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We survived the earthquake

There was a very strong in our region at 2:09 pm on Monday. Some reports say it was as massive as 8.1 on Richter Scale but some reports say it was about 7.5.

The earthquake was felt in , and but luckily for the people, the depth of the earthquake limited its severity. There are reports of houses and schools that have been damaged but the death toll is much less than the horrific earthquake that struck 10 years ago in 2005.

Still it was a very horrible experience. I was actually writing a post for Persona Paper when I felt the first tremors. I just grabbed my little daughter and took the keys on my way out of the house.

I rushed to the children's school and was happy that everyone was safe and sound. The communication lines were down for the initial 10-15 minutes so there was a bit of panic as my family tried to call me and i was trying to call hubby but calm ensued after the initial panic.

There have been reports of aftershocks but I have not felt any. Earthquakes are really scary because there is usually no initial warning like in case of floods or hurricanes.

I am happy I am getting the opportunity to write another post for Persona Paper.

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LeaPea2417 wrote on October 27, 2015, 12:45 PM

I am very happy that you and your family are ok. Thank goodness I have never been in an Earthquake even though many years ago, I was out West visiting one of the Western States and did feel a tremor.

Kasman wrote on October 27, 2015, 1:39 PM

Glad you're OK. In Scotland we are far away from any fault lines so this sort of thing just doesn't happen here.

Feisty56 wrote on October 27, 2015, 2:16 PM

I was thinking about you when I read about the earthquake. I'm certainly glad that you and your family came through it unscathed at least physically and that the overall death toll is less than 10 years before.

Rufuszen wrote on October 27, 2015, 2:18 PM

Very good news, glad all are safe

wolfgirl569 wrote on October 27, 2015, 4:07 PM

Glad to hear that everyone is ok. That would be very scary

6snowroses.6doves4peace wrote on October 27, 2015, 5:17 PM

Thanking God and feeling very happy that you and your loved ones are safe, Dawnwriter. Yes, earthquakes are very frightening. So glad there wasn't as much damage for you this time.

Paulie wrote on October 28, 2015, 12:20 AM

I'm glad you are safe and that there was no damage in your area. How far was the epicenter of the quake from your house?

crowntower wrote on November 1, 2015, 4:37 AM

Woah! We also experienced that but thank God that we are all okay. Earthquake is not a good thing as well as typhoon and hurricane. It is good to feel the disaster as long as it will leave all our family safe. It is easy to build a destroyed house than to see we have no one to go home with.

cheri wrote on November 3, 2015, 11:41 PM

Glad to hear that you are doing fine. Keep safe always

Dawnwriter wrote on November 4, 2015, 12:18 AM

That is so true.