7 responses

10 04 2013

Yikes – didn’t realize the Middle East was earthquake -prone – glad all are safe around you. We had earthquakes (small ones) quite often when I lived in Taiwan as a kid. Nothing more than a slight feeling that you were off balance, or a swinging cord on the windowblinds. I always thought it felt kind of cool, but at that age I had no idea what devastation a real earthquake could cause.

12 04 2013
Circles in the Sand

I think the UAE isn’t considered high risk when it comes to earthquakes, but there’s a fault line running along Iran’s coast. Still, i wouldn’t have wanted to be up the Burj Khalifa when it happened! I’m sure I would have thought the same thing in Taiwan – fascinating description.

10 04 2013

I was on the Sheikh Zayed Rd at the time so didnt feel anything but friends in JLT / Barsha said they felt the earth move! scary …

12 04 2013
Circles in the Sand

A friend in Mirdiff definitely felt it too – I wonder if some people are more sensitive to it. I think she felt the 2008 one too…The last time I just missed an earthquake was in Wales!

10 04 2013

I am out of town right now, but I do know how it feels like, because the last couple of times it happened I felt it very clearly, which wasn’t pleasant!

12 04 2013
Circles in the Sand

Good time to be out of town! Such freaky weather, and then an earthquake! I think that was winter ended with a bang…

17 04 2013
Earthquake: Part II | Circles in the Sand

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