The here and now... and what and why

Complacency is a trap. At least that’s what I was thinking when I up and left the comfort of a Yankee prep school gig, where I taught music, amongst other things, for 28 years. There was also that life long career as a composer, musician and artist.

First, it was a year in St. Thomas, USVI, working as a reporter and shooting photography and then, a year in San Agustin Etla, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Time passed.
More time passed and a year back in the Athens of America followed by a hasty return to Oaxaca where it is all happening.
This time in San Sebastian Etla just down the road from San Agustin.

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Musician, photographer, videographer, reporter, ex-officio teacher, now attempting to be a world traveler

Thursday, March 22, 2012

More earthquake details

In talking to various people, I was struck by how different the experience was for each of them.  Maybe it depended on the kind of soil one was on, from bedrock to clay to loam.  I am in a valley and the house shook enough for me to head outside, but that was it.  Neighbors had glassware fall off the shelves.  In the city buildings were damaged, but I will know more today when I head in.

Here are further details from LAHT
Government officials said the magnitude-7.8 earthquake that rocked a large swath of southern Mexico left 11 people injured – two in Mexico City and nine in Oaxaca state – and seriously damaged hundreds of homes along the country’s southern coast, although no deaths have been reported.

Authorities remain on alert to attend to possible damage stemming from the quake, which sparked panic in Mexico’s southern and central states when it struck shortly after noon on Tuesday, Government Secretary Alejandro Poire said at a press conference.

The quake’s epicenter was located 29 kilometers (18 miles) northwest of the town of Ometepec, Guerrero, a region without large cities near the coasts of the southern states of Guerrero and Oaxaca.

“Today we experienced a magnitude-7.8 earthquake, the strongest since the one in 1985, and what it showed was the entire system’s capacity to act in the face of this type of phenomenon,” Poire said....

A total of 19 aftershocks ranging from magnitude-4.6 to magnitude-5.3 were felt Tuesday afternoon, according to Poire, who said authorities will be on alert for more on Wednesday.....
All public services are operating normally and strategic installations did not suffer significant damage, while authorities will continue evaluating all buildings – such as hospitals and schools – that reportedly suffered damage, the secretary said.

1 comment:

Sonya Melescu said...

Chris,
I heard about the earthquake. I am glad you are OK. I hope the people Oaxacans, recover quickly.
Love to all,
Sonya