Powerful Earthquake Struck Chile

27 02 2010

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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A Major Earthquake Struck Haiti

13 01 2010

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck southern Haiti on Tuesday, about 10 miles (15 km) South East of Port-au-Prince just before 5 pm.

Haiti is one of the Caribbean countries.

CNN said it is a ‘catastrophe of major proportions’.

It means like a very big disaster.

CNN reported bodies in the streets of Port-au-Prince.

Lots of people were injured and dead.

They still can’t count the number of the dead and wounded yet.

The earthquake caused heavy damage to the capital, Port-au-Prince.

Lots of buildings and houses were damage and collapsed.


Power lines were knocked down so there is no electricity on Tuesday evening.

The Associated Press reported that a hospital collapsed.

The President’s residence is also damaged by the earthquake.

In Port-au-Prince lots of houses were built on the steep hillsides.

So when there is an earthquake the houses can fall onto other houses down the hill.

Houses on the hillside in Port-au-Prince. Are these houses still there?

I am very sad because lots of people in Haiti lost their houses and family.

There had been lots of earthquakes in January 2010.

I wrote about ‘ Three Countries Hit By Earthquake’ and Earthquake Strikes California Coast’.









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