If you were in Uganda, Tanzania or even Kenya around 3:30 p.m. (Uganda time) on Saturday, September 10th, you probably felt some of the effects of the 5.7 (some websites are saying 5.9) magnitude earthquake. The day before September 11th...15 years later. Hmmm…crazy, right?
Wow! The earth really shook! This is my first earthquake experience overseas because I’m almost positive that in my 3o something years, I’ve surely experienced one before…or at least I think I’d have by this point, right? Either way, Uganda didn’t get the effect nearly as bad as Tanzania. In fact, there were a few fatalities and a load of injuries.
It could have been worse.
I’m thankful for God’s covering. I’m thankful that my time in the earthquake was merely a rumble and not a life taker. This experience has given me a different perspective on this region and how the world is being effected by change daily.
Earth shattering events (literally) allow you to really appreciate nature, life and God’s presence. Supposedly, earthquakes happen in this region quite often, at least once a year.
I’m perfectly okay with this being my first and last experience with earthquakes in Uganda, however, I’m fully aware that anything is possible such as the earth shifting plates midday, causing all of your furniture to relocate to the other side of the room (i‘m exaggerating). Either way, my radar is on…in full effect!
Christion, my 9 year-old son, reflected on his experiences with the quake.Watch this video and let me know what you think.
I’ll keep you posted on more earthquakes if they happen to hit Kampala again. Hopefully not.
Have you experienced an earthquake before? I want to hear from you!