Terlingua Dreams

Monday, May 18, 2015

Earthquake on the Texas/Mexico border

If you are new to my blog...I seldom if ever buy the local newspaper mostly because I like accuracy and though I am a terrible speller...if I am paying to read something, I like for it to be free of typos... unlike my blog :)

When I have the time I go online and read El Zocalo...a great Mexican newspaper with an equally excellent website that has a section devoted exclusively to happenings in the Del Rio area.  Was very surprised to read that there was an earthquake on Friday- May 15th along the Texas/Mexico border, it had a magnitude of 4.0 on the Richter scale... http://www.zocalo.com.mx/seccion/articulo/tiembla-en-los-limites-de-texas-y-ciudad-acuna-1431652884

It took place at 5:41 p.m. on Friday about 84 kilometers (52 miles) south of Sanderson, Texas in the Mexican state of Coahuila.  If you look at the map it was closer to Terlingua than to Del Rio and felt along Big Bend National Park and Boquillas del Carmen area.

So glad I did not feel a thing.  Did any of my Terlingua readers feel it?

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.

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  1. Earthquakes are scary!! There isn't a thing you can do to prevent them and once they start you can't stop them. You are safer away from tall structures unless you are unfortunate to be where a fissure opens up. Be safe, MsB.

    1. So far I have been lucky. To my knowledge I have been in two of them while we were visiting Mexico City. One was bad but I was small and do not remember and the other one I must of been eight or nine years old. Mother took to the streets to find me fearing I had panicked...but to tell the truth, I did not even feel it :)

  2. I've only experienced one quake and that was far enough away that I just felt the chair I was sitting on moving side to side. Stay safe! Did the animals act any differently when it happened? They seem to know before4 people do.

    1. I figured that living in California you had experienced a lot more...thank goodness you haven't.

      Got no clue from the animals. Ralph always acts like some major weather event is going to take place...any excuse for him to try to come in the house. lol, mother wont have any of that :D

  3. Earthquake and now tornado this morning. Prayers for you and your mother's safety, Ss.

    1. Mother nature sure is having her way with us. We had a bad hail storm around 6:00 a.m. and then the power went out so we were unaware of the tornado.

      Lucky I still have those old fashion landline telephones that work during power outages. My cousin and my aunt called when they heard about the tornado this morning and thanks to that phone we were able to talk to them as our cordless phones were dead.

      Thanks for your prayers, Ciudad Acuna, certainly needs them. I still can't believe so many people died. .


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