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6.8 Earthquake hits Negros, Cebu, Visayas Region, February 6

Note: This is a developing story.

Online world is on a buzz over the reported 6.8 Earthquake that hit Cebu a few minutes ago, which lasted for 15 to 25 seconds.

According to U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center, the magnitude 6.8 quake hit Negros and Cebu Region with the ff. details:

70 km (44 miles) N (355°) from Dumaguete, Negros, Philippines
79 km (49 miles) WNW (298°) from Tagbilaran, Bohol, Philippines
80 km (50 miles) SSE (158°) from Bacolod, Negros, Philippines
574 km (356 miles) SSE (154°) from MANILA, Philippines

People went out of the building because of
the quake in IT park, Cebu. Photo from Philstar

@CebuDailyNews tweeted, “6.8 magnitude earthquake hits Cebu, Bohol and Negros. USGS said epicenter is between Negros and Cebu.”

I am updating this posts with tweets from those who are in the area. If you have experienced the quake, kindly leave comments below. But guys, please take care as there might be strong after shocks.
Some of the tweets from the region:


@john_tiu: Bohol felt the quake. that was a bit strong. students went out of building after the quake. but they remained calm.@bayanmo

gmanews GMA News 

Phivolcs says intensity 7 recorded in Dumaguete City. | via@raffytima #Balitanghali

rhianrhymes Rhian Rhymes 
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@juLiusbabao just felt second aftershock.. everyone here is still scared! :(

@mariancodilla: Glass doors were shaking inside@cebudailynews office. Employees evacuated

indayevarona inday espina varona 

Daughter says La Salle Bacolod has suspended classes. everyone asked to leave immediately. School worried afterschocks

And now there’s a Tsunami Alert in Cebu because of the quake:

@News5AKSYON: BREAKING: Tsunami alert in Cebu, Negros as Magnitude 6.8 quake strikes off Negrosis.gd/5m1xUN

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Ely Valendez is an award-winning blogger-journalist based in the Philippines. He handles several social media marketing projects for various brands in his home country as well as for a US-based IT/e-commerce company, PCM where he works full time. He uses his spare time doing financial consultancy for a UK-based company. He also sits as member of the Board of Directors of the Philippines Communication Society and serves as a web manager and resource person of the Philippine Press Institute.

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28 Comments

  1. Marynath_1983 February 6, 2012 at 4:50 am

    its terrible i cant even walk..we still experienced after shocks after the 6.8 magnitude :( first ever happen in my province..

  2. Kristine February 6, 2012 at 4:51 am

    we also felt it here in panglao, bohol. before the earthquake, the sea was so calm, but after that quake, it started to form waves.

  3. Allivernoel February 6, 2012 at 4:59 am

    we felt the quake in Iligan City.

  4. Lei Ann17 February 6, 2012 at 5:19 am

    CLASS were suspended here in cebu city

  5. Tygerlovesdragon February 6, 2012 at 5:21 am

    Super scary here in IT Park, Cebu!

    Our building shook for a while!

  6. Mark February 6, 2012 at 5:25 am

    I was just talking online with my boyfriend who is a nursing student in Cebu City when the earthquake occured. He says his family in Anda felt the quake too. He doesn’t seem frightened, but he is very strong.

  7. Xleventis February 6, 2012 at 5:32 am

    I witnessed one the building here at Cebu Business Park shaking.

  8. daks February 6, 2012 at 5:55 am

    so strong  here in dumaguete. classes at Silliman University suspended for inspection if there are cracks …

  9. Nemerlyn_notarte February 6, 2012 at 5:59 am

    …..oh my earthquake hits cebu city all people was panic…

  10. pong February 6, 2012 at 6:03 am

    are we expecting any earthquake activities soon?

  11. Elena_noval February 6, 2012 at 6:19 am

    what could have triggered such a strong quake? earth movement – volcano activity somewhere in the visayas?

  12. cnenn February 6, 2012 at 7:07 am

    we also experience here in leyte,just a liitle bit of earthquakes

  13. argie alayon February 6, 2012 at 7:25 am

    eastern samar felt the equakes 2mns long

  14. Lady_glare February 6, 2012 at 7:34 am

    a few hours after d quake,,,people began to shout tsunami and we were in the street that time….saw people and vehicles running toward us and we were sooooooooooo scared!!!

  15. Lasher1983 February 6, 2012 at 9:02 am

    malls were closed after the quake in bacolod.   public schools had their students go homefor the day.

  16. Anonymous February 6, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Felt the after shock awhile ago in cebu city

  17. Merian_wondergirls February 6, 2012 at 10:28 am

    ano naba to bakit lomendol olit??

  18. Merian Lepiten Moya February 6, 2012 at 10:29 am

    bakit lomendol olit?? dito sa cebu??????? :( (((((( 

  19. Honey_lhet14 February 6, 2012 at 11:04 am

    is it safe to go to bohol? im scared of the ftershocksss…=(

  20. Aljon Camposano February 6, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    That earthquake woke me up and made me stand-up like drunken fool ^_^

  21. Elysplanet February 6, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    I hope you guys are fine.

  22. Elysplanet February 6, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    I think safe naman. Pero palipasin muna ang ilang araw siguro,

  23. Elysplanet February 6, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    That’s aftershock, Merian. There will be lots of aftershocks till the end of the week as per Philvocs. Keep safe, guys!

  24. Elysplanet February 6, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Grabe! Great na hindi nagkaTsunami. Ingats kayo, guys. We’re praying for you. :)

  25. Elysplanet February 6, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    There was a movement of a blind fault, according to Philvolcs.

  26. Elysplanet February 6, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Grabe no. Halos buong Visayas region.

  27. Elysplanet February 6, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    I hope your boyfriend is safe. Let us all #PrayForVisayas

  28. Elysplanet February 11, 2012 at 2:51 am

    Hello Pong. We are not expecting but anything can happen anytime.

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