Netizens turn to Twitter after earthquake

Posted at 06/25/14 10:41 PM

MANILA -- After a magnitude 5.7 earthquake shook Manila and other parts of southern Luzon on Wednesday, netizens went online to confirm the event and share experiences.

The earthquake was felt at intensity 3 in Metro Manila, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS).

Prior to the announcement from PHIVOLCS, netizens were unsure whether there was indeed an earthquake.

After it was confirmed, several tweets on why the earthquake happened started popping up on Twitter, with some noting that instead of ensuring their safety, some people preferred to tweet about their experience.

Those who felt the earthquake were quick to relate it to some TV shows and movies.

However, some were clueless about what happened, and only learned about the earthquake through social media.

PHIVOLCS said aftershocks should be expected.