Tuesday, February 07, 2012
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.