What Phivolcs initially thought was a magnitude 5.7 turned out to be a 6.1 magnitude quake after all. At about 5:11 PM yesterday, April 22, hundreds of people flocked out of office buildings, condominiums, and schools in a panic as the ground moved. The tremor struck near Castillejos, Zambales and was felt throughout Central Luzon, and Pampanga bore the brunt of it. As of today, there have been 9 casualties reported.
Thanks to social media, it’s easier to check if our loved ones are okay. Posts flooded Twitter and Facebook immediately following the quake, and we’re left shocked at some of them.
The EAC building was left leaning
Emilio Aguinaldo College in UN Taft Avenue was one of the buildings that suffered greatly during the quake. It was left leaning on the building beside it. EAC Administration suspended classes for the time being to give way for building inspection.
This pool overflow in Ongpin, Binondo
The penthouse pool in this condominium definitely felt the tremors. Residents nearby even said that the water spray was felt even 2 blocks away from the building.
And this reportedly water tank explosion on top of a condominium in QC
The tremors were so strong it damaged the water tank.
Parts of Clark International Airport were destroyed
Counters and terminals are shut down and flights and bus trips are postponed until further notice. Click here for more information.
Lubao Pampanga main road and arch were destroyed
This road that should be closed for a while
The fragile Porac church in Pampanga also suffered
LRT-2 operations were suspended
Earthquakes are getting more and more frequent so be vigilant and prepared. Have your survival kit ready, study earthquake procedures, your building layout, and where you need to evacuate. And remember that no material item is worth saving if it costs you your life. Pray for those affected by this disaster and stay safe!
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