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New York TimesAfrica's Gift to Silicon Valley: How to Track a CrisisNew York TimesWhen the Chilean earthquake struck, Ushahidi deployed again. A lot of things could go wrong with this model. People could lie, get the address wrong, ...and more »
New York TimesAfter the Earthquake, a Military Chile Can Love AgainNew York Times... was on display in Mexico after a devastating quake there in 1985, and appears also to have been a factor in Chile's response to its Feb. 27 disaster. ...Pinochet's triumphWaterbury Republican Americanall 2 news articles »
Chile quake, Finland strike behind pulp price increaseToronto StarMONTREAL–Canadian pulp producers are expected to benefit from a sustained improvement in the forestry product's pricing caused by the Chilean earthquake and ...Canadian pulp producers expected to benefit as prices rise due to Chilean quakeWinnipeg Free Pressall 34 news articles »
Globe and MailThe Falcon: Chile Earthquake impacts students, time, and the worldmy.hsj.orgThe Chile earthquake is currently tied for the fifth largest earthquake in Earth's recorded history. Although the damage in Chile is extensive, the severity ...Chilean earthquake reveals hard truths for unsafe schoolsMontreal GazetteMobile giving for Chile pales compared to Haitimsnbc.comDrive to Aid Chile Earthquake VictimsBoston College ChronicleFOXNews -Christian Science Monitor -Sifyall 2,185 news articles »
Validus Holdings, Ltd. Provides Initial Estimate of Losses from the Chilean ...MarketWatch (press release)Validus expects that the Chilean Earthquake will result in total insured industry losses between $4.0 billion and $8.0 billion. Based on these estimates, ...Validus estimates Chile claims at $170M to $270MBusinessWeekRenRe Gives no Quake, Storm Loss Figures, But They May be 'Significant'Insurance JournalMarket Report -- In Play (VR)MSN MoneyWall Street Journal -Environmental Expert (press release) -Reutersall 48 news articles »
CNM News NetworkChile Earthquake 2010 and 3 Aftershocks or Quakes Shaking Latin America on ...CNM News NetworkIn addition to the Chilean quakes, earthquakes have been felt in Haiti, other Latin American countries, California, Oklahoma, Hawaii, and Turkey. ...The Accidental Tsunami RiderWorld HumEditorial Roundup: Excerpts From Recent EditorialsWashington PostPeru funds tsunami-warning system on Pacific coastThe Associated PressScienceDude (blog) -Fromtheoldall 155 news articles »
Malaysia StarDrane: Physical, spiritual worlds shake in earthquakesGoErie.comThe Chilean earthquake was the seventh-most powerful in recorded history (8.8), but far fewer deaths have occurred in Chile than in Haiti for a number of ...The Earthquakes of Haiti and ChileExponentChile Earthquake 2010 3 Additional Strong Quakes Shake Latin American CountryCNM News NetworkHow the Chile Earthquake Went NuclearDiscovery NewsTaiwan Today -PSU Daily Vanguard -News1130all 111 news articles »
The Chosun IlboPinera takes Chile presidency amid earthquake aftershocks (photos,video)Examiner.comThey have been watching the Chilean earthquake news since that first one on February 27th. Although no tsunami is expected, residents of Chile's coastal ...Chile Earthquake Changes Piñera AgendaLatin Business ChronicleAftershocks a reality check for Chilean President Sebastián PiñeraWashington PostAftershocks Jolt Chile as New President Is Sworn InNew York TimesVoice of America -World Politics Review -Philadelphia Inquirerall 105 news articles »
Sebastian Pinera will be sworn in as Chile's new president on Thursday. Leaders from South America, as well as the Spanish Crown Prince, are in the capital Santiago for the inauguration. Pinera was elected on promises to reduce crime and improve the economy. But last month's earthquake has changed the political landscape. Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports on the new challenges facing Pinera (March 11, 2010).
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citrustv's Perry Russom takes a look at the aftermath of the Earthquake in Chile. Distributed by Tubemogul.
The GuardianChilean earthquake moved entire city 10 feet, researchers sayLos Angeles TimesBy Thomas H. Maugh II The massive magnitude 8.8 earthquake that struck off the coast of Chile last month moved the entire city of Concepcion -- the closest ...Chile earthquake moved South American cities - literallyNew York Daily NewsChile Earthquake Repositions CitiesVoice of AmericaFor scientists, Chile becomes the ideal lab for studying seismic activityWashington PostSify -The Associated Press -Reutersall 2,533 news articles »
Chile's No. 1 player Fernando Gonzalez surveys the devastation caused by the 8.8 magnitude earthquake that rocked his homeland and calls for international help in relief efforts.
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The massive 8.8 earthquake that struck Chile may have changed the entire Earth's rotation and shortened the length of days on our planet, a NASA scientist said Monday. The quake, the seventh strongest earthquake in recorded history, hit Chile Saturday and should have shortened the length of an Earth day by 1.26 milliseconds, according to research scientist Richard Gross at nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. "Perhaps more impressive is how much the quake shifted Earth's axis," NASA officials said in a Monday update. The computer model used by Gross and his colleagues to determine the effects of the Chile earthquake effect also found that it should have moved Earth's figure axis by about 3 inches (8 cm or 27 milliarcseconds). The Earth's figure axis is not the same as its north-south axis, which it spins around once every day at a speed of about 1000 mph (1604 kph). The figure axis is the axis around which the Earth's mass is balanced. It is offset from the Earth's north-south axis by about 33 feet (10 meters). Strong earthquakes have altered Earth's days and its axis in the past. The 9.1 Sumatran earthquake in 2004, which set off a deadly tsunami, should have shortened Earth's days by 6.8 microseconds and shifted its axis by about 2.76 inches (7 cm, or 2.32 milliarcseconds). One Earth day is about 24 hours long. Over the course of a year, the length of a day normally changes gradually by one millisecond. It increases in the winter, when the Earth rotates ...
A Brief Explanation of the possible causes of the Chilean Earthquake that hit the nation this Feb 27 2010. Para mas info, visita mi blog: For more information, visit my blog: senalesdelosultimosdias.blogspot.com
Yikes! Just how big was the magnitude 8.8 earthquake in Chile? One scientist says the shaking may have affected the entire planet by shifting Earth on its axis. This possibly may have shortened the length of each day on Earth by about 1.26 microseconds. Using a complex model JPL research scientist Richard Gross computed how Earth's rotation should have changed as a result of the Feb. 27, 2010 quake. If his figures are correct, the quake should have moved Earth's figure axis (the axis about which Earth's mass is balanced) by 2.7 milliarcseconds (about 8 centimeters, or 3 inches). Earth's figure axis is not the same as its north-south axis; they are offset by about 10 meters (about 33 feet). By comparison, Gross said the same model estimated the 2004 magnitude 9.1 Sumatran earthquake should have shortened the length of day by 6.8 microseconds and shifted Earth's axis by 2.32 milliarcseconds (about 7 centimeters, or 2.76 inches). Gross said that even though the Chilean earthquake is much smaller than the Sumatran quake, it is predicted to have changed the position of the figure axis by a bit more for two reasons. First, unlike the 2004 Sumatran earthquake, which was located near the equator, the 2010 Chilean earthquake was located in Earth's mid-latitudes, which makes it more effective in shifting Earth's figure axis. Second, the fault responsible for the 2010 Chiliean earthquake dips into Earth at a slightly steeper angle than does the fault responsible for the 2004 ...
2010 Chile earthquake The 2010 Chile earthquake occurred off the coast of the Maule Region of Chile on February 27, 2010, at 03:34 local time (06:34 UTC), rating a magnitude of 8.8 on the moment magnitude scale and lasting for about three minutes. The cities experiencing the strongest shaking—VIII (Destructive) on the Mercalli intensity scale—were Talcahuano, Arauco, Lota, Chiguayante, Cañete, and San Antonio. The earthquake was felt in the capital Santiago at Mercalli intensity scale VII (Very Strong).Tremors were felt in many Argentine cities, including Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Mendoza and La Rioja. Tremors were felt as far north as the city of Ica in southern Peru. Tsunami warnings were issued in 53 countries, and a tsunami was recorded, with amplitude of up to 2.6 m (8 ft 6 in) high, in the sea at Valparaíso, Chile. President Michelle Bachelet declared a "state of catastrophe". She also confirmed the deaths of at least 723 people. Many more have been reported missing. info from wikipedia March 2 (Bloomberg) -- Andreas Rietbrock, a professor of Earth Sciences at Liverpool University in the UK, talks with Bloomberg's Erik Schatzker about the impact of the Chilean earthquake on the Earth's axis and length of day. The tremor, which measured 8.8 on the Richter scale and killed more than 700 people in Chile, probably shifted the Earth's axis and shortened the day, according to scientists. Copyright Bloomberg 2010 ____________________________________________ I don't acept ...
March 2 (Bloomberg) -- Andreas Rietbrock, a professor of Earth Sciences at Liverpool University in the UK, talks with Bloomberg's Erik Schatzker about the impact of the Chilean earthquake on the Earth's axis and length of day. The tremor, which measured 8.8 on the Richter scale and killed more than 700 people in Chile, probably shifted the Earth's axis and shortened the day, according to scientists. Copyright Bloomberg 2010
March 2 (Bloomberg) -- Andreas Rietbrock, a professor of Earth Sciences at Liverpool University in the UK, talks with Bloomberg's Erik Schatzker about the impact of the Chilean earthquake on the Earth's axis and length of day. The tremor, which measured 8.8 on the Richter scale and killed more than 700 people in Chile, probably shifted the Earth's axis and shortened the day, according to scientists. (Source: Bloomberg)
I do NOT own this video. Credits to Terra.com.pe Chile Earthquake - Magnitude 8.8 Earthquake Shook Chile - A massive earthquake shook central Chile on Saturday with an initial magnitude of 8.8. Video of Chile aftermath, quake witnesses, Hawaii tsunami siren alerts 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. Outgoing President Michelle Bachelet said that she had reports of six deaths so far and could not rule out that there might be more. The US issued an initial tsunami warning for Chile, Peru and Ecuador. That was later extended to Colombia, Antarctica, Panama and Costa Rica. Japans meteorological agency has warned of a potential tsunami across large areas of the Pacific. Aftershock President Bachelet called on people to remain calm and contact the authorities if they needed help. She said: The country has just experienced an enormous earthquake we are in the process of finding out about the effects of the quake across the region, the state of the roads and hospitals, the damage to buildings and of course the number of those killed and injured. Ms Bachelet, who has now gone into an emergency meeting, said that there were areas of the country where communications were down and teams were working to restore them. Buildings in Santiago were reported to have shaken for between 10 and 30 seconds, with the loss of electricity and communications. The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the ...
Video of the tsunami surge generated by the Feburary 27, 2010 Chilean Earthquake (8.8 mag) hitting the harbor in Santa Cruz, California. There were at least 4 surges over 2 hours - on each surge the water first went out for 15 minutes and the water level dropped 3-4 feet. Then the water would be still for a few minutes, and then a surge would come back in lasting 15 minutes or so. Estimated surge height from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center was 0.5 m for Santa Cruz.
10000 troops are enforcing a dawn 'till dusk curfew in Concepcion after Chile's devastating earthquake. . Follow us on twitter at twitter.com
Jelaila shares her perspective on the Feb. 27, 2010 Chileanearthquake, a possible connected to the prophesied inundation of Southern California, and the ongoing weather war with emphasis on China.... An 8.8 earthquake hit Chile in the early hours of Feb. 27th. The death toll sits at 700 today, but that number does not account for all those lost in the coastal towns that were hit by the tsunami. Reports are that many towns have just disappeared. My prayers are for all who have died and especially for the ones who are left to pick up the pieces and carry on. I am also painfully aware that Chileans may have taken the brunt of a predicted timline event for late 2009/early 2010 that had been destined for sounthern California. In the 2005 and Beyond Templates Series, I spoke of the timline from the destroyed planet Maldeck. Maldeck is one of 4 Galactic Wounds, or destroyed worlds whose timelines have been woven into Earth's timeline. The reason for this is so the souls who lived on those worlds can continue their spiritual evolution. I was informed by the Nibiruans back in late 2004, that in the years 2005 - 2012 we would be replaying the last days of these worlds' events in order to change the outcome. If successful, Earth would not succumb to the forces that destroyed the previous worlds. There is more to this of course. As I understand it, Maldeck was destroyed in the last great Galactic War. It was a war between the Orion Empire and the Galactic Federation of Worlds. You ...
At 3:00 am on February 27, a magnitude 8.8 earthquake hit Chile. Tere was extensive damage and over 700 people had been found dead by the next day. Naturally, a lot of conspiracy-incluned folks started to speculate that this could have, once again, been the work of HAARP or some other tectonic weapon. Against tectonic weapon: HAARP induction magnetometer shows no suspicious activity. Chile is a natural earthquake zone and has experienced quakes as high as mag 9.5 in the past. Flashes seen in sky before quake hit during teh night are known as 'earthquake ligts' and have been documented since long before the HAARP project was even begun. Damage was serious, as expected, but not ruinous to the point that it would obviously benefit the NWO. In favor of tectonic weapon: rainbow clouds seen 2 days before quake. Chile was apparently also involved in what has been called a South American arms race and was leading the 'Cold War of the 3rd Millenium'. They had been buying all kinds of arms and military equipment like helicopters from the Russians. They were also one of the most stable S. American countries and the world's #1 producer of copper. Their industrial and agricultural areas were most heavily affected by the quake. Montreal Gazette: 8.8 quake in chile, 200 dead www.montrealgazette.com Death toll by next day was about 300. Quake caused far less damage than in Haiti because of building codes and preparedness. More info on quake: damage to copper mines sends copper trading ...
The scale of the damage in Chile following Saturday's huge earthquake is only beginning to become clear. . . Follow us on twitter at twitter.com
Chile earthquake: more than 700 dead, 2 million displaced Santiago, Chile » Rescuers searched for survivors Sunday a day after one of the biggest earthquakes in recorded history rocked Chile, killing more than 700 people while leaving untold numbers missing and 2 million displaced, wounded or otherwise affected. The death toll jumped Sunday to 708, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet said, nearly doubling as rescue crews reached remote and badly damaged towns. The 8.8 quake, which hit before dawn Saturday, toppled buildings, buckled freeways and set off sirens thousands of miles away as governments scrambled to protect coastal residents from the ensuing tsunami. Authorities lifted tsunami warnings Sunday after smaller-than-feared waves washed shores from Southern California to Hawaii and Japan. Looting broke out Sunday in some of the most heavily damaged areas of Chile, where residents were without water or electricity. Crowds overran supermarkets in the port city of Concepción, which sustained widespread damage, and were making off with food, water and diapers but also television sets. Several banks also were hit. Police in armored vehicles sprayed looters with water cannons and made several arrests, mostly of young men. "The people are desperate and say the only way is to come get stuff for themselves," Concepción resident Patricio Martinez told reporters. "We have money to buy it, but the big stores are closed, so what are we supposed ...
Terrified residents throughout Chile were awakened by an 8.8. magnitude earthquake. As Seth Doane reports, aid is already making it's way to the country.
Serious damage has been reported in two Chilean southern cities, in what is the countrys worst quake in decades. roads closed due to broken bridges... No Comment | euronews: watch the international news without commentary | www.euronews.net/nocomment/
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Chile Earthquake Caught on Tape 27 Feb 2010 A massive earthquake has hit central Chile and killed at least 708 people, the interior minister says. The 8.8 quake caused widespread damage, destroying buildings, bridges and roads in many areas. Electricity, water and phone lines were cut. thanks vientorio
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Chile's precarious location makes it a prime target for seismic activity, including the powerful 1960 earthquake, which was 10 times greater than today's. Bill Whitaker reports.
Chilean president Michelle Bachelet declared a "state of catastrophe" after a magnitude-8.8 earthquake struck Chile early Saturday, killing dozens and rattling buildings more than 200 miles away.
A massive 8.8 earthquake has struck Chile leaving hundreds dead and the search continues for survivors. As Seth Doane reports, the quake also triggered tsunami warnings for the Pacific.
Chile Earthquake President Obama Statement President Obama makes a statement on the earthquake in Chile.
The death toll from the massive 8.8 magnitude earthquake which struck near Concepcion, Chile's second largest city, has risen to 214 people. The earthquake was the strongest to hit Chile in half a century, and now more than 50 countries around the Pacific Rim are on alert for a tsunami. Michelle Bachelet, the outgoing president, declared a "state of catastrophe" and warned that more deaths were possible. Tom Ackerman reports.
CONCEPCION, Chile, Feb 27 (Reuters) - One of the world's most powerful earthquakes in a century battered Chile on Saturday, killing at least 214 people, knocking down buildings and triggering a tsunami that threatened Pacific coastlines as far away as Hawaii and Russia. Buildings caught fire, bridges collapsed and debris blocked streets across swathes of central Chile, but the initial death toll was relatively low from a quake packing many times more power than the one that devastated Haiti last month. A 15-storey building collapsed in Concepcion, the closest major city to the epicenter, and overturned cars lay scattered below a fallen overpass in the capital Santiago. Telephone and power lines went down, making it difficult to assess the full extent of the damage and loss of life. The government said at least 214 people were killed in the 8.8-magnitude quake, which struck at 3:34 am (0634 GMT), sending people rushing from their beds and onto the streets in fear, hugging each other and crying. One emergency official said the number of deaths was unlikely to increase dramatically, and a US Geological Survey researcher attributed the low toll to Chile's solid building standards. But it was the fifth-largest earthquake since 1900 and dealt a blow to the economy and infrastructure of the world's No. 1 copper producer and one of Latin America's most developed and stable countries. The quake halted operations at two oil refineries and two major copper mines and the government ...
A Chilean reporter, Cecelia Lagos, was just interviewed on CNN and said when the earthquake happened the sky changed colors. She said she was afraid it was the end of the world and that she saw the whole buildings crumble into giant cracks in the earth "just like in the movie 2012". So... are there other reports of changes in the color of the sky during an earthquake? Does the recent CME (coronal mass ejection) have anything to do with this phenomena? I couldn't find a video of the CNN interview conducted by Betty Nguyen that aired at 9:50AM on CNN, but I did find a video of another interview of Cecelia Lagos from MSNBC (see link). I also found a transcript of a portion of her interview as recorded by someone's TIVO as it aired on CNN (see below): Cecelia Lagos - "Besides, I saw through my window, while I was still in bed, I saw the sky changing colors, it was absolutely surreal. I really thought it was the end of the world...I don't know I hope you understand me because I'm not exaggerating really because I saw it through my window like that. That was the most terrifying thing seeing the sky changing colors with the terribly, amazingly,strong movement of the earth, I thought, ok...this is mother earth... the earth opened up and buildings crumbled into the earth ...like in the movie 2012..."
More at smarticledirectory.com - A massive earthquake on the coast of Chile has killed at least 1000 people, flattening buildings and triggering a tsunami.
HONOLULU - The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has issued a tsunami warning for Hawaii following a strong 8.8-magnitude earthquake Friday evening near the coast of Chile that caused substantial damage and fatalities. At 12:46 am Hawaii time Saturday morning (2:46 am PT), the warning center said a tsunami has been generated that could cause damage along coastlines of all Hawaii islands. It said urgent action should be taken to protect lives and property. Warning sirens sounded statewide at 6 am (8 am PT). The sirens went off at different times in each county as the estimated arrival time for the tsunami neared. A tsunami of unknown height was expected to hit the Big Island at 11:19 am (9:19 pm PT). The estimated arrival time for Honolulu was 11:25 am local time, 1:25 pm PT. Shelly Ichishita, state Civil Defense spokeswoman, said early reports indicated that the tsunami "could possibly be about two meters high in Hilo." But she stressed those reports were preliminary. As of 1:48 am Hawaii time, the warning remained in effect. Barry Hirshon of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said on CNN some areas of Hawaii likely could see a 10 to 15 foot rise. After the initial wave, the event could generate "many, many waves" and last "at least six hours," he said. The magnitude 8.8 earthquake was reported at 8:34 pm Hawaii time and was centered near the coast of Chile. An advisory was issued for Hawaii and forecasters said there was a possibility that the advisory could be elevated to ...
A huge magnitude 8.8 earthquake has struck Chile, killing at least 122 people, knocking down homes and hospitals, and triggering a tsunami that is spreading menacingly across the Pacific. Chile has been hammered wih over 55 earth quakes in one day, most have been well over 5 magnitude. Our prayers go out to all who are there. Residents were shaken from their beds in the early hours of the morning as the quake shattered windows and flipped cars. TV Chile reported that a 15-storey building collapsed in the hardest-hit city of Concepcion, where buildings caught fire, major highway bridges collapsed and cracks opened up in the streets. Cars turned upside down lay scattered across one damaged bridge. Broken glass and chunks of concrete and brick were strewn across roads and several strong aftershocks rattled jittery residents in the hours after the initial quake. In the moments after the quake, people streamed onto the streets of the Chilean capital hugging each other and crying. "My house is completely destroyed, everything fell over ... it has been totally destroyed. Me and [my] wife huddled in a corner and after hours they rescued us," said one elderly man in central Santiago. Many were terrified by powerful aftershocks and desperately trying to call friends and family. Chilean President-elect Sebastian Pinera said 122 people had been killed and the death toll could climb higher. Tsunami warnings have been posted around the Pacific, including the US state of Hawaii, Japan ...
President Obama makes a statement on the earthquake in Chile.
Is this a preview what will happen everywhere on earth in 2012, a warning to us all A massive earthquake with an initial magnitude of 8.8 has struck central Chileand was 700 times stronger then Haiti. The quake struck at 0634 GMT (3:34 am local time) about 91km (56 miles) north-east of the city of Concepcion and 317km south-west of the capital, Santiago. Buildings in Santiago were reported to have shaken for between 10 and 30 seconds, with the loss of electricity and communications. The US issued an initial tsunami warning for Chile, Peru and Ecuador. That was later extended to Colombia, Antarctica, Panama and Costa Rica
Follow RT at twitter.com and at www.facebook.com The massive earthquake that struck central Chile has now claimed at least a hundred-and-twenty-two lives. Dozens of buildings collapsed and parts of the country are without power, after the deadly 8.8-magnitude quake. Santiago airport is closed, and Chile's president has declared a 'state of catastrophe'. Tsunami warnings have also been issued for the Pacific rim - sirens are being heard in Hawaii to warn of impending tidal waves, while Samoa has evacuated its coast.
Jessica Sigala, from the USGS tells CBS News Chile's earthquake was far more powerful than the one in Haiti and has sent strong waves prompting tsunami warnings in the Pacific.
Jessica Sigala, from the USGS tells CBS News Chile's earthquake was far more powerful than the one in Haiti and has sent strong waves prompting tsunami warnings in the Pacific.
Al Jazeera's Steff Gaulter explains what caused the Chile earthquake and why the Latin American nation is so prone to huge temblors.
A tsunami warning has been issued for New Zealand and much of the Pacific following a massive earthqauke in Chile on Saturday evening, with waves set to hit New Zealand at around 7am Sunday. At least 78 people are dead following the 8.8 magnitude quake . Following the quake a tsunami warning was issued and a wave measuring 2.34 metres was measured in Talcahuano, Chile. Civil Defence predicts waves of between one and three metres for the east coast of both the North and South Islands with the Chatham Islands and Banks Peninsula expected to be first hit. The first wave to arrive in New Zealand will be in the areas around Chatham Islands at approximately 7.05am. Civil Defence says the first wave may arrive later and may not be the largest. Strong currents and unusual tidal effects may continue for several hours. Civil Defence acting director Alan Walker says waves will be biggest 6 to 12 hours after the first arrivals. He says Civil Defence are monitoring the situation and will be issuing regular updates. People in coastal areas should: 1. Stay off beaches 2. Stay out of the water (sea, rivers and estuaries, including boating activities) 3. Share this information with family, neighbours and friends 4. Listen to the radio and/or TV for updates 5. Follow instructions of your local Civil Defence authorities SYDNEY: A huge arc of Pacific nations from New Zealand to Japan went on tsunami alert on Saturday after the giant earthquake in Chile, readying emergency plans instituted ...
Quake deathtoll rises in Chile after a devastating earthquake of magnitude 8.5 27 Feb 2010 People comment at anglosearch.com