Wednesday, November 9, 2011
My First Earthquake
Last Saturday I felt the Earth move for the first time. I was outside getting ready for a gender and development workshop and witnessed the Earth shake beneath me. It was an innocuous earthquake with no damages. Vanuatu is subject to several earthquakes every year, as well as volcanic eruptions, cyclones, and tsunamis. Peace Corps Volunteers who had been living in Vanuatu for a year were unaroused by it, unlike me who was shaking and waiting to see if any buildings would collapse. This was my first earthquake, but certainly not my last. But at least I now have some idea of what to expect.