Holy sheet Batman!!
7.9 earthquake about 50 k's from my front door.
I live on the 16th floor of an apartment building in Lima.
When it hit, I was just about to watch the market open, and bag BMN, when the floor started to shake. Then, the walls started to move. Then the computer started to jump up and down on the desk. That was time to get the hell out! There was no time to do anything and I did not grab anything, even my mobile. I ran straight for the door and ran to the 'en caso de cismo' area on my floor. Then it got really bad. I first thought that it was just going to be a little rumble, but then the building started swaying backward and forward. Then there was a pause, and it started to gyrate in a circular motion. I have never been so scared in my life. I have been to war and never felt for my safety like I did right now. The building was swaying one to three meters around easily! At first I actually had a smile on my face thinking that 'oh, this is fun', but it didn't let up, and I started thinking, 'oh, sheet! this is serious, this might be IT!!'. Everyone was out of their apartments, people were crying, it was terrible....
To cut a long story short, I got out of the building, it didn't fall over, I met back with my wife who was at work in the city, and I'm back watching the market disintegrate!
I'm not sure what's worse!!!!
Happy to be back watching a sea of red!!!
At times like this, you love your family and friends more than you could ever know.
All the best!