Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Visayas Earthquakes


The Negros islands and Cebu (and some major cities in the Visayas region, central Philippines) experienced a magnitude 6.7 earthquake this morning (February 6, 2012, 11:49 AM, local time PHL), and several more aftershocks in the afternoon.


I live in Iloilo City (which is about 94 miles away from Cebu City), and we also felt the earth shake under our feet. It was scary. But thinking back, when the main shock happened, the first thought that came to mind was "My dogs! I've got to make sure they're okay!"

I remember.. The earth was shaking, and instead of looking for safety or dropping to the ground and taking cover under a sturdy table or something, I hastily ran inside my room, led my two dogs to a safe spot in the backyard before running for cover myself. Apparently, I consider my dogs' lives to be way more important than my own. :p

Oh, well. Thank goodness, no one I know got hurt.

However, I've heard that this earthquake have caused landslides, extensive damages to properties and have taken lives, as well. Terrible news.



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33 comments:

  1. I'm glad you, your household, and your dogs are fine.

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    1. Oo nga po.. Thanks, Kuya. :)

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  2. wow...caring na mommie sa mga baby doggies ;)


    mag pray lang tayo Leah...everything's gonna be fine ^^

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    1. Oo nga. Sabi kasi sa news, magpapatuloy pa daw ang tremor for a few days pa, or maybe weeks pa nga daw. Awts..

      Praying for Visayas..

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  3. I saw the news kanina, naalala kita Ms. Leah kasi sabi Iloilo daw. Buti naman you and your dogs are safe. Meron pinakita sa news na mga nasirang establishments pati mga sasakyan. Sana wala ng sumunod. Katakot ang lindol. Be safe Ms. Leah!

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    1. Yes, ms Sey. Dun ata talaga sa Negros-Cebu region yung earthquake, pero abot pa tlga samin. Ang lakas.. Yung mga nasirang buildings, sa Negros ata yun. Yung mga cracked roads, dun rin ata sa Negros. I'm not sure kung merong damages sa Cebu, malamang meron nga.. Hayz..

      Katakot talaga ang lindol. Wala kang magagawa.. Wala kang matatakbuhan..

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  4. It's very human of you to think of your pets first. I hope things return to normal and there's no aftershocks. Take care!

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    1. Yeah.. Thanks. :) Well, I'm living with my two dogs. Mom and Dad are at home, and I know they're okay. Thank God. Actually, there are several aftershocks.. And in the news, they said that we'd continue having them until next week.. :( scary...

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  5. Certified pet lover!
    Ingat leah. ibaba na ang mga gamit na pwedeng mahulog at makasakit
    May kuryente na ba dyan?

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    1. Salamat, Sendo. Sila talaga agad ang naisip ko eh.. :)

      Yep, yep.. Pinalabas ko nga ng kwarto ko kasi madaming mga gamit na pwedeng mahulog at makasakit sa akin, or sa mga aso ko. Yes, hindi naman nawalan ng kuryente.. Umabot ba senyo ang tremor, Sendo?

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  6. Again with the earthquakes. I'd tell them to stop, but the earth's curst will never stop transforming really. Just wish we could prevent casualties like these from falling.

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    1. True. The earth's crust never stops moving.. We always experience tremors, but we don't usually notice them. How I wish we'd stop having these strong quakes like the one that happened last Monday, or the one that hit Japan.. But there's really nothing we could do about it. It's the earth we're talking about..

      ... ahh, scary thought.

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  7. I think I saw you tweet about this. It's a damn shame :( But I would also save my cats before I saved myself.

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    1. Yes.. I tweeted when the shaking stopped. It was scary.. And the aftershocks happened while I was researching fault lines and watching earthquakes videos.

      We both love our pets.. I didn't think about anything, just that I had to get them to safety.

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  8. I'm glad to hear that you're safe Leah & syempre pati ang mga dogs mo =)
    I heard about it in the news. Sad kasi when there's an earthquake, the damage does not end when the earth stops moving. My thoughts and prayers to all the families of those affected.
    Be safe, sis =)

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    1. Oo nga po.. daming naapektuhan. Daming damages, tsaka dami ring namatay. :(

      We're so glad and lucky na wala masyadong damages dito sa amin. Thank you po, ms Kris..

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  9. THANK GOD, YOU'RE ALL SAFE THERE. LET'S JUST PRAY MORE THAT EVERYONE WHO'S AFFECTED BY THE KILLER QUAKE BE COMFORTED AND SAFE.

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    1. Thank you.. Pray for Visayas..

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  10. buti naman po safe ka. kaso nakakalungkot pa rin daming naapektuhan.

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    1. Oo nga.. daming damages. Tsaka lives were lost.. :(

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  11. Simply put, a person kind to animals is by nature kind. Good that you're ok Leah. Keep safe. :)

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    1. I don't know what I'll do kung mawawala sila.. Thanks, Leo. I will. :)

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  12. Asked my mom the same question! How are the dogs? She said she tripped while running after one of them. I love my dogs. Mabuti naman huminto na yung mga after shocks!

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  13. I heard about this in the morning and was just about to text you but realised I didn't have your number or anything. FAIL!

    I hope you're well and I hope and pray that the damage is limitted and the people they're okay.

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  14. yeah. i heard. glad you and your dogs are safe. i've been praying for everyone who has been affected.

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  15. Thanks you and your dog are safe Leah.:) Muaaahh!:)

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  16. Hi, no prob Ms Leah.

    Glad you're safe and your dogs as well :) It panicked me tho' I'm way far in Phils but I worried abt my family in Samar and Cebu even in Manila.. you know huge family network :D

    I've been to Iloilo last year and I was kinda wishing I knew someone out there haha anyway thanks for following me again. G'dmornight!

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