107 Killed: Major EARTHQUAKE strikes CHINA !

United States
May 12, 2008 7:58am CST
On Monday, May 12, 2008 a very large earthquake occurred in central China. There are 107 known dead so far. Destruction is widespread and the quake was felt as far away as Vietnam. More news here. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080512/ap_on_re_as/china_earthquake United States Geological Survey data here. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2008ryan.php I hope everyone says a little prayer for these people, the survivors as well as the victims. What are your comments concerning this story or earthquakes in general? Ever been in one?
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@whiteheron (4223)
• United States
12 May 08
I live in California, USA and have been through many earthquakes although none of them appears to have taken as many lives as this one that just occurred. I normally ride through up to the 4.0 ones without even realizing that I am in one as I live not too far away from a train track with both frieght and Amtrak trains. I woke up this morning feeling like something was happening somewhere... thinking that it was necessary to pray for people...I heard a crow squacking its "Get up Now cry" and a distant and strange door knock and began thinking about earthquakes and if I should put a decorative statue in a clothing drawer instead of displaying it... I prayed for people for their protection, healing, guidance, etc. in the world... I then turned on the radio and heard that the earthquake had happened in China... It was odd to me that I was going through this at the same time they were going through the quake... It is again proof to me that we are all connected, that the Field, that the Tao, that the Sacred Hoop contains us all. Peace to the lands. Peace to the waters. Let all of the Earth be in peace. Calm, peaceful, soft... May light surround and embrace all who are in transition. May all of them attain the highest states. May all of them be greeted by loved ones. Surround and protect, guide and assist those who have survived... May the world community reach out and give assistance to all of the people affected as soon as possible. Aho, Amen,OM
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• United States
12 May 08
Thank you for the compassionate sentiment.
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@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
12 May 08
Oh I think this is so sad, I hope all our friends in here are ok, I can't understand what is happeing to the world these days, it is very scary...Thinking of you our little friends in China I hope you are ok....
• United States
12 May 08
I had not thought of that. Some of our myLotter friends may have been in the disaster. Hopefully, they are ok and will let us know.
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@tracy1985 (654)
• China
12 May 08
Yeah,as chinese,I am very sorry to hear that,this year,2008,I think there are too many happen in China,and we meet lots of dufficulties.but I think we will go through them.and 2008 Olympic Games will be successful. Good luck to China,Good luck to Beijing,Good luck to Olympic.Good luck to everyone here.
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• United States
12 May 08
China is having a bad and a good year both at the same time. Hope their luck improves, too.
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