massive earthquake strikes: chile!

February 27, 2010

There’s been another earthquake. This is crazy!

A massive earthquake with a magnitude of 8.8 has hit central Chile, killing at least 47 people, local media say.

The quake struck at 0634 GMT about 91km (56 miles) north-east of the city of Concepcion and 317km south-west of the capital, Santiago.

President Michelle Bachelet also said a large wave had affected one southern island group and she appealed for the Chilean people to remain calm.

The US issued an initial tsunami warning for Chile, Peru and Ecuador.

That was later extended to Colombia, Antarctica and Central America. Japan’s meteorological agency warned of a potential tsunami across large areas of the Pacific.

Santiago airport has been closed and all flights cancelled until further notice, airline officials say.


I hope this one is not as bad as what happened in Haiti.


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