No Joke. Check it out. http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/7.0_magnitude_earthquake_strikes_off_Haitian_coast

My very first one. I was tutoring 2 Taiwanese students in an apartment on the 8th floor when it happened. It was big but it was so far away that the effects weren’t too great in Santo Domingo. Both of the students looked and me in shock! I thought it was fake and that I was just getting sick or something.

It felt like you were on the Mackinaw bridge on a very windy day. Some of the things in the apartment swayed, but nothing fell.

It was a 7.0 earthquake that occurred off the coast of Haiti. 

Marvin was tutoring 2 Dominican students at the house and one of them screamed and jumped on the couch until the shaking stopped.

All in all it was awesome. There are still some residual aftershocks (that I can’t feel) and after each one Marvin says he is going to hurl. He is a little dramatic.


  1. Holy Smokes! 7.0 is a pretty huge earthquake... good thing it was far away.

    Maybe you should get Marvin some dramamine. =)

  2. i just got home and Dad has tried to call you, thought maybe you lost power. i told him to go to your blog, and sure enough you updated today. We are thankful you two are alright. We did read that it was felt in Santo Domingo and that some houses shook, so we wanted to call, but could not get an answer. Thanks for keeping this posted! Love you!!!

  3. Marvin comes from a long line of dramatic people...

  4. ahhh i saw this on the news and thought of you!

  5. The kid on the couch??? Maybe you will get a new couch now.

  6. So glad to hear you are ok. I heard it on the news and didn't think much of it until I saw a map a saw how close you were. My geography isn't that great. :) Thanks for posting the update and have a good day!

  7. this whole post makes me laugh! Glad to hear you are safe and sound.

    ...still laughing...