Saturday, September 4, 2010

Earthquake Update

Heard some pretty disturbing facts today.

The earthquake that hit us yesterday here in Christchurch was the same size as the earthquake that hit Haiti.

Haiti's earthquake measured 7.0 on the rictor scale, and the epicentre was about 16km from the city.

Christchurch's earthquake was 7.4 and 30km away. We have 2 people injured and no loss of life.

Haiti had 3 million people needing medical aid and 230,000 people lost their lives.

This just breaks my heart.

If a country like Haiti had earthquake procedures in place like we do,
had the funding and education drummed into their society like we did here in NZ, then maybe those stats would have been different.

Today I give so much thanks for the life I have.
It really makes you appreciate what you have.


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