Friday, July 16, 2010

5:04 AM, July 16, 2010, DC Area

This morning, I was awaken by a rumbling sound; then the house shook. My mind was suddenly flooded with the memories of the July 16, 1990 destructive earthquake in the northern part of the Philippines. I held my breath and quietly waited for the aftershocks. I was so relieved none came, but my heart was still beating so fast.

I couldn't go back to sleep after that.


  1. Isnt that so coincidental, Kayni?

    I hope you did not have real bad direct experiences during Baguio's earthquake 20 years back, to scare you more.

    I hope you feel better now...

  2. @ Gremliness, I have no direct bad experiences with the Baguio earthquake, but lots of flashbacks came back with experiencing earthquake again. I'm better today. Thank you.

  3. Oh, Kayni, did you ever know why's that? Good thing you're safe and better now.

    Hope nothing like that will happen again. Take care!

  4. I still remember what happened on 16th of July that year. We literally felt the earth moved under our skin. Take care!

  5. wow, you had tremors where you are on THAT day? were you in baguio at that time?

    i think that experience will never leave us, those who0 survived that day...

  6. you know kayni, my mother and i were just talking about that eartrhquake in 1990 [and the pinatubo eruption the following year].

    glad you're safe!