Less than two months after the tragic earthquake in Haiti, a larger, more powerful earthquake has struck in Chile. The epicenter, about halfway between Santiago, Chile's largest city, and Conception, on the coast and Chile's second-largest city, has already claimed at least 120 people. The death toll will inevitably climb, as dozens of buildings have collapsed. The earthquake struck just after midnight local time, and many people were outdoors when it struck. For more information, check out these links:
The USGS Earthquake map
centered on 75 degrees west.The Daily Crawler
, a web aggregator, with a very inclusive report.Lucianne
, another news aggregator.The London TimesSouth America Daily
, another news site I bookmarked.
People in Hawaii and American Samoa are being asked to evacuate low-lying areas due to the threat of a Tsunami.
Labels: Chile, earthquake, estensive damage, powerful, tsunami danger