September 16, 2006

Earthquakes

We had an earthquake today. Nothing was destroyed to my knowledge, aside from my sense of equilibrium.

Very strange to fell the world shaking. It didn't trigger a tsunami on Banda though, so everyone is safe.

Life is SO weird sometimes.

The Beaver


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4 comments:

Gemma said...

An earthquake!
How was it? I mean, can you describe the feelingo of eathr shaking? Forutantely you seem to be ok, ain't?

CuĂ­date mucho y hasta pronto :)

Beaver said...

According to this explanation of the Richter scale and what I felt it was on the 3 to 5 scale - I would vote for 3.8 to 4.2 on the Richter scale but I will leave it to the experts. Very much felt (a lot more then in Islamabad) but nothing got broke.

It's kind of like being in a blender for 5 minutes. You wonder if you're having a fit but then other people are feeling it too. Strange strange.

Kingston Girl said...

earthquakes are funny things... what did you do when the world started shaking? If you grew up somewhere with earthquakes (like me!) you automatically dive under the bed, a desk, the door jam or anything else that looks secure when the rubbling starts.

That caused great amusement to all my friends when I started university in england and a big truck went past our building!!

Beaver said...

actually - i thought there was something wrong with me. So i did nothing. I was with 2 male colleagues (no water cooler in the vicinity) who barely reacted to it so I successfully fought the urge to crawl under my desk. I hear you :o)