Magnitude 5.5 earthquake felt in Luzon; no injuries yet reported

Burdeos, Quezon map. <i>Photo: Google map</i>
Burdeos, Quezon map. Photo: Google map

Nope, it’s not just you. That was an earthquake you felt a little bit ago.

A magnitude 5.5 earthquake hit Quezon province, Metro Manila, and surrounding areas today at about 4:28pm, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, whose website was briefly inaccessible during what we’re assuming was a flurry of searches.

The quake’s epicenter was the municipality of Burdeos in Quezon. No casualties have been reported as of posting time. However, aftershocks are expected.

Filipinos, who no doubt had flashbacks to last April’s considerably scarier quake, immediately took to social media to say they felt the tremor, with the search terms “earthquake” and its Tagalog translation “lindol” trended immediately on Twitter.

@iamesskei wrote, “I thought I was having another one of my panic attacks but it turns out it was just an #earthquake #lindol. Take care everyone, hopefully it wasn’t too intense everywhere else.”

User @seungyoontwirls wrote that “[t]he ground just moved… literally.”

@adingdingdiiing has doubts. “Did it just shake in Manila?” he asked.

@FilAmScientist felt the earthquake in Pasig. “My room shook 4 times!” he said.

This article will be updated as more information becomes available.

Did you feel the quake in your area? Tell us by leaving a comment below or tweeting to @CoconutsManila.

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