Earth Quake All of a sudden

Philippines
April 4, 2017 8:33am CST
While mylotting or watching my favorite korean series (again) all of a sudden my table and chair shakes. I didn't want to make a post about it because I thought I was rocking my chair or table while internet surfing. But then, I saw my sister in laws post and noticed about the Earth quake. Glad Mom was sleeping and didn't feel this quake. Darn! I wasn't ready or it could have brought down the house, Literally!
A magnitude 5.4 earthquake jolted Batangas province and other areas on Tuesday night, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.
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@Shavkat (129983)
• Philippines
4 Apr 17
That's a bit strong, We didn't experience it. The faultline is too far from my place. I got traumatized of earthquake that struck Baguio City in 1990.
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@Shavkat (129983)
• Philippines
5 Apr 17
@Lupita234 Yes, it is.
@Shavkat (129983)
• Philippines
5 Apr 17
@Letranknight2015 I hope they moved out soon. As usual, they toned down a bit this morning. I hope there will be no earthquake to come. If ever, it would be a disaster.
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• Philippines
5 Apr 17
Yes, that's good for you that your far away from the Earthquake, though were not sure when a big one will come along @Shavkat . At least with your experience you are somewhat ready and soon your neighbor disaster will be gone soon
@Kandae11 (48320)
4 Apr 17
A 5.4. could be strong - was there any damage.?
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• Philippines
5 Apr 17
Hello @Kandae11 I heard there wasn't much damage and they were able to get out of their houses.
• , New York
6 Jun 17
There was a 5.8 earthquake that rocked Washington, D.C. back in August of 2011. They showed videos of bricks falling down in one of the monuments and people fleeing for safety. Earthquakes are dangerous. Glad no one was hurt in house.
@wiLLmaH (8393)
• Singapore, Singapore
4 Apr 17
I do hope no severe casualities. Keep safe.
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• Philippines
5 Apr 17
Hello @wiLLmaH No, they were no casualties but bigger than that it could have cause major trouble at night.
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@ridingbet (67176)
• Philippines
5 Apr 17
that is not good. we here did not feel the earth shake.
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• Philippines
6 Apr 17
@ridingbet Well, I better start praying or one day I might hit by one of these big earth quakes.
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• Philippines
5 Apr 17
Good for you over there @ridingbet (
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@ridingbet (67176)
• Philippines
6 Apr 17
@Letranknight2015 but since earthquakes are natural phenomenon, we do not actually know if it will strike here in my region, and all we must do is pray. i read on FB about bracing oneself for 'the big one"
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• Peoria, Arizona
5 Apr 17
oh my goodness, so scary! I have never been in an earthquake, but just thought of them terrify me. I hope people are okay!
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• Philippines
5 Apr 17
It's a little shakey but I'm glad it didn't get worst @DesirousDreamer
• Philippines
6 Apr 17
@DesirousDreamer But I hope such huge earth quake won't happen in my area. Compare to Japan were nothing more than house of cards.
• Peoria, Arizona
5 Apr 17
@Letranknight2015 That is good, We have felt an aftershock here, well I haven't, but apparently my mom has and neighbors have many years ago.
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@ShifaLk (17881)
• India
5 Apr 17
Oh. Thanks GOD you all are safe. How about your surrounding areas? Is all well?
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• Philippines
5 Apr 17
I'm okay @ShifaLk the shake didn't last long anyway.
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@ShifaLk (17881)
• India
6 Apr 17
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• Pamplona, Spain
5 Apr 17
Quite strong enough to scare you and worry for sure. Glad you are all safe. As usual we never got to hear about it here. We have had about three mild ones say 4.7 richter scale in different places in Navarra. Being on an active fault line sort of scares but at the same time you donĀ“t really worry too much either. Did you get to hear about ours and I suppose not.
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• Pamplona, Spain
5 Apr 17
@Letranknight2015 Very often the ground trembles but because we have a certain amount of Lorries stalling in the Driveway of their Greenhouse whilst they are loading stuff on. That feels as bad because the ground trembles a good two or three hours sometimes.
• Philippines
5 Apr 17
I think I've watch the news before, I hope the people have recovered @lovinangelsinstead21 Be careful out there and at least prepare for anything.
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@sjvg1976 (37696)
• Delhi, India
5 Apr 17
I didn't hear the news. 5.4 is not high I think. Was there any damage at your place?
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• Philippines
5 Apr 17
Nope it was just reported in my country and it happened last night @sjvg1976 not much damage
• United States
4 Apr 17
Ooo wow glad to know you are okay my friend.
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• Philippines
5 Apr 17
I was okay last night but regretted not being ready @TiarasOceanView the next stronger earth quake I won't get so lucky.
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@amadeo (113853)
• United States
4 Apr 17
that is a strong one there.
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• Philippines
5 Apr 17
Probably to those who are within the area were the earth quake centered @amadeo it must have made them panic.
@amadeo (113853)
• United States
5 Apr 17
@Letranknight2015 I sure would there.Believe me.Scary
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@Inlemay (17741)
• South Africa
6 Apr 17
We had two running through South Africa this week - one was 5.2 and the other was 6.8 that rumbled from Botswana - it seems the earth is shaking again
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• Philippines
6 Apr 17
Although Earthquake is a natural disaster, we all have to be careful @Inlemay there had been like that since before we even had civilization.
@Ayuriny (5145)
• Denpasar, Indonesia
4 Apr 17
OMG. I hope everything is fine.
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• Philippines
5 Apr 17
Don't worry, every one was safe and got out of their houses @Shavkat
@Happy2BeMe (95885)
• Canada
4 Apr 17
That sounds very scary.
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• Philippines
5 Apr 17
That night it was a bit scary @Happy2BeMe
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@Happy2BeMe (95885)
• Canada
5 Apr 17
@Letranknight2015 I can imagine it would be. Glad you are all okay.
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• Thane, India
4 Apr 17
whoaaaa you survive "THE EARTHQUAKE" legendary
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• Philippines
5 Apr 17
Not really, it wasn't that strong in our place here @ENGINEERdarshan
@thebestmom (1104)
• Philippines
6 Apr 17
where were you at that time? we felt it here in pampanga
@marguicha (193256)
• Chile
2 Aug 17
Last night, an %.4 Richter earthquake woke me up too. Fortunately my house is made to stand quakes, but still it is scary.