Thoughts out to Turkey and the Greek Islands that were hit by 6.7 earthquake. 2 dead so far, the search goes on. The event hit at 1:30 AM so ship guest would not have been n port. Buildings and port damaged.
Greece and Turkey. 6.7 earthquake 1:30 AM Greek time.
Oh no. My heart goes out to the people affected. These countries don't need something like this when they are already dealing with so much else.
Natural disasters like this, are always hard on the people involved. Now the recovery with hope, prayers and contributions coming from many sources. They can use the tourist dollars as well. So often people stay away after it is safe to avoid "getting in the way", when the tourist dollars would be most welcome.
Living in So Cal, I know the feeling. After the Northridge earthquake I was talking to the insurance disaster claims adjuster (he spent extra time on my claim when he found out I worked in the fraud unit of an insurance company). He said a Hurricane or Tornado gives some notice, then it hits, does it's damage and it is over. People can clean up and rebuild, but an earthquake, the after shocks keep coming for weeks doing more and more damage to property and to people's psyche as they relive the fear with each new aftershock.
In the Northridge quake my Insurance policy maxed out after the first quake, a week later the 5.0 after shocks pulled a hot water pipe out of one of the master bath sinks and sprayed hot water for 6 hours until I got home from the office. A neighbor had tried calling me at my parents house to say water has been running in my condo since the aftershock. Lucky that I had just remodeled that bathroom but had not put the floor molding down yet so most of the water ran through the floor gap, through the floor and under the building (sub floor, flooring, custom vanity and household drapes all had to be replaced, the steam shrunk the linen drapes about 3"). FEMA kicked in for the water damage since my policy was already maxed out by the first damage and the assessment by the HOA.