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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Earthquake Madness

A quick note of thanks to all of our friends and family that called and emailed asking about our safety after the disastrous 8.8 earthquake in Chile. Had we been awake, we may have felt the quake, even though it was over 800 miles away. We also were spared the effects of the slightly smaller 6.3 earthquake and it's aftershocks in Salta, Argentina (approx 800 miles away as well). Our thoughts are with the victims of these horrible events.

On a personal note, it just so happens that my brother Chris was finishing his vacation in Hawaii this weekend on his way back from Antarctica. He was woken up at 5:30am by his hotel staff to warn him of the dangers and give him this literature.
We are very lucky that the tsunami warnings ended up not being very serious and that Hawaii was spared from any damage. He is flying home today - and we are hoping for an uneventful, natural-disaster-free remainder of his trip.

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