Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Gempa means Earthquake

We experienced our first noticeable earthquake late Wednesday afternoon.  There was a 7.9 earthquake centered on the West Coast of Sumatra.  We were working on homework here in the house when we felt the shaking.  Our chandelier started swaying.  There was no damage where we are but it seems that near the epicenter there is quite a bit of damage.  Please keep those people who were hurt and displaced by this earthquake in your prayers.  Thanks for checking in on us!


Anonymous said...

Kathy - Thank you for updating your website so quickly, we have been taking phone calls all morning wondering if you and the Austin's are okay! We will keep you all in our thoughts!

Susan Koetje
Utsalady Elementary

Karen said...

Thank you for thinking of us and updating your scary. Glad you are all okay...will keep others in our thoughts and prayers!


Anonymous said...

I am glad to hear that your all ok. I was worried when I heard about the sunami in Samoa. We miss you all and I love reading all about your adventures.

Melissa, Rebecca and Thomas

Sheri said...

Add my thanks to the others for keeping us posted so soon as of course I was concerned. So glad you are all okay.

Anonymous said...

I was worried about you. I am glad you all are okay.

Aunt Millie

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear that the Getzinger family is safe and that life shows you new adventures everyday. Happy that you are enjoying your new life there! Take care and hello from all at SMS.

George Zeigen

Rachel said...

I wasin Almaty, Kazakhstan when I saw pictures of the earthquake on TV. I have been so worried all weekend because I didn't have internet access. The first thing I did when I got home was to get on your site and was so happy to hear that your family is safe. It was so sad to see the devasation of all those people's lives. I can't even imagine. I wish there was some way to help. Let me know if your school gets a drive or something going for the displaced people and I would contribute.
Stay safe. Love, Rachel