Julie’s eventful morning:
What was I doing this morning when a 5.0 magnitude earthquake hit Manado? I was on Facebook of course! The desk shook from side to side and I looked around the office waiting for it to either stop, or get worse. Thankfully, it subsided and I walked downstairs to find Yuna, our housekeeper, excited and smiling.
I settled back into the office chair and posted ’ahhhhh! sudden earthquake’ on my Facebook status — seconds later a small aftershock occurred.
This is about the 3rd or 4th earthquake I’ve experienced since living in Manado, most being around 4.0 to 5.0 in magnitude. Usually they occur late at night or early morning and I am awake in bed; it’s generally quiet and still when all of a sudden, the bed shakes and I immediately message Jason via BlackBerry messenger – EARTHQUAKE!! Then he waits for the email alert from USGS to be sent and informs me of the details.
So far it is harmless but you do get a little shaken with the thought that one day, it might be a big one and I’ll have to run out of the house with Harrison in tow.
Does it warrant the kids getting an early leave pass from school today? That is debatable.