Sunday, February 28, 2010


Photo by SnaggleTooth Feb 2010
Where are you when the ground quakes?
Large plates grate,
Crumbling civilization
Shifting tectonics far below-
No where safe left to go.
Out in the elements.
Tumbled homes,
Subduction, spread zones,
Volcanoe, atoll
Mountains build, rivers form.
A brand new landscape is born
Creatures will adapt.
How do you survive tsunami?
Save the ship.
Sea water flooding dry land-
Hope n pray for mercy.
Send for aid.
Brave your aftershocks-
Lucky escape harm,
Heed Tsunami alarm.
Begin all over again!
...............poem By SnaggleTooth today
Image by SnaggleTooth Feb 2010
According to the Earthquake site listed near the bottom of the ESR "Surfs Up" list, (plus on TV news) On Feb 27, 2010 there was a magnitude 8.8 earthquake off the coast of Chile, South America. It's one of only 13 magnitude 7.0 or higher quakes recorded since 1973. The 9.5 quake in May, 1960 (1600 deaths) was 230 km south of the current event , n the 8.5 quake in November, 1922, which generated a 9-meter local tsunami was 870 km north of the new Chili quake.
The current Chili 8.8 event ruptured the faultline's subduction zone between those other two quakes. Tsunami warnings were sent out over the entire Pacific ocean area. No major wave damages have been reported tho.
Altho these dangerous natural happenings are frightening to contemplate experiencing first hand, I'm inexplicably fascinated n inspired by earthquakes. I can not ignore these news reports n reacting to them.
Creator Bless the lost lives n survivors...


At 7:19 AM, Blogger Lynn said...

An inspired poem and a good photo to accompany it.

At 7:24 AM, Blogger G. B. Miller said...

Great poem,and like Lynn said, nice photo to complement it.

At 10:31 AM, Blogger Erica B said...

I read in yesterdays' paper that Japan had a big one too. did you catch that one on the map?.. weird trifecta from hell or something. Yahoo news said the difference between Chile and haiti in terms of damage is that that Chile has the money and building codes to build safe buildings where Haiti does not.

At 10:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What an azing tribute. Mother nature is cruel and deceitful and always seems to attack the poor and vulnerable. It's funny since we know so much about tectonics why whe can't help people more in these vulnerable spots

At 11:34 AM, Blogger TALON said...

We tend to take solid earth beneath our feet for granted when in reality things are always in motion.

The line "a brand new landscape is born" really resonsates, Snaggle.

Yes, prayers for all the people dealing with the aftermath.

At 3:48 AM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

Shakira, ok, I went n said Happy Bday- Welcome to ESR comments. Thanks.

Lynn, I was just gonna post the pic alone because I like it's element comp, but when I saw the new quake news All this hit me differently, n I took it to the paint program- thanks.

G, Thanks for your positive pic feedback. Pic was taken just last week.

MB, Ya Japan, same day got a 7.0- The scale numbers are expoential in power, btw. Japan is on the "Pacific Rim- Ring of Fire" also, n gets many close to that magnitude.
The Chile area wasn't as densly populated with substandard housing n residents- as Haiti. But I heard today Chili's coast did get a big local tsunami which adds to the death toll n damages.

DoubtfulPoet, Welcome to ESR comments! Thanks! You'd think folks would hear they were settling on a major faultline n move- but they don't, or can't, or deny the knowledge- sad really! Then there's San Francisco...

Talon, We do take the solid ground for granted, until Earth evolves n there's no escape. It can never be controlled, or precisely predicted. I'm reminded we are but guests of the Earth, n our visit can be ended in a second without warning. Birthing is a messy business as well... Thanks for adding on prayers.

At 11:20 AM, Blogger Jannie Funster said...

Incredibly beautiful photos and poem, Snaggle.

It is all so transitory, isn't it? Terra firma always in flux.

Those poor people, such devastation.

One just never knows when something terrible will strike. Let's give thanks , eh for every day and all the myriad blessings we enjoy.

Be well, Sweet Snaggle!

At 2:36 AM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

JanF, Thanks. It is a true tragedy of timing n location- I heard there was alot of local tsunami damage near the Chili coast as well- another 300 souls.
So difficult to imagine being thru such a thing!
We are truely Lucky! I thank the Creator for my time aloud every day. Still, it's tough to get out of this tragedy mood...

At 9:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

an award 4 u.
Happy Wednesday!

At 9:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

not many people care for those who are disadvantaged or poor.
thank u for the beautiful highlights.
awesome poem!

At 3:12 AM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

Jingle, Thanks Ill get over there soon. Weds is usually my Friday at work- yay!

Jingle, I always care about the poor! I'm emotionally effected by planetary events, n large death tolls- I always acknowledge n respect them- but not always with spontaneous verse, thanks

At 12:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It took until the next evening to hear that our friends were safe and only property was damaged. Heartbreaking.

At 2:10 AM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

Jamie, Yay! I'm glad your friends are ok! Though loss of property n home is devastating n difficult, life is far more precious!
My prayers are for the earthquake affected-


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