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Comment by Maria de los Angeles Cinta on March 1, 2010 at 8:31am
Desde Venezuela se une al grupo latino Jokin Zubizarreta. Bienvenido a nuestra comunidad.

María de los Angeles
Comment by Philip Whiteley on March 1, 2010 at 2:18am
Me acuerdo bien el desastre con el aluvion en Antofagasta en 1991; respondieron muchos chilenos en ayudar a los de la region afectada. Espero que haya solidaridad semejante con la gente de Concepcion.
Comment by Maria de los Angeles Cinta on February 28, 2010 at 8:30pm
Juan Luis, que gusto saber que tú y tu familia se hallan bien enmedio de la tragedia causada por el temblor en tu pais! Mis mejores deseos para que la fuerza histórica de los chilenos ayude en el proceso de "healing" y reconstrucción. Sabe que aqui estamos acompanándolos.
Un abrazo,
María de los Angeles
Comment by Maria Rodriguez on February 28, 2010 at 7:33pm
Qué bueno leer noticias tuyas Juan!!
Un afectuoso saludo para ti y toda tu familia, desde Argentina.
Hacemos votos para que puedan salir adelante todos los hermanos chilenos.
Maria
Comment by Emilio Zevallos on February 28, 2010 at 7:26pm
A todos l@s amig@s chilen@s, toda la solidaridad desde Costa Rica. Sabrá salir aelante como otras veces.

Saludos y fuerza!
Comment by Eduardo Magalhaes Sarmento Afons on February 28, 2010 at 5:40pm
Gracias por compartir tu momento con nosotros Juan.

En Abril voy a Santiago y espero reencontrar este país fantástico en plena acción de trabajo que siempre lo ha caracterizado.

Abrazos fraternos

Eduardo
Comment by Freddy Trujillo on February 28, 2010 at 5:03pm
Juan Luis
¡Cuánto me alegra tu noticia..! mientras tu energía esté viva no importa la requerida en la red. Esperamos que te recuperes pronto del insuceso y que nuestro hermanos chilenos superen rápidamente los cambios que la naturaleza sabe hacer..
Un abrazo
Comment by Juan Luis Walker B. on February 28, 2010 at 4:42pm
Queridos amigos muchas gracias por sus saludos y buenos deseos. Afortunadamente yo y mi familia nos encontramos bien y sin daños pero muy tristes por lo que millones de compatriotas se encuentran sufriendo en estos momentos. Mi acceso a internet es limitado porque en mi hogaraún me encuentro sin energía eléctrica. Pronto les contaré más. Un gran abrazo para todos.
Comment by Maria de los Angeles Cinta on February 27, 2010 at 10:24am
Amigos queridos de Chile, con mucha pena y preocupación acabo de leer la noticia del devastador temblor que ha sufrido nuestro hermano país. Pienso con mucho afecto y solidaridad en ustedes y en el resto de la población chilena. Cuando las condiciones se lo permitan, déjenos saber como están.
Un abrazo en solidaridad,

Maria de los Angeles
Comment by Luis Fernando Gómez G. on February 27, 2010 at 8:47am
Para todos los hermanos de Colombia, Ecuador, Perú y Chile:

Los Vacíos Salvadores (Voids)

How to Survive an Earthquake -- Tips From a Pro
February 25 2010

Doug Copp is the rescue chief and disaster manager of the American Rescue Team International (ARTI). Here is his advice on how to survive an earthquake.

Copp's advice is as follows:

1.Almost everyone who simply 'ducks and covers' when buildings collapse may be crushed to death. People who get under objects, like desks or cars, are crushed.

2.Cats, dogs and babies often naturally curl up in the fetal position. You should too in an earthquake.

That position helps you survive in a smaller void. Get next to an object, next to a sofa or other large bulky object that will compress slightly but leave a void next to it.

3.Wooden buildings are the safest type of construction to be in during an earthquake. If a wooden building does collapse, large survival voids are created. Brick buildings will break into individual bricks, and will cause injuries but fewer squashed bodies than concrete slabs. Concrete slab buildings are the most dangerous during an earthquake.

4.If you are in bed during the night and an earthquake occurs, simply roll off the bed. A safe void will exist around the bed.

5.If an earthquake happens and you cannot easily escape by getting out the door or window, then lie down and curl up in the fetal position next to a sofa or large chair.

6.Almost everyone who gets under a doorway when buildings collapse is killed. If you stand under a doorway and the doorjamb falls forward or backward you will be crushed by the ceiling above. If the door jam falls sideways you will be cut in half by the doorway.

7.Never go to the stairs. The stairs swing separately from the main part of the building, so the stairs and remainder of the building continuously bump into each other until structural failure of the stairs takes place. The stairs are a likely part of the building to be damaged. Even if the stairs are not collapsed by the earthquake, they may collapse later when overloaded by fleeing people.

8.Get near the outer walls of buildings or outside of them if possible. It is much better to be near the outside of the building rather than the interior. The farther inside you are the greater the probability that your escape route will be blocked.

9.People inside of their vehicles can be crushed when the road above falls in an earthquake and crushes their vehicles. Get out and lie in the fetal position next to your vehicles.

10.Paper does not compact. Large voids are found surrounding stacks of paper
 

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