Saturday, February 27, 2010

Massive Earthquake Strikes Chile

A massive earthquake measuring 8.8 on the richter scale struck the center of Chile today, with a force 1000 times more powerful than the Haiti tragedy. This has rocked the whole world. People all over the world are being called to give aid to the many earthquake victims. Sadly, there are over 200 innocent lives that have lost their lives due to this massive earthquake.

This is a picture of where the earthquake struck in Chile.

Paul Caruso of USGS who is a Geophysicist describes science behind earthquake in Chile

There are Chile earthquake photos here.


Opus #6 said...

It is a miracle that more lives were not lost. This was really the "big one". They must have good building codes in Chile, or the lives lost would be in the thousands or tens of thousands.

I was also proud of how well the coastal areas around the Pacific were evacuated.

And the twitpics came out so quickly. Amazing what new technology can bring to news reporting. Fox News showed twitpics all afternoon.

Prayers go out to the families of the missing and the dead.

Always On Watch said...

Thankfully, Chile had constructed buildings to withstand earthquakes.

That said, such construction cannot protect against an earthquake of 8.8 magnitude.

Matt said...

I agree with Opus. It is a miracle that there weren't more fatalities.

It's the tale of two countries, when compared with Haiti.

Eman said...

Nothing can prepare one for this. I'm trying to find the best way to donate. Red Cross is my first thought but I'm looking for more. I can't imagine how this must have been for those poor folks. I align myself with all of you in prayer and fasting for this land and it's people.

Most Rev. Gregori said...

I know that there are many who will disagree with me, but I sincerely believe that God is trying to give the world a wake up call.

How much further into a moral cesspool do we think we can sink, and get away with it?