THE 1990 BIG ONE – REMEMBERING THE JULY 16, 1990 EARTHQUAKE 29 YEARS LATER
Today, July 16, 1990 at exactly 4:26 in the afternoon, the “big one” struck an unaware and unprepared people on the north part of the Philippine islands. The force was estimated at 7.7 magnitude and a Mercalli intensity of 9. So strong was the power of this earthquake that it brought down so easily a lot of tall structures and caused great panic and death. Baguio City was one of the most hardly hit area and was isolated from the rest of the country for many days.
29 years later, the nightmare still lives on for those who witnessed the tragedy especially those who lost loved ones from that uneventful day. This blog post is a silent prayer to those who perished, a reminder to those who survived and a warning to what lied ahead.
Below are images of what transpired during the July 16, 1990 earthquake here in Baguio City. A word of warning-some images are too graphic. Viewers discretion is advise. Images displayed are not personally owned by us and we want to give credit to whoever is/are the original owner. Thank you.
Here’s a documentary short film about the July 16, 1990 earthquake which narrates the story of two survivors and how it will be if another “Big One” will happen to our country again.
We have an early post about the earthquake here which you may read at this link: https://baguiofamilytime.weebly.com/blogs/the-day-that-baguio-fell-down or at https://baguiofamilytime.weebly.com/blogs/living-in-our-common-fault-remembering-july-16-1990-baguio-city-earthquake
Let us leave you with an inspirational quote to end this blog post.
“It takes an earthquake to remind us that we walk on the crust of an unfinished planet.”-Charles Kuralt.
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