Dinner was ongoing at home when the ground started to shake tonight at almost 9:00 o' clock in the evening. Initially thought that it was the common shaker we experienced previously but it got stronger and stayed on longer. We rushed out of the house carrying nothing. Along with the neighbors we spilled out in the street, prayed and waited. My mother was trembling while praying. Eventually, the ground got steady and we slowly got in. I know it was strong quake and true enough, the news confirmed that it was 7.9 magnitude with the epicenter at sea located at the Eastern Samar.
Tsunami Warning is up at these areas.
Update: As of 1210am September 1, 2012, tsunami warnings for the Philippines has been lifted. Philvocs advises that aftershocks may occur.