Yesterday morning at around 9am I experienced my first earthquake. I was standing in the middle of the office and suddenly started swaying. At first I thought it was just me because I had taken some cold meds that morning and wasn't feeling totally with it, but then Val, my co-worker, yelled, "Earthquake!" We assumed it was just a small local tremor but this morning I woke up and discovered that 18,000 people were killed in Pakistan in a quake that measured 7.6 on the Richter scale. It's very bizarre to have experienced something that had such a devastating impact and I'm still not entirely sure how I feel about it.
My thoughts are with everyone trying to recover today.