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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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