Earthquake in Shangri-la — we’re fine

In case you’ve seen it in the news, there was a fairly strong earthquake this morning not far from Shangri-la. We had just finished packing our bags and were preparing to head to the bus station when there was a loud rumble followed by about five seconds of fairly strong shaking of the floor, walls, and ceiling.

We had planned to leave Shangri-la this morning anyway to head south to Dali and we spent the day on the bus. Traveling south we saw about 10-15 emergency vehicles heading north, but other than that, life seemed pretty normal in northern Yunnan.

More updates to come.

-Bill (guest writing on Sam’s blog đŸ™‚


4 thoughts on “Earthquake in Shangri-la — we’re fine

  1. The earthquake was about 70 km to your north. believe telecom lines are down
    . Lat reports say 22 houses are down and 3 dead . Please do take care.

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