Being a native Californian and having lived in both the San Francisco and Los Angeles areas I have experienced and always live with the thought of earthquakes. And while there is seismic activity everywhere in the world I was quite shocked to hear about a 5.7 – 5.9 magnitude earthquake hitting Tanzania a few days ago.

Not only was I shocked, but saddened to hear that this earthquake killed 16 people and injured more than 250 people. Occurring near the border of Rwanda most of the damage occurred in the town of Bukoba. Building codes are not the same as here and I know there must have been a lot of damage.

The Tanzanians have always been so warm, friendly and generous. My thoughts and prayers go out to them.