Did the Earth Just Move?

12:36 pm PHT

An earthquake occurred about three minutes ago. Did anyone else feel it? (See a related blog post in 2006 or the one in 2004.) The shaking took only a little time, no more than 10 seconds, but it was quite strong. I’ll update this post when I get more information.

Update, 1:40 p.m. Well, the USGS says that the quake was at magnitude 6.0 and occurred in the vicinity of Pangasinan at 12:27 p.m. Phivolcs has yet to release a report online, but its director has appeared on GMA News and a staff member has said that the quake was at magniture 4.2. has an evolving news article if you want to read more.

Reports say that the earthquake had a Mercalli intensity of 2 to 3 (i.e., feeble to slight) in Metro Manila. Based on my personal observation, that seems about right.

And you gotta check out the blogosphere! You can expect bloggers to be the first to report about stuff like this. (Twitterers not included.) Hehehe.  :D

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