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Doesn't "living in rural Pakistan" means living in a ground-floor house, with no natural gas ducts around ? What's the risk of an earthquake there, beyond the earth literally cracking under you ? (of course, supplies afterwards could get worrying if the roads are cut)

The real risk is in urbanised poor countries, with cheap multi-storey buildings, and high population densities...

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères

by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Thu Feb 28th, 2008 at 04:25:57 AM EST
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I'm referring to this quake in which many people died after being crushed by collapsing buildings - buildings utilizing mediocre construction techniques in comparison to what is found in Japan and the west coast of the US, for example. The issue you reference is the same thing.

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Thu Feb 28th, 2008 at 01:41:23 PM EST
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