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05/03/2010

Aftershocks



As Mike mentioned in a previous post, we have been sending
back video to New York
over the internet. I was monitoring this afternoon’s upload when there
was the faintest of rumbles and a sudden jerk. I could feel the desk move. 
Just like that it was over. A quick check verified that this was another
aftershock (actually another earthquake to be exact).
 
Last night after our 11pm remote we felt a similar tremor—a
4.0. It’s unsettling to us; I can only imagine what it does
to the frayed nerves of those who lived through the 7.0 quake in January. 
It also explains why so many people feel safer sleeping outdoors even if their
house is intact or sustained only minimal damage. As if life in Haiti isn’t
hard enough, knowing the ground is still moving makes it especially difficult.
 
 

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