Wednesday, August 24, 2011

We Felt the Earthquake Today

Big earthquake today centered in northern Peru, a 6.8 - 7.0 or so.

We felt it here in Cuenca.  As Nancy felt the swaying on the porch in our apt, she called Rich, who was at the Fragata building.  A couple beats later, Rich felt it, too.

Mild swaying here, no damage that we know of, no panic...Nancy didn't even get up from the computer.  Not to sound too comfortable with earthquakes, but being from the US West Coast, this one just didn't seem worth even fretting about.  Not even enough 'fret' to start looking for shoes...

Rich says just about every car alarm in the Fragata neighborhood went off, but it stayed (relatively) quiet in ours...

We hope everyone in Peru is ok (and our friends in the US are recovering as well).

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