Earthquakes, Tornadoes, Tsunamis…

Just as I was dropping Daniel off at kindy this morning there was another pesky earthquake. Only a 4.0 which surprised me as I thought it was bigger. Daniel was already a little anxious about attending kindy today probably because of the mean kids from yesterday, so the earthquake was bad timing. He’s coping pretty well but was visibly anxious. He’s also started scratching his face again which is exactly what happened in the months after the September quake.

Auckland was hit by a tornado this week with one fatality. From first-hand accounts, it looked pretty scary. I would still rather tornadoes to earthquakes though. With tornados, you get some down-time or relief as they are commonly associated with storms and dark, menacing clouds. So if you’re in the middle of a bright sunny day, then the risk is vanishingly remote and you can relax and not think about it. They are also seasonal I believe, so at certain times of year, you can relax again. And you can see them and with that comes the possibility of out-running them, however unlikely this may be in reality. An enemy seen is better than an enemy unseen. Earthquakes can come at any second of the day for 365 days a year. There is no down-time; they are not seasonal and do not depend on the weather.

I wonder how other people feel? Perhaps I’ll start a poll on what people perceive as the worst natural disaster. Done. Voting now started on my blog: which natural disaster/s do you fear the most? You can select more than one disaster.