Random Disaster

Two earthquakes struck southern Spain today, the worst in fifty years.

The earth moves all the time, and sometimes by chance earthquake strikes in a populated area.

Large chunks of stone and brick fell from the facade of a church in Lorca as a reporter for Spanish state TV was broadcasting live from the scene. A large church bell was also among the rubble, which missed striking the reporter, who appeared to be about 30 feet (9 meters) away when it fell. The broadcaster reported that schoolchildren usually gather at that spot around that time, and if it had happened 10 minutes later, a “tragedy” could have occurred.

With eight billion of us living on Earth, and instant communication, bad news travels fast. Prepared or unprepared, life is so random.

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One response

  1. You and my wife have at least one thing in common-she checks the computer every morning for earthquake activity.

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