Some good vibes from the good people at the SDMB, please

As you may have heard, there was an earthquake in western India, measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale. There have been 83 aftershocks, some measuring up to 5.6. The hardest-hit province was Gujarat state, wherein about 3000 people are reported dead or injured.
My family lives in Gujarat.

All communications have been knocked out, and it is unsure when they will be repaired. I have no idea whether my grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins (one just over a year old) are alive, uninjured, or dead. he only members of my family here in the states are my direct family: me, my parents, and my brother. Everyone else is back in India.

Please. Some good vibes, or prayer that they come through all right…



That is one of the scariest things to have to go through.

I hope your family is OK, and you hear something soon.


I’ve just come back on, so you don’t know me…but know that India is in my thoughts. I hope that your family is alright.

I hope for the best for you and your family, tiggeril. Keep us posted, 'k?

We went through the same thing with the San Fran quake a few years ago. It was frightening.

::sending good vibes::

Yikes. My best wishes to you and your family, and everyone else over there, tiggeril.


You and your family will be in my thoughts. I hope that you get good news soon.

How terrible! Best wishes…
frantic transmission of good vibes

tiggeril, I’ll be thinking of your family and everyone in the area. I hadn’t even heard about this yet - it sounds worse than the recent El Salvador one. I hope your loved ones are all right and that you get word soon. I know the waiting must be unbearable.

To you and yours, tiggeril and all the others, good wishes, hope and support. Beaming postive thoughts to them and a firm hug to you.


Help amplify those vibes:

American Red Cross.

Canadian Red Cross.

Best wishes.

One of my best friends is from Gujarat, so I’ve been in a sort of low-grade worry all day (he lives in NYC, but he has friends and family over there). My vibes are being sent.

I have very, very little good karma in my life these days, tigg, but I’m sending all of it your way. We’ll miss your licking in chat until we know that your loved ones are safe and sound.

I have a Gujerati friend, so I’ve been sending good vibes to her grandpa and aunts and uncles. I’m adding some more good vibes for your family, too.

Add my good vibes to the list, tiggeril. I sincerely hope everything is OK.

Oh, tiggeril honey…

My heart goes out to you, and to all those people who have lost their loved ones, their homes and their hope during this tragedy. I pray that the hope, at least, comes back soon.

I am saying prayers, and sending all the good vibes I can to India, and to you in particular, tigs.

Much Love,


{{{Tigger}}} I hope that everything is all right…you know whre to go if you need to talk.

I can only imagine how hard this must be for you. Consider my vibes sent.

My dad just called. Apparently they were able to get a call through to Bombay, where my mom’s cousin lives. We THINK everyone’s ok, but nothing’s certain yet. Things are looking up, though.

A sincere, heartfelt thank you to everyone who replied, and everyone (well, most everyone) in #straightdope. It always amazes me how such a diverse group of people is always willing to give support to someone who needs it. Thank you, all.

tiggeril, I just saw this now. I am sending all positive thoughts your way. I hope everything turns out well for you and your family.