Right after I deleted around 200 messages in my cellphone, new text messages started pouring in. First one, then two, then five, then it all went wild!

Apparently an earthquake struck some parts of the metro a few minutes ago, and bloggers have been actually twitting about it. I was wailing in frustration for not having felt the earthquake (which would be my first major one, if ever) and how come people from ABS and GMA, which is just so near from here, felt it and I didn’t.

Then again, I recalled feeling as if someone was kicking my chair several minutes back. When I took a look around, no one in the vicinity was rocking their feet or even remotely close to kicking my chair. So I therefore conclude that yay! I indeed experienced the said earthquake!

What’s funny is how, again, Citizen Journalism is seen at work. Twitterers said the quake was a bit strong, placing it around intensity 4 or 5. People wailing caution, screaming their reactions from what just transpired. The ever-present “pakana na naman to ng gobyerno!” was said, although in a joking and sarcastic manner (by no less than Benj himself). Some people felt it, some people didn’t. It’s just so cool to receive live updates like these, whenever it’s most necessary.

And oh, a last-ditch comment from Lauren:


Can I just say, I’ve just been devirginized! Hahahahaha =P

[UPDATE] lagged 11 minutes behind as GMANews.TV was the first one to report about the said earthquake. Kamonst, get your acts up!

8 Responses to “Earthquake! Earthquake!”
  1. Baklang AJ says:

    mas nauna ako nagtwit at nag blog kesa sa Inquirer at GMA! hahahah

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  3. dimaks says:

    earthquake – you can have them lots here in Japan ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Mark says:

    I didn’t experience it… not one bit. ๐Ÿ™
    Good thing it’s not that big in magnitude though.

  5. JM says:

    Sayang. It was so exciting! Hehehe. =P

  6. abad says:

    Akala ko babahain ng mga posts tungkol sa lindol ang blogosphere. Ito pa lang nababasa ko.

    Nice site. Kilala mo ba si CA Mendez ng personal?

  7. JM says:

    Hi abad! Maraming ibang sites rin na nag-blog about the earthquake. Check out, and

    In any case hindi ko sya kilala sa personal, pero di dahilan yun para magsawalang-bahala sa nangyari sa kanya.

    Salamat sa pagbisita!

  8. DigitalChain says:

    July 16, 1990 – Yun ang malakas! Walang twitters at bloggers pero may mga radio groups (over over 10-4). Nice blog you got here.

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