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By Becky Kew 

Earthquakes in December


Last updated 11/16/2017 at 11:36am

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In December, 2001, I was in a 7.6 earthquake in El Salvador. Many people died all around me. Thankfully; I was not inside a building but was outside in the country and did not have to fear being crushed by falling objects.

For weeks afterwards, people lived in the streets under makeshift tents because of the tremors. Watching them survive such a catastrophe was a life-changing experience. They knew to have a plan for such an event-a solid foundation was a must and they had to seek proper shelter. Buildings that weren't up to code fell apart, but those with proper structure withstood the...

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