Thursday, 8 October 2009

we're all OK

This morning we experienced three tremors from earthquakes occurring near and in Vanuatu.  The first two were to the north of Vanuatu between Vanuatu and the Solomons, the third near Torres, Vanuatu (again to the north of us here Santo).  After the third quake we received a tsunami alert and left Talua to walk into the hills behind us.  We have just had the all clear and returned home.

It turned out that the tsunami was only 2 inches high which made a 0.5 m high wave in Luganville and Port Vila.  None-the-less, it was quite an experience all walking up into the hills together, staff, students and families.  

We are thankful to God that we are all safe and well.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Praise God!! We were worried and tried to call but couldn't get through! Thanks for letting us know you are all OK.

Love
Julie

Wendy said...

So glad to hear it. Just saw the news on Sunrise, and checked your blog for details. Thanks for leaving the info!

Erin said...

I heard that on the radio and thought of everyone in Talua. Was happy to hear everything was okay.