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):
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
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.