Friday, February 26, 2010

earthshaking


Minor earthquakes are routine on these islands along the edge
of the Philippine sea plate. Since we arrived in Davao, we have
experienced 4 or 5 small earthquakes. The latest one was this
afternoon. It's never been frightening for us, only exciting!
(Please don't worry about us!) We feel the ground vibrating,
see the clothes in the closet swinging, and within 20 or 30
seconds all is still. Here are the statistics for today's quake:

Magnitude

5.8
Date-Time

Friday, February 26, 2010 at 04:37:02 PM local time at epicenter
Location 6.38N 126.77E
Depth 111.5 kilometers
Region MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES

150 km (90 miles) ESE of Davao, Mindanao,
Philippines
It does always serve as a solemn reminder of the power of our God.

The mountains quake before him and the hills melt away. 
The earth trembles at his presence, the world and all who live in it.
Nahum 1:5
 

6 comments:

Heritage Clan said...

I bet it beats rides at an amusement park!

Rosalie said...

Wow! Had no idea. Was wondering what you did for excitement.

us5 said...

we're making you jealous again, right??!??

Rosalie said...

You're having entirely too much fun.

Anonymous said...

I hope the buildings there and your apt. are built to withstand earthquakes! Do you know?

us5 said...

thanks for thinking of our safety! our apartment is cement with steel reinforcing. but we know where our real security is... ;o)

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. (Psalm 46:1-3)