Well, tonight I was calmly sitting at my computer when I started to feel a little dizzy. Wait? Was I dizzy or was the room actually moving? Dawn came in my room to tell me that it must just be the wind moving my curtains but then she saw my door moving and felt the floor. Then she believed me!! It went on for a few minutes and it kinda felt like we were in a boat. We heard someone calling our names so we went outside to find all sorts of people standing in the street. Our landlady and her empleada were out in the back yard calling us to come down! :0)
Yes, I experienced my first tremour! The funny thing is that at our team meeting this afternoon we were talking about the construction methods here and how if there were an earthquake that we would just have to run out of the buildings for safety sake. We also talked about how often a big earthquake hits and John said: "oh about every 25 years or so" My question was: "When was the last big earthquake?" "Well, 1986...hmmm...well then we're just about due one!"
Thankfully it was just a tremour! I think I still feel dizzy though...
I just found out that there was a 7.5 earthquake in Lima. It was out in the Pacific and very deep but it shook up Lima. Thankfully, it seems that the buildings are still standing and that there weren't any casualties. Isn't it crazy that we could feel it all the way over here inland in Cusco?? whew... right now the coast is on alert in case of tsunami, etc.
well Peru was due an earthquake today I guess! I'm just thankful that it wasn't worse!