Approximately 3: 16 pm today February 4, 2013 a strong earthquake occurred in Baguio City. Post from friends in Facebook who are in North Luzon says that the earthquake was felt as far as La Union and Urdaneta in Pangasinan. It was strong and they were jolted from whatever it was they were doing when the quake hit.
Strong Earthquake can be scary, I was so afraid and worried when we experienced it in Cebu last February 6, 2012 but it must be a whole lot scarier especially for Baguio residents who have suffered from the devastating earthquake of 1990. That one was the deadliest earthquake in the history of the Philippines and seeing footages after footages of collapsed buildings and the number of lives lost can break anyone’s heart. We all pray such devastation will not happen again.
I was just there in Baguio two weeks ago, and my cousin who were also vacationing just left Baguio this morning. I hope there are no loss lives and property damage for this earthquake in Baguio today Feb 4.
Here are some of the details of the magnitude and intensity sa lindol that happened a few minutes ago. This info is taken from the Phivolcs website. It says magnitude is 4.5 but because Baguio is up there in the mountains, the effect may have been felt stronger by them who are there versus us in the lowland if we are hit by the same magnitude. Please check out the PHIVOLCS website for more info about this earthquake.
PHIVOLCS Reported Intensity for February 4, 2013 Earthquake:
Intensity V- Baguio City
Intensity II- Agoo, San Fernando, La Union
When we experienced the earthquake last year in Cebu there were lots of aftershocks, with some stronger than the other. Everyone in the affected area please keep safe especially in the next several hours.
I am monitoring local news channels no report yet of devastation of this earthquake which in a way is a good thing because it means the earthquake maybe strong but damage is minimal. Unless the tv and radio reporters are still not at the site to report recent happenings and updates in Baguio.
I will update this post on when I come across news reports from local channels based on Phivolcs data. Hopefully things are back to normal up there in the highlands. Be safe guys!