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43 Responses to Massive Earthquake Strikes Chile

  1. Profile photo of lukas1051
    lukas1051 Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 11:58 am
    Link: Massive Earthquake Strikes Chile - 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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    davymid Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2010 at 1:13 pm
    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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    Seastone Female 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 1:26 pm
    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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    liquidxhuman Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 1:33 pm
    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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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2010 at 1:34 pm
    Thats scary bit no offence jessica was a bad reporter!
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    Terminal88 Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 1:34 pm
    am i the only one who gets aggravated by the voice of the woman on the phone?
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 1:46 pm
    It`s the ring of fire. That stuff happens there.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2010 at 1:49 pm
    vv Says the girl from Oregon... what do you mean "there"?!?
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    taylor_stone Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2010 at 2:05 pm
    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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    rgu3t0 Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 2:11 pm
    ITS THE END OF THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!
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    datsun Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 2:16 pm
    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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    SomeShoes Male 13-17
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    February 27, 2010 at 2:53 pm
    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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    Slmmhmmr161 Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 3:02 pm
    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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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 3:06 pm
    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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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 3:11 pm
    "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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    datsun Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 4:48 pm
    http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/02...
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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    February 27, 2010 at 5:30 pm
    That`d explain the Tsunami Warning for the entire East Coast of Australia this morning then.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 6:06 pm
    500 times more powerful

    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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    davymid Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2010 at 7:39 pm
    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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    miraclewik Female 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 8:16 pm
    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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    Zuki Female 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 8:46 pm
    Too late, Chili. You missed the gravy train, you won`t get a penny from us!
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 9:14 pm
    WOOPS! My bad...

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

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    daisy822 Female 13-17
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    February 27, 2010 at 10:22 pm
    DUDE...this fuhkin thing hit hawaii and japan O_O
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    TCullen23 Female 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 10:45 pm
    better not freakin hit California!! :O
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    Miked1986 Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 11:46 pm
    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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    Miked1986 Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 11:49 pm
    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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    TheBuzzer Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2010 at 12:28 am
    it should hit california that way other states will help us with our debt problem
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    Dainty Female 18-29
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    February 28, 2010 at 12:52 am
    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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    Dainty Female 18-29
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    February 28, 2010 at 1:00 am
    "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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    Reggae_Dude Male 13-17
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    February 28, 2010 at 1:42 am
    Lol that girl who knows about tsunamies says chili not chile xD
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    k10josumm Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2010 at 1:48 am
    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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    MauserTM Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2010 at 1:52 am
    300+ deaths and counting
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    FlameOfUdun Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2010 at 6:30 am
    Let`s just start sending money to everybody everywhere, just in case.
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    RobSwindol Male 30-39
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    February 28, 2010 at 6:31 am
    Oh great. Now we are going to have missionaries kidnapping Chilean children!
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    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2010 at 6:47 am
    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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    iruloide Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2010 at 8:02 am
    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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    Berenice Female 13-17
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    February 28, 2010 at 8:06 am
    @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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    Berenice Female 13-17
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    February 28, 2010 at 8:09 am
    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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    Inteluhgint Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2010 at 8:15 am
    Chile: Geological dick riders.
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    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
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    February 28, 2010 at 8:50 am
    :(
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    trailleadr Male 40-49
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    February 28, 2010 at 9:38 am
    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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    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2010 at 1:02 pm
    i agree with miked1986 and berenice...who did they call? that five year old who summed up star wars?
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    nunki Female 18-29
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    February 28, 2010 at 2:43 pm
    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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