PHIVOLCS Earthquake Intensity Scale (PEIS) 1

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Published on 2016 August 22nd

A measure on how an earthquake was felt in a certain locality or area. It is based on relative effect to people, structures, and objects in the surroundings. It is represented by Roman numerals, with intensity I being the weakest and intensity X the strongest. It is used since 1996, replacing the Rossi-Forel scale.

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K to 12
Grade 4
Injury Prevention Safety and First Aid
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Demonstrates proper response before during and after a disaster or an emergency situation Relates disaster preparedness and proper response during emergency situations in preserving lives Describes appropriate safety measures during special events or situations that may put people at risk

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Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology
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