Friday, September 8, 2017
The most powerful earthquake to hit Mexico in 100 years
A few minutes before midnight Lulu woke me up and said there's an earthquake, I felt it as soon as I woke up. We were just walking outside when it stopped, but only for an instant the next quake was harder. We could hear the windows in the house rattling, dogs in the distance could be heard howling, except our dogs, they just wanted to go back to bed. The hole thing only lasted only a few minutes. We turned on the TV but no news yet, the only thing on was pre-recorded news. It took about 30 minutes before the reporting started, that's when we learned it was better than an 8 in magnitude.
The quake originated in the Pacific, our house is about 370 miles NW from the epicenter. Today we learned dozens of people were killed. Homes and buildings were leveled, much devastation. We pray for the people that were affected by this tragedy. This is the fourth earthquake I've been in, in Mexico. The earthquake of April 18, 2014 we felt more, that was a 7.2. It cracked our block fence and the wall on our porch. An inspection of our house and property this morning revealed no damage. No homes or buildings were damaged in our vicinity.