Friday, May 30, 2014

4.9 Earth Quake In Chile

You can almost see the Hobbits running around
Last night we had an earth quake that shook the house. It was our first such experience since we have been here in Chile. When we lived in Gaffney South Carolina we had a small earth quake as well but it was so slight that we barely felt the shake.

At 11:30 pm last night the earth quake shook the house where we are living. It was mild and almost amusing. Lori thought that it was Andrew shaking the house with his big self upstairs. For those of you who do not know Andrew is 15 years old and 6 foot 2 inches tall, so he can shake the house.

In either case it was no big deal. The epicenter was about 100 miles north of us in Rio Bueno which like most of the south of Chile is rural. Keep in mind that here in Chile we may have one earth quake every day or once a week. So there are many small earth quakes here and it is just a part of life in rural Chile, which is another reason why one should not live in the city.

Lots of rain means lots of rainbows

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