You may have heard that today there was a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in China, Sichuan province. It was quite large and followed by a quake near Beijing of a much smaller magnitude. It happened this afternoon, and the tremors were felt by much of China, according to news reports. We wanted to let you know that the earthquake came nowhere near our home in Nanjing. One of JM’s classmates said that he felt a tremor in his office building this afternoon around 3pm, but we didn’t feel anything.

Many people are still trapped and injured in Sichuan; please keep them in your thoughts, along with those whose lives this earthquake has claimed.


12 Responses to “Earthquake”

  1. 1 Sean Paul May 12, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    I just heard the news about the earthquake and immediately checked your blog to make sure you and Liz and Leo are OK. Glad it wasn’t in your neighborhood.

    I got your email and was happy to hear from you. I’ll respond to it hopefully today.

    Say hi to the family!


  2. 2 Lucie May 12, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    liz, leo and jm,

    glad to hear that you are ok. i will be praying for those who were affected.

    much love

  3. 3 Chris Burgwald May 12, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    Thanks for posting! We were wondering, too.

  4. 4 Leigh May 13, 2008 at 2:15 am

    Really glad to hear that you guys are all okay!

    Hope things are going well.

  5. 5 Kyle R. Cupp May 13, 2008 at 3:24 am

    Relief to know. Peace!

  6. 6 Aunt Marsha May 13, 2008 at 4:45 am

    We were so relieved to see this post and learn that you weren’t affected by the earthquake. You are in our thoughts and prayers as are those who were impacted. Such tragedy of great magnitude.

    Our love to you all.
    Aunt Marsha

  7. 7 Jim May 13, 2008 at 6:32 am

    Immediately thought of you this morning when we heard…Thanks for the quick post. Those affected will be in our prayers.

  8. 8 Naomi May 13, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    Thank you for posting to let us know you guys are OK. All we can do is pray for those who are suffering.

    Lots of love,
    Naomi and Jun

  9. 9 Julie Anderson May 13, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    Glad to hear that you all were unaffected but what an incredibly sad tragedy, the pictures look devastating. We’ll be praying…love to you all!

  10. 10 mjfalk May 13, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    Dear Family,
    Mac and Julie inquired re your health and welfare. Assured them you were not in the area of the force. Sent a
    n e-mail from a teacher nearer the quake to highlight the damage and give some first hand insight. The videos and slides are so revealing of the suffering. Pray China and the world responds well to this tragedy.Pray for Myanmar also.
    Governments response does make a difference especially re:diseases post force. Love You. Dad.

  11. 11 Dave Chodorowski May 14, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    Hi Guys,
    Good to hear all is well where you are. Unbelievable. Praying for those affected by the quake. Love the pictures of Leo! God bless.
    Dave and Danielle

  12. 12 Philip Harold May 15, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    It’s a relief to know you’re OK. We’ll keep praying.

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