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I just realised I haven't posted since Halloween.  Wow.  Lots has happened since then and I'll go back later and write it up but for now I just need to get something off my chest.

I got home from work about an hour ago and learned about the earthquake in Chile on facebook.   A M8.2 (8.3 depending on the source) and tsunamis ranging from 2 to 3 feet to over 6 feet.  I'm  glad it wasn't worse.  I am so glad that it wasn't worse.  But honestly, my initial reaction shocked the hell out of me.  It seems quite selfish.  My initial reaction was HOW THE HELL IS THAT FAIR??? and I almost cried.  An M8.2 earthquake and all they got was a 6 foot tsunami (maybe as high as 10ft).   Japan's earthquake was an M.9 and it was about an M8.2 in Iwaki, where I live.  The tsunami that hit my town was over 7m. And that was nothing compared the the 20m tsunami that hit Iwate area.  So far only 5 deaths have been confirmed in Chile and I am beyond happy about that...My town alone suffered quite a lot more deaths than that.

My reaction to this bothers me.  I know it's not an irrational reaction, but it bothers me.  And I still feel like crying over the unfairness of it, not that theirs was so light (in comparison) but that ours was so terrible.  I hate that there are so many BIG quakes happening everywhere.  I wish they would all stop.
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