Photos: 8.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hit Chile

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.

Here are photos of the disaster…

Vietnam Spots Oil Slicks In Hunt For Missing Jet

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Vietnamese air force planes on Saturday spotted two large oil slicks in the area where a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 vanished earlier in the day, the first sign that the aircraft carrying 239 people on board had crashed.

The air force planes were part of a multinational search operation launched after Flight MH370 fell off radar screens less than an hour after it took off from Kuala Lumpur for Beijing early Saturday morning.

A Vietnamese government statement said the slicks were spotted late Saturday off the southern tip of Vietnam and were each between 10 kilometers (6 miles) and 15 kilometers (9 miles) long. There was no confirmation that the slicks were related to the missing plane, but the statement said they were consistent with the kinds that would be produced by the two fuel tanks of a crashed jetliner.

In Photos: Aftermath Of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) In Philippines

Devastation in Tacloban City. New Getty photo.
Devastation in Tacloban City. New Getty photo.

A day after Typhoon Haiyan, which is one of the most powerful typhoons on record lashed six islands in the Philippines, it was reported that at least 100 people were killed and many more were injured.

The super typhoon with very strong winds, massive storm surges and heavy rains damaged and destroyed buildings, road, trees that some badly hit area looks as if they are in a war zone.

AP reported that Capt. John Andrews, deputy director general of the Civil Aviation Authority, said he had received “reliable information” by radio from his staff that more than 100 bodies were lying in the streets of the city of Tacloban on hardest-hit Leyte Island.

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Videos And Photos: Explosions Near Boston Marathon’s Finish Line Killed 3

A victim of the first explosion is helped on the sidewalk of Boylston Street, after two explosions went off near the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) The injured are helped at the scene of the first explosion on Boylston Street near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty

Two bombs exploded in the crowded streets near the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2013.

At least three people were killed and more than 140 people were injured.

It is a tragedy and I am very sad and sorry for the victims, their families and friend.

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Terrible Flood In Pakistan Is Getting Worse-Pictures

The flooded village of Kot Addu in Punjab, August 4, 2010. (Reuters/ Stringer Photo)

The terrible flood in Pakistan is getting worse.

More than 1500 people were killed and over 3.2 million people effected by the flood.

Now Punjab is badly hit by the flood.

Water was so high, only treetops and uppermost floors of some buildings were visible in large tracts of Kot Addu and the nearby area of Layyah in the south of the province.

The flood is spreading to other areas in Pakistan too.

And more heavy rains are expected in the next few days.

More rain can cause more flood.

And there are lots of bad germs in the dirty flood water.

The flood victims are facing lots of waterborne diseases such as cholera, diarrhea and skin problems.

A lot of the flood victims don’t have clean water, enough food and medicine to fight the diseases.

More people will die especially the children.

The United Nations said that this is a terrible humanitarian disaster.

I think we should help the flood victims because the situation will get even worse if  we do not help them.

Pakistan army soldiers pass a baby across a water course as they help people flee from their flooded village following heavy monsoon rains in Taunsa near Multan, Pakistan, on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010. The death toll from massive floods in northwestern Pakistan rose to 1,100 Sunday as rescue workers struggled to save more than 27,000 people still trapped by the raging water.(AP Photo/Khalid Tanveer)
Villagers stand on a rooftop as their house collapsed following floods in Taunsa near Multan, Pakistan on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010.(AP Photo/Khalid Tanveer)
Pakistani villagers pull their belongings through deep floodwater on the outskirt of Dera Ghazi Khan, Pakistan on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010. This year's monsoon season has prompted the worst flooding in Pakistan in living memory and already killed more than 1,500 people, official said. (AP Photo/Sheikh Saleem Raza)
A flood victim in Nowshera, Pakistan. ( Photo by AFP)
Flood victims crossing a bridge in Peshawar, Pakistan. (Photo by AFP)
People affected by heavy flooding shift their households on a make-shift raft in Dera Ghazi Khan, Pakistan on Monday, Aug. 2, 2010. The government has deployed thousands of soldiers and civilian rescue workers to save an estimated 28,000 people trapped by the floodwaters, distribute food and collect the bodies of the victims. (AP Photo/Shiekh Saleem Raza)
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