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Old February 27, 2010, 02:16 AM
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Default 8.5 Magnitude Earthquake strikes Chile

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A massive earthquake of 8.5 magnitude has struck close to the city of Concepcion in Chile.

The United States Geological Survey said the earthquake struck at 0634 GMT on Saturday at a depth of 55km (34.2 miles).



Concepcion is the second largest city in the country, about 450km south of Santiago.
The US government said a tsunami warning has been issued for Chile, Peru and Ecuador.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/8540289.stm

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Old February 27, 2010, 02:19 AM
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8.5 is huge. Thank God no loss of lives reported.
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Old February 27, 2010, 02:42 AM
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Yes, 8.5 is a huge earthquake.
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Old February 27, 2010, 03:08 AM
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GOD help them. I've been to Chile several times on business and have good friends in Santiago. Concepcion, close to the epicenter of the quake, is a well developed city of close to a million and a half people, and I'd be surprised if there's no large scale damage there.

Chile has rapidly developed into the "second world" pushing first (Spain, Korea level) with a standard of living close to Greece and Turkey's ever since their transition to democracy. That makes them better prepared than many other countries but they'll still need help to deal with a quake of that magnitude, now being reported at 8.8! They had one even bigger than this in 1960 with close to 1700 dead. This time the death toll may be less.

GOD help them all. Following the story on Twitter ...
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Old February 27, 2010, 03:38 AM
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Upgraded to an 8.8

Tsunami Warning in effect for the Entire Pacific Region all the way to New Zealand

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Old February 27, 2010, 05:31 AM
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Real bad news.

8.8 !!!
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SANTIAGO, Chile – A massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake capable of tremendous damage struck central Chile early Saturday, shaking the capital for a minute and a half and setting off a tsunami.

Buildings collapsed and phone lines and electricity were down, making the extent of the damage difficult to determine. At least 6 people were killed, President Michele Bachelet said.
The quake hit at 3:34 a.m. (0634 GMT; 1:34 a.m. EST) and was centered 200 miles (325 kilometers) southwest of the capital, Santiago, at a depth of 22 miles (35 kilometers) the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
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Old February 27, 2010, 06:04 AM
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Tsunami waves (if any) are supposed to hit Sydney around 8:15am , now its 11:45pm.

Thank god I live in the hills area.
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Tsunami waves (if any) are supposed to hit Sydney around 8:15am , now its 11:45pm.

Thank god I live in the hills area.
What is the forecast? Is it going to be devastating?
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Old February 27, 2010, 12:19 PM
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Man I was just hanging out at the beach this arvo, the weather's been nuts anyway. So far people have just been warned to stay away from the beaches and coastal area. Apparently they'll know more info after the 'tsunami' reaches Hawaii. Supposed to potentially hit the Queensland coast at 8:15am and NSW at 8:45.

I think 122 confirmed dead in Chile so far, hope it doesn't go much beyond that.
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Sad to hear this. Thank God, no lives where lost. And worst of all, I live right near some fault.

Edit: Just read mona's post. 122 dead? Tragic. Innalillahe wa inna ilahe rajeun.

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Sad to hear this. Thank God, no lives where lost. And worst of all, I live right near some fault.
Dont you live in Canada?? You should be on any fault then unless you live in somewhere like Vancouver.

BUt this is real sad news, hopefully there wont be a lot of lives lost.
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Fire after earthquake



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Damaged roads



Collapsing bridge



Wrecked car and bridge.
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Old February 27, 2010, 01:27 PM
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122 died reported so far.
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Very sad news indeed.
Whats going on underneath us??

Too many earthquakes at terrifying magnitude lately.

May Allah protects us all.
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Very sad news indeed.
Whats going on underneath us??

Too many earthquakes at terrifying magnitude lately.

May Allah protects us all.
THe plates moving really fast?? Maybe 2012 theory is true??
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this is definitely happening more frequently now..... time to look back and find what are we doing so wrong....

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Looks like the doomsday is not far away.
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This is very sad. I was pretty surprised - and relieved - earlier to hear that there were no casualties off an 8.8 magnitude earthquake. Looks like that was just wishful thinking.

I fear for Bangladesh - the country has been on the radar for a while now and has practically no defense against an Earthquake of much smaller magnitude. Especially the cities.
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