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.”
— Sean Kevin Joya (@iamesskei) September 13, 2019
User @seungyoontwirls wrote that “[t]he ground just moved… literally.”
The ground just moved… literally #lindol
— ㄱ ㅅ ㅇ ❥ (@seungyoontwirls) September 13, 2019
@adingdingdiiing has doubts. “Did it just shake in Manila?” he asked.
Did it just shake in Manila? #lindol
— Ading (@adingdingdiiing) September 13, 2019
@FilAmScientist felt the earthquake in Pasig. “My room shook 4 times!” he said.
— Marcos 🇵🇭🇺🇸👨🏻🔬 (@FilAmScientist) September 13, 2019
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.
Support Coconuts and rep your city
Now you can wear your love of Coconuts proudly across your chest. That’s right, we’re getting into the merch business with the launch of our official online store, The Coconuts Shop.
Our first product is that ultimate wardrobe mainstay: the white T-shirt.
If you want to rep your city, we’ve also launched Coconuts City Logo Tees for Bangkok, Manila, Singapore, Hong Kong, KL, Jakarta, Bali, and Yangon.
They’re all sold exclusively at The Coconuts Shop – at a special introductory price of S$29 until Sep. 30, 2020!