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I've been everywhere That was the title of a hit country-and-western song from the late 1950's, originally sung by Hank Snow, and made famous by Johnny Cash. I resemble that! My 26-year career in the Air Force took me to more than sixty nations on five continents - sometimes only for a few minutes, other times for as long as four years at a time. In all that travel, I also managed to find the perfect partner, help rear three children, earn more than 200 hours of college credit, write more than 3000 reports, papers, documents, pamphlets, and even a handful of novels, take about 10,000 photographs, and met a huge crowd of interesting people. I use this weblog and my personal website here to document my life, and discuss my views on subjects I find interesting.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Another Earthquake Tragedy

Less than two months after the tragic earthquake in Haiti, a larger, more powerful earthquake has struck in Chile. The epicenter, about halfway between Santiago, Chile's largest city, and Conception, on the coast and Chile's second-largest city, has already claimed at least 120 people. The death toll will inevitably climb, as dozens of buildings have collapsed. The earthquake struck just after midnight local time, and many people were outdoors when it struck. For more information, check out these links:

The USGS Earthquake map centered on 75 degrees west.

The Daily Crawler, a web aggregator, with a very inclusive report.

Lucianne, another news aggregator.

The London Times

South America Daily, another news site I bookmarked.

People in Hawaii and American Samoa are being asked to evacuate low-lying areas due to the threat of a Tsunami.

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