Earthquake near Chile coast: there is a threat of tsunami

Chile is threatened to repeat Haiti's disaster

In brief: Anxiety is declared along the whole Pacific coast from Antarctica to Costa Rica.

Today in the morning powerful earthquake has occurred on the coast of Chile. The magnitude of the shakes has been 8.8 balls. The US Geological Service (USGS) reports that the earthquake has started from the ocean near Chile coast 320 km far from Santiago.

Powerful earth shakes have caused power outages even in the capital of Chile Santiago. The nearest to the epicenter (115 km far) city is Concepcion – the second largest city in Chile. The President of the country Michelle Bachelet has already informed about 6 dead due to this disaster. The USGS reports that the earthquake has caused tsunami near the Chile coast. Therefore anxiety is declared along the whole Pacific coast from Antarctica to Costa Rica.

Maria Velikanova
2010-02-27 12:09, Society.

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