It was a rude awakening for people on the East Coast of the North Island. The reason? A 7.1 earthquake. This is the biggest quake on the North Island in 10 years. Even though it was strong and felt in many parts of the North Island very little damage has been seen as a result. Of course, there have been numerous after shakes all day. And yes, I did feel it here in Wellington some 525 kms away1
The tsunami warning was put in place following an 8.3 earthquake in Santiago, Chile on Thursday.
And of course, we hear about Hurricane Hermine heading toward Florida. We are told this is the first hurricane to make landfall in 11 years.
These are just three more examples of Nature’s forces that are well beyond man’s ability to control. We think we are in control but these two examples show us who really is in charge.
But in fact there were many more earthquakes around the world today –
PS – after posting this, I thought about those friends who don’t have such excitement in their lives and wondered if it is incredibly boring.
Don’t know who sent me this, but it’s absolutely appropriate. And I hope I’m not infringing anyone’s copyright.