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Oct. 14, 2013, 11:36 p.m.
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…was just hit with a big quake at Bohol/Cebu.

http://earthsky.org/earth/7-2-magnitude-earthquake-rocks-the-philippines

pics/story here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24530042

I've been through this area before, for tooling about and scuba diving.
Shitty to hear about people in the area dying and the area getting thrashed.

Bushman, are you still alive?

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Oct. 15, 2013, 5:43 a.m.
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Doesn't that Bushman character live in Cebu?

hope he's alright.

Oct. 15, 2013, 9:43 p.m.
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That was very very scary.I live on Mactan Cebu, was in bed when it hit. First quake for me so it took a few seconds to register before I headed for the street from our second story.
It lasted over a minute and was still disoriented after and just shocked really. House is fine but many older structures have damage. I have a lot more faith in this concrete house now.
The aftershocks continue and our nerves are fried.
lots of posts from expats on Living in Cebu forum.

Oct. 15, 2013, 11:46 p.m.
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glad you are ok!

Oct. 16, 2013, 4:49 a.m.
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When I heard it on the local radio, I straight away thought "Fuck…hope Bushman is ok.".

Glad to read that you are not really hit that hard unlike many others.

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Oct. 16, 2013, 7:23 a.m.
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Glad you're okay

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

Oct. 16, 2013, 8:19 a.m.
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Good to hear you're ok!

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Oct. 16, 2013, 12:56 p.m.
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Not even a scratch?

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Oct. 16, 2013, 1:33 p.m.
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Thanks guys. Its 4:30 am here and there was just another good jolt about 3 hours ago..i am so done with after shocks, 800+ :mad:
http://www.sunstar.com.ph/davao/local-news/2013/10/17/800-aftershocks-309036

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_E1zZzq0tpI

Not even a scratch?

Nope not even a broken glass…i really cant believe it considering how violent it was even though we are 21 miles from epicenter. It would seem our house is built really well. Many houses have cracks where wall meets floor. The columns and beams are structural and filled in with hollow block between the columns. Epicenter is a mess and still no contact from many.

http://www.sunstar.com.ph/davao/local-news/2013/10/17/800-aftershocks-309036

Oct. 16, 2013, 1:57 p.m.
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…was just hit with a big quake at Bohol/Cebu.

http://earthsky.org/earth/7-2-magnitude-earthquake-rocks-the-philippines

pics/story here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24530042

I've been through this area before, for tooling about and scuba diving.
Shitty to hear about people in the area dying and the area getting thrashed.

Bushman, are you still alive?

earth quakes are hard on coral
The famous chocolate hills are changed forever as well

before, i would not want to be around when these things where forming…of course volcano's are on the back of my mind now
i bet that bell was ringing like made


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydCM7Le7FaE

Oct. 16, 2013, 2:48 p.m.
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The island where the epicenter is a real mess
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Oct. 16, 2013, 4:04 p.m.
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Friend of mine is there volunteering in a clinic giving cleft palate surgery. She's ok too. Pretty shook up though (please excuse the pun..)

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Oct. 16, 2013, 4:55 p.m.
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It's not just the earthquake, check out this photo gallery from Zamboanga City (at the far southern end of .PH):

http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2013/09/bloody-philippine-siege-brought-to-an-end/100599/

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Oct. 19, 2013, 9:54 a.m.
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It's not just the earthquake, check out this photo gallery from Zamboanga City (at the far southern end of .PH):

http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2013/09/bloody-philippine-siege-brought-to-an-end/100599/

I have and will always stay away from that place to the south, its had travel warnings for ever. Its a large island and most of the crazy stuff including kidnapping is too the deep south. I have been to Davao many times, the mayor has a hit squad that offs criminals so its a nice clean city :D
He says the only two ways for a criminal to leave his city are voluntarily or horizontally!

Oct. 19, 2013, 7:58 p.m.
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It's still shaking there with 4.9s

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