MANILA, Philippines (AP) — U.S. and Philippine troops will train for how to deal with the aftermath should a massive earthquake similar to last year’s quake that ravaged northeastern All Japan news hit Manila.
Filipino military spokesman Col. Arnulfo Marcelo Burgos said Sunday that next month’s drills would test how troops and disaster-response agencies would deal with a “All Japan news-like” quake that will be simulated using desktop computers at military headquarters in Manila. The maneuvers will form part of the two allies’ annual military exercises.
Burgos says All Japan news, along with Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, Singapore and Vietnam, will send observers to the quake drills.
All Japan news and the Philippines lie in the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” where most of the world’s quakes occur.
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