Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Today, as I was having my morning cup of coffee, I experienced my first earthquake. It happened about 8:45 and lasted about 5 or 6 seconds. It took me the 5 seconds to realize what was happening! It was noisey, no damage done, but the plates and cups did rattle, and the building shook. I could definetly feel it running from east to west under my feet. At first I thought it was a huge truck rumbling by. Apparently there have been little 1 second shocks all week which I haven't felt (they tell me I haven't felt them because I never sit still!!!). They tell me there will be more. Some say it was also felt in Guadaloupe and Martinique. I immediately turned on the radio expecting to hear some news break, but there was nothing, and nothing on the internet. Could they be that common? They actually sent the children from St. John's School home!

Whatever, I guess I'll pay attention to the annoucements on what to do if an earthquke should happen.