Massive Earthquake Strikes Chile

Submitted by: lukas1051 7 years ago in

An earthquake with a magnitude of 8.8 hit the city of Concepcion in Chile on 27th February causing widespread damage.
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Female 27
trailleadr.....Haiti may have had two earthquakes, but they are experiencing aftershocks almost twice a day, many of which measures between 4 and 6 on the richter scale, so the story is not over for them or for chile.
In general, I think that since there is an extremely skewed distribution of wealth in the world (both on large and small scales-globally, nationally, locally, etc...) there should be some amount of goodwill happening when the people that do have the short end of the stick face a catastrophe.
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Male 3,915
i agree with miked1986 and berenice...who did they call? that five year old who summed up star wars?
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Male 715
Oh sure, Chile just felt left out. Haiti had 2 earthquakes, so they had to go and have one even bigger.
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Female 5,222
:(
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Male 135
Chile: Geological dick riders.
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Female 536
And at Miked1986- I noticed that too. The things she said I could have learned from an Earth Science class or "The Day the Earth Shook". I didn`t hear her say anything I didn`t understand once, and I`m not big on Earthquake vocabulary.
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Female 536
@FlamOfUdun- I lol`d so hard because that`s what I was thinking.

"Let`s send some money to Switzerland in case they have a typhoon." "But they can`t ha-" "JUST DO IT."

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Male 4
hi im from chile. we dont need any penny from U.S., so shut up!

ta la caga!
this the poo!

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Male 2,893
Hey everyone!
Forget about Haiti (if you haven`t already) and start worrying about Chile.
The whole thing is a scam.
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Male 2,528
Oh great. Now we are going to have missionaries kidnapping Chilean children!
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Male 1,219
Let`s just start sending money to everybody everywhere, just in case.
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Male 1,222
300+ deaths and counting
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Male 431
yeahh. pretty much nothing happened here in hawaii. we saw what was a barely noticeable change in the water level on oahu. big island saw like 4-6 foot tidal shift but that was about it. no damage whatsoever. fortunately. but seeing a tsunami woulda been pretty epic
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Male 73
Lol that girl who knows about tsunamies says chili not chile xD
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Female 355
"it should hit california that way other states will help us with our debt problem"

Oi, good luck with that! We`re not all rolling in money

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Female 355
The epicenter is roughly 300 miles south of where I`ve been planning on visiting one of these days....years. Though, thankfully there haven`t been any reported deaths in that region.

I hope all the families who lost someone(s) are alright. ):

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Male 472
it should hit california that way other states will help us with our debt problem
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Male 10
Also, is it a bit alarming to anyone else that the majority of the commentators in this post don`t seem to grasp the disparity in the economies of Chile and Haiti?

Stop freaking out. We will probably send some "formality aid" to Chile, but they can pretty much fend for themselves in this kind of disaster.

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Male 10
It`s amazing how dumb and unintelligent their "expert" sounded in the video. I heard very vague answers from her, lots of um`s and ah`s, and she generally did not give very much information about what caused the earthquake, what was unusual about it, or why it even happened.

She was the antithesis of what her PR department should be focusing on.

On a related note, shame on the "anchors" for not making her explain herself.

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Female 330
better not freakin hit California!! :O
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Female 1,043
DUDE...this fuhkin thing hit hawaii and japan O_O
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Male 10,440
WOOPS! My bad...

It was supposed to be (10^1.8)^1.5, which is 501.

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Female 165
Too late, Chili. You missed the gravy train, you won`t get a penny from us!
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Female 320
Crazy, isn`t it Lionhart? We are currently getting the energy over here, and though it isn`t too bad where I live (about a mile off the coast), I know those who live down on the coasts in the shanties probably lost their whole world. And people living unimaginable affluence in superpower nations are pissing and moaning about possibly having to help out, when they do not understand what really goes on in emergencies like this. And to think people on this side of the world were affected, how screwed are the lands near chile? People make my heart wilt.
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Male 12,138
vv Not so Lazy...

Haiti quake, Magnitude 7.0 = 32 Megatons TNT Equiv.
Concepcion quake, Magnitude 8.8 = 15800 Megatons TNT Equiv.

500 times more powerful.

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Male 10,440
[quote] 500 times more powerful [/quote]

Nope! 10^1.8^1.5 = 260. It was only 260 times more powerful.

Despite this not nearly as much damage was done and no where near as many people died.

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Male 8,300
That`d explain the Tsunami Warning for the entire East Coast of Australia this morning then.
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Male 15,510
"Oh god... Another natural disaster in a foreign country. You can count on the US to send millions of dollars and thousands of people to help with recovery. God forbid we focus on our own problems."

Wrong with that, Chile has a very stable economy (One of the best of Southamerica) and they can deal with this crisis pretty much by themselves

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Female 15,763
Oregon is included too! I`m in Chicago now. Pff.

Also, Chile didn`t sustain the structural damage that Haiti got because Chile`s buildings are much more up to code.

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Male 606
EVERYBODY FLY TO HAI-... I MEAN, CHILE! WE NEED TO GIVE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO A COUNTRY WE DIDN`T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT BEFORE, JUST SO WE LOOK GOOD!
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Male 2,056
I bet no ones going to help chile
their just going to careful of the tsunami
And that woman on the phone sounded way too happy.
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Male 32
Don`t believe we are much too better than Haiti this is the aftermath and cameras are around big cities but small towns around the epicenter are completely destroyed
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Male 79
ITS THE END OF THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!
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Male 2,688
Oh god... Another natural disaster in a foreign country. You can count on the US to send millions of dollars and thousands of people to help with recovery. God forbid we focus on our own problems.
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Male 12,138
vv Says the girl from Oregon... what do you mean "there"?!?
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Female 15,763
It`s the ring of fire. That stuff happens there.
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Male 258
am i the only one who gets aggravated by the voice of the woman on the phone?
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Male 25,416
Thats scary bit no offence jessica was a bad reporter!
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Male 13
Im on the west coast.Like RIGHT ON the coast. And we are supposed to get about an extra 2 feet high waves than normal. Maybe some flooding in the low lands. But no worries or sirens out here.
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Female 612
This shows the importance of well-built structures. It was a much worse earthquake than Haiti`s, but there were still structures standing in Chile. It just makes me sad to think that so many areas of the world are at risk not because they`re near a fault, but because they have such terrible housing. Even with all the money going to Haiti, I doubt they`ll be able to build very many good, solid structures.
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Male 12,138
I was in a Richter 7 once. Scared several different shades of sh*t out of me. Believe me, you would NOT want to be around when an 8.8 hits. I wouldn`t want to be living on the West Coast of the Americas...
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Male 3,425
Link: Massive Earthquake Strikes Chile [Rate Link] - An earthquake with a magnitude of 8.8 hit the city of Concepcion in Chile on 27th February causing widespread damage.
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