08-06-2013

I felt the earthquake here in Taiwan today at 00:39 local time

Tags: Earthquake Taiwan Taipei
I have felt earthquakes a few times before ... this was much stronger. The local time is 00:39 on the 8. June 2013.

I sat in my bed and felt it really strong. and the curtains started swaying a little bit and I quickly got up and looked around in the hotel room and when I got to the toilet the towels were still swaying. I could hear some noise like from the building or like a scratch in some furniture. I am on the 14. floor in this 17 floor hotel building.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/dyfi/events/us/c000hib7/us/index.html

I am here for Computex 2013 and for climbing a mountain in Taiwan in a few days ... more on that later.

14-05-2011

My first earthquake experience

Tags: Panama Earthquake
Today I experienced an earthquake .... That is a different experience ! I was taking a nap and woke up to a gentle shakyness of the bed, it was not violent at all, but enough to wake me up. Later today I found out that there really was an earthquake in Costa Rica (bordering Panama) today the 13. May 2011, it was 6.0 on the richter scale. Here is a link with more info: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/dyfi/events/us/c0003et0/us/index.html