Nearby Earthquake Slams Our Guimaras Location

This will be a brief post. At 10:54 am this morning, November 5, I was sitting at my desk working on a new post. Suddenly, my whole room shook and the windows rattled! Earthquake! It only lasted a few seconds. I ran outside to see if my wife had felt the quake. She was OK but didn’t notice the quake. 

After checking the official Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology website, PHIVOLCS, I discovered our municipality in Guimaras had experience three earthquakes this morning. One was only two kilometers away and registered 4.0 on the Richter scale.


SM City earthquake evacuation we experienced over four years ago.


Here’s a look at the latest PHILVOLCS screenshot. The 4.8 earthquake I experienced was 005 km NW of Guimbal, Iloilo on nearby Panay Island.

How ironic. Today is World Tsunami Awareness Day.

Remember, in case of an earthquake:

1. DROP to the ground

2. Take COVER by getting under a sturdy table or other piece of furniture

3. HOLD ON until the shaking stops. 

Author: The Kano

POST AUTHOR: "THE KANO" aka "THE CRUSTY OLD EXPAT." Dave DeWall, "The Kano", is the Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of "Philippines Plus" in publication since August 2009. He is also the CEO of Lizard Poop Productions and author of the best-selling guide book "The Philippines Expat Advisor." Dave moved to the Philippines in July 2009 from Central Illinois with his lovely wife of over 19 years, "The Sainted Patient Wife." The couple reside in a rural province in Western Visayas, Guimaras. The small island province is said to have the sweetest mangoes in the world. They do not have any children but are the proud owners of eight active canines, including a Belgian Shepherd called "Killer" "Killer" has bitten five people in the last two years along with one goat and a carabao. "Killer" doesn't like strangers. Or goats. Or carabaos.