Wednesday, January 13, 2010

What is it about January and Earthquakes?

Going through all the information I have experienced and gathered in this lifetime, I have to wonder why the big earthquakes happen in January.

January 17, 1993, I lived through the Northridge earthquake, which was a 6.7 magnitude. I can tell you if you have ever lived through a devastating earthquake it is like "seeing God"... something you will never ever forget and you will view life quite differently.

January 17, 1994, the one year anniversary of the Northridge earthquake, there was a major 6.8 magnitude earthquake in Kobe, Japan known as the Great Hanshin Earthquake. Hummm... both the Northridge earthquake and the Kobe earthquake lasted 20 seconds!

So last Saturday, January 9th, 2010, there was a 6.5 earthquake off the coast of Northern California. It caused $22 million dollars of damage to the beautiful town of Eureka. Eureka is know for having beautiful Victorian homes. 240 buildings were damaged and/or destroyed.

And now the earthquake in Haiti. The Haiti earthquake is reported to be a 7.o magnitude.

So it really makes me wonder..... what's with January and earthquakes?


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