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M7.1 - 2km NE of Catigbian, Philippines (20 deaths reported)
USGS ^ | October 14, 2013

Posted on 10/14/2013 5:34:12 PM PDT by bd476

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To: AlexW

Stay safe!


201 posted on 10/15/2013 2:15:11 AM PDT by WVKayaker ("The only place that the left hasn't placed the blame is on their agenda..." -Sarah Palin)
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To: WVKayaker

“Stay safe!”
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I always have FreeRepublic and the great FReepers to keep me comfortable :)


202 posted on 10/15/2013 2:35:47 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: AlexW

I take it you are fine? I was worried about you.


203 posted on 10/15/2013 2:43:36 AM PDT by jjsheridan5
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To: jjsheridan5

“I take it you are fine? “
_______________________________________________
Yes, we are fine. Power is on, but no running water.
Many are worried, and still up on the beach road, including my wife and child....Oh, they just came in, , but wife wants to sleep elsewhere.


204 posted on 10/15/2013 2:50:04 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: AlexW

Now up to

18 earthquakes in map area

4.6
11km NNW of San Isidro, Philippines
2013-10-15 18:07:24 UTC+08:0020.3 km
4.8
2km W of Valle Hermoso, Philippines
2013-10-15 17:47:14 UTC+08:0017.2 km
4.7
7km W of Nueva Fuerza, Philippines
2013-10-15 17:18:20 UTC+08:0011.0 km
5.4
1km NNW of Catigbian, Philippines
2013-10-15 16:52:19 UTC+08:0019.4 km
5.9
9km WSW of Loon, Philippines
2013-10-15 16:42:51 UTC+08:0020.1 km
5.5
1km NW of Valle Hermoso, Philippines
2013-10-15 16:36:22 UTC+08:0019.7 km
5.0
2km NE of Buenavista, Philippines
2013-10-15 13:47:16 UTC+08:0019.9 km
4.8
2km NNW of Maribojoc, Philippines
2013-10-15 13:12:16 UTC+08:0019.9 km
5.2
2km W of Clarin, Philippines
2013-10-15 12:22:31 UTC+08:0025.1 km
5.0
2km SSE of Clarin, Philippines
2013-10-15 10:42:02 UTC+08:0022.9 km
4.6
1km WNW of Calero, Philippines
2013-10-15 10:36:52 UTC+08:0020.4 km
4.9
2km E of Maribojoc, Philippines
2013-10-15 09:55:31 UTC+08:0021.3 km
5.2
6km SSW of Loon, Philippines
2013-10-15 09:37:57 UTC+08:0022.6 km
4.8
14km SE of Perrelos, Philippines
2013-10-15 09:25:00 UTC+08:0021.3 km
5.0
3km E of Canmaya Diot, Philippines
2013-10-15 09:07:38 UTC+08:0020.7 km
5.3
2km ESE of Nahawan, Philippines
2013-10-15 08:33:47 UTC+08:0027.7 km
5.3
7km NW of Danao, Philippines
2013-10-15 08:29:01 UTC+08:0038.9 km
7.1
2km NE of Catigbian, Philippines
2013-10-15 08:12:32 UTC+08:0020.0 km


205 posted on 10/15/2013 4:00:39 AM PDT by WVKayaker ("The only place that the left hasn't placed the blame is on their agenda..." -Sarah Palin)
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To: WVKayaker

I do not expect any more activity, but no one knows.
We are now at one of the resorts, just for a change of atmospher.


206 posted on 10/15/2013 4:11:58 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: WVKayaker

I do not expect any more activity, but no one knows.
We are now at one of the resorts, just for a change of atmospher.


207 posted on 10/15/2013 4:12:04 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: AlexW

I went into town a while ago and there were lots of people milling around near the Superdome. Of course, it’s a holiday so most did not work. There was only one topic of conversation among everybody that I talked with, and they all talk about sleeping outside tonight.

I’m back in my home on the second floor. I have a truss roof overhead and a pretty solid bed underneath me. Most of the activity seems to be over your way, but I still have shaken pretty good.

I spent plenty of time on the ocean sailing on big ships and small. when you are out there moving to and fro, your body adjusts. When you come back onto the land, your body still fills the movement, but now it’s just in your mind. I’m sitting here in my chair comfortable as can be, but it seems to be moving all the time. I know it’s a figment of my imagination, but it doesn’t make it any easier.

Enjoy the resort. I’m having a rum and coke sitting here at my computer surfing the Internet and talking with friends.


208 posted on 10/15/2013 4:19:16 AM PDT by WVKayaker ("The only place that the left hasn't placed the blame is on their agenda..." -Sarah Palin)
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To: bd476

Please pray for the dead and the injured!


209 posted on 10/15/2013 5:10:29 AM PDT by 2harddrive
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To: AlexW

Glad you’re O.K. My son has an office in Cebu City but he lives in the US; I’ll get a report from him a little later.


210 posted on 10/15/2013 5:24:11 AM PDT by Ben Hecks
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Prayers up for our friends in the Philippines!


211 posted on 10/15/2013 5:36:34 AM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: laplata
I think you’re being a little hasty. Best to think positive and learn a little first.

My, my, my. I guess you haven't sat through 7.2 earthquakes before. Do so once or twice and see how "positive" you are about the earth underneath shaking and rolling. You will "learn a little" with your FIRST encounter with a 30-second 3.0 earthquake or a 10 second 7.0 earthquake and PROBABLY won't be so condescending. :o) MAYBE.

Your "haste" will undoubtedly be moving to a state with no earthquakes! Lol.

212 posted on 10/15/2013 6:05:44 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: bd476
Thank you, Caww. It’s terrible how fast buildings come down in a big earthquake

You can see how well or poorly buildings are constructed when earthquakes happen.

In Mexico City CATASTROPHE happens because their building codes are non-existent. I have family there and thus know all about the damage that happens.

In California, buildings will STAND because of all the reinforcement, steel beams and A-1 building codes adhered to.

It's not rocket science.

213 posted on 10/15/2013 6:09:22 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Cold Heart
You wanna see buildings not made for earthquakes?
Seattle & Portland (& rest of the coast)will put on a big display when the Cascadia Fault cracks!
To give credit, local government is doing what they can.

I didn't know that about Washington state.
It's typical that the local government is doing something. That's America for you. I lived in Mexico City for a couple of years when I was young and there you see the EXACT opposite. But that is typical for there.

Side note: Mexico may be, for us at least, a real pit hole but for Central and South America Mexico is called the "Giant of the north." Lol.

Those folks know how much Mexico benefits from being on the border with us. Tens of thousands of jobs, mostly dull assembly line jobs, are there for Mexicans at their USA-Mexico border. Mostly women are hired by Mexico because they will work longer hours for less money seven days a week.

214 posted on 10/15/2013 6:15:01 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain; bd476; AlexW; caww

Now up to 21 earthquakes in map area

As a resident here, and a former NC Gen Bldg Contractor, I can tell you that building things to code is great, but these people are poor. Many live in Bamboo houses, and those that are built with concrete and hollow blocks are glad to have a roof over there head.

Rather than criticize, pray! Rather than complain, send money to help those in need.

5.1
5km SSW of Calape, Philippines
2013-10-15 21:51:20 UTC+08:0020.3 km
4.9
6km W of Danao, Philippines
2013-10-15 21:01:15 UTC+08:0020.3 km
4.7
12km NNW of Loon, Philippines
2013-10-15 18:49:55 UTC+08:0020.9 km
4.6
11km NNW of San Isidro, Philippines
2013-10-15 18:07:24 UTC+08:0020.3 km
4.8
2km W of Valle Hermoso, Philippines
2013-10-15 17:47:14 UTC+08:0017.2 km
4.7
7km W of Nueva Fuerza, Philippines
2013-10-15 17:18:20 UTC+08:0011.0 km
5.4
1km NNW of Catigbian, Philippines
2013-10-15 16:52:19 UTC+08:0019.4 km
5.9
9km WSW of Loon, Philippines
2013-10-15 16:42:51 UTC+08:0020.1 km
5.5
1km NW of Valle Hermoso, Philippines
2013-10-15 16:36:22 UTC+08:0019.7 km
5.0
2km NE of Buenavista, Philippines
2013-10-15 13:47:16 UTC+08:0019.9 km
4.8
2km NNW of Maribojoc, Philippines
2013-10-15 13:12:16 UTC+08:0019.9 km
5.2
2km W of Clarin, Philippines
2013-10-15 12:22:31 UTC+08:0025.1 km
5.0
2km SSE of Clarin, Philippines
2013-10-15 10:42:02 UTC+08:0022.9 km
4.6
1km WNW of Calero, Philippines
2013-10-15 10:36:52 UTC+08:0020.4 km
4.9
2km E of Maribojoc, Philippines
2013-10-15 09:55:31 UTC+08:0021.3 km
5.2
6km SSW of Loon, Philippines
2013-10-15 09:37:57 UTC+08:0022.6 km
4.8
14km SE of Perrelos, Philippines
2013-10-15 09:25:00 UTC+08:0021.3 km
5.0
3km E of Canmaya Diot, Philippines
2013-10-15 09:07:38 UTC+08:0020.7 km
5.3
2km ESE of Nahawan, Philippines
2013-10-15 08:33:47 UTC+08:0027.7 km
5.3
7km NW of Danao, Philippines
2013-10-15 08:29:01 UTC+08:0038.9 km
7.1
2km NE of Catigbian, Philippines
2013-10-15 08:12:32 UTC+08:0020.0 km


215 posted on 10/15/2013 7:58:11 AM PDT by WVKayaker ("The only place that the left hasn't placed the blame is on their agenda..." -Sarah Palin)
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To: WVKayaker

We will be saying special prayers for all of you at 1 PM today.((((Hugs)))))


216 posted on 10/15/2013 8:07:17 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: cloudmountain

You must have been in a few big quakes.

I understand your point and I think I was the one who was “hasty”. Sorry.


217 posted on 10/15/2013 8:31:22 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: WVKayaker

Could you add me to your ping list WVKayaker? I’ve been praying for you and the peoples of the Philippines (the only country my friend in [mighty] Malta said she’d ever consider moving to).


218 posted on 10/15/2013 8:49:08 AM PDT by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: winoneforthegipper

“Government Furlough” = obama hissy fit


219 posted on 10/15/2013 9:08:22 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL of you heroes!)
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To: WVKayaker; AlexW

All of you in harms way stay safe...you are in my thoughts!

God watch over you and the islands!


220 posted on 10/15/2013 10:52:18 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL of you heroes!)
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To: WVKayaker

221 posted on 10/15/2013 11:10:49 AM PDT by caww
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To: caww
In Cebu city


222 posted on 10/15/2013 11:12:17 AM PDT by caww
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To: Marcella

223 posted on 10/15/2013 11:14:17 AM PDT by caww
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To: knarf; All

I have been in touch with Alex W’s wife and she said everything is OK where they live .


224 posted on 10/15/2013 3:07:24 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: sushiman; knarf; All

Just checking in. 6:45 AM...We spent the night one our resorts, as we have no water at home. Pipes under the road were apparently broken. All is OK here, and no more aftershocks.
Will check back in when we get back home this morning.
Just now watching video on national TV here, with scenes from
our town, Dalaguete. There was some damage to the very old church.
Thanks for the concern and prayers from all FReepers. I was amazed at the number of threads and folks with interest.

All WILL be fine here.


225 posted on 10/15/2013 3:59:20 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: AlexW
Perhaps this event is forecasting a volcanic event.
226 posted on 10/15/2013 5:38:57 PM PDT by Broker (Pakikisama)
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To: LUV W

http://earthquake.usgs.gov

This link to USGS quake news works just fine.


227 posted on 10/15/2013 6:07:56 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Prayers up. I work with several people who have family in the area.


228 posted on 10/15/2013 6:10:10 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert (She accomplished nothing: should have stayed at home and baked cookies)
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To: AlexW

I spent two weeks touring the Philippines on a travel writers’ press trip back in the 70s. Absolutely loved the country, and they loved me too...printed my stuff in their official travel magazine. One of my fave photos of me has Pinatubo in the background. We did go to Cebu, and also Zamboanga, where even back then, we had bodyguards.

I don’t envy you the earthquake and aftershocks, hang in. Other than these inconveniences, I hope you are enjoying a wonderful life there.


229 posted on 10/15/2013 6:18:13 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: Veto!

“I hope you are enjoying a wonderful life there.”
__________________________________________
Thank you...Yes, I, along with my Philippine wife and our 2 year old boy, are having a great time, living at a beach.
The earthquake has been only an inconvenience for those in my town. The only problem now is lack of tap water, with no idea as to when it will return. There are apparently many broken underground lines....ooops, just now another aftershock !


230 posted on 10/15/2013 6:38:29 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: Veto!

Thank you! :)


231 posted on 10/15/2013 6:58:39 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL of you heroes!)
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To: bd476

Praise God our Freeper and Freeper family are okay! Praying for everyone else suffering from this earthquake...


232 posted on 10/15/2013 7:24:04 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: WVKayaker
What makes you think that I don't send money to people in need?

I also know that people in poor countries suffer MOSTLY because of their greedy and useless governments. Also, in all of these 3rd world sewers in the world, there IS money, but it's always in the hands of a few powerful families that control all the land, money and power. Those families produce the government, military and industrial leaders.

So, please don't lecture me. I lived in Mexico City for two years and in Saudi Arabia for five years. I know all about the poor...all over the world, not just in the your own particular bailiwick. I finally decided to leave Mexico because of the four "p"s that infest their country: poverty, pollution, police (corrupt) and politics.

And, I've been in a HECK of a lot more earthquakes than you as I live in EARTHQUAKE country. Shake, rattle and roll is what we do here.

233 posted on 10/15/2013 7:48:07 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: laplata

Thanks.


234 posted on 10/15/2013 7:48:58 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain

:)


235 posted on 10/15/2013 8:15:52 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: cloudmountain
So, please don't lecture me.

So, please don't lecture me! I don't live in a third world sewer... and if you want to see corruption, look over your shoulder!


236 posted on 10/15/2013 10:21:01 PM PDT by WVKayaker ("The only place that the left hasn't placed the blame is on their agenda..." -Sarah Palin)
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To: WVKayaker
So, please don't lecture me! I don't live in a third world sewer... and if you want to see corruption, look over your shoulder!

Go sell shoes.

237 posted on 10/16/2013 11:45:06 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: caww

Prayers up for the Philippines. The real damage is just now being assessed.


238 posted on 10/16/2013 3:16:36 PM PDT by miserare (Fire Eric Holder!)
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To: bd476; AlexW; Rebelbase; cloudmountain; ManilaKen; steve86; Pan_Yan; Lazamataz; Fred Nerks; ...

Important...Philippines relief effort.

Please donate to this effort if you can! Any amount you can send will do a lot of good. The Congressman Art Yap in Bohol, Philippines is leading a relief effort to help local citizens who are now living in tents to rebuild their homes. I am friends with his staff and can vouch for this as a legitimate effort. Click the above link to read his detailed account of the quake's devastation and to donate. The money will go for items like the following...

People are camping in public plazas, sports arenas and by the side of the national highway. A few bags of cement to repair kitchens and toilets, a few sheets of GI roofing for cover, wood panels and nails to erect some privacy and protection, a coat of paint for color and dignity, a faucet and pipes to restore water…..these do not cost more than a few thousand pesos per household but will go a very long way in getting people back on their feet.

You may now donate online thru http://www.rebuildbohol.com/ or directly thru http://www.paypal.com/ sent to the address donate@rebuildbohol.com

Look at their Facebook page for photos of local citizens who are suffering from the damage and continuing updates on the relief effort...

https://www.facebook.com/rebuildbohol


239 posted on 10/18/2013 8:48:12 PM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: JediJones

Bump!


240 posted on 10/18/2013 8:51:37 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: JediJones

Thanks for that post. Disasters are hardest on the very poor.


241 posted on 10/18/2013 8:52:42 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: Mark17

ping


242 posted on 10/18/2013 10:50:58 PM PDT by WVKayaker ("The only place that the left hasn't placed the blame is on their agenda..." -Sarah Palin)
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To: ManilaKen

My honey is in Davao City. She said she did not feel anything either. I was on face time with a fellow freeper when it happened. Through the cam, I could see his room shake, It was scary.


243 posted on 10/18/2013 11:25:51 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: JediJones

BTTT


244 posted on 10/19/2013 1:23:07 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: cloudmountain

The last thing I’d want is the Philippine government to get THAT kind of involved with Philippine life.


245 posted on 10/19/2013 3:59:54 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof .... but they're true)
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To: JediJones

Thank you for the photos and info, Jedi Jones.


246 posted on 10/19/2013 4:27:08 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: All

If you live in the Philippines; here is the contact info for The Salvation Army:

http://www1.salvationarmy.org/phl/www_phl.nsf/vw-text-dynamic-arrays/2942CE7A79E385C7802577DC000ADE1A?openDocument&charset=utf-8

Here is the general Salvation Army website:

http://www.salvationarmy.org


247 posted on 10/19/2013 4:30:25 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

A Bump for earthquake relief in the Philippines...


248 posted on 10/19/2013 6:14:16 PM PDT by miserare (Fire Eric Holder!)
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