Earthquake and Being Prepared for Calamities

There is another earthquake alert at 3 pm IST. We have already have had two of them with intensities of 7.4 and 6. There is a storm approaching at 70kmph so we have been warned not to go outside unless absolutely required. All our papers and important stuff is in the car. We are preparing to get out of the building anyway. The building has sustained no damages as its earthquake resistant RCC structure.

The earthquake is epicentered in Kathmandu, Nepal and has spread to a lot of places in India.

I might be able to write a proper post in the evening if everything goes fine. My grandparents are saying they haven’t had such an earthquake in the past 30 years. And this is the first major one I am personally facing and its teaching me a lot! A lot about priorities and preparedness.


Signing out!

Published by Anya

Founder at The TechGirl Journal & The IDEA Bucket ; Anya lives in California while working in the field of Computational Genomics. TechGirl Journal is focussed on the lifestyle of a girl in STEM and tips on how to build a business and a career in tech with a focus on skill-development, interviews, internship, personal projects, and pet-peeves! The IDEA Bucket is focused on small business ventures and practical, urban lifestyles. For specific inquiries, you can e-mail:

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  1. Oh my goodness! I didn’t even know you had earthquakes. Yes, please keep safety your top priority!


    1. Even I didn’t know we had earthquakes here! This was my first. We are just too shaken because we did not know the intensity at first and if the high rise towers could sustain it. And thank you!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Prepared if another one strikes.

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      1. Really? Well surprise surprise! What a way to find out! Finally saw some news on it about an hour ago. Please be so very very careful. Maybe a post on earthquake preparedness after this is over? ๐Ÿ™‚ I wish you and your lived ones safe passage and speedy recovery.

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        1. Thank you so very much! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚
          I already wrote a post on a few lessons I learned from it… it has been a very adventurous day hanging around staircases, mentally listing out things to grab in case the tower collapsed, undertaking a prelim study of ‘safe ground’ and all such. ๐Ÿ™‚ just hoping there isn’t another one on its way!


  2. How has it been? We too had two waves of tremors earlier today, reportedly 7.5 and 5.5. I wrote about this on my blog though that post has mostly been a display of frustration over other people’s reaction to the incident. I read Nepal has seen massive destruction. How is it in India?


    1. I guess it was mostly panic and unpreparedness. Most of the people didn’t know what to do. Since we live in a high rise and there are a lot of towers around us, people panicked all the more. Its very difficult to keep yourself focussed when people are behaving erratically and everyone seems to have a notion about how its going to be.
      This was my first experience with an earthquake.

      Nepal has sustained a huge damage it seems. Not so much in India. Though Bihar and Bengal have some reports of damages coming up.
      Its mostly widespread panic but I guess everyone is now prepared for another one. We were on a high alert for a third one measuring 7.9 between 3-4 pm. There were tremors thats all.


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