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How I Survived the Puerto Rico Earthquake of 2010: Hint- Ignorance is Bliss and Dangerous

It was a Saturday night like any other.  I was bemoaning the fact that I had yet to find a social life in my six months in Puerto Rico and as a matter had used my Facebook status to whine about just that very fact earlier in the evening. In a classic case of ‘be careful what you wish for’ my evening turned into a story to tell.  After tiring of flipping TV channels and not finding anything worth watching, I decided to catch up on the shows I missed during the week via Hulu.  I was lying in bed, ear phones on and in the middle of watching The Office when all of a sudden I felt my bed vibrating.  I ignored it at first thinking that it was probably a heavy truck passing by that had caused the vibration.  That’s not possible here with the sturdy structure of these houses, but as I was accustomed to passing trucks causing a vibrating apartment in Chicago, it was a natural assumption.  I turned back to …