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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

My heart goes out to all of my friends who suffered an earthquake especially to those who had never suffered one before and thought they never would.
I am so glad you are all well or at least those we heard from are and assume the rest are also.

NOW I WANT TO TELL YOU SOMETHING FUNNY ABOUT THE ONLY TREMOR I WAS IN. It was not big enough to be called an earthquake.
When I lived in OAXACA Mexico I lived on the fourth floor of an apartment building.
One night I felt the bed shaking and thought it was my co-worker shaking as she was a very nervous person. Then I began to hear dishes rattling so decided it was an earthquake. Since I had never been in one I had no idea what to do I went back to sleep. The next morning I found out it was a tremor as it wasn't big enough to be an earthquake.
Needless to say it did not help my co workers nerves. She soon left to go back home and I went to teach in a Bible Institute in Monterrey.
Years later they had the big one in Mexico City which was huge and destroyed much of the downtown area. I saw some of the ruins on a trip there afterwards
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  • RGEETING
    Our mission agency has missionaries serving in OAXACA... they have translated the complete Word of God into the Chatino language. My dad was the printer for our mission and printed some of the first books that were completed. My mom was a secretary and worked on getting it formatted. Today, I have a completed full Bible in Chatino in honor of my parents.

    The only "earthquake" (don't know if it was just a tremor or not) was when I was a child, home alone, and I felt the floor move (it was on a slab)... so - here in Wisconsin, we might get some tornadoes threaten us - but so far, no earthquakes...

    3474 days ago
  • no profile photo CD10752350
    I have never been in anything worse then a sever thunderstorm with lightning zig zagging all over the ground and I fell on my face calling out in the name of Jesus save us from the lightning LOL it sure did work for me LOL
    3479 days ago
  • 2BEATIT1
    It is getting pretty unnerving when we start seeing earthquakes where we never did before. Even Ontario Canada felt the affects of this Virginia one.
    I live also on a fault line and they keep saying our province could be next.
    If it wasn't for my faith, I would be living in constant fear.
    3482 days ago
  • NORASH3
    emoticon blog!
    Mat 24:6-8
    And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars.
    See that you are not troubled; for all these
    things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
    For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom
    against kingdom. And there will be famines,
    pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.
    All these are the beginning of sorrows.
    Where I live in Guyana in South America we don't
    get earthquakes but once in a blue moon we
    would experience a tremor. Blessings to all.
    3482 days ago
  • DIDMIS
    Marsha read Matthew chapter 24 and you will find a list of things.
    Again I say I am so thankful all are well. emoticon emoticon
    3483 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/24/2011 11:49:04 PM
  • SWEETLIPS
    I thought that the train had derailed. I had no communication and I was home alone. whn my telephone rang,it was my mother, who lives on Long Island. I was shaken cause I had been attacked by books, so I was crying when she called. She starts to yell, we have to get someone to her, John (my Dad) whi can we call? Jacki, why do you live in the country - this is so crazy and then she hangs up. Both of us are doing fine. we have to accept what God allows. Blessing to you all.
    3483 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8527808
    Irene, I love to read your blogs. I have never been in a earthquake, have experienced a smal tornado, several hurricanes being I live in Florida. I don't wish either on my worst enemy.

    This quote from the Bible
    " think God wants to get our attention as He tells us in His word that these things would happen in the last days before His returning"

    Do you know off hand what bookk it is in. I have heard it so often, but have never read it in the Bible.

    Have a good night's rest, and I am retiring after reading your blog. Keep up the good writing.
    Marsha

    3483 days ago
  • SUNNYWBL
    My daughter, Sue, from very near Phila.Pa,was in the airplane coming to MN when the quake hit.

    According to USA TODAY, the quake was felt over a very large region "because Eastern North America rests on a fairly cold connected stretch of continental crust. So when you hit it, it tends to ring like a bell." That is why it was felt as far west as Chicago and as far north as Toronto! " the western U.S. is more pieces all jumbled together and is you hit it, it tends to clunk like a pile of sand." emoticon emoticon
    3483 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1951302
    In WA state we had one that was a 7.2. Mercy woke me up by running up me while I was asleep in bed. She starting barking furiously at it and shortly afterward it stopped. I suspect that Mercy thinks she stopped it!
    3483 days ago
  • KEEKEE1ST
    We don't get earthquakes in Central NY much. Only 2 or 3 in my 50 yrs. However one occured early morning when my oldest 2 children were 3&4. I woke up hearing the springs on my daughters bed making noise and jumped up ready to tell them to stop jumping on the bed only to find them both sound asleep...lol It was a weird experience. That was the first one I ever remember.
    3483 days ago
  • KEEPITUP05
    I was scrubbing the bathtub yesterday when the earthquake occured. At first I thought I may be having a dizzy spell or something. After I stood up and could see the walls swaying I knew it wasn't me! It was terrifying to say the least. I am glad we don't get them often. My girls and I met in the hallway coming from different rooms not sure what was going on. We went outside as well as everyone in the neighborhood.

    Be prepared for any natural disaster because it can happen. I heard a scientist state that this earthquake was to small to be followed by a tsunami..well we aren't supposed to have 5.9 earthquakes on the eastcoast either. Scientific explainations are fine but God is above all in knowledge and wisdom! emoticon
    3483 days ago
  • DIDMIS
    I have so enjoyed reading all of your experiences. Someday I will tell you about the tornado my sis was in years ago. It was a miracle she came out alive.
    I think God wants to get our attention as He tells us in His word that these things would happen in the last days before His returning.
    3483 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/24/2011 11:40:36 AM
  • DIDMIS
    INFLATED I think your funny story outdid mine. You thought the dog got stuck under the recliner. I know one day we hunted and hunted our little dog to no avail. I had straightened the recliner up and finally we found him under the recliner. It took hours.
    GAIL you make northern Minnesota sound like paradise but I could not live in that cold, ice and snow.
    3483 days ago
  • LMMIMI
    Many years ago I spent my summer in Portland, Oregon, and there was a quake in Washington state and it felt just like a big truck rolling by. In fact, being from Minnesota I didn't even know what was going on. We have tornadoes and blizzards here so quakes are an unknown for me. The world we live in is very fragile and Mother Nature has to remind us of this fact.
    3483 days ago
  • HAPPYMOM8
    Mother Nature has to remind us every once in while who is in control.
    3483 days ago
  • NELLJONES
    This was my first earthquake. I didn't even know what was happening. The house around me was groaning and creaking, but I didn't feel motion myself. I always that that an earthquake would make me lose balance, or at lease feel like I was on a ship. Because I didn't feel motion, I just thought there was something wrong with the house and ran outside. Very scary but now I know, even though we'll never have another east coast quake in my lifetime.
    3483 days ago
  • GAILRUU
    In northern Minnesota we don't have earthquakes, rattlesnakes, scorpions or hurricanes. We do get the occasional blizzard and lots of mosquitos but in return we have clear blue skies and lots of clean water and the earth doesn't move!
    3483 days ago
  • CAROLYN0107
    I lived in Japan for two years and felt a number of earthquakes. Two were more significant. One for it's strength and the other for it's length. I was working at the hospital for one and a small bulletin board fell off of the wall and hit me in the head. It didn't hurt but just surprised me. We had certain procedures we had to do to take care of our patients ( women plus new born babies).
    3483 days ago
  • BACKMOON
    Living in So. Ca it got to the point for me if things started shaking i would grab my coffee or drink and ride it out, if it went past a certain time then I would start to move for cover, which by the way I only moved twice. now that I live in No Ca. we seldom have any shakers.
    3483 days ago
  • no profile photo CD10786995
    Hi Irene! I grew up in California.. any quake is pretty scarey... emoticon
    3483 days ago
  • ALICERIEGER
    It is always interesting to see how different people react to different things. I was on the fringe of a hurricane in Florida, a tornado in Kansas and tremor in Oregon. It always amazed me what a powerful force nature is.

    God Bless
    3483 days ago
  • MOM4407BECKY
    Great thoughts
    3483 days ago
  • INFLATED
    I felt the earthquake and thought our dog had gotten stuck under the recliner I was sitting in.

    I had watched Disasters on National Geographic channel the day before and it had about the earthquake in Haiti, a tornado, a flood in Africa and the earthquake/tsunami in Japan.

    I didn't realize what had happened and it was a creepy feeling. I went outside and two neighbors were out and asked me if I felt the earthquake. No damage or injuries here.
    3484 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5645667
    Hi Irene !
    We don't have to many earthquakes here in OZ either.... although I did feel tremors whilst in southern NSW . years ago ..
    I am glad you are all safe ..
    Hugs Susie emoticon emoticon
    3484 days ago
  • NEW-CAZ
    Being in UK we rarely have earthquakes and when we do they are a whimper in comparison to those the US experiences.
    I hope everyone is safe and well and their houses and belongings are still intact. emoticon
    3484 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/24/2011 2:53:19 AM
  • DIDMIS
    My co-worker wasn't scared because of the earthquake. She was just a nervous person.
    I didn't know enough about them to be scared.
    My broter lives in California. Some have tornados, some hurricanes, some floods and some earthquakes and the worst is yet to come.
    3484 days ago
  • RUBYEMMA775
    i had a neighbor who was afraid and excited by the earthquakes here in california at the same time. Weird, huh? It was sad talking to my family in New York who felt the earthquake and were so frightened and shook up by it. When I told them it was a regular occurrence here in California, they couldn't believe I hadn't packed and left yet.
    3484 days ago
  • GOATGIRLJM
    I used to live in cal. We had earth quake all the time. It always scard me.
    3484 days ago
  • CHIBIKARATE
    emoticon emoticon emoticon when people R scared they always turn to GOD emoticon emoticon
    3484 days ago
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