Having been born and raised in Southcentral Alaska, I am familiar with earthquakes. As a boy I became accustomed to the experience, and of not knowing when the scary shaking would end.
I’ve lived in Southeast for almost two decades now; for a period I thought I’d moved away from this natural excitement. Friday morning’s earthquake, and the others we’ve experienced in the past year, reminded me there’s no place on Earth safe from the power of nature. Wherever we go, we’re subject to the immeasurable power of the natural world, a sobering reminder of our mortality.