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Feb 15, 2016 - Earthquakes and other facts of life

Where we live in Olympia, it is earthquake country. New Zealand is more so. Christchurch was leveled just a few years ago. A small quake rattled Christchurch this morning. The national museum in Wellington had an extensive exhibit on earthquakes, including a model house in which you could experience a simulated earthquake. The Nelson Cathedral has posted notices on what to do if an earthquake strikes: do not stand under the stained glass windows, for one. Even gem shops have maps of fault lines or plate tectonics on display. American...

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