Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Quake rocks Buddhist offices in Los Angeles

Ashley Wells (Wisdom Quarterly)

The 8.8 earthquake that hit Chile was 500 times more powerful than the one that hit Haiti. Now the series of temblors rattling the world have gotten serious, rocking the campus offices of Wisdom Quarterly. At 4:04 am an exponentially weaker 4.4 quake rattled L.A. It was weaker but, like Haiti, it struck many more people in a concentrated urban center. It shook and shook forcing one to reconsider why she moved to Southern California. Snow storms are a lot more comforting than this. And recently Los Angeles has looked like a Himalayan backdrop with snow storms covering nearby peaks and foothills within hiking distance of the city. It's time to reexamine the question why, in Buddhist terms, earthquakes happen.

Magnitude-4.4 earthquake shakes Southern California
LOS ANGELES (AP) – A quake east of downtown Los Angeles rippled across Southern California's vast urban center before dawn today, jolting people awake and putting first-responders on alert. More>>

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