Friday, July 25, 2008


So, one of the things that I never really experienced in living in Washington was an earthquake.  The earthquakes in PNG seem to come fairly frequently to me—maybe once a month or so—with varying degrees of shaking going on.  Thanksgiving 2007 was my first real “big” one.  It actually moved our stove across the floor a couple inches!!  This morning I was awakened at about 6am by another earthquake. It was just big enough to make me wonder if my bed was the best place for me to be at this time—but then, at that time of the morning in a Saturday, I just couldn’t be bothered to move J Turns out it had a magnitude of 5.3 with the epicenter located maybe 200 miles away from us. Exciting!!

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