Earthquake Occurred in Lucena City

earthquake lucena

I still remember the earthquake happened in Cebu-Bohol last October 2013. It’s a tragic experience especially for all the victims, however Filipinos are fighter and I know we can beat all these trials happening in our country. I’m sharing about earthquake because this morning I wasn’t aware that this thing occurred in Southern Quezon. Well not only Southern Quezon but other nearby places. I was in the dentist this morning and the secretary asked me about this earthquake. I told her that I didn’t know it happened. She said it happened at around 2am. My brother came in the house and he talked about this earthquake. He said he woke up because he felt the bed was shaking. My sister also mentioned about this earthquake. I felt that I was the only one who didn’t know this thing. I was sound asleep because I jumped to bed late, I think at around 1am and easily fell asleep. According to the local report, Lucena City had magnitude 3 and it happened for about 8-12 seconds. We were fortunate because nothing happened to us. I know it’s not huge compared to Cebu-Bohol but still it’s an earthquake and alarming. Thing like earthquake happens unexpectedly so we should be ready at all times.

6.9 Magnitude Earthquake, Negros Oriental (affected people asking for help)

Right now I am watching news about earthquake that hits in Negros Oriental last February 6. A 6.9 magnitude earthquake hits some part of Visayas and Mindanao region. The center of earthquake was Tayasan in Negros Oriental. As of this time there are number of dead bodies found and less than 100 are still missing. This earthquake destroyed buildings, cracked roads found, wrecked bridge, cause landslide that resulted to burying of houses in Negros Oriental. 

In the news many of our kababayan (fellowmen) from Tayasan, La Libertad and Ayungon Negros, Oriental are asking for help from the government. Sad to say, it’s hard to reach their places especially those who are living in secreted place. Residents are showing placard already saying they are starving and thirsty. Banana is the only food they can eat daily. 

Watching them made me think that we are lucky here in our place. There are many storms and now earthquake happened in our country but our place is not affected. We are really blessed but I’m not so blissful because I know other fellowmen are suffering from these disasters in our country. I heard this year we can experience number of storms again. I just hope and pray that it will not cause much to our country.