Saturday, July 30, 2011

EaRtHqUaKe . . . . .

We were awaken at 1:15 am on Tuesday morning by the shaking of an earthquake! Yes . . .here is the report from the earthquake website . . .

Magnitude 5.9 - LUZON, PHILIPPINES

2011 July 25 17:15:41 UTC

I think that I must have been dreaming that things were shaking when all of a sudden the shaking got harder and I woke up. Wade woke up (which is highly unusual) and asked what was going on. It was shaking the bed the dresser and everything else. I was waiting for something to fall off of the dresser or pictures off of the wall. When it stopped, I got up and opened the door and asked Jose what was going on. He said it was an earthquake. So I got on my trusty website to see what I could find out. The earthquake details are below. I watch this site almost daily. There has been a lot of shakin' and rollin' in the Pacific Rim area, Japan, Indonesia, New Zealand, Tonga, Fiji, Alaska, South America and some along the California coast.

Earthquake Details

  • This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Location14.970°N, 120.119°E
Depth35 km (21.7 miles) set by location program
Distances24 km (14 miles) NW of Olongapo, Luzon, Philippines
54 km (33 miles) WSW of Angeles, Luzon, Philippines
102 km (63 miles) WNW of MANILA, Philippines
108 km (67 miles) WSW of Cabanatuan, Luzon, Philippines
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 4.4 km (2.7 miles); depth fixed by location program

From what we have been told, there was not damage or lose of lives. We were the closet to the epicenter in our mission and all our missionaries are safe . . . As we say over here almost daily . . . Welcome to the Philippines!

1 comment:

  1. Wow so glad that all is well and you are safe. Heard from Wade that you have had the 'gumbo' this past week. So sorry to hear that you have been feeling poorly.

    I love, love, love my apron you made me and every time I wear it I think of you and how much I love you! You are so thoughtful ... always! And I LOVED my Happy Birthday song on my phone. I couldn't figure out who it was at first and then it dawned on me!

    Glad you were able to find some mayo to finally make your Ranch Dressing.

    Our missionaries from Africa came home last night. A couple in our ward who have been gone for two years. I saw pictures on facebook of their reunion. Can't wait to see them this Sunday.

    Back to work ...! Hugs, Linda Praying for your speedy recovery!!!