Wednesday, December 27, 2006

life on the Pacific Rim

Two days ago, I was reading about the spate of small earthquakes which hit the East Bay recently and thinking morbidly about what to do if a big one hit the Bay Area while I was out of town.

Then, yesterday evening around 8:30pm, while we were standing in the lobby of Partyworld KTV waiting for our room, we felt a definite ripple, and then heard a popping noise from one of the huge, multi-story long chandeliers suspended from the ceiling. We quickly moved to a safer area, just in case. It turns out there was a large earthquake off the coast of Pingtung, on the southern coast of Taiwan, followed by a series of aftershocks.


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