China Earthquake: no major damage in Beijing

Many many thanks to all of you who sent messages asking if we were okay. We didn't feel much of the earthquake in Beijing, just a little bit of vibration. In fact I didn't feel it at all, but maybe that's because my building (Sun's BJS07 building) is new and has an earthquake-proof architecture.

The damage in Western China is obviously more severe. When we went to bed last night the death toll was around 50. When we got up this morning it's already over 9,000 and there are many more people trapped under rubble.

More later. For now I just wanted to say that we're okay in Beijing, and thank you for being concerned for us.

Comments:

The official death toll stands at >9000. But my friend in Si Chuan prince said there may be more and more deaths, because almost all Wen Chuan town, more than 20,000 are trapped in rubble.
God bless them.
Hope can do something for them...

Posted by Kelly on May 13, 2008 at 07:28 AM CST #

I actually felt it. I was present in a few earthquakes previously, mainly in California and in Israel. This was by far the worst. My office felt as if it was sailing away. It was not a pleasant experience.

Posted by Amiram on May 13, 2008 at 03:30 PM CST #

This is very sad, and I wish the people that are trapped survive! Best of luck from Lily from USA - xoxo

Posted by Lily Beauregard on May 14, 2008 at 12:50 AM CST #

So glad you guys are ok. :) So sorry to see all the others who have been hurt, though.

Posted by Jim Grisanzio on May 19, 2008 at 08:51 AM CST #

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