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Old February 27th, 2010, 01:00 AM
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Default Massive Earthquake Strikes Chile!

Massive earthquake strikes Chile


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A massive earthquake of 8.3 magnitude has struck central Chile.
The epicentre was 91km (56 miles) north-east of the city of Concepcion and 317km south-west of the capital, Santiago.
The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the earthquake struck at 0634 GMT at a depth of about 59.4km. There is no information yet on any casualties.
The US government said a tsunami warning had been issued for Chile, Peru and Ecuador.

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Old February 27th, 2010, 01:26 AM
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Default Building Collapses in Chile's capital. Tembler now measured at 8.8 on Richter Scale

The US Geolical Survey ,"USGS reports 8.8-magnitude earthquake hits Chile
February 27, 2010 03:15 EST
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Some buildings in Chile's capital have collapsed in a massive earthquake that's now put at magnitude 8.8.

Quakes that size are capable of causing tremendous damage. A tsunami warning was also issued.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake hit in southern Chile, 197 miles southwest of the capital, Santiago, at a depth of 36.9 miles at 1:34 a.m. EST.

Its epicenter was just 75 miles from Concepcion, Chile's second-largest city, where more than 200,000 people live along the Bio Bio river. It was just 60 miles from the ski town of Chillan, a gateway to Andean ski resorts that was destroyed in a 1939 earthquake.Source]"
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