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Netizens react to magnitude 7.3 earthquake

By John Patrick Magno Ranara Published Jul 27, 2022 11:08 am

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.

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.

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!"

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.

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."