The 8.8 Earthquake in Chile

This is terrible. Today, Chile was hit with an 8.8 magnitude earthquake; the country has been previously hit with major earthquakes and therefore has a substantial infrastructure that helped to minimize the loss of life. However, there is loss and destruction, as evident below, but aid is already beginning to flow in. As a consequence of the proximity to the ocean, the Pacific coast is currently bracing for a potential tsunami; arrival times can be found here. Streaming video of Chile can be found here (in spanish) and from Hawaii.

Terremoto Chile – 2010 by JanOSpixeles

Photographs are streaming in through FlickrThe Big Picture has a collection of images, and the nightly news report is given below.

UPDATE: Expert: `We dodged a bullet’

~ by metousiosis on February 27, 2010.

One Response to “The 8.8 Earthquake in Chile”

  1. Hey,
    Please keep Chile and Haiti in your prayers. Check out my post on the earthquake:

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