Posts Tagged: Earthquake
As I worked, filing reports every night from a hotel room, the details nagged at me. Her mother, Japa Tamang, was living in an open-sided shed once used to store grain, in hills still shuddering from aftershocks. My husband had the idea of giving her a ride back to Kathmandu and a plane ticket to Delhi, and this idea cheered me up greatly.
That East Coast earthquake happened yesterday and after all the panic and subsequent relief and immediate tweeting, it is now an appropriate time to discuss what would cause such an unlikely occurrence.
Also, it’s a good time to explain what disaster could have resulted if the magnitude of the quake had been just a little bit greater....more
The East Coast just experienced an earthquake of 5.8 magnitude, which is mild in geological terms but shocking otherwise. All of us here living too far to experience the effects of the earthquake hope all you east coasters are safe and sound and that the reports that no damage has occurred are true....more
I’m not going to try to bring you breaking news on this story–the situation is too fluid, and you don’t come to The Rumpus for that sort of story anyway, at least I don’t think you do. Instead I’m going to try to link to more peripheral stories....more