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Earthquake hits Philippines
Posted 3/25/10
So yeah, happened around a few hours or so a while ago but only got legit sources by now.


(Updated 2:16 PM) - A 5.9-magnitude earthquake shook Metro Manila and other parts of Luzon past noon Thursday, state seismologists said.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the epicenter of the tectonic quake was traced 111 kilometers west of Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro at the South China Sea.

The quake was felt at intensity V in Looc, Lubang Island in Occidental Mindoro; intensity IV in Quezon City, Mandaluyong, Makati, and Clark, Pampanga; and intensity II in Bagac, Bataan and Canlubang, Laguna, Phivolcs said.

Aftershocks are expected, although the quake is not expected to generate tsunamis because “it was not too strong," Phivolcs added.

According to a separate report from the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the quake, which occurred at 1:29 p.m., measured at magnitude 6.1, with an epicenter traced off Lubang Island, Occidental Mindoro.

The epicenter had a depth of 72.4 kilometers, the USGS said.

GMANews.TV Facebook fans from various parts of Metro Manila, Bataan, Pampanga and Laguna experienced the earthquake.


source: http://www.gmanews.tv/story/187008/earthquake-rocks-metro-manila-parts-of-luzon
So imagine a half or two-thirds of South Korea getting hit by an earthquake.

It was actually good that the epicenter was offshore so no infrastructure was directly hit by the earthquake and it was weak enough not to generate tsunamis..

Funny thing was that everyone in the Northern part of our country (the island of Luzon) felt it. I happen to wake up around 5 minutes when this happened and the the house was shaking, I thought I was having a bad headache but when I tried to stand the ground was really shaking. After that my friends that were staying over at our University's dorm also felt the earthquake. I know naming places wont' help since I don't have a map and all but it was crazy, even my dad and his officemates were asked not to enter their building yet because of it.
Posted 3/25/10
This is not good I hope this will end. I don't want more people to lose their lives.
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Posted 3/25/10
Oh my gawd!!! What is up with all of these huge earthquakes lately?!
first Haiti, then Chile, and now the Philippines?! This is awful D:
Posted 3/25/10 , edited 3/25/10
Well, at least no one was killed, at least to what I read from the article.

What you people have to realize is that these islands are located on or near some type of fault, which most of you know, causes earthquakes. Haiti being located on the Enriquillo-Plantain Garden Fault and the Philippines located in an area known as the Pacific Ring of Fire, which is notorious for a large number of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. So, judging by where these cities and countries are located, things like this are unfortunately unavoidable. I just wish them the best.
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Posted 3/25/10
Wow. Each month there's these natural disasters.

Let's see.. Haiti, Chile, Philippines, and Turkey (if I remember) and apparently there was a volcano eruption in Iceland!

=O
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Posted 3/25/10
well at least it isnt strong enough to cause a tsunami
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Posted 3/25/10
2010, the Earthquake Year?
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Posted 3/25/10

shirayukiIce wrote:

Oh my gawd!!! What is up with all of these huge earthquakes lately?!
first Haiti, then Chile, and now the Philippines?! This is awful D:


japan too :3.
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At least no one is hurt~
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Posted 3/25/10
I feel bad for what's happening....

Here's the list:

Earthquakes:
Haiti
Chile
Indonesia
Taiwan
Japan
Philippines

Volcanos:
Iceland

Sandstorm-Dust
China

Cyclone:
Australia
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Posted 3/25/10
I feel so bad This yea is turning out awful. Its been barely 4 months and we've already have several earthquakes
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Posted 3/25/10
omg hope those are not signs like the one on the movie 2012 i cant swim
Posted 3/25/10
man earthquakes are everywhere... I just saw one in turkey
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Posted 3/27/10
I don't think this earthquake that you are talking about is as serious as the one in Chile.
You see, I'm from the Philippines and it seems like there's an earthquake everyday.
We're pretty used to it though.
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Posted 3/27/10
D:

I'm filipino and I can't just do nothing. *does some filipino ritual*
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Posted 3/27/10
Maybe this is a sign that the world is really going to end
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