I'm really glad to hear that not too many people were seriously hurt; their buildings must be really stable to survive such a quake. <br />My own experiences with this natural disaster are very sad ones indeed and hearing of earthquakes in the news always brings back memories.
<br />No reported deaths yet ... which is pretty good for such a large quake! Earthquakes scare me, even the little ones. So I'm pretty sensitive to earthquakes. You'd think I'd "get used to" them after living in Earthquake Country all my life. ::)<br /><br />
When I hear about earthquakes I always remember all the rubble and the flowers to mark where people had died, but worst of all are the terribly sad stories I remember, that people told me then. <br />If you weren't scared of earthquakes, I'd think you were very strange indeed.
So did I-but then that's not unusual. <br />I always send up prayers for people in earthquakes-I've seen the damage they can do, and feel woefully inadequate to do anything for the people who were in them