...that scared me

@adnileb (5023)
Philippines
July 26, 2011 8:58am CST
I can't believe it. I was awaken by the earthquake this morning. 1:15 am, as said in the news, our place was hit by 5.5 intensity earthquake. I was shocked. Looking closely at the ceiling and wondering if I'm dreaming or not. And yes, I am not dreaming, it was shaking. It only lasted for about 30 seconds and thank goodness it wasn't that long. That scared me. The last time I saw a very serious earthquake was 21 years ago and I can see the roads cracking and the people were running and praying and so much afraid. Good thing me and my family were not hurt. How about you? Are there some events that happened in your life that you got really scared? Please share..
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@jennyze (7048)
• Indonesia
27 Jul 11
Earthquake is normal happening in Indonesia being a country in between the two plates of the earth. One morning at around 7am while I was just in the bathroom to relieve myself, a big shaking happened and I quickly dash outside my room on my teddy... Olala... The other tenants did the same... and of course there were soe guys too.
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@adnileb (5023)
• Philippines
27 Jul 11
That's the funny part when it happens on mornings. Were you able to peak on some of the boys'?
@adnileb (5023)
• Philippines
27 Jul 11
@jennyze (7048)
• Indonesia
27 Jul 11
I know... even when I am sleeping, I wan to be sexy...
@marguicha (82888)
• Chile
26 Jul 11
I understand you. I get scared by earthquakes although that magnitude is the one that makes me run to the garden if it´s too long. 30 seconds is nothing here. The last big earthquake we had was in February 27, 2010, and it was 8.8 intensity but it was less where I live. Still, it was in the middle of the night and I live alone. We did not hve electricity in a great part of the country for over 3 days and there was also a tsunami which was the worst as life toll.
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@adnileb (5023)
• Philippines
27 Jul 11
I saw in the news what happened to your country. That was really scary too. Thank goodness you weren't badly hurt. Take care...
@marguicha (82888)
• Chile
27 Jul 11
My husband was a builder and he made an asismic house for us to live. It´s more expensive, but it´s worth it. I don´t have much outward luxuries, but the house is strong.
@adnileb (5023)
• Philippines
27 Jul 11
Wow.. I haven't heard of that. So it's shake proof? Can you explain it further my friend?
• Sri Lanka
27 Jul 11
I have never faced to a earth quick and I really likes to have that experience without a harm as well. :) but for sure if i faced to a earth quick then i will be scared too. :D
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@adnileb (5023)
• Philippines
27 Jul 11
You're lucky to have it not experienced yet. But soon it will come, worst than what has happened everywhere and when it does, it would be really scary.
• Sri Lanka
28 Jul 11
yes for sure, climate changes is happening so quickly and do not know what will happens in the next year. but in my country it is not that much common incident yet for earth quick.
@adnileb (5023)
• Philippines
28 Jul 11
Hope we're not yet nearing to the world's end. As per ebuscat's response, I don't understand him either that's why I didn't bother to comment.
@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
26 Jul 11
We rarely have earthquake here. Even if we have one it we don't really realized it. I watched news but they never say about earthquake in philippines. Hope you are fine friend.
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@adnileb (5023)
• Philippines
27 Jul 11
So you're place was lucky. But even though that was your situation, you still have to be careful.
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@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
27 Jul 11
Yeah, just in this year there are few numbers of small earthquake happened here but we don't really realized it and I am thankful for that nothing happen to us. Malaysia may not be as immune to earthquakes as is commonly believed. Even the expert say that earthquakes in neighbouring countries may trigger the inactive fault lines running in peninsular Malaysia. So there is no surprised we should take precaution as well as we might not know what will happen in the future.
@adnileb (5023)
• Philippines
27 Jul 11
Taking extra precaution is really necessary nowadays since a disaster might happen anytime. An aftershock of the last day's shake was felt this afternoon in our office. It's not that strong though. But we should always be alert anytime. Take care..
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@stanley777 (7176)
• Philippines
27 Jul 11
We were glad it's only intensity 2 in our place as was stated in the news.I really not felt it though, but it's sure scary if there is an earthquake especially if it happens at night time.If it lasts only for seconds we may panic too, what more if it takes longer.So, we should be alert at all times.Thanks for sharing my friend.
@adnileb (5023)
• Philippines
27 Jul 11
Yes,we should be alert at all times. We're near the epicenter that's why it was scary. And I can clearly see from the inside how our room sways. I was about to get really panicked when suddenly it stopped. Thank goodness for that.
• Philippines
27 Jul 11
Presence of mind is really important in case of emergencies.But I guess with earthquake we never can tell because we're dealing with the forces of nature. Our country lies along the Pacific Ring of Fire so we really never can tell.The best we do is be ready all the time.
@adnileb (5023)
• Philippines
27 Jul 11
Yup, always be alert and ready.. Take care..
@bunnybon7 (33975)
• Holiday, Florida
26 Jul 11
wow those are so scarey, adnileb. i know we had one in california in '86, i was near the city and it was so scarey. bridges collapsed, freeways, buildings, it was terrible. many lost their lives. i couldnt wait to get out of california and never returned.
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@adnileb (5023)
• Philippines
27 Jul 11
Yeah, but the good thing there was it only lasted for seconds. With the magnitude that high, it can destroy a building too. That's why I am very thankful that nobody got hurt. It was really scary though. What happened in your place last time? Were you hurt? We can't really control disasters like this so we should be alert. Take care..
@bunnybon7 (33975)
• Holiday, Florida
27 Jul 11
no i wasnt hurt. was about 50 some miles from the main point but it shook things for several minutes and scared me pretty bad. its one of the scariest things ever happened to me.
@adnileb (5023)
• Philippines
27 Jul 11
Good to hear that. It's raining very hard here at my workplace. So dark outside because of the typhoon.
• Philippines
26 Jul 11
Yep, I also felt the earthquake. The worst part was that I'm at work that day. I was at the 4th floor of our building so every table that we have here were swaying.
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@adnileb (5023)
• Philippines
27 Jul 11
Yikes! That's scary and you're away from your family. Did you panic that time? Do you have some co-workers with you? I hope this won't happen again. Take care..
• Philippines
27 Jul 11
Yeah, we're all on the 4th floor when that happened but the funny thing is everything went normally, as though no earthquake had occurred. I was looking at everybody and they just did their business. It was like I was in Twilight Zone or something, weird.
@adnileb (5023)
• Philippines
28 Jul 11
Oh, just like in a funny movie too. At least they didn't panic so as not to worsen the situation. Take care...
@sjvg1976 (15698)
• Delhi, India
26 Jul 11
Hello adnileb, I saw it news though did not observe it. I remember the earthquake in 1993 in INDIA. I was in MAHARASHTRA that time and it almost destroyed LATUR district that time. Earthquakes are the natural disaster and takes away millions of lives when is of high magnitude.
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@adnileb (5023)
• Philippines
27 Jul 11
Yes, it is a natural disaster and the only thing we can do when worse comes to worst is to be alert on whatever it is that might happen. Good thing you weren't hurt last time. Ours isn't serious so nobody got hurt. Take care..
@sjvg1976 (15698)
• Delhi, India
27 Jul 11
Hello adnileb, We are lucky that we survived think of those who were not that lucky and became the victim of it. People are aware here in our place what to do when there is an earthquake as at my place there is no open space,all over there are huge buildings it will take at least 5 minutes to reach to the open space if it happens in future and 5 minutes are too much.
@adnileb (5023)
• Philippines
27 Jul 11
Yup, we're lucky now and hope will still be in the future. They say when there's an earthquake and you were on a high building, run upstairs up to the very top. It's safer than running downstairs because the building might collapse and you might get injured more. Still, let's all take care.
@rosegardens (3044)
• United States
26 Jul 11
Wow, that is terribly frightening. I am glad to hear you and your family are ok. My prayers are with you and all who were involved in that earthquake.
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@adnileb (5023)
• Philippines
27 Jul 11
Thanks.. We're fortunate because nobody got hurt and nothing was aired in the news that something went terribly wrong. If the earthquake lasted longer, somebody might get hurt so thank goodness it was only for 30 seconds.
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• United States
27 Jul 11
That is great, I am soo happy no one was harmed in that earthquake. Do you get earthquakes often?
@adnileb (5023)
• Philippines
28 Jul 11
Not often actually. But an aftershock was felt yesterday afternoon for about 3 seconds. Thanks..
@visavis (5945)
• Philippines
26 Jul 11
I heard also in the news about earthquake that's the nature wrath which nobody knows when and where to happen. Thank God that nobody hurth from your family, Also thank God only 5.5 intensity if it is more than many are possible danger because 1:15am mostly everybody sleep. No preparation or unable to run may be panic instead.
@adnileb (5023)
• Philippines
26 Jul 11
Yeah, I was actually hard to wake up, but I was awaken by the shake. Scary.
@betlynfrnds (1138)
• United States
27 Jul 11
Hello, Wow, I'm so sorry that you had to go through all of that. I really hope that you and your loved ones are O.K. I've never had that type of scare. The event that upset me and still does is dealing with my father's heart condition. It's very hard to see his strength being taken from him. My mom is also having issues with her health so this can be very stressfull at times.
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@adnileb (5023)
• Philippines
27 Jul 11
Oh, sorry to hear that too. Have you been searching for a good medicine to your father? Surfing the net is helpful. My father suffered from mild stroke last year and paralysed him for a few days. He's okay now. There are two veins on his spine with blood clot though. It has been the reason why he's feeling dizzy sometimes. Try to buy a juicer and give your father a freshly juiced carrot. My father take it everyday.
• United States
1 Aug 11
Thank you for your concern and great tips. His medication has been adjusted and so far so good. I haven't tried juicing yet although that sounds like a wonderful idea and not just for my father. I do, however, give him a very good vitamin suppliment. It comes from a company that has been really helping many people successfully deal with chronic health issues. Since I'm the one that fills his medication boxes every week, I make absolutely sure that he is getting this suppliment every day. Thank you again and I hope all goes well with you.
@aerous (13475)
• Philippines
28 Jul 11
Yup! I am awaken too by the earthquake. I though I am dreaming but I see my clothes swaying... Thanks the earthquake is not as strong as the earthquake in Japan...
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@adnileb (5023)
• Philippines
28 Jul 11
Yeah, thank goodness it wasn't as strong like in Japan.
@1hopefulman (21409)
• Canada
27 Jul 11
Glad that you and your family are safe! I've only been in very minor earthquakes so far. Here, we have had lots of snowstorms and a couple of very severe rainfalls. Nothing yet of frightening proportions.
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@adnileb (5023)
• Philippines
27 Jul 11
Nothing really serious happened because it only lasted for seconds. Thank goodness for that. Take care...
@toniganzon (42800)
• Philippines
27 Jul 11
Last year we had an earthquake that lasted for almost a minute. It was the longest one i had experienced my entire life. It was intensity 4 i believe but since our house is tall and we were on the second floor then we felt our bed shaking. It was about 11pm and we were all awake that time. Me and my son were in bed and husband was in front of the laptop table. I prayed in silence because i didn't want to scare my son and at that time my son wanted to get out of bed but my husband told us not to move and just stay. It was like an agony waiting for the shaking to stop.
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@adnileb (5023)
• Philippines
27 Jul 11
Your husband is right to just stay. It is advised that when you're on a building and the earthquake started, you should run up to the very top and not to go outside because you might get trapped when the building falls. 1 minute is scary, you never knew if it will stop or not. Take care...
• Canada
26 Jul 11
i live in Canada but i live in the southern Ontario. anyways we are very prone to severe thunderstorms and there was this one year when a really bad storm was rolling through and i go on the weather network and they have tornado warnings out for half the province!! literally! and right above my backyard.....a funnel cloud! i was so scared but it touch the ground so thats good. BTW Never had a earthquake. well small ones but not like urs i would be scared poopless
@adnileb (5023)
• Philippines
27 Jul 11
I haven't experienced tornado yet. It is very rare here in the Philippines. Like the earthquakes are rare to happen in your place. Only strong typhoons happen here and causes floods everywhere. The tornado, I bet it was really a scary scene because you don't know exactly where the tornado is heading. Why is is good that the tornado touched the ground?
• United States
26 Jul 11
Oh, I have also been awoken by an earthquake, and it is very scary! It is scary enough when you are already awake and feel it, but it is even worse when you wake up to one, because you do not really realize right away what is happening but know that there is something very wrong. We have been fortunate that the earthquakes here have not done any major damage, but that does not make it any less scary while it is happening, especially when you know the damage that they are capable of doing.
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@adnileb (5023)
• Philippines
26 Jul 11
Yeah, like I was really shocked. I don't like earthquakes.
@polaris77 (2020)
• Bacau, Romania
26 Jul 11
I went through two earthquakes in my life,one when I was 13v and I was at school,and the other one a few years ago,which also happened at night,and I remember that I had just turned off the TV and was preparing to go to bed when it happened.Luckily it wasn't very intense,but it was pretty scary anyway,so for me earthquakes are the scariest things I experienced and the thought that a big earthquake might come in the following years represents my biggest fear.
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@adnileb (5023)
• Philippines
26 Jul 11
Yeah, you're right. Earthquakes are really scary. You just don't know what will happen next.
@neildc (17257)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
26 Jul 11
i heard it somewhere but got no exact idea where it happened. from where i am, i am sure we did not feel the shakes. good thing you are safe. if i can remember well, that 21 year ago quake came from pinatubo. i cannot forget how the feelings, the experience we had when quakes reached and felt to as far as makati, at least from where i was working at that time. i was situated at the 11th floor of the dbp building along makati avenue, if i am not mistaken. well, that was the scariest experience i have ever had so far in terms of calamity and natural disasters. and hope nothing will i ever experience again and will happen again to any of us.
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@adnileb (5023)
• Philippines
26 Jul 11
I think the earthquake was from Baguio City and it just so happened that the Pinatubo also erupted. It was a double disaster. When you're on a high rise building, be sure to go up the highest when it's shaking. It's the safest place instead of rushing to go out the building. Hope no more disasters to come. But as we know, we can't let that happen because it's a natural calamity. We just need to take extra care next time.
26 Jul 11
I was deeply asleep when the earthquake came.I haven't feel any signs of it.Thanks God it doesn't left severe damage.I was horrified with what happened to Japan.
• United States
26 Jul 11
I can understand why you was so scared and shocked.We had a house fire one time.Everyone made it out alive but I can still see the flames and smell the smoke.I was very scared for my family.I'm just glad you are ok.
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@adnileb (5023)
• Philippines
26 Jul 11
A house on fire is scary. And there's a possibility that you will lose all your belongings. But the only thing you want to pray is for you and your family to get out of the fire alive. And good to hear no one among your family was hurt too. Yeah, I am okay, and I think everyone is okay because the earthquake isn't long enough to destroy the buildings. Thanks for sharing...