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Earthquake on August 31, 2012 in Tacloban City

The 7.7-7.9 magnitude earthquake on August 31, 2012 that hit Tacloban was the strongest quake I felt in my life and hopefully that was the first and last. Although the epicenter was in Sulangan, Eastern Samar, about 3.5 hours from Tacloban, it was still very strong. It was terrifying that everyone panicked and didn’t really know what to do. My instinct was to secure everybody else during the quake to a safer place, grabbed my mobile phone for the flash light feature… and guess what? Yes you guessed it right, I grabbed for my camera too LOL! gggrrr…. Crazy Dave.

Here’s praying and hoping that you’ll be safe and sound in the weeks to come. Have a calm, still and quake-free days ahead!


Sunrise in Tacloban City

Sunrise in Tacloban City

Photographer’s note: F/22, 1.3 sec, ISO 200, Nikon D700, Nikkor AFS 17-35mm 2.8

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  • alysa - hahahahha to the “crazy Dave” part ..most memorable day of my life , first time ma complete am family, blue moon pa tas luminog pagud.. WOW hameeeezing! panic mode geap kami and an mga tawo harani sea side intawon kumadi ha may amon dapit kay harani man kami bukid … sana di na mautro adto…ReplyCancel

  • Sam - Of all your photos, this one strikes me the most. Simply stunning. I miss Tacloban.ReplyCancel

  • xdayv - Sam, thank you for the kind words. Appreciate it.ReplyCancel

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