Earthquake in Manila

At about 1:30pm as I was sitting at my desk, the chair and table started swaying. Even after 8 months of living in Manila, I’m still not used to these earthquakes (I didn’t grow up with earthquakes). I work in Fort Bonifacio which actually lies right next to a huge fault line that runs up C-5; a bit frightening in some ways.

Within seconds the confirmations of a quake came in not from the news but via Twitter:

I was at work this time, only on the 2nd level of a building – yet at home I would have been 500 feet up in our highrise – that’s where it gets freaky.

The USGS puts this one at 6.1.