We we’re pretty focused and concentrated when the tremors stopped. Less than 1 hr after the first quake I was down town helping the Embassies searching for Scandinavians. It was bad – so we started immediately to plan how to get through the next days or weeks – how to take care of all our guests and our staff – some of them had families at the epicenter who needed help asap. We needed all the essentials: Food, water, electricity, shelter, medicine etc. Opposite most other foreigners living in Kathmandu we decided to stay in town with our staff and help our guests getting out of the country. We ended up hosting more than 50 people at Tings and cooking for the >200 who had shelter at the Danish Embassy. These days we’re actually the worst…
#earthquakekathmandu – we arr all ok. pic.twitter.com/wjOyhSFnXB— Thomas Tingstrup (@Tingstrup) April 25, 2015
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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