Posts Tagged ‘earthquake’


June 17th, 2011 No comments

House #2 under construction. Can you spot the wide pillar along its wall? We are building two new houses, one on each side of our first. The one on the right (#2) is further along than #3, but we hope both are complete by November. One thing a little unusual for this area are the [...]

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Giving for Haitian Relief

January 22nd, 2010 No comments

This is off my subject, but since I have already written about Haiti… While looking at some news today I was reminded about something else. There is a lot of talk about relief donations for the Haitian disaster. I see UNICEF and the American Red Cross mentioned a lot. Also mentioned are the numerous fake [...]

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Earthquake Safety

January 19th, 2010 No comments

There is one other issue I can’t help bringing up again about the Haiti earthquake. It is hard to find specifics, but many are commenting that it is the effect of the earthquake on (concrete/masonry) buildings that kill people, not the earthquake itself. If you are out in the open when it strikes you are [...]

All Fall Down

November 26th, 2009 No comments

A city in India has an earthquake and 50,000 people die. Why is that? Almost two weeks ago I noticed a new building starting just around the corner from me in Nang Rong. I know, I say everything is just around the corner. It usually is. I live close to city center, such as it [...]

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