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…

Beautiful Sights On This Incredible Planet From CNN

A rainbow created by the moon -- definitely worth a look.
A rainbow created by the moon — definitely worth a look.

Our planet Earth is very beautiful.

There are so many beautiful places for us to visit and enjoy their beauty.

But these places will be gone if we do not take care of our planet and if there are wars around the world.

Let us take good care of our planet and please stop the wars.

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Northern Australian Total Solar Eclipse – The Last Until 2015

There will be a solar eclipse in parts of northern Australia for a few minutes from shortly after dawn Wednesday (Nov. 14) local time in Australia or 3:35 p.m. EST (2035 GMT) Tuesday.  

(Please click here for the photos of the total solar eclipse)

(Please click here for for the awesome video of the 2012 Australian Total Solar Eclipse)

This will be the world’s last solar eclipse until March 2015.

It could be seen in Northern Territory, state of Queensland and the Pacific Ocean.

If we are not in those places, we could still watch the rare phenomenon live from the Internet.

The Tourism Tropical North Queensland and the Slooh Space Camera will provide free webcasts of the event.

The broadcasts will begin at 1 p.m. EST (1800 GMT) and 2:30 p.m. EST (1930 GMT) on Tuesday, respectively. reported that:

The total eclipse of the sun will begin over the Arnhem Land region of the Northern Territory, where the moon’s shadow will touch down at 3:35 p.m. EST (2035 GMT). [Video: Watch Path of Nov. 13-14 Total Solar Eclipse]

Then the eclipse path moves southeast across the Gulf of Carpentaria to Queensland, darkening the skies over towns such as Mitchell River and Palmerville before reaching the coastal city of Cairns at 3:39 p.m. EST (2039 GMT).

Shortly after sunrise, skywatchers in Cairns will witness a total solar eclipse lasting two minutes.

From Cairns, the moon’s shadow will cruise out into the vast Pacific Ocean, with the total eclipsefinally petering out 610 miles (980 kilometers) west-northwest of Santiago, Chile, at 6:48 p.m. EST (2348 GMT).

The eclipse’s path of totality is about 108 miles (174 km) wide and covers 9,000 miles (14,500 km) over a three-hour period.

The next total solar eclipse occurs in March 2015 and will be visible from some areas in the North Atlantic region, such as Norway’s Svalbard Islands.

However, a so-called “hybrid” eclipse — which shifts between total and annular at different points on the globe — will come to parts of the Atlantic and central Africa in November 2013.

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13 Chilean Miners Were Rescued-Photos



The photos of the 33 miners who were trapped in San Jose Mine near Copiopo, Chile.

Today is a very happy day!

Rescuers are pulling out the miners who were trapped in San Jose gold and copper mine for 69 days.

They were trapped nearly half a mile  underground.

They were working underground when the mine collapsed and they were trapped.

The rescuers dug holes into the ground to reach them.

The miners were being pulled out in a special capsule.

They have to come out one by one.

So far, 13 miners had ride the capsule out from underground.

I hope that all the other 20 miners will be pulled out safely and everybody will be okay.


Chilean miner Florencio Avalos is embraced by President Sebastian Pinera after he reached the surface as the first of the 33 trapped miners to be hoisted to safety, at the San Jose mine in Copiapo in this October 13, 2010 handout photo. REUTERS/Jose Manuel de la Maza-Chilean Presidency/Handout



Mario Sepulveda was the second miner to come out from the mine, Wednesday, October 13,2010.



Miner Juan Illanes was the third to be out from the mine, Wednesday, October 13, 2010.



Rescued miner Carlos Mamani, from Bolivia, arrives to the hospital of Copiapo, Chile, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010. Mamani was the fourth of 33 miners who was rescued from the San Jose mine after more than 2 months trapped underground. (AP Photo)



Miner Jimmy Sanchez arrived at the Hospital of Cospiopo, Chile. He was the 5th miner to reach the ground, Wednesday, October 13, 2010.



Rescued miner Osman Araya arrives to the hospital of Copiapo, Chile, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010. Araya was the sixth of 33 miners who was rescued from the San Jose mine after more than 2 months trapped underground. (AP Photo)



Miner Jose Ojeda, the 7th miner who was rescued from the mine, Wednesday, October 13, 2010.



Miner Claudio Yanez was the 8th trapped miner to come out from the mine, Wednesday, October 13, 2010.



The 9th miner who was saved from the mine. In this photo released by the Chilean government, miner Mario Gomez, center, accompanied by his wife, right, back to camera, waves after being rescued from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine where he had been trapped with 32 other miners for over two months near Copiapo, Chile, Wednesday Oct. 13, 2010. (AP Photo/Hugo Infante, Chilean government)



Miner Alex Vega was the 10th miner to ride the special capsule from where they were trapped in the underground mine, Wednesday, October 13, 2010.



In this screen grab taken from video, Jorge Galeguillos, center, the eleventh miner to be rescued, is shown after his rescue Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010 at San Jose Mine near Copiapo, Chile. (AP Photo)


3 Of 33 Miners Rescued From Chile Gold And Copper Mine

This is a great news!

Please click here for updated news and photos.

3 of the 33 trapped miners in Chile are freed at last early Wednesday!

The first miner who was pulled out was Florencio Avalos.

The second miner named Mario Sepulveda Espina was pulled out an hour later.

Next was Juan Illanes.

He was pulled out an hour after Mario Sepulveda Espina.

The miners seems to be healthy.

Anyway, the medical team at the site will make sure that they are alright.

Then they’ll meet their close families before taken to a hospital.

They will be at the hospital for 48 hours.

Then they can go home.

Strong Earthquake Hit China (Updated)

China earthquake

Please click here for the September 7, 2012 China earthquake; 5.6 Magnitude Quake Hit China – Photos

Another natural disaster happened today.

A 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit Qinghai in China at 7:49 am local time (7:49 pm ET Tuesday).

The epicenter was about 150 miles (240 kilometer) northwest of Qamdo, Tibet.

There were strong aftershocks of magnitude 5.2 and 5.3 about half an hour of the quake.

Most houses were made of wood with earthen walls in the area.

A lot of houses and other buildings collapsed.

At least 300 people were killed and 8000 were injured.

Many others were still buried under the debris.

This place is in the mountains and far from the big cities.

So there are not much heavy machines and medical equipments.

In 2008 a 7.9 earth quake hit neighboring Sichuan province.

About 90,000 were killed or missing in that earthquake.

In 2010, strong earthquakes hit Haiti, Chile,Mexico and Indonesia .

When I first wrote this post this morning, there was only one person reported killed.

7.7 Earthquake Hit Indonesia

A 7.7 magnitude earthquake hit Sumatra at 5:15 am Indonesian time, 125 miles from Sibolga.

Sibolga is in North Sumatra.

It is 448km southwest of Pangkor Island in Malaysia.

So far there is no report of damage.

The Indonesian Meteorological and Geophysics Agency issued a tsunami warning.

The Malaysian Meteorological Department also issued a tsunami warning to coastal areas in Perlis, Penang and Kedah.

People in high buildings in Malaysia felt the earthquake.

There had been lots of earthquakes in Sumatra, Indonesia.

Indonesia is in the Ring Of Fire.

On Sunday a 7.2 earthquake hit Mexico.

Haiti and Chile were also badly hit by earthquakes this year.

Earthquake is a natural disaster.

There were small tsunamis in Banyak Islands and Teluk Dalam, Indonesia.

The tsunami warnings had been canceled.

Aftermath Of Earthquake in Chile

Vehicles sit on a destroyed motorway in Santiago following a powerful earthquake in southern Chile, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Carlos Espinoza)

A very strong 8.8 earthquake hit central Chile early Saturday.

This is the 7th strongest earthquake in the world.

The president of Chile, President Michelle Bachelet said at least two million people were affected and 214 were killed.

The earthquake damaged buildings, roads and bridges.

A collapsed bridge over the Claro river is seen near the town of Camarico, Chile, some 112 miles (180 kilometers ) south of Santiago Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010. An 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck central Chile early Saturday. The quake hit 200 miles (325 kilometers) southwest of the capital and the epicenter was just 70 miles (115 kilometers) from Concepcion, Chile's second-largest city. (AP Photo/Aliosha Marquez)

Houses, offices, hospitals and highways were damaged.

Highway overpasses collapsed on the road and cars were thrown away.

The president declared ‘areas of catastrophe’.

A town named Chillan that was destroyed in the 1939 earthquake is one of the most effected.

Santiago lost electricity, water and telephone services.

Santiago is the capital of Chile.

The Santiago airport is shut down for at least the next 24 hours.

Tsunami waves were reported in the countries around the Pacific Ocean.

Boats were thrown ashore, buildings were damaged and some areas were flooded.

In Talcahuano, Chile the waves were as high as 7.7 feet.

On the island of Juan Fernando the tsunami waves killed 3 people and 10 were missing.

Tsunami activities is reported as far as in Tasmania, Australia.

CNN reported a 9 feet high tsunami may hit Japan and tens of thousands of people has been evacuated.

There have been lots of powerful aftershocks; one with a magnitude of 6.9.

In Argentina a 6.3 magnitude quake killed 2 people in separate towns.

There have been lots and lots of damage in Concepcion.

People walk near a destroyed building in Concepcion, southern Chile, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010. An 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck central Chile early Saturday. The quake hit 200 miles (325 kilometers) southwest of Santiago, the country's capital, and the epicenter was just 70 miles (115 kilometers) from Concepci

Any way things are not as bad as the aftermath of the 7.0 Haiti earthquake.

I am very sorry for the victims in this natural disaster.

I think we should build high quality buildings with air bags to protect the buildings and people during earthquake.

Powerful Earthquake Struck Chile

Another major earthquake happened  just after a 7.0 earthquake hit Okinawa.

A magnitude 8.8 earthquake hit central Chile early Saturday.

Chile is in South America.

At least 6 people were killed.

This is a very powerful earthquake.

May be more people were killed.

The earthquake was located near the city of Concepcion.

Concepcion is the second largest city in Chile.

The city is 212 miles (341km) from capital Santiago.

The earthquake struck at 3:34 am (1:34am ET).

There are reports of collapsed building in Santiago.

So far CNN has not reported the destruction in Conception.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami warning for Chile and Peru.

Tsunami watch has been issued for Ecuador, Colombia, Panama and Costa Rica.

The center recorded a tsunami wave as high as 9 feet.

According to USGS the largest earthquake in the world was recorded in Chile.

It happened on May 22, 1960 with a magnitude of 9.5 killing 1665 people.

This is a real disaster and I am very sad to learn about this news.

I hope that we can stop the earthquakes.

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