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Apparently there was an earthquake…


Valparaiso is Chile’s largest and most famous beach town, only about a 2 hour drive from Santiago.  It’s summertime here, so it looks more like the south of France or coastal Spain than you would expect of a relatively unknown place like Chile.

This is typically the reaction I get when I talk to most people about Chile– they know about the miners, and they know about the earthquake, but their expectations are of some banana republic, not an exceedingly civilized, almost European country.

On that note, let’s move on to this week’s questions.

First, Nancy asks, “Simon, what happened to the 7.0 earthquake in Chile this week?  What’s it like being in an earthquake region?”

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