Experiencing an Earth quake!!
April 4, 2011 9:42am CST
Hey everybody, I just heard in news that there was an Earthquake in Delhi(Capital of India). Was shocked to hear that. It so happened that when I was a kid, there was a mild tremor in Chennai(Located in Southern part of India). I was sitting on the floor, leaning over the wall. And, this tremor was experience by me. But I felt that probably I was feeling giddy and just ignored it. But after a while my body started shivering and I confirmed that something was wrong with my health! But finally, when my brother opened up the topic I could realize that it was a mild earthquake. The next day we noticed that there were a few cracks in the wall. We presumed it to be the consequence of Earth quake! So, have you ever experienced an earth quake? Please share it with us.
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4 Apr 11
Earthquakes are part of my life since I remember. When I was very small, I remember going down the flight of stairs three stairs at a time. My grandma was by miracle always waiting for me at the bottom. My coutry has had the biggest earthquake ever recorded and a lot of the bigger ones too. Last year we had the 5th one until Japan´s earthquake. I was not scared though although I live alone. My husband built this house and I know how he did it. But earthquakes are important as far as they do damage. In my country buidings are solid so there´s not much damage done. Haiti had an earthquake a lot smaller than ours yet the toll in human lives and property in a lot bigger. Japan makes good buildings too, but the worst was done by the tsunami (their coutry is low) and I am horrified at what is happening and can happen with the nuclear reactor (that is a man made disaster).
5 Apr 11
Chile is my countery. The biggest earthquake ever recorded was in my country during my lifetime. But as we didn´t have the deadly technology that "developped" countries like, the life toll and the damages were a lot less. It also happened that way with last years´s earthquake and tsunami. The tsunami was the worst because it was in the night, in our Summer and many people go camping near the beach. Still the life toll was less than 600.
4 Apr 11
Nice thread. I have never experienced an earthquake though, and I don't wish to experience that. I may have experienced it but haven't noticed it. But I feel for everyone who experienced and may have lost a loved one or lost everything after an earthquake. It is not something to be wished upon anyone. What happened to Japan too, that was sad.
• Puerto Rico
4 Apr 11
I only moved to Puerto Rico in September and during the Christmas holidays while sitting in my in-laws living room the couch that I was sitting on just started to shake. I didn't realize what was going on initially but then everyone started to say "Earthquake." That was my first experience and thank GOD it was not bad at all. The earthquake happened in the center of Puerto Rico and I live in the western part of the island. I hope I never go through a real bad earthquake it is just to scary to think of. I hope it was not a bad earthquake in Delhi. There have been just to many bad ones around the world in the last two years.
• United States
4 Apr 11
Wow - I hadn't heard about this earthquake yet. Hopefully it wasn't too bad! I live in the North Eastern part of the United States. We don't see many earthquakes in this area of the U.S. I'm quite thankful for that. So no, I've never experienced one.