MAC_Veteran From Taiwan, joined Jun 1999, 726 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (16 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 808 times:
Thanks a bunch for the kind words!
We just got our internet back online here but I have to keep communication short as there are many powerful aftershocks we've been experiencing here. The initial jolt was incredible. Last for what seemed to be 3-5 minutes followed by a 6.1 5 minutes later..then another 5 minutes..another 6.1..followed not long after by a 6.4! For around 45 minutes nothing but a constant movement under the house here. I'm located about 5 miles NE of Tainan City (and we also are sitting atop a fault line-not the one involved in this one though thankfully, but anytime we get a temblor it seems to be more noticeable when you are near one)
The scene just north of me is one of mass destruction. The cities of Taichung and Nantou are the ones most seriously hit, Taichung has several large apartment buildings collapsed. It's horrible.
Got the family out of the house after the first aftershock then camped out inthe car for a bit.
1700 people are dead from what the media is saying, 3800 injured, 2000 are trapped inhouses and apartments.
Navion From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1033 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (16 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 791 times:
I'm glad MAC_Vet is o.k. I wouldn't know what to do without him occasionally telling me I was full of crap or me telling him he's wrong about something. Mac Vet, you certainly add color to this forum and I'm glad you're o.k. so we can carry on our friendly disagreements in the future. Same goes for your family and friends. I sincerely hope everyone is o.k. and get's whatever help they need.
TP343 From Brazil, joined May 1999, 312 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (16 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 787 times:
Yesterday when I posted the previous reply I didn't know about any earthquake! Just some hours later that I watched to The Journal and I heard about it.
Anyway, I'm happy to see that you are (at the measure of the possible) o.k. I hope to listen from you and see topics with your name signed pretty soon. I go with Navion: your presence is notable in this forum!