As I’ve recently been staying close to sea level, I thought I’d reflect on when I lived 8,500 feet above the sea. Something I had not thought about when I moved to Bogota was that there would be earthquakes. There are. Which shouldn’t be surprising since Bogota is part of the Sierra Nevada mountains which is part of the Pacific ring of fire. Fortunately, I only felt a few tremors in my time in Bogota. One of them was big enough to cause the crack in the photo.
The Spanish word for earthquake is “terremoto” which is appropriately terrifying sounding to me.