People stand outside a destroyed house in Illapel, Chile, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015. A magnitude 8.3 earthquake hit off northern Chile on Wednesday night, causing buildings to sway in the capital of Santiago and prompting authorities to issue a tsunami warning for the Andean nation’s entire Pacific coast. People sought safety in the streets of inland cities, while others along the shore took to their cars to get to higher ground. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)
An 8.3 magnitude earthquake shook Chile, killing at least eight people as of Thursday.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake occurred at 2254 GMT.
It occurred at a shallow depth, 228 kilometers (about 140 miles) north of Santiago.
AFP reported that Illapel, a coastal city of 30,000 was hardest hit by the earthquake.
The strong quake was very strong that the tremor was felt around South America.
The earthquake caused tsunami, leaving several towns flooded by water.
The coastal town of Coquimbo was hit by waves of up to 4.5 meters (15 feet) after the earthquake.
This earthquake is the strongest since 2010’s earthquake which killed hundreds of people.
Yesterday, was a big day for the Malays, when the city of Kuala Lumpur was flooded by “baju merah” to mark their support for the legitimately elected government after the “baju kuning” of illegal Bersih 4 demonstration claimed that they are the voices of the nation.
The rally was a great success despite the instigation made by people whose idea about human rights and freedom of speech is, ‘it is our right to organise a rally to bash the government, Article 3(1) and Article 153 of the Federal Constitution of Malaysia’ but ‘it is racist to organise a rally to support the government, Article 3(1) and Article 153 of the Federal Constitution of Malaysia.’
I am proud of my country and do not want the sovereignty of my country to be ‘invaded’ by foreign powers and ideologies.
Our country has always been peaceful apart from the racial riot of 13 May 1969 that killed a lot of innocent people that was started by people who are selfish and do not respect the Federal Constitution.
To protect the stability of our country and to avoid such tragedy, the government then amended the Akta Hasutan.
Now the people who call themselves as human right activists are again questioning some Articles in our Federal Constitution and want the Akta Hasutan to be abolished.
And they are the people who are behind the Bersihillegal demonstration.
They call the Himpunan Rakyat Bersatu racist because the participants are the Malays and bumiputeras but Bersih 4 is not racist because 90% of the participants were Chinese!