Notice the house in the last three pictures, it is not far from us. They have it really bad in both the front and back. They sit right on the road and a guardrail had to be put up on their porch! And there is a railroad in their backyard. They have lots of kids and often their toys are just a foot or so from the tracks. Today I felt like I was living in this house. As I was sitting on the couch, a large roar started, sounding like a train. Then the whole house shook and trembled. Then I shook and trembled. It was an earthquake, and we live almost right at the epi-center. The sound I heard was literally the earth giving way. But our mountains did not fall, and I hear that they protected us by deflecting some of the shock waves.
"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea...
The Lord almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress."