Welcome to post 3 of 31, at this month's daily blogging challenge. Today I'd like to talk a bit about recent news...
It's a bit odd that the world has seen two huge catastrophic earthquakes in a little over a month's time. First it was Haiti, a 7.0 on January 12th, and then Chile, a 8.8 on February 27th. What's the connection between Haiti and Chile? Is it just a coincidence or did one fault line trip another?
Perhaps we'll never know.
I've experienced a 5.0 earthquake in Seattle. It was the strangest experience. I was lying in bed, taking an afternoon nap, when all of a sudden I heard this loud sound in the distance, sort of like a freight train. I got louder and louder till it was nearby. Then the ground undulated, lifting me up and letting me back down. The sound dissipated as the wave moved away. Luckily there was no major damage. The house I was staying in had some cracks in the pavement but other than that nothing huge. The whole experienced scared me silly. I stayed outside for a good while afterward just to make sure there wasn't anything worse on its way. My landlady was laughing at me. To her it was nothing.
In terms of strength the Haiti and Chilean earthquakes were several times more powerful than my Seattle experience. I can't imagine what I'd do in one of those.
What's been your experience with earthly tremors?