Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Earthquake in Vietnam!

So today, after I got home from watching a movie with my pal, Steph, I sat at my desk for a bit. I noticed a slight jolt and then another one and then another one. I thought it may have been an earthquake, and then I thought to myself, "Nah! Not in Vietnam!" and went back to my chatting. Besides, I'm a good ol' Louisiana boy. How could I possibly know what an earthquake feels like? I deduced that it must have been a truck passing through or the neighbors ... or something because 'there are no earthquakes in Vietnam.'
Later, my friend, Tyler, sent a message, "OMG! Did you know there was an earthquake?" Turns out I was right!! It WAS an earthquake! My VERY FIRST earthquake! How exciting! -and uneventful, really! But I'd always wanted to know what an earthquake felt like, and now I do.
There was a 4.7 off the coast here in Southern Vietnam. I'm about 110 miles away from the epicenter. So now when I get one of those goofy surveys from a friend asking if I've ever felt an earthquake, I can tick that off the list.
That little blue man indicates where I am.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was in an Earthquake 7.5 on the richeter scale in Istanbul Turkey ! the whole building was swaying and everything in my flat was jumping you could not stand up OMG I was shaking and so scared , had to walk down teh stairs from the 12th floor legs like jelly shaking .... terrified .

March 11, 2011 at 8:53 PM  
Blogger MikeInVietnam said...

Wow! I can't even imagine what that must have been like. So glad you are safe!

March 11, 2011 at 11:11 PM  
Blogger Shayla said...

my family is in vietnam

March 25, 2011 at 4:56 AM  

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