Monday, April 27, 2015

Earth on the move

"A massive block of Earth's crust, roughly 75 miles long (120km) and 37 miles (60km) wide, lurched 10 feet (3m) to the south Saturday over the course of 30 seconds. Riding atop this block of the planet was the capital of Nepal – Kathmandu – and millions of Nepalese." - What a description of Saturday's earthquake by University of Colorado geologist Roger Bilham, a world-renowned expert on Himalayan earthquakes.

In recent days there has been, and continues to be, a lot of volcanic and seismic activity along with some extraordinary extreme weather events* and land movements**. It feels like Earth is exhaling, expanding, cracking open layers of her old skin as her new form emerges, releasing energy in the process.

In some areas, either where the infrastructure is sturdy, or the activity ends up being relatively low, buildings and homes receive minimal impact. In other areas, like Nepal and Vanuatu, where a high grade event merges with simply built homes, shops and structures, the devastation is huge. 

We are praying tonight for all those, in affected regions or otherwise, who are without food, warmth or shelter that those things find their way to them. Thank you to the humanitarian workers who are always there on the ground helping.

Please post links in the comments section to any reputable donation fund that can help someone in need right now. If you know other ways to help, please post those links or ideas too. Thank you x


(C) Dana Mrkich 2015

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