Friday, August 25, 2017

LIST: 99 Villages and Subdivisions Traversed by the Valley Fault System

Villages Traversed by the Valley Fault System - Schadow1 Expeditions

The Valley Fault System is a dextral strike-slip type fault that traverses primarily in the eastern portion of Metro Manila and other provinces such as Bulacan, Rizal, Cavite, and Laguna that sums up to a total length of 146.71 kilometers. It traverses a densely populated area in southern Luzon piercing through over 90 private villages and subdivisions with over 6,000 buildings on top of the fault line.

The fault system is comprised of two major fault lines that are estimated to move once in every 400 years (+/- 100 years) and is capable of triggering about 7.2 magnitude of earthquake.

In 2014, we have released a list of notable barangays, villages, malls and locations within a 500-meter vicinity to the fault line through the release of our interactive map of the fault system. This article is the latest list we have for villages and residential compounds that are directly traversed by the Valley Fault System.

We have also created an article that quantifies the structures, barangays and its population directly traversed by the Valley Fault System that can be directly affected by the movement of the fault.

Lower fault plane of the West Valley Fault. Barangay Mabuhay, Carmona Cavite - Schadow1 Expeditions
Lower fault plane of the West Valley Fault along Barangay Mabuhay, Carmona, Cavite

Below is the list of villages, subdivisions and residential compounds that are traversed directly by the Valley Fault System.

Villages traversed by the West Valley Fault

Biñan, Laguna

  • Juana 3 Subdivision

Calamba, Laguna

  • Sitio Buntog

San Pedro, Laguna

  • Adelina 1 Homes
  • Adelina 2 Homes
  • United San Pedro Subdivision
  • Reaville
  • Stonecrest
  • Villa Olympia 4
  • Villa Olympia 6
  • Chrysanthemum Village
  • Rosario Village
  • Harmony Homes

Carmona, Cavite

  • Canyon Ranch
  • Moderno Homes Phase 3

General Mariano Alvarez, Cavite

  • Manila Southwoods Pahara
  • Manila Southwoods Peak V

Silang, Cavite

  • San Miguel Wedgewoods
  • Ayala Westgrove Heights Phase 1
  • Miami Forbes Golf City
  • Sitio Muzon


  • Ateneo Employees Housing Project
  • Cinco Hermanos Subdivision
  • Dela Costa Housing
  • Loyola Grand Villas
  • Montevista Village
  • Industrial Valley Complex


  • Tribeca Private Residences
  • Escalade South Metro
  • JPA Subdivision
  • Liberty Homes
  • Up Side Subdivision
  • Posadas Village
  • Doña Rosario Heights Subdivision
  • Doña Rosario Bayview Subdivision
  • Camella Homes 3
  • R.M. Tiosejo Subdivision
  • Villa Carolina I
  • Lodora Village
  • L and B II Compound
  • F. de Castro Compound
  • Estehonor Compound
  • Joesmerry Subdivision
  • Park Homes
  • Dreamhome Ville
  • Highway Homes Subidivsion
  • Capri Subdivision
  • Mariategue Compound
  • Susana Heights Subdivision
  • Muntinlupa Bliss
  • Villa Carolina Subdivision
  • Bruger Subdivision
  • Country Homes Alabang
  • Gruenville Subdivision
  • Lake Homes View 1
  • Midland Subdivision
  • Bagong Paraiso Compound
  • Sunrise Subdivision
  • Sto. Niño Subdivision Phase 1
  • Sto. Niño Subdivision Phase 2-4


  • Kawilihan Village
  • Valle Verde 1
  • Valle Verde 3
  • Valle Verde 4
  • Valle Verde 5
  • Valle Verde 6
  • Valle Verde 6-A
  • Valle Verde 6-B
  • Luntalla Valle Verde
  • Robinsons Circle

Quezon City

  • Area 5 Sitio Veterans
  • Filinvest Heights
  • Filinvest Heights II
  • Northview Subdivision I
  • Garland Woodcrest Forest Subdivision
  • Buenavista Ville Subdivision
  • White Plains Subdivision
  • Green Meadows Subdivision
  • Blue Ridge Subdivision
  • Capitol Park Homes Subdivision
  • Sunnyside Heights Subdivision
  • Acropolis
  • La Vista Subdivision
  • Spring Country
  • The Prominence
  • Vista Real Classica
  • Villa Amor Uno
  • Loyola Subdivision


  • Pinagsama Village
  • Perpetual Village X

Villages traversed by the East Valley Fault

Rodriguez, Rizal

  • Christineville
  • Mediterranean Heights Phase 1
  • Litex Village
  • Phase 1-A Sub Urban
  • Gloria Vista Subdivision
  • Tagumpay Village
  • Joville 3
  • Hillside Subdivision

San Mateo, Rizal

  • Villa San Mateo

As earthquakes destructive effects are not only limited to where the fault lines as seismic waves travel all the way from its epicenter beyond the fault lines, it is important that structures are made according to standards resilient to quakes and everyone is prepared in case disaster strikes. Every family member must be equipped with survival go-bags and everyone must be aware of the "Drop, Cover. and Hold" system in dealing with quakes.

Data Sources
Valley Fault System Trace - PHIVOLCS, 2015
Villages and Subdivisions - OpenStreetMap contributors (2017-09-01)
Satellite Imagery - DigitalGlobe

Technical Report

Valley Fault System Technical Report - Schadow1 Expeditions
The Philippines is one of the densely populated countries in the world with over 337 persons per square kilometer. Most of the population is situated in Metro Manila with roughly 21,000 per square kilometer density in an area of over 600 square kilometers. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology has published an updated trace of the Valley Fault System traversing the densely populated are of the Philippines... 
DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.31921.07526
Pages: 180
Publication: 09-2017

Related Articles

This article has an accompanying technical report and is available at:
A Technical Report on Barangays and Buildings Traversed by the Valley Fault System (DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.31921.07526) 


  1. Hi. What does it mean for our subdivision no longer in the list (was in the list last 2014 article)? Does it mean our village is safe? Also, is it correct that safe zone is 10 meters away from the fault line? Thanks

  2. How about the subdivision in marikina heights at concepcion 2, it safe this place for fault line. Im planning to buy the property around that area.

  3. Is there an updated list for 2022 given the number of new real estate developments? Particularly interested to know if the new developments in nuvali are part of this

  4. Ayala Heights and Ayala Hills are not included, How????

  5. Imagine hindi kasama sa list yung Raphsody sa Buli Muntinlupa at ibang low rise building na pag aari ng mga kilalang negosyante???

  6. Dati yung eastwood kasama sa list