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8.3 Earthquake in Chile

They've issued a tsunami warning. Not much info out on it yet, just a couple small bulletins. 

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Re: 8.3 Earthquake in Chile

  • Now I'm seeing 8.8... 

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  • It's the only thing on CNN international right now, looks like structural damage, from places that are reporting at least, isn't tooo devastaing (I guess compared to Haiti) but the tsunami warning seems to be very worrying.

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    It's the only thing on CNN international right now, looks like structural damage, from places that are reporting at least, isn't tooo devastaing (I guess compared to Haiti) but the tsunami warning seems to be very worrying.

    Not as bad as Haiti but still pretty devastating. 

    Santiago, Chile (CNN) -- More than 2 million people were affected by a massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake that rocked Chile early Saturday, President Michelle Bachelet said in a televised news conference.

    At least least 214 people were killed in the quake and the resulting tsunami, which ravaged parts of the Chilean coast and fanned out across the Pacific Ocean.

    A large wave killed three people and 10 were missing on the island of Juan Fernandez, 400 miles (643 km) off the coast of Chile, said Provincial Governor Ivan De La Maza.

    On mainland Chile, the task of trying to save survivors and recover the dead was fully under way. Buildings lay in rubble, bridges and highway overpasses were toppled and roads buckled like rumpled paper. Mangled cars were strewn on several highways, many of the vehicles coming to rest on their roofs.

    "This is a major event. This happened near some very populated areas," said Randy Baldwin, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey. "With an 8.8 you expect damage to the population in the area."As the day unfolded, desperate relatives searched for missing loved ones. Many of the survivors took to the Internet to ask for help in locating relatives.

    http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/02/27/chile.quake/index.html?section=cnn_latest

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