Monday, March 22, 2010

Imagine being terrified of tiny tremors, for good reason

The recent 5.6 earthquake in Cuba brought down a house in Haiti, and killed two people (at least, so far).

In a country as shaky with aftershocks as Haiti has been, and recent torrential rains making life miserable for people who live under tarps, and still live in gullies (as they have for a long time), imagine if every time the earth shook just a little, you feared for your life. The people under tarps are wetter, but perhaps safer.

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