Chile Earthquake And More....
February 28, 2010 11:31am CST
I am sure by now all of you would already have heard about the massive earthquake measuring 8.8 on the Richter Scale had hit Concepcion, Chile and as rescue efforts are being mounted, I just hope that the after shocks and bad weather will take a back seat here as rescue operations are underway. There is no official death toll but from experience, it will be discouragingly massive and already an official displaced figure is estimated that no less than 1.5 million will be displaced. Read more: www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/02/28/chile-earthquake-2010-res_n_479847.html www.nytimes.com/2010/02/28/world/americas/28chile.html Due to extent of the quake, another imminent problem has arise - the shocks has now triggered a Tsunami warning to Japan's coastal area. And, there is much concern now as evacuation works are underway in Sendai,Japan and it's other affected coastal regions. News has it that for the first time in over 15 years, Japan issued a "major tsunami alert", warning of waves of three metres or more following Chile's 8.8-magnitude quake, a level that was only downgraded at nightfall. Whether or not this is taken to be accurate, I'd just like to send out a warning to every Japanese member here and members who have relatives or friends who are visiting or living in the Northern coastal areas to be vigilant and careful of the Tsunami warning. Be prepared to move or better still move out for the time being. Read more: www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/02/27/chile.quake.hawaii/index.html This is really a tragic and sad for this to happen on the early of the year and I hope that members here will be aware of the imminent dangers and warn those in the affected areas. Take care. P.S. I am also encouraging religious member to pray for both the perished and survivors in the Chile quake. Remembering those who are involved in the rescue efforts - Disaster Recovery Teams, Doctors, Nurses and most of all selfless volunteers. Also, pray that the Tsunami quell down to a less extensive extent. Also, for the people in affected areas to heed evacuation instructions and move out of their dangerous abodes.
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28 Feb 10
gogierm4ge, Well, I wouldn't call it madness if you know what I mean but yes, it is really unexpected. And, quite rightly so, as the Chileans' last earthquake was dated back to April 17, 2009 with an earlier quake in February the same year. Who would have thought that it will strike again at such a relatively close break from the last last? Ref: www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/04/17/Earthquake-shakes-Chiles-northern-coast/UPI-17051239969024/ Anyway, I hope that you do not have friends or family members or relatives in Chile's main quake epic area. Take care and grateful that to have your response and visit here.
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1 Mar 10
Hi Sky, Yes, I've watch the news and even my country, which is really far from Chile (but near Japan), has issued minor tsunami warnings to the southern part of the islands. It really is a relief that officials are taking these things seriously now. Better safe than sorry.
28 Feb 10
I think the tsunami warning is already over in the meantime. Unless, there are more major quakes that would happen on high seas. I am hoping that it would not happen any time soon. My country also had this kind of tsunami warning and it even reach alert level 2 where they were required to evacuate all coastal areas that they suspect to be hit by the waves. Fortunately, we were not hit seriously just like Hawaii was spared as well. The quake is the strongest indeed for the past years. The Haiti was strong enough but the Chile quake surpassed it. I am hoping that they would not undergo what Haiti is now experiencing right now. For what I know Chile's preparedness is much understandable since they are frequented by these quakes that is why they are pretty much prepared.