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Chile Earthquake - Photo Thread
Various news sources ^ | 2/27/2010

Posted on 02/28/2010 12:29:51 AM PST by GVnana

First three photos show the complete collapse of an apartment building in Concepcion.

Freeway collapse:

Apartment block in Santiago:

Bridge collapse 186 miles south of Santiago:

Fishing boat washed up by a wave generated by the earthquake in Talcahuano Port, outside Concepcion.

Shipping containers washed up by wave

Cars washed by wave:

Collapsed pedestrian bridge on the Pan American Highway.

Overturned dump truck in Talca, 186 miles south of Santiago.

(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chile; chileearthquake; earthquake; photos; southamerica
Photos linked to original sources.
1 posted on 02/28/2010 12:29:51 AM PST by GVnana
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To: GVnana

There has to be a lot more dead than being reported.

That’s major damage.


2 posted on 02/28/2010 12:45:26 AM PST by DB
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To: DB

3:30 in the morning, most people asleep—I’m very much afraid that you are right.


3 posted on 02/28/2010 1:00:56 AM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: AliVeritas

Prayers up.


4 posted on 02/28/2010 1:02:53 AM PST by AliVeritas (Pray, Pray, Pray.)
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To: GVnana

We knew it was going to be bad. I have relief funds that I send to and am able to direct it. I hope the Obama Admin. doesn’t keep talking about interference. An 8.8 is huge. God Bless these folks in the region and all affected.


5 posted on 02/28/2010 1:10:01 AM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: GVnana

And man is going to “destroy the Earth”, huh? Look at how nature brushes us aside like Lego pieces.


6 posted on 02/28/2010 1:33:22 AM PST by montag813
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To: GVnana

Opening my checkbook for Chile relief. Unlike Haiti, I feel confident it will actually be put to good use.


7 posted on 02/28/2010 1:34:28 AM PST by montag813
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To: GVnana

The pics depict really severe damage.
I am, however, confused with the US news reports of
Tsunami warnings all the way to Japan, as well as here in the Philippines.
There seems to be little or no mention from the US news of
a Mag 8 earthquake, off the coast of Japan, that took place at about the same time as the Chile quake.
I think there was a Tsunami watch for NW Luzon, which faces Japan, but the media seems to think that the entire Pacific
is in danger from a quake that was so far away from here.

What am I missing here?


8 posted on 02/28/2010 3:24:04 AM PST by AlexW (Now in the Philippines . Happy not to be back in the USA for now.)
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To: DB

There has to be a lot more dead than being reported.

Right. The media has decided that the public at large could not handle the bad news psychologically. Just as they handled 9/11


9 posted on 02/28/2010 3:37:31 AM PST by chainsaw ( 'You know that your landing gear is up and locked when it takes full power to taxi to the terminal)
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To: AlexW

What am I missing here?

Your forgetting that the drive-by media is reporting from their cubicles.


10 posted on 02/28/2010 3:47:59 AM PST by chainsaw ( 'You know that your landing gear is up and locked when it takes full power to taxi to the terminal)
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To: DB
There has to be a lot more dead than being reported. That’s major damage.

I think Chile has a decent handle on the number of dead. It may reach 400, but I seriously doubt it goes much higher.

11 posted on 02/28/2010 3:54:41 AM PST by Always Right
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To: eyedigress

Geraldo did say last night that the 8.8 Chile quake was 900 times stronger than the Haiti Earthquake!!!

Prayers that the death total is not going to zoom upward.

Hoping it is not - believing the God is right there in the midst of all this chaos and saw to it that not the thousands or hundreds of thousands were killed either by the earthquake or by the Tsunami waves that were definitely headed to kill thousands or millions more - had they not “mysteriously” stopped in their tracks!

The video that’s been shown on Fox and on CNN (yes I turned to CNN last night because Fox went away from live coverage but CNN did not) - the video’s showing the TSUNAMI waves coming were absolutely terrifying to see. Maybe someonw will find a way to post a link to those videos - so even more can “see” and “believe” in HIM - the Savior of the world and the soon coming (for His church first and after seven horrible years - coming to reign in power and majesty on this earth - for 1000 years!!!

now go ahead and tell me to shut up.

It’s ok.


12 posted on 02/28/2010 4:26:07 AM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: GVnana
Unbelievable.

One news commentator said that Chile had high building standards because they were so earthquake-prone. That probably helped keep the damage down. Even so, an 8+ is going to do damage.

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I was in a slight New Madrid fault tremor 35 years ago. It was unsettling. It only lasted a few seconds, but it was unnerving to feel a slight shaking.

I can't even imagine what it would be like to be caught on one of those bridges or roadways in the pix above and see the asphalt rippling in waves.

13 posted on 02/28/2010 4:28:19 AM PST by TomGuy
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8.8 is no joke. I’m guessing you can’t even crawl with that much movement going on.

I’ve been wondering when our local fault slip is coming. We’ve had few good ones in the past. TWO of the FOUR biggest in California and I’m right between them.

7.9 Mw — http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1857_Fort_Tejon_earthquake

7.3 Mw — http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1952_Kern_County_earthquake

My family is prepared the best we can be, the rest is in God’s hands.


14 posted on 02/28/2010 4:43:31 AM PST by ResearchMonkey (Enlightenment© being diagnosed.)
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To: GVnana

oh my..God help them...prayers going up


15 posted on 02/28/2010 4:58:12 AM PST by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: AlexW

The history of earthquakes off the Chile coast (like this one) have been linked to deadly tsunamis striking across the entire Pacific basin. Google the Hilo tsunami of 1960 to learn why they took this seriously.


16 posted on 02/28/2010 5:06:08 AM PST by comps4spice (Liberalism is a disease; Democrats are the puss in the boil on the butt of humanity.)
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To: maica

Wow!


17 posted on 02/28/2010 5:49:46 AM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Apple Blossom; theKid51; BabyBMW; ourusa

ping


18 posted on 02/28/2010 5:51:19 AM PST by bmwcyle (Free the Navy Seals)
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To: Budge; All

Check this out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MI4NwahF5wI

Youtube replay of all that was going on yesterday re: the Tsunami - talking about how fast the water was rushing out of the Bay....

“It’s hitting Hilo(Hawaii) first...etc...”


19 posted on 02/28/2010 7:33:56 AM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: Budge; All

The audio for this youtube replay is horrible.

Maybe somebody can post a link to a better feed somewhere on the internet that replays the Tsunami reporting of yesterday.


20 posted on 02/28/2010 7:35:14 AM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: Budge; All; Strategerist

Here is a feed from youtube - report from Hawaii when the quake hit...talking about a wave about 10 feet high south of San Diego, CA.,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aY1SZqFcAVk&feature=channel


21 posted on 02/28/2010 7:41:12 AM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: TomGuy

Yes, interesting how well the buildings held together,
most of the damage seemed to be caused by foundation
collapse. Even a total fall and that one barely broke
in two. Probably saved a lot of lives.


22 posted on 02/28/2010 7:44:32 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: TomGuy
2 Modern Techniques Modern construction techniques for earthquake zones involved designing structures that fail in predictable ways at predictable energy levels based on quantified earthquake severerities.

In the Los Angeles, California , it is legal to build an apartment building near the San Andreas Fault with a setback limit of 50 feet. The apartments are typically designed to withstand an earthquake of 7.8 on the Richter Scale and fail in predictable ways at that level. The reasoning is that an earthquake above 7.8 will bring down almost any structure and it is very difficult to design a reasonably priced structure that will withstand anything above 7.8 quakes.

http://www.economicexpert.com/a/Earthquake:construction.html

23 posted on 02/28/2010 7:44:44 AM PST by GVnana ("Obama is incredibly naive and grossly egotistical." Sarkozy)
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To: montag813

INDEED.

Scripture speaks of the earth . . . upchucking the evil man does and is . . . I forget the exact phrasing or ref.


24 posted on 02/28/2010 7:49:37 AM PST by Quix ( POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 TRAITORS http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: AlexW

Perhaps it was the case that the Japan quake—between it and Taiwan?

was deep enough &/or of a type that not much Tsunami was expected.

A lot of water has to be displaced for a Tsunami. Some deep quakes miles underground, do not displace much water at all.


25 posted on 02/28/2010 7:51:14 AM PST by Quix ( POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 TRAITORS http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
Uh, I don't think your link mentioned San Diego (10 ft. high wave). I think it said Santiago.

I live in San Diego and we didn't have any waves that high---only 1 -2 feet high.

26 posted on 02/28/2010 7:54:58 AM PST by CAluvdubya (We need a Commander-in-Chief, not a professor of Law standing at a lectern-Palin 2010)
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt

Many thanks for the links, FWI!


27 posted on 02/28/2010 10:46:23 AM PST by Budge (Who will protect us from the protectors?)
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To: Always Right

Want to bet?


28 posted on 02/28/2010 11:58:49 AM PST by DB
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt

An 8.8 releases 500 times more energy than a 7.0.

31.6^(8.8-7.0)=500.5


29 posted on 02/28/2010 12:03:00 PM PST by DB
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To: DB

Considering it is over 700 now, it would not be a very prudent bet.


30 posted on 02/28/2010 12:06:21 PM PST by Always Right
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To: AlexW

There was a 7.0, of which there are about 19 per year. Large, but nothing like what happened in Chile. There was no 8.0 near Japan, AFAIK.


31 posted on 02/28/2010 2:11:52 PM PST by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: CAluvdubya

Listened to the linked news broadcast again and you’re right - the lady announcer said “Santeeaygo” (spelling phonetically what I heard her say),,,,so that must have been Santiago.

I have no idea where that is.


32 posted on 02/28/2010 3:16:07 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: Budge

You are very welcome. Thanks and
God bless you!


33 posted on 02/28/2010 3:17:07 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: DB

thanks for that info - reported what it sounded like Geraldo said


34 posted on 02/28/2010 3:18:31 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: DB

“There has to be a lot more dead than being reported.”

The early news was about how Chile is more Westernized than Haiti, construction demands similar to US, etc. If these photos depict how an earthquake-prone US city would look after a big quake, they are going to downplay the damage.

And, to be cynical, the more pathetic the victims were, even before the disaster, the better our media likes it.


35 posted on 02/28/2010 3:27:16 PM PST by EDINVA (Sarchasm (n): The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: montag813

You’ve got to admire the Chilean government and the people. They were as prepared for this as possible, they built structures designed to survive the quake, and they are thanking countries for their offers, but they’ve got it handled thank you very much.

I hope they are in fact handling it as well as they indicate and that they would accept assistance if they needed it. I hope our nation would do the same.


36 posted on 02/28/2010 3:27:19 PM PST by gitmo (FR vs DTU: n4mage vs DUmage)
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To: AlexW

Media makes it up. They should check with the USGS before reporting.


37 posted on 02/28/2010 4:12:13 PM PST by Jaded (I realized that after Monday and Tuesday, even the calendar says W T F)
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
No problem. I just didn't want anyone to think San Diego had a huge wave.

I have no idea where that is.

Santiago is the capital of Chile and is just north, I believe, of the epicenter. It's above Concepcion.

38 posted on 02/28/2010 5:39:15 PM PST by CAluvdubya (We need a Commander-in-Chief, not a professor of Law standing at a lectern-Palin 2010)
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To: CAluvdubya

Ah - ok - then that makes sense. Thanks for that info,.


39 posted on 02/28/2010 6:44:25 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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