Chilean earthquake hits close to home
My aunt Kathy was less than 60 miles from the epicenter of the magnitude-8.8 quake. She made it out unharmed; the house she was staying in didn't.
Wed, Mar 03 2010 at 7:33 PM
My dad didn't have a ton of details but did say that they had seen some strong tidal surges and have since moved to Santiago where they are giving whatever aid they can.
My aunt was in Chile working on the Southern Cross Peregrine Project
which aims to track the migration routes of female tundra peregrine falcons from Chile to the arctic and back to Chile. The project is being run by the Falcon Research Group
, a very cool and small nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving raptors.
Here's where they were when the quake struck.
My aunt Kathy has always been my cool outdoorsy aunt. She spent time as a river rafting guide and park ranger and is always excited to throw on her tele skis for a day up at Wildcat or Sunday River. I'm really glad she and her friends are OK and am proud that she has leaped into action helping other people.
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