all man-made structures are destroyed.Massive landslides and liquefaction, large scale subsidence and uplifting of land forms and many ground fissures are observed. Changes in river coursesand destructive seiches in large lakes occur. Many trees are toppled, broken
 
and uprooted.
 
Republic of the PhilippinesPALAWAN COUNCIL FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT(R.A. 7611)Puerto Princesa City, PalawanPCSD RESOLUTION NO. 08-362A RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE RESEARCH AGENDA OF THE WILDLIFE SUB-COMMITTEE OF THEENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE OF THE PCSDWHEREAS
, Republic Act 9147, otherwise known as the “Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act” was approved onJuly 30,2001 to carry out the national policy of conserving the country’s wildlife resources and their habitat for sustainability;
WHEREAS
, Section 4 of this Act stipulates that in the province of Palawan, the jurisdiction for the implementation of Republic Act9147 was conferred to the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) by virtue of Republic 7611 while its nationwideimplementation resides under the jurisdiction of the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Department of Environment and NaturalResources (DENR);
WHEREAS,
Joint DENR-DA-PCSD Administrative Order No. 01 "Joint Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) was issuedstipulating thereof the specific mandates of the three government agencies pursuant to RA 9147;
WHEREAS
, under Art. 1 Section 6 of Chapter III (Conservation and Protection of Wildlife Resources) of the Joint IRR, it isstipulated that all activities shall be authorized upon proper evaluation of best available information or scientific data showing that theactivity is, or for a purpose, not detrimental to the survival of the species or subspecies involved and/or their habitat;
WHEREAS
, in relation to aforecited Sections 4 and 6, Rule 6.1 of the Joint Implementing Rules and Regulations jointly issued by the

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