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.
I must go as it's shaking again here.