I survived the earthquake!

April 28, 2007 2:06pm CST
You will all be glad to hear that i survived the earthquake that shook the South east this morning. Yep even here in England we get earthquakes but it does make me wonder what anyone who lives in California or Japan or anywhere that often gets earthquakes must think of us. All day the news has been going on about this earthquake and the catastrophic damage it caused. I sat there in almost silent shock as the pictures of peoples broken chimneys, fallen tiles, dislodged plates and in one terrible case a broken TV were broadcast into my frontroom. I have not yet got any information on where you can send aid to the survivors but when a charity number is released i shall let you know. For the less observent of you there is an element of sarcasm in this post which is because the earthquake of which i speak measured all of 4 on the richter scale and i slept through it. All i can say is that its a good thing we don't get any real natural disasters in this country, don't know how we would survive. Has anyone out there been in a real earthquake? what is a real one like?
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@Stiletto (4584)
29 Apr 07
lol I know what you mean. Let's face it - a bit of snow causes a national crisis here so I can't imagine how we'd cope with a real natural disaster.
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@vanities (11387)
• Davao, Philippines
29 Apr 07
In our country especially where i live , is not prone to earthquake.. and if ever we have one its just on a small intensity.
29 Apr 07
I was stunned when I heared the news of the quake yesterday morning. I have a close friend living in the Kent area. I have yet to get contact with her, when I tried last night her phone was being given a disconected number! So going to try her mobile just to hear a voice to know her and her 4 children (2 sets of twins) are safe. Her husband will be away as he is in the Marines So no doubt it will be worrying for him when the news gets to him. Lynn-Marie
@mohit1123 (564)
• India
29 Apr 07
Well are u all rite or have some broken bones
@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
29 Apr 07
Wow it's good to hear you're ok. I've never been in an earthquake and don't envy anyone that has. The biggest disaster I've been in was the Blizzard of 1978 and our town was shut down and no electricity for 5 days. That was enough for me. I was only 18 so for me it was fun...lol I don't think I would see it the same now at 46.
@Fishmomma (11467)
• United States
29 Apr 07
I'm glad your fine and the pictures can be hard to watch. I live in California and we have many earthquakes. My household is prepared with enough food and water to survive for several months. We have a generator and many of my neighbors do also.
@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
29 Apr 07
I have been fortunate all my life, never had to face earthquake or tsunami or any natural disaster aside from flood in my homeland only and that was when I was very very young. What they say in my homeland is that we should learn from Japan when it comes to earthquake since they do get hit numerous times also and yet they deal with it. But tsunami is something else, I'm sure I would die if that one hits wherever I live. Either the waves or the famine or disease after the disaster will surely kill my little body :)
• United States
29 Apr 07
He he. We also had an earthquake out here that was roughly the same size. It actually was about 40 miles from here. I wonder if it means there will be more to come. One or two once in a while mean nothing, it's when there are several in an area that I begin to think a bigger one coming, though it is not a scientific fact. A 4 is just noticeable, but barely. I'm surprised there's damage, but I guess your area is not set up to stand earthquakes. Plus, you have different bedrock than we do, probably. I think there was once a 6 or 7 about 130 miles from here that really shook my area bad (and that was pretty far to be even noticeable where I live). I think that one killed a lot of people near the epicenter.