Archive for August, 2011

Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve, August 2011

Monday, August 29th, 2011
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Nir [flickr.com] and I went back to Sungai Buloh Wetlands Reserve last week (previous visit posted about here [confusion.cc]). Not many photos but you can click the link above to see all of mine. Last time we went we had a better mix of wildlife; frogs, crabs (lots of crabs) and some Monitor Lizards. This time it was lizards, lizards and more lizards. Though in the end we did manage a few shots of birds but they never got very close. And we saw a croc!

You can see the full Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve, August 2011 photoset on Flickr [flickr.com].

A quake, a quake

Thursday, August 25th, 2011
Virgina Tech seismograph scan of the August 23, 2011 earthquake near Mineral, Virginia.

That’s what a 5.9 looks like for a hundred plus miles away. Guess the needle can’t go back and forth far enough.

The quake, which had its epicenter outside Mineral, Virginia, was close to where I grew up. How close? Lets see:

Google Maps image of home and the epicenter.

Kinda close. Like 15 miles close.

Well, everyone I know seems to be OK. My dad was at home, and apparently slept through the whole thing. How bad could it have been? I understand it was the strongest quake to hit Virginia in more than 100 years. But there have been at least three other noticeable quakes [confusion.cc] in my lifetime produced from about the same area.