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  • Magnitude 8.0 quake off Chile sparks tsunami warning along Latin America's Pacific coast

    04/01/2014 5:27:30 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 249 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4-1-2014
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A massive magnitude 8.0 earthquake on Tuesday off the coast of Chile, near the mining port of Iquique, sparked a tsunami warning for all of Latin America's Pacific coast, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. "An earthquake of this size has the potential to generate a destructive tsunami that can strike coastlines near the epicenter within minutes and more distant coastlines within hours," it said.
  • Magnitude 7.2 - MAULE, CHILE

    03/25/2012 4:12:56 PM PDT · by null and void · 36 replies · 2+ views
    USGS ^ | 2012 March 25 22:37:06 UTC | nully
    Magnitude 7.2 - MAULE, CHILE 2012 March 25 22:37:06 UTC Versión en Español Details Summary Maps Scientific & Technical Tsunami Earthquake Details This event has been reviewed by a seismologist. Magnitude 7.2 Date-Time Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 22:37:06 UTC Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 06:37:06 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 35.198°S, 71.783°W Depth 30 km (18.6 miles) Region MAULE, CHILE Distances 27 km (16 miles) NNW of Talca, Maule, Chile 55 km (34 miles) WSW of Curico, Maule, Chile 99 km (61 miles) NNE of Cauquenes, Maule, Chile 219 km (136 miles) SSW...
  • Chile sacks oceanography chief over failure to issue tsunami warnings

    03/06/2010 12:19:46 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 1 replies · 319+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 3/6/2010
    Cmdr Mariano Rojas, thehead of the Navy's oceanographic service, was asked to step down as the scale of the tsunami damage became clear. Port captains in several towns issued their own warnings, but a national alert never came, and some say that failure led to deaths. Police officers search for victims on the beach near Pelluhue, some 322 kms southwest of Santiago The tsunami is believed responsible for many of the deaths and damage. Following the earthquake, military officials admitted an “error of diagnosis” and said they had transmitted “very unclear information” to President Michelle Bachelet on whether to lift...
  • Oceanography chief sacked after tsunami

    03/05/2010 6:07:35 PM PST · by myknowledge · 7 replies · 524+ views
    Nine News ^ | March 6, 2010
    Chile has sacked the head of the navy's Oceanography Service (SHOA), saying he failed to provide a clear warning of the killer tsunami that followed a huge earthquake. SHOA chief Mariano Rojas was immediately removed from the post, while the head of the Navy was opening an investigation "on the circumstances of the decision process after the natural catastrophe hit the country", an official statement said on Friday. Along with the emergency response agency ONEMI and the president's office, SHOA headed the official response to Saturday's massive 8.8-magnitude tremor and ensuing tsunami waves, which killed more than 800 people and...
  • Strong 6.6-Magnitude Aftershock Rocks Chile

    03/05/2010 4:17:30 AM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 28 replies · 1,275+ views
    FOX News ^ | 03/05/2010 | FOX News
    6.6-Magnitude Aftershock Rocks Chile
  • Chile earthquake rattles wine industry as millions of bottles' worth is lost

    03/03/2010 11:49:04 PM PST · by myknowledge · 14 replies · 485+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | March 4, 2010 | Jonathan Franklin
    SANTIAGO, CHILE -- The massive earthquake that struck Chile on Saturday caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage to one of the world's most popular wine industries, sending rivers of merlot and cabernet sauvignon pouring from cracked barrels and vast storage tanks onto warehouse floors. "That was hard to watch," said Pablo Morande Jr., who said he looked on as 2 1/2 million liters of wine sloshed into the ground at his vineyard in Chile's battered wine country. Vintners and analysts of an industry that is the fourth-leading wine exporter to the United States after Italy, France and Australia...
  • Strong Aftershocks Hit Chile

    03/03/2010 3:28:31 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 21 replies · 551+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 3, 2010 | Carolina Pica
    Three big, successive aftershocks shook Chile's south-central regions Wednesday, further rattling a nation already on edge after the massive 8.8 magnitude quake that struck it early Saturday. Wednesday's temblors triggered local tsunami alerts along the coasts of the Bio Bio and Maule regions, the two hardest hit by Saturday's quake and an ensuing tsunami. Blaring sirens sent already nervous residents scurrying for higher ground in the seaport of Talcahuano, reported Dow Jones Newswires journalists at the scene. Tsunami alerts were also heard in the coastal towns of Concepcion and Constitucion, according to local radio broadcasts. All three towns were ravaged...
  • Earthquakes today in Chile as earthquake swarm continues

    03/03/2010 1:59:20 AM PST · by malkee · 1 replies · 759+ views
    fromtheold ^ | 3-3-10
    Chile - The earthquake swarm in Chile continues today, already 3 earthquakes could be counted today that rates above the 5magnitude and the last earthquake was less than a hour ago. The latest one is a 5.1magnitude and hit just of the shore of Valparaiso. The second and the third earthquakes were a 5.1 that striked offshore at Bio-Bio the other one was a 5.4magnitude that striked just off shore of Maule. There were also 3 earthquakes between the 4 and 5 magnitude mark in Chile.
  • Chilean Earthquake Shortened Earth's Day

    03/02/2010 8:01:16 AM PST · by Clint Williams · 31 replies · 922+ views
    Slashdot ^ | 3/1/10 | kdawson
    ailnlv writes "Days on Earth just got shorter. The recent earthquake in Chile shifted the planet's axis by about 8 cm and shortened days by 1.26 microseconds 'The changes can be modeled, though they're difficult to detect physically given their small size... Some changes may be more obvious, and islands may have shifted... Santa Maria Island off the coast near Concepcion, Chile’s second-largest city, may have been raised 2 meters (6 feet) as a result of the latest quake...'"
  • Hungry, angry Chileans set fire to shops

    03/02/2010 4:47:48 AM PST · by myknowledge · 51 replies · 1,169+ views
    Nine News ^ | March 2, 2010
    Looters pillaged shops, homes and even attacked a fire station in the burning Chilean city of Concepcion, as rescuers try to find quake survivors. Police fired tear gas to try to disperse an angry crowd that set fire to the Bigger supermarket after they were prevented from entering. Black smoke billowed out over the ruins of Concepcion, one of the cities worst hit by Saturday's 8.8-magnitude quake, which has killed more than 720 people. "It's full, they have water, food, diapers, but the police won't let us go inside," complained one man standing next to the supermarket after a curfew...
  • Long Live Democratic Seismology (Hitchens)

    03/02/2010 2:45:52 PM PST · by Reaganesque · 2 replies · 447+ views
    Slate ^ | 3/1/10 | Christopher Hitchens
    In his days on the staid old London Times of the 1930s, Claud Cockburn won an in-house competition for the most boring headline by coming up with "Small Earthquake in Chile: Not Many Dead." ...snip... Seismology in this decade is already emerging as the most important new department of socioeconomics and politics. The simple recognition that nature is master and that the crust of our planet is highly volatile has been thrown into some relief by the staggering 250,000 butcher's bill exacted from the people of Haiti by a single terrestrial spasm, and by the relative survival capacity of Chileans...
  • Chile Appeals for Aid, Deploys Troops

    03/01/2010 5:50:25 PM PST · by Kartographer · 19 replies · 426+ views
    WSJ ^ | 3/2/10 | MATT MOFFET in Santiago and ANTHONY ESPOSITO and SERGIO ABARCA in Concepción, Chile
    Looting raged in the hard-hit southern city of Concepción, Chile's second-largest, while scores of people remained trapped in a 15-story apartment building that toppled onto its side. Earthquake experts said the death toll so far appears low considering to the enormous power of the magnitude-8.8 quake, in part because many buildings were engineered to withstand such an event. The northern capital of Santiago was slowly returning to business as usual Monday. Subway lines were running again and many shops and offices were open for business, though residents were rattled by aftershocks and scattered cases of gangs attempting to rob markets...
  • ‘The Sea Was 30 Metres High. Everybody Ran’ [Coastal Town Now "Giant Scrapyard"]

    03/01/2010 5:50:22 PM PST · by Steelfish · 8 replies · 1,272+ views
    London Times ^ | March 01, 2010 | Dom Phillips
    March 2, 2010 ‘The Sea Was 30 Metres High. Everybody Ran’ Dom Phillips, Constitución A mother and daughter are reduced to tears after looters set fire to a supermarket near their home in Constitución. When the earthquake struck the dirt-poor coastal town of Constitución, José Carrasco was sleeping in the cab of his truck by the beach. “It was really strong, shaking,” he said. Forty-five minutes later he saw the first tsunami wave coming towards him. “The sea came and covered everything. It was 30 metres high. There were two waves. When we saw the sea coming in, everybody ran....
  • Chile Vs. Haiti

    03/01/2010 5:27:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies · 732+ views ^ | March 1, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Disaster: The 8.8-magnitude earthquake that ripped through Chile was as bad as they come. But unlike Haiti, which suffered a quake of its own six weeks ago, Chile's misfortune was confined to nature alone. Chile's monster quake over the weekend tore apart apartment houses, flung SUVs like toys on highways and washed whole villages out to sea. Those in it said the ground literally jumped for 90 long seconds. Yet unlike Haiti, which lost upwards of 250,000 people in its 7.0 quake Jan. 12, Chile's death toll as of Monday was 725, fewer than even the 1,800 who died in...
  • Chile Battles Lawlessness, Desperation After Massive Earthquake

    03/01/2010 2:39:29 PM PST · by Kartographer · 30 replies · 666+ views
    VOANews ^ | 3/1/10 | Michael Bowman
    Chilean authorities are struggling to maintain order, distribute supplies, and rescue survivors after Saturday's powerful earthquake that killed more than 700 people and damaged or destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes and buildings. President Michelle Bachelet is attempting to rally her nation in the face of tragedy and devastation, while appealing to the international community for assistance. Shock and grief have given way to desperation and lawlessness in some areas hardest-hit by the 8.8-magnitude earthquake. Many looters made off with food and basic supplies. Others saw an opportunity for large-scale theft, carrying away home appliances on their backs
  • Chilean Quake Likely Shifted Earth’s Axis, NASA Scientist Says

    03/01/2010 2:21:45 PM PST · by Fractal Trader · 99 replies · 3,569+ views
    Business Week ^ | 1 March 2020 | Alex Morales
    he earthquake that killed more than 700 people in Chile on Feb. 27 probably shifted the Earth’s axis and shortened the day, a National Aeronautics and Space Administration scientist said. Earthquakes can involve shifting hundreds of kilometers of rock by several meters, changing the distribution of mass on the planet. This affects the Earth’s rotation, said Richard Gross, a geophysicist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, who uses a computer model to calculate the effects. “The length of the day should have gotten shorter by 1.26 microseconds (millionths of a second),” Gross, said today in an e-mailed reply...
  • Lessons Learned Limited Chile Quake Damage (Quake was 500 times more powerful than Haiti's)

    03/01/2010 8:54:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies · 980+ views
    CBS Evening News ^ | 02/28/2010
    Government Reinforced Building Codes After The Most Powerful Earthquake in Recorded History Shook Chile in 1960. Saturday's 8.8-magnitude earthquake in Chile is tied for fifth place on the list of most powerful quakes ever recorded, 500 times more powerful than the one that shook Haiti last month. Though the death toll is still rising, CBS News correspondent Elaine Quijano reports lessons learned decades ago will prevent the casualties in Chile from reaching anywhere near the estimated 220,000 killed in Haiti. Unlike in Haiti, the epicenter of Saturday's quake was 70 miles off Chile's coast, far from big cities. Also, the...
  • Taiwanese disappointed not to see a tsunami

    03/01/2010 3:16:54 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 340+ views
    Taiwanese disappointed not to see a tsunami Feb 28, 2010, 12:28 GMT Taipei - While people in many countries worried that the tsunami caused by Saturday's earthquake in Chile might strike their region, some Taiwanese were disappointed Sunday when no tsunami occurred in Taiwan. The TV channel CTI showed thrill-seeking Taiwanese waiting on the east coast for the tsunami which the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre had predicted would arrive at around 2:30 pm (0630 GMT). Holding cameras and binoculars, the holidays makers - some bringing along their children - waited on the shore for hours, but were disappointed when no...
  • Tsunamis Pound Chile's Coastal Towns After Quake

    02/28/2010 4:44:16 PM PST · by Kartographer · 2 replies · 586+ views
    WSJ ^ | 2/28/10 | Sergio Abarca and Jeff Fick
    The worst damage appears to be in the coastal town of Constitucion, some 70 kilometers north of Pelluhue. Houses a half-kilometer from the beach were filled with water, mud and sand. Water marks were visible on walls 10 blocks from the shoreline. According to a local firefighter, 80 people have been confirmed dead. The town has also seen widespread looting as panicked residents search for food, water and basic necessities. The Unimarc supermarket was completely ransacked, and a fire that the firefighter said was intentionally set was burning in the basement. Karen Espinoza, owner of a bakery that was completely...
  • Did tsunami lower Indian Ocean temperature? (interesting implication for chile quake...el nino)

    02/28/2010 7:29:21 AM PST · by milwguy · 14 replies · 779+ views
    The Hindu ^ | Feb 02, 2005 | P. Sunderarajan
    NEW DELHI, FEB. 1. Could the tsunami that hit the Indian coast impact global climate? Scientists at ISRO have found that the temperature over a vast stretch of the Indian Ocean had cooled significantly around the same time the tsunami struck, raising the question whether it could have a cascading impact on the atmosphere and consequently the climate across the world. Speaking to The Hindu , Vijay K. Agarwal of ISRO's Space Application Centre in Ahmedabad, said data collected by a satellite operated by the U.S. and Japan, which were consequently corroborated by information from a data buoy on the...
  • Chile Quake Caught on Surveillance Camera

    02/28/2010 10:39:44 AM PST · by GVnana · 10 replies · 1,491+ views
    Reuters via WSJ ^ | 2/28/2010
    Video at link.
  • Chilean Seaside Resort of Pelluhue Has Been Washed Away; Municipality Had About 1,000 Residents

    02/28/2010 9:39:39 AM PST · by Steelfish · 82 replies · 9,181+ views
    February 28, 2010
    BREAKING NEWS-Wall St. Journal Ticker Chilean seaside resort of Pelluhue has been washed away; municipality had about 1,000 residents
  • Chile Reels From Devastating 8.8 Earthquake [Over 300 Dead and One Million Collapsed Structures]

    02/27/2010 9:25:11 PM PST · by Steelfish · 19 replies · 944+ views
    LATimes ^ | February 27, 2010 | Chris Kraul
    Chile Reels From Devastating 8.8 Earthquake The massive quake tears down buildings and bridges and rips open highways in Santiago and Concepcion. The death toll of 300 is expected to rise. By Chris Kraul February 27, 2010 Reporting from Bogota, Colombia - One of the biggest earthquakes in recorded history rocked Chile on Saturday, killing at least 300 people, toppling buildings and freeways, and sending sirens wailing thousands of miles away as governments scrambled to protect coastal residents from the ensuing tsunami. Chilean President Michelle Bachelet declared parts of the country "catastrophe zones" in the wake of the 8.8 magnitude...
  • Chile was ready for quake, Haiti wasn't

    02/27/2010 9:34:59 PM PST · by thecodont · 20 replies · 833+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Saturday, February 27, 2010 | By FRANK BAJAK, Associated Press Writer
    (02-27) 17:44 PST PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- The earthquake in Chile was far stronger than the one that struck Haiti last month — yet the death toll in this Caribbean nation is magnitudes higher. The reasons are simple. Chile is wealthier and infinitely better prepared, with strict building codes, robust emergency response and a long history of handling seismic catastrophes. No living Haitian had experienced a quake at home when the Jan. 12 disaster crumbled their poorly constructed buildings. And Chile was relatively lucky this time. Saturday's quake was centered offshore an estimated 21 miles (34 kilometers) underground in a...
  • Chile Earthquake - Photo Thread

    02/28/2010 12:29:51 AM PST · by GVnana · 38 replies · 3,004+ views
    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 waveCars washed by wave:Collapsed pedestrian bridge on the Pan American Highway.Overturned dump truck in Talca, 186 miles south of Santiago.
  • Evacuations ordered at Misawa, Okinawa bases amid tsunami fears

    02/28/2010 3:39:02 AM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 6 replies · 581+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | FEBRUARY 28, 2010 | By T.D. Flack and David Allen
    MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan — U.S. military commanders on Okinawa ordered a limited evacuation of coastal areas for all DOD personnel shortly after 1 p.m. Sunday, and Japanese officials ordered the evacuation of more than 4,000 people living along the coastline near Misawa Air Base in mainland Japan. Base officials at Misawa broadcast warnings to American community members early Sunday afternoon, advising that anyone living east of Route 338 were ordered to evacuate. “Leave that area immediately,” read a crawler on the American Forces Network television channel. On Okinawa a wave up to six feet in height was expected to...
  • Navy in Pacific Responds to Tsunami Warning [News updates at Navy Facbook pages]

    02/27/2010 3:17:33 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 548+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2010 – The Navy is taking precautionary measures in response to the Tsunami warning issued in the wake of the Feb. 27 earthquake in Chile. The measures include preparing to sortie ships and moving a ship from Naval Station Pearl Harbor and one from Naval Station San Diego. USS Crommelin, USS Chafee, USS Chung Hoon and USS O'Kane, USNS Yukon and Sea Commando, a SEAL support vessel, will sortie from Naval Station Pearl Harbor. USS Port Royal is in a maintenance availability and cannot get underway, so it will be moved to deeper water inside the harbor....
  • Tsunami waves in Hawaii smaller than expected

    02/27/2010 4:02:40 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 27 replies · 1,296+ views
    CNN ^ | February 27, 2010 | Thelma Gutierrez
    A tsunami generated by an 8.8-magnitude earthquake in Chile struck Hawaii Saturday, but an official with the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the island chain "dodged a bullet" after smaller-than-expected waves were reported.
  • Big quake question: Is nature out of control?

    02/27/2010 11:59:17 AM PST · by americanophile · 128 replies · 1,746+ views
    MSNBC ^ | February 27, 2010 | via MSNBC
    Chile is on a hotspot of sorts for earthquake activity. And so the 8.8-magnitude temblor that shook the region overnight was not a surprise, historically speaking. Nor was it outside the realm of normal, scientists say, even though it comes on the heels of other major earthquakes. One scientist, however, says that relative to the time period from the mid-1970s to the mid-1990s, Earth has been more active over the past 15 years or so. The Chilean earthquake, and the tsunami it spawned, originated on a hot spot known as a subduction zone, where one plate of Earth's crust dives...
  • Chile Earthquake Among Strongest Since 1900

    02/27/2010 11:47:09 AM PST · by Star Traveler · 35 replies · 1,606+ views
    VOA News ^ | Saturday, February 27, 2010 | VOA Staff
    Chile Earthquake Among Strongest Since 1900 VOA News 27 February 2010 Cars are seen overturned and stuck at a collapsed road innorthern Santiago, Chile, 27 Feb 2010 Based on U.S. Geological Survey figures, Saturday's 8.8-magnitude earthquake in Chile could rank as one of the most powerful in history. If the magnitude of the Chilean earthquake stands, it would be tied as the fifth-strongest earthquake recorded since 1900, when records were first kept.  An earthquake off the coast of Ecuador in 1906 also was recorded to have a magnitude of 8.8. The most powerful earthquake recorded also occurred in Chile, in...
  • Massive Magnitude 8.8 Quake Hits Chile, Killing Dozens

    02/27/2010 4:59:08 AM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 19 replies · 826+ views ^ | February 27, 2010 | Fox News
    BREAKING NEWS — 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 "It has been a devastating earthquake," Interior Minister Edmundo Perez Yoma told reporters.
  • In Chile, earthquake with 8.8-magnitude sets off tsunami warnings

    02/27/2010 5:04:53 AM PST · by MsLady · 7 replies · 946+ views
    New Jersey Real-Time News ^ | 2/27/2010 | associated press
    SANTIAGO, Chile — A massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck Chile early today, killing at least 78 people, collapsing buildings and setting off a tsunami. A huge wave reached a populated area in the Robinson Crusoe Islands, 410 miles (660 kilometers) off the Chilean coast, said President Michele Bachelet.
  • California under tsunami advisory

    02/27/2010 6:51:26 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 10 replies · 917+ views
    hosted ^ | Feb 27
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- California warned its coastal cities to prepare for possible tsunami waves following a deadly magnitude-8.8 earthquake off the coast of Chile. A tsunami advisory was issued for the coast of California and an Alaskan coastal area from Kodiak to Attu islands....
  • 40 Meter (130 ft) Tsunami Wave Smashes Juan Fernandez Island

    02/27/2010 6:58:21 AM PST · by Zakeet · 68 replies · 8,691+ views
    Hollywood Backstage ^ | February 27, 2010 | Gwen Spinali
    There have been unconfirmed reports that a gigantic 130 foot Tsunami wave has hit Juan Fernandez Island swallowing the Island after the massive 8.8-Magnitude Earthquake stuck off the coast of Chile. Government officials in Chile have now confirmed the death toll exceeds 52 with that number expected to climb dramatically.
  • Tsunami = CNN Expert Just Stated Wave Height Could Reach 20 METERS, 60FT

    02/27/2010 7:05:36 AM PST · by joinedafterattack · 97 replies · 5,713+ views
    CNN | 2-27-10
  • Tsunami in Los Angeles To Be Roughly 2.5 Feet at 12:20pm today

    02/27/2010 7:17:02 AM PST · by joinedafterattack · 40 replies · 2,326+ views
    NOAA ^ | 2-27-10 | NOAA
  • Photos from the Chilean Earthquake (La Tercera newspaper)

    02/27/2010 8:11:18 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 5 replies · 2,106+ views
    La Tercera ^ | 2/27/10 | Reaganesque
    This newspaper is in Spanish only but it has a whole bunch of pictures from the afflicted areas plus video. I tried some of the local television stations but they seem to be down. Click here to view pics. The slide show is about half way down the page on the left.
  • Geophysicist: tsunami approaching HI quickly

    02/27/2010 9:42:28 AM PST · by cajuncow · 62 replies · 2,773+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 2-27-10 | Associated Press
    HONOLULU, Hawaii – A geophysicist at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii says the tsunami was approaching Hawaii a bit faster than originally predicted. Victor Sardina says data coming in from buoys and tide gauges across the Pacific indicated the tsunami should arrive in Hawaii at 11:05 a.m. (4:05 p.m. EST), instead of 11:19 a.m. He predicts the tsunami would be a series of big waves, rather than a wall of water.
  • Chile Earthquake Kills 122 And Triggers Tsunami

    02/27/2010 9:42:49 AM PST · by Steelfish · 5 replies · 654+ views
    London Times ^ | February 27, 2010 | Robin Henry
    February 27, 2010 Chile Earthquake Kills 122 And Triggers Tsunami Robin Henry A massive earthquake has hit the coast of Chile, killing scores of people, flattening buildings and triggering a tsunami. The 8.8-magnitude quake, the country’s largest in 25 years, shook the capital Santiago for a minute and half at 3:34am (6:34am GMT) today. A tsunami warning has been extended across 53 countries, including most of Central and South America and as far as Australia, Hawaii and Antarctica. The wave has already caused serious damage to the sparsely populated Juan Fernandez islands, off the Santiago coast, and is now travelling...
  • 8.8 Earthquake in Chile [Update at #277]

    02/26/2010 11:01:09 PM PST · by dragnet2 · 1,957 replies · 73,522+ views
    On the radio KFI LA..
  • Tsunami Warning for Hawaii, First Wave at 11:19 a.m. HST, 10-15 Foot Waves; Advisory for West Coast

    02/27/2010 4:37:11 AM PST · by kristinn · 1,236 replies · 72,876+ views
    Saturday, February 27, 2010 | Kristinn/ NWS
    The National Weather Service Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has issued a tsunami warning for Hawaii and a tsunami advisory for the West Coast of the United States.A NWS spokesman on CNN says it is estimated the tsunami waves will be 10 to 15 feet high when they hit Hawaii. The tsunmi waves could last up to six hours.Recent buoy reports of wave heights vary from 5 to 16 feet.Latest statement on Hawaii:BULLETIN TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 7 NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI 148 AM HST SAT FEB 27 2010 TO - CIVIL DEFENSE IN THE STATE OF HAWAII...