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Last night we felt an Earthquake in Pakistan

  1. QudsiaP1 profile image60
    QudsiaP1posted 6 years ago

    So I was sleeping blissfully unaware when the room started vibrating like a scene from a haunted movie. I am a heavy sleeper so managed to sleep through it.

    The magnitude was about 7.2!!

    Had the epicenter not been in the desert, I would not have been here posting this topic.

    So how many have you ever been a witness to an earthquake and are you aware of the safety tips?

    1. Rajab Nsubuga profile image60
      Rajab Nsubugaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Well, I have, only to realize that it was a mega snake beneath my bed. I am told that it usually happens most especially when one is a heavy sleeper.

      1. QudsiaP1 profile image60
        QudsiaP1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Mega snake?! Oh my... I wonder if that ended your heavy sleeping habits.

        1. Rajab Nsubuga profile image60
          Rajab Nsubugaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Not really, I only put my safety tips right. By making a short-list of my dreams on the night. However, I am not sure whether it can work for a 7.2 magnitude. 'Sister, that was a real shake!'

          1. QudsiaP1 profile image60
            QudsiaP1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            The intensity was felt only to those awake.

    2. pisean282311 profile image58
      pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      dont remind me about earthquake...i have been victim of it and one minute can change one's life...

      1. QudsiaP1 profile image60
        QudsiaP1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Sorry... hmm

        I hope things are better now, pisean282311.

        1. pisean282311 profile image58
          pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          ya now it has been ten years but when ever i remember that day and moment , i get feel with grief...i and my family was lucky but many were not..life moves on ...but some moments freeze in time...it was one such moment...

          1. QudsiaP1 profile image60
            QudsiaP1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I will not pretend that I understand but I understand the torment that it must have caused.

  2. QudsiaP1 profile image60
    QudsiaP1posted 6 years ago

    I guess... Just me then... hmm

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
      Rochelle Frankposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I live in California, USA and have been through many of them. Since we have a history of "shakers", the building codes are very strict. Have not experienced much real damage to personal property-- though the 1994 quake  did major damage to freeway overpasses and disrupted certain travel routes for a couple of years.

      1. QudsiaP1 profile image60
        QudsiaP1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, sadly in Pakistan, the buildings, roads, bridges etc are not earthquake, flood or any disaster proof.

        Thank fully, there was no damage.

  3. Pandoras Box profile image83
    Pandoras Boxposted 6 years ago

    Holy toledo, it's the end of the world!!!

    1. Pandoras Box profile image83
      Pandoras Boxposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Sorry. I just like saying that.

      1. QudsiaP1 profile image60
        QudsiaP1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Looks like it, Pandoras Box.

  4. theirishobserver. profile image60
    theirishobserver.posted 6 years ago

    My girlfriend told me the earth moved for her last night - I wonder was there an earth quake in Ireland smile

    1. QudsiaP1 profile image60
      QudsiaP1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you for bringing in some humour in this very serious topic. smile

  5. Don Ship profile image81
    Don Shipposted 6 years ago

    Sad! I'm just glad you are okay!

    1. QudsiaP1 profile image60
      QudsiaP1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you for your wishes, Don Ship.

      Thankfully we are fine, since the epicenter was in a desert and it was about 80 km underground, that reduced the intensity of the quake substantially.

      1. Don Ship profile image81
        Don Shipposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I read about it all in the newspaper today and watched the morning news too, so yes, I know. tongue smile

        1. QudsiaP1 profile image60
          QudsiaP1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Good to be well informed. smile

 
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