Magnitude 8.8 Offshore Maule, Chile

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posted on Feb, 27 2010 @ 01:00 AM
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A huge quake just struck Chile
no reports yet on damage. Will update ASAP

earthquake.usgs.gov...

Here is the information

Edit on Feb 27 to include info on tsunami
More breaking news says tsunami for Hawaii,
www.cnn.com...

 


Mod Edit: Edited all caps title.

[edit on 2/27/2010 by AshleyD]




posted on Feb, 27 2010 @ 01:01 AM
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Just beat me to it, was going to post this.

God I hope it has hit a non-urban area.



posted on Feb, 27 2010 @ 01:03 AM
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It was right smack dab in the middle of Chile. Jesus. This is horrible.



posted on Feb, 27 2010 @ 01:04 AM
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Oh holy bat sh**!

Look at quakes in Cali now too.

I am afraid!



posted on Feb, 27 2010 @ 01:11 AM
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What is up with all of the earthquakes?

The world has enough problems as it is...we certainly don't need earthquakes to make it worse.



posted on Feb, 27 2010 @ 01:12 AM
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Man, that is pushing into the 5 and 6 mm/s on every south american station I can get in GEE. The one station IU.LCO very close to the epicenter may have been wiped completely out- getting nothing. Remember that Chile holds the record currently for the greatest earthquake in history in 1960:

en.wikipedia.org...

3000-6000 dead.

Edit; they changed the epicenter and magnitude upon further review. It WAS offshore, meaning a possible threat of tsunami may exist. But so close, no time at all if there was one, it has already hit.



[edit on Sat Feb 27th 2010 by TrueAmerican]

[edit on Sat Feb 27th 2010 by TrueAmerican]



posted on Feb, 27 2010 @ 01:14 AM
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It seems to be causing a chain reaction all the way through central and northern America.

There has just been 4 respectable level quakes in California.

27.02.2010 - 07:04:23 2.9 North America USA California Belden
27.02.2010 - 07:01:00 3.3 North America USA California Pearsonville
27.02.2010 - 06:56:03 4.1 North America USA California Olancha
27.02.2010 - 06:53:02 2.2 North America USA California Cobb

EDIT: 5th.

27.02.2010 - 07:10:43 3.8 North America USA California Cartago

and now 6th

27.02.2010 - 07:14:33 2.3 North America USA California Santa Rosa

aaand 7

27.02.2010 - 07:21:54 3.4 North America USA California Olancha

Although they could all be unrelated I think it is a big coincidence that they are occuring in a line after such a large quake. Same fault line?

[edit on 27-2-2010 by fooffstarr]



posted on Feb, 27 2010 @ 01:14 AM
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This is huge and still nothing on on the news channels yet?

I am watching for news.

Where is the news?



posted on Feb, 27 2010 @ 01:15 AM
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The location looks to be rural - not in a city - some towns about 30 miles away.



posted on Feb, 27 2010 @ 01:16 AM
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Always good to see the earth quake watchers on the ball.

Awaiting details, and seeking them out elsewhere on the net.

Lets all hope nobody is hurt.


PS-Before anyone starts saying there are more earth quakes recently, just know there are thousands of earthquakes, worldwide every year. It is what happens when the gigantic solid crust of a planet perpetually glides around a molten liquid center.

You are going to get a lot of pops and cracks.

Star n Flag for the OP

[edit on 27-2-2010 by Mr Mask]



posted on Feb, 27 2010 @ 01:16 AM
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Good God! WTH is going on!!!

I cant even sleep. How can i sleep with all this.


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posted on Feb, 27 2010 @ 01:16 AM
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Originally posted by berkeleygal
This is huge and still nothing on on the news channels yet?

I am watching for news.

Where is the news?



Because ATS is still the fastest source of news on the web. They take their lead off us on stuff like this. I give Yahoo 10 minutes more before they have any reference to it.



posted on Feb, 27 2010 @ 01:17 AM
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I would not be suprised if nothing pops up till mid morning.



posted on Feb, 27 2010 @ 01:18 AM
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Was a fox news alert nearly 15 minutes ago at about 1:03 AM CST ... They said they will def be following and interrupt programming when more info was available


 
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posted on Feb, 27 2010 @ 01:19 AM
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Yip yahoo just breaking it. uk.news.yahoo.com... Tsunami warning issued it seems. Not an expert but i thought quite a few factors have to be just right for a tsunami to occur(not just an earthquake) so hopefully they get lucky....



[edit on 27-2-2010 by Solomons]



posted on Feb, 27 2010 @ 01:20 AM
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Originally posted by fooffstarr


Because ATS is still the fastest source of news on the web. They take their lead off us on stuff like this. I give Yahoo 10 minutes more before they have any reference to it.


So true...so sad, but so true.

Unfortunately, as fast of a news source as ATS is, you need to really dig for the few gems that are worth anything at all.

Earth quake news? ATS got it going on.



posted on Feb, 27 2010 @ 01:22 AM
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ya mean i have to go watch Fox news????

shudders

shudders again as I switch channels



posted on Feb, 27 2010 @ 01:22 AM
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Here's the link to fox news article on it too. Just as I'm typing this I got an alert from AP mobile on my phone too about it.

Magnitude 8.5 Quake Hits Chile



posted on Feb, 27 2010 @ 01:22 AM
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Twitter searches - Earthquake being reported:



posted on Feb, 27 2010 @ 01:23 AM
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Oh wow.. and 8.5 is absolutely huge.

some of you may not know how the scale actually works. It's not like a hurricane where you move into a different category from a small mph change with no change really noticed.
wiki richter scale

According to Wiki, there's only 1 per year at this size recorded per year and is a great magnitude greater than a 7. I truly hope this is as far from as many people as possible.

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