The Kathmandu Earthquake in April 2015 is of our worst experiences ever! … we we’re at Tings when it happened. On the top floor – in our common room & guest kitchen. We heard it before we felt the first tremors. Then everything around us were chaos and threw us to the floor where we took shelter under our dining table. It felt like forever – but lasted only for a few minutes. Then silence!
The first week we slept (or tried to) fully dressed – including Dr Martens Boots & our Emergency Backpacks – looking at a glass of water so we could rush for shelter when the first tremors showed up on the water’s surface. All these tremors from after shocks made us mental with fear.[caption id="attachment_9503" align="aligncenter" width="1462"] Only 5% of Kathmandu was demolished – so the physical damages was limited. We blogged about the situation the following weeks on Tings Kathmandu[/caption] Eventually the whole experience had a happy ending. Tings Kathmandu had no damages at all. All staff were fine. And within 5 days our last guest got on a plane back home to New Zealand – we’re still in touch with several of the guests we lived with during that week 😉
Great Lisbon Earthquake: Witness On All Saints Day 1755, the Portuguese city of Lisbon was hit by a triple disaster – an earthquake, followed by a tsunami and a fire. One of the most splendid cities in Europe suffered massive damage and thousands of people were killed. The disaster also led to debate across Europe about whether earthquakes were a natural phenomenon or a message from God. Witness brings together accounts by British survivors of the earthquake, and hears from Edward Paice, author of Wrath of God – the Great Lisbon Earthquake. [audio src="https://tingslisbon.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/bbc-witness-great-lisbon-earthquake.mp3"][/audio] From BBC World Service
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