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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Disaster in Chile

The news is just coming over the wire that there has been a massive earthquake in Chile. Early reports put the quake at just under 9 magnitude. That is enough to bring down buildings that are built to rigorous earthquake codes. An urgent Tsunami warning has also been issued. It is far too early for any reliable damage and casualty estimates. However it is bound to be terrible.

Please pray for the people of Chile.

2 comments:

Anam Cara said...

A tsunami alert is in effect for the west coast all the way to Alaska.

http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/

http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/2010/02/27/725245/06/wwareas725245-06.gif

http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/2010/02/27/725245/06/ttvu725245-06.jpg

I subscribe to an earthquake notification service and could not believe my eyes when I saw 8.0 and then the message that it had been revised to 8.8!

Pray also for all Pacific coastal areas that they are not badly hit.

http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/chile/chileem.jpg

Anam Cara said...

sorry - make that advisory! not alert.