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Sunday, December 11, 2011
Widespread Earthquake in Mexico
In the interest of creating a blog in which learning occurs rather than creating a log of adverse events here on Earth, I try to alter the tone of the posts. I try to balance home life, with data we can learn from natural disasters, how others might be preparing, to medical management of things which are possible in a home setting. I try to keep the politics to a minimum because it's so polarizing and can leave us frustrated, but it can seep into why we do what we do, and why we have concerns for our governments being able to provide aid when needed, wherever we are. Sometimes the choice is made for me, as it is today.
Yesterday, a 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck in Mexico’s western Guerrero state, shaking buildings and causing panic reaching all the way to Mexico City and all the way to the resort of Acapulco.Damage is said to be relatively light, although three people are known to have died as a direct result of the quake. One was the driver of a tractor trailer truck who was hit by falling rocks from a highway. Please check on any loved ones you have in Mexico today. There are also likely to be aftershocks. Please pray for those in areas impacted, as Mexico can be a difficult place to live and a difficult place in which to plan ahead for disasters.