Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Virtual Geography Convention 2014: How Good Government and Education Save Lives in Earthquake-prone Chile

Welcome to the Virtual Geography Convention 2014!  If you wish to submit to the virtual geography convention please contact catholicgauze [at] gmail [dot] com.

Dr. John Shroder, professor of geography and geology at the University of Nebraska Omaha, recently published a piece on why mega-earthquakes kill less people in Chile than smaller earthquakes elsewhere.  The easy-to-read In Chile’s earthquake, education was key to low mortality documents how past exposure to large earthquakes, competent government, and education efforts all teamed up together to save lives.

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