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.

Earthquake Strike Okinawa, Japan

Okinawa was hit by  a 7.0 magnitude earthquake.

It happened at 5:31 am (3:31pm Friday ET) early Saturday.

ET means USA’s Eastern Time.

Japan’s Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami advisory to the people in the Okinawa Islands, Amami Islands and Tokara Islands.

They should avoid the beaches and the sea.

Okinawa Flag
Amami Flag

Tsunami is giant waves.

The quake was centered about 6 miles (10km) deep and about 53 miles (85km) from Okinawa.

So far CNN said they haven’t received any news about the damage or casualty on the islands.

Anyway, I guess the aftermath will not be as bad as in the Haiti’s earthquake.

On 12 January 2010 Haiti was hit by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that almost destroyed Port-au-Prince and killed hundreds thousands of people.

Earthquake is a natural disaster.

I think we must avoid earthquake.

Haiti Was Hit By A Strong Aftershock

A 5.9 magnitude aftershock hit Haiti at 6.03 a.m. ET on Wednesday morning, about 35 miles (60 kilometers) west-southwest of Port-au-Prince.

ET means Eastern Time.

This is the strongest aftershock after the 7.0 earthquake on 12 January 2010.

Aftershocks are earthquakes that happen after the first earthquake.

People screamed and ran to the streets because they are scared that the buildings will fall on them.

It is very dangerous because the buildings are not strong after the 7.0 earthquake hit them.

The rubble from the damaged buildings can fall on people’s head.

The damaged buildings can also collapse and hurt more people.

Maybe more people are injured and more buildings are damaged and more rubble block the streets.



Earthquake Strikes California Coast

A 6.5 earthquake stuck off coast of Northern California, 33 miles from Eureka and 22 miles from Ferndale.

It happened on Saturday at 4:27 pm PST or 7:27 pm ET.

PST means Pacific Standard Time.

ET means Eastern Time.

The earthquake shook buildings, broke windows, glasses and plates, caused water, gas and sewer leak.

In Eureka some traffic lights fell down.

Some television sets and shelves also fell down.

Some refrigerators moved during the earthquake.

Anyway no building had collapsed.

There is no serious injury reported so far.

Anyway there are a lot of debris and broken glasses all around.

In this photo provided by the Ferndale Enterprise, Steve Sterback of Poppa Joe's cleans up after an earthquake, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, in Ferndale, Calif. (AP Photo/Ferndale Enterprise) MANDATORY CREDIT, NO SALES

Some places are without electricity and water.

A lot of earthquakes happened in California.

Earthquake is a disaster.

Last week three countries were hit by earthquakes and caused a tsunami in Solomon Islands.

I think we must keep our important things in a safe place.

Important things are like :

  1. Plates

  2. Fire extinguisher

  3. Food

  4. Computer

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