EPA 2012-06-29 08:46:39 Simultaneous nationwide earthquake drill.
Filipino rescuers carry a mock victim during the simultaneous nationwide earthquake drill in Pasig City Central School, east of Manila, Philippines, 29 June 2012. The earthquake drill is part of the government's disaster preparedness plan and held simultaneously nationwide. The Philippines lies within the Pacific Ring of Fire at the western rim of the Pacific Ocean which makes it highly vulnerable to typhoons floods landslides volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG