Strong Earthquake in Davao – August 31, 2012

August 31, 2012 2 Comments »

We were at the second floor of Abreeza Mall when we heard a commotion from the ground floor. When we checked, we saw people running towards the exit doors. We felt the ground shaking and quickly decided to join the crowd in looking for the nearest escape.

The details of the earthquake that hit Davao earlier today are as follows (info lifted from PHIVOLCS website):

Image from www.phivolcs.dost.gov.ph

Date: August 31, 2012
Time: 8:47 PM
Magnitude: 7.7 at epicenter
Location: 10.83°N, 126.71°E – 112 km S 78° E of Guiuan (Eastern Samar)
Depth of Focus: 10 km
Origin: Tectonic

PHIVOLCS raised Tsunami Alert Level 3, and those living in coastal areas in the provinces of Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur are strongly advised to immediately evacuate to higher ground.

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2 Comments

  1. Nylarej August 31, 2012 at 10:52 pm - Reply

    Gosh I really panic kasi ang lakas eh :(
    Hope everyone is safe and let’s pray for those affected.

  2. stephane mae November 26, 2012 at 3:39 pm - Reply

    gosh yun talaga ang pinakaworst nah na experience koh nah earthquake in my life ,,

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