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Offline Justin Kissel

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Massive Magnitude 8.8 Quake Hits Chile
« on: February 27, 2010, 10:32:39 AM »
Massive Magnitude 8.8 Quake Hits Chile, Killing Dozens

A massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck Chile early Saturday, collapsing buildings, killing dozens and downing phone lines. President Michele Bachelet declared a "state of catastrophe" in central Chile and said the death toll was rising.

Chile's top emergency official said at least 78 people were killed

There have been a number of aftershocks to hit Chile since the quake, the largest one registering at magnitude 6.9, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

"It has been a devastating earthquake," Interior Minister Edmundo Perez Yoma told reporters.

Tsunami warnings were issued over a wide area, including South America, Hawaii, Australia and New Zealand, Japan, the Philippines, Russia and many Pacific islands...
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Re: Massive Magnitude 8.8 Quake Hits Chile
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2010, 11:18:01 AM »
Lord have mercy!
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Re: Massive Magnitude 8.8 Quake Hits Chile
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2010, 11:51:26 AM »
Lord have mercy!

For anyone in the Pacific, please take care of the tsunami potential:

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami warning, the highest level of a tsunami alert, for the entire Pacific region, including Hawaii and places as far away as Russia and Japan.

"We have information of high-altitude waves that could be seen in the following hours," Bachelet said. "We are evacuating people in lower areas to higher ground." California and Alaska are under a tsunami advisory.

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Re: Massive Magnitude 8.8 Quake Hits Chile
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2010, 01:52:30 PM »
I see the quake was only a couple hundred miles north of the 1960 quake that, at 9.5, registered as the world's strongest of the past 200 years.
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Re: Massive Magnitude 8.8 Quake Hits Chile
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2010, 02:57:19 PM »
May the Lord have mercy on them.  I hope people continue to post updates here...

Pray for no Tsunami-related deaths.
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Re: Massive Magnitude 8.8 Quake Hits Chile
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2010, 07:13:14 PM »

Lord, have mercy!
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