Chile suffers from new earthquakes

Earthquakes in Chile become serial

In brief: Two powerful earth shakes has been registered today in the region of Maule and near the city of Talca.

Chile continues suffering from the earthquakes. Two powerful earth shakes has been registered today in the region of Maule and near the city of Talca. Rescue operation in the country is going on.

The new earthquake of magnitude 5.2 balls has been fixed 135 km far from the city of Talca. A bit later another one of magnitude 5.4 balls and 35 km deep has occurred in the region of Maule 105 km far from its administrative centre.

The number of victims due to the first earthquake and tsunami has increased to 800 people. About 2 million Chileans have lost their houses and at least 1.5 million houses are damaged. The President of Chile Michelle Bachelet tries her best to rescue people suffered from the disaster. Rescue groups from different countries and international organizations are working on the scene. Military contingent has been increased in order to support order in destroyed towns.

Maria Velikanova
2010-03-03 17:28, Society.

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