Monday, April 27, 2009

Update 2

This has nothing to do with the swine flu but I thought, hey, if we're having a breaking news kinda day, why not share?

We just had an earthquake!

"A strong quake measuring 6.0 in magnitude struck southwestern Mexico near the resort city of Acapulco on Monday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

USGS measured the quake's epicenter in the state of Guerrero about 43 miles northeast of Acapulco. The preliminary magnitude is 6.0, but that could change.

Authorities in Acapulco evacuated hotels there, although there were no reports of damage, according to CNN affiliate TV Azteca.

The temblor was felt about 145 miles (230 km) to the north in Mexico City."

We're about 240 kilometers northwest of Acapulco and I felt the tremor for a full minute. It wasn't very bad but my desk did shake the whole time (I was typing).

Can someone please mail me some Xanax?

And if you're just joining me, this is the third post today, so please scroll down for the original post.


Nadine said...

OMG, there is so much going on for you!! This is crazy!!

Melanie Avila said...


I wrote a special haiku on facebook:

Swine flu and drug wars
Earthquakes and devalued dough
Viva Mexico!

EMC07 said...

Wow that's scary! Too much man. An earthquake too!!

Robin said...

OK. That's it. No more adventures for you. I'm calling Mexico and telling it that it's in BIG FAT TROUBLE. (Thus striking fear into the heart of Mexico.)

Melanie Avila said...

Thank you Robin!

*tackles Robin into big bear hug*

laughingwolf said...

i doesn't rain but it pours, melanie... glad you and yours are ok

Melanie Avila said...

Thanks. :)