A strong earthquake is not something you want to wake up to.
Netizens quickly turned to their social media accounts to report about their experiences following the 7.3 magnitude earthquake that jolted the Philippines in the morning of July 27. The earthquake's epicenter was in Abra, but it was also felt in Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon.
On Facebook, Edison Adducul shared a video of the Bantay Bell Tower in Vigan, Ilocos Sur collapsing because of the strength of the earthquake and people running for safety. Facebook users quickly filled the comments section with prayers.
One user also shared another experience, this time in a supermarket, where grocery items were shown scattered on the floor following the tremor.
Others also shared their worrisome situation in high-rise buidlings in cities. One user aired their apprehension that the eartquake happened while they were working on the 11th floor of their building.
Got a Magnitude 7.3 earthquake recently and I’m working on 11th floor 😭— PepperM⚯nFlakes 🇵🇭💪COMMS CLOSED (@pepperchan18) July 27, 2022
Baguio City also seemed to have felt the wrath of the disaster. One netizen said that while earthquakes were frequent in the area, when the tremors got stronger, they immediately went and hid under their table.
I love how my family was still watching TV amid the earthquake cuz it's a regular thing here in Baguio, but when it lasted for like more than 7 sec and it got stronger everyone immediately went under the damn table and started praying 😭#LindolPH #EarthquakePH— | sun | (@sunshiunoo) July 27, 2022
During disasters like these, many often pray for the safety of others, as what Gary Valenciano did for the people of Abra. He wrote, "To all our fellow kababayans in Abra, my prayers are with you. I pray for your safety and protection. I know it’s a scary situation you're in with all the aftershocks to come, but hang in there!!! The Lord is with you, right there with you. Many will help!"
To all our fellow kababayans in Abra…my prayers are with you.— GARY VALENCIANO (@GaryValenciano1) July 27, 2022
I pray for your safety and protection.
I know it’s a scary situation yours in with all the aftershocks to come…but hang in there!!! The Lord is with you…right there with you🙏🏼 Many will help! #Abra #lindol
Many other users took to the Twitter sphere with heartfelt wishes as they hoped for the safety of everyone who got tangled up in the disaster.
Just saw photos of the ruins caused by the Magnitude 7.3 in Manila. Prayers up! Hope everyone is safe 🥺🙏🏼— christine (@JustKriztina) July 27, 2022
To my Filipino moots, especially to those who live in Luzon. There was a Magnitude 7.3 Earthquake in Abra and it was felt in a lot of places in Luzon, including Metro Manila. Aftershocks are expected to happen. Please stay safe.— vero_JN (@STREAM_SOLO) July 27, 2022
Kahadlok sa magnitude 7.3 🥴— 𝙴𝚖𝚜 ✨ (@itsmearrah) July 27, 2022
Keep us safe & guide us always LORD GOD. Especially sa naapektuha sa linog. Amping mo tanan 🙏🏻
One user wrote that he hoped relief aid would come quickly to the victims of the earthquake, "Magnitude 7.3 is destructive. Hoping for everyone's safety and a faster response to aid the victims and those in the most affected areas."
Magnitude 7.3 is destructive.— matt (@kyusaidno) July 27, 2022
Hoping for everyones safety and a faster response to aid the victims and those in the most affected areas. #EarthquakePH