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Damage to Kalahikiola Congregational Church in Kapa‘au, Hawai‘i, ca...

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View of the church's front entrance, showing the collapsed wall under the eave, framing, and wall above the doors. The pile of building debris shows why taking cover (Drop! Cover! Hold on!) inside a building is safer than trying to run outside or stand in a doorway when the ground shakes. Collapse of the exterior wall would have severely injured (or worse) anyone trying to run through or stand in the doors of the church during the earthquakes.