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Magnitude 7.7 Quake Hits Chile

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posted on Nov, 14 2007 @ 10:17 AM
A magnitude 7.7 quake has hit Chile.

2007 November 14 15:40:53 UTC

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BBC: Powerful quake hits north Chile

A powerful 7.7-magnitude earthquake has struck northern Chile, according to the US Geological Survey.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

posted on Nov, 14 2007 @ 10:34 AM
It's amazing how easyly people fall for fear and mass histeria.
I'm watching the news feed rightnow and to tel the truth, it's sad to see such show.
I'm from Chile...

posted on Nov, 14 2007 @ 10:36 AM
Just want to say that you folks in Quake Watch o a wonderful job for us all. I don't live near there, but if I did, it would be a great service to have such information available.

I actually live closer to the New Madrid, if and when it decides to tune up and let go.

A star and a flag for great effort and unsung workmanship in this area.

posted on Nov, 14 2007 @ 10:39 AM
wow, 7.7 is huge, I guess we can only pray for rescues at this point

the largets quake recorded by modern man was in Chile in 1960, probably the same fault I would imagine

[edit on 14-11-2007 by syrinx high priest]

posted on Nov, 14 2007 @ 12:03 PM
recent update from ONEMI (wich is like USA's FEMA) says that the earthquake surpased 8.0...
That make's it the strongest since 85's earthquake here in Chile...
On the Human side, only a few minor injured and no casualties, thank god.
More to come as i found out...


posted on Nov, 14 2007 @ 12:31 PM
Yeah, I just heard this on CNN. That is a powerful one. Hope everyone is okay.

Wasn't there a large earthquake a month or so ago close to the same area?

posted on Nov, 14 2007 @ 12:34 PM
Glad to hear there were few victims to this one.
Best regards to you, continent brother.

See ya.

posted on Nov, 14 2007 @ 12:45 PM
Thats a rather big one, but as Hellmutt points out, the biggest ever recorded was in the same general area, and was considerably bigger. Anyway here are the seismogram plots:

posted on Nov, 14 2007 @ 04:10 PM
Strong earthquake rocks Chile

A strong earthquake measuring 7.7 rocked arid northern Chile sparking panic and triggering a tsunami warning for the region, officials said.

"It is a major quake," said the director of Chile's National Emergency Office, Carmen Fernandez.

Authorities say two people have been killed an at least 20 injured.

Saw the crushed cars on tv
Hope the death toll doesn't rise.

posted on Nov, 15 2007 @ 09:48 PM
hummm, sadly, 4 reported dead, some minor wounded...
lots of buildings teared down though...

posted on Nov, 15 2007 @ 09:51 PM
reply to post by Jim.Hero


Tocopilla Mayor Luis Moncayo said that at least 4,000 people in the port city had been left homeless by Wednesday's quake and some 1,200 buildings demolished.

About 500 emergency housing units have been sent to the city of 27,000 people.

There have been so many aftershocks that start with a big noise, a humming noise, and then the ground starts moving and people start to run away."

In Maria Elena on Wednesday, a small town south-east of Tocopilla, 20 people were hurt and 70% of the town's houses were destroyed.

In Antofagasta, the airport was damaged, Chilean radio reported, while some 45 people were injured.

Chile's largest copper mines are in the quake zone, and production was temporarily halted on Wednesday. The nation is the world's largest copper producer.

On Apex's post w/ the wav file, it "maxes out" for a couple of seconds, must of been the 7.8 for those 2-3 seconds.

The Bad Astromony board has an interesting page on limits of the R scale:

[edit on 15-11-2007 by anhinga]

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