Thursday, October 30, 2008

How to survive an earthquake

This is one of those oddball stories that you will probably never need. But it's also one of those bits of information that you might store in the back of your head, and if the time were to come that it were needed, you just might call it to mind.

It's about earthquake survival. I live in an area that has minimal seismic activity -- and when we do have it, it's so mild that almost no one feels it. (For example, a Richter 2 quake is barely felt: at most those inside might feel a slight shake, which they would likely attribute to a passing truck). However, it's worth remembering that even where I am -- Piedmont North Carolina -- we're only 5 hours away from the site -- Charleston, SC -- of one of the most catastrophic quakes in American history.

"My name is Doug Copp. I am the Rescue Chief and Disaster Manager of the American Rescue Team International (ARTI), the world's most experienced rescue team. The information in this article will save lives in an earthquake."

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