Baguio City Earthquake – Memory Lane

On July 16,1990, a 7.8 magnitude Earthquake struck Baguio leaving many people dead and buildings turned into rubble. I was in my early primary education when I first learn what is an earthquake and experienced its true devastating power. During that time, if we did not go back home together with my father minutes before it happened, I may not be alive today because we were outside Sky-world Hotel where it collapsed.

Every July 16, I never forgot that tragic event. Today, many people in the city specially those who never experienced such strong earthquake are not cautious or just disregarding the possible effects of it. Also, most structural design of buildings and houses in the city are not earthquake ready. I hope that Earthquake with that magnitude will not come again in our lifetime.

When where you that time? whats your story? share with us.




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