It happened suddenly. I just parked the Hi-Lander and suddenly just as I was about to get out of the vehicle, it started to rock side by side. I thought it was my daughter and her nanny horsing around at the back and I turned to scold them when suddenly our cook rushed out of the kitchen door shouting, LINOG (earthquake)!!! Everyone stood still and our other house help entered the house to get my wheelchair bound aunt. It lasted for about a minute or so...I was so surprised at the intensity that I forgot to time it. After it was over, we went in the house talking excitedly, when my brother who also has vision and motor disabilities came out of his room and we all looked at each other...omigawd, we forgot about him! Anyway, he said that he was finishing his prayers, that's why he did not get out...hahaha, talk about full confidence in God. I felt 2 small aftershocks while we were having lunch. Checking the US Geological Survey website, I learned that in my area, it was intensity 5. There is also a tsunami warning 2 issued by PHILVOCS for areas surrounding the Tanon Strait. As of this writing, people are being evacuated in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental and also some parts of Oriental Negros. I pray for God's divine intervention.