‘End of the World’: 8.8 earthQuake Hits Chile,

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‘End of the World’: 8.8 Quake Hits Chile, at Least 147 Dead

President declares a “state of catastrophe” after a magnitude-8.8 temblor strikes near Concepcion, causing buildings to collapse more than 200 miles away, killing dozens and triggering tsunami alerts for many countries.

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February 27, 2010
MSNBC

SANTIAGO, Chile - A massive magnitude-8.8 earthquake struck Chile early Saturday, killing at least 76 people, triggering a tsunami and rattling buildings more than 200 miles away.

Photo: Cars tumbled across a highway near Santiago, Chile, after a 8-8-magnitude quake struck early Saturday morning. (David Lillo / AP)

President Michelle Bachelet declared a "state of catastrophe".

Telephone and power lines were down, making a quick damage assessment difficult in the early morning darkness. At least 26

aftershocks were reported, including one registering at 6.9 on the Richter scale.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake struck 56 miles northeast of the city of Concepcion at a depth of 22 miles at 3:34 a.m. (1:34 a.m. ET).

Jessica Sigala, a geophysicist with the USGS told NBC News that the quake released 500 times more energy than the than the one that hit Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on January 12. The quake was felt in Buenos Aires, Argentina, which is located more than 800 miles away.

Tsunami warnings were issued over a wide area, including Hawaii, South America, Australia and New Zealand, Japan, the Philippines, Russia and many Pacific islands.

NBC station KNHL reported that the first tsunami wave was expected to reach Hawaii's coastline at 11:19 a.m. local time (4:19 p.m. ET). It warned that "urgent action should be taken to protect lives and property."

Giant Wave

Reuters reported that a tsunami caused by the quake caused "serious damage" to Chile's sparsely populated Juan Fernández Islands. Citing local police, CNN reported that the islands had been hit by a 40-meter (131 foot) wave.

Photo: A woman walks by a destroyed road in Santiago, Chile, after a magnitude 8.8 earthquake hit the country early Saturday. (Ian Salas / EPA)

Patricio Rosende, the country's deputy interior minister, confirmed that 76 people had been killed. Edmundo Perez Yoma, the interior minister, warned the death toll "will continue rising."

Bachelet, the country's president, urged people to stay calm. "With a quake of this size we undoubtedly can't rule out more deaths and probably injuries," she said.

Jen Ross, a journalist based in Santiago, told NBC's TODAY that she felt "three minutes of shaking".

Broadcaster TVN reported that several hospitals had suffered structural damage and were being evacuated.

'It's like the end of the world'

"Never in my life have I experienced a quake like this, it's like the end of the world," one man told local television from the city of Temuco, where the quake damaged buildings.

An Associated Press Television News cameraman said some buildings collapsed in the capital Santiago, which lies about 200 miles north of the epicenter.

In the moments after the quake, people streamed onto the streets of the capital, hugging each other and crying.

Photo: A resident sits on the debris of a collapsed house in the city of Talca, some 170 miles south of Santiago. (AP)

Simon Shalders, who lives in Santiago, told Sky News: "There was a lot of movement. The houses were really shaking, walls were moving backwards and forwards, and doors were swinging open.

"Santiago has got a history of earthquakes and basically there's not a lot of old construction in Santiago because of these earthquakes.


"The new buildings in Santiago are designed to withstand fairly strong quakes and they probably held up pretty well."

There were blackouts in parts of Santiago and communications were still down in the area closest to the epicenter.

Eben Harrell, a London-based Time magazine journalist who was visiting Santiago, described the quake as "very frightening". He told msnbc.com that cell phone services were patchy in the city.

Santiago resident Leo Perioto told CNN that "windows were wobbling a lot" in his six-story building.

"The whole building was shaking," he added. "We could feel the walls moving from side to side."

An earthquake of magnitude 8 or over can cause "tremendous damage," the USGS said. The quake that devastated Port-au-Prince on January 12 was rated magnitude 7.0.

Photo: A shopper pushes a cart full of emergency supplies at Safeway grocery store early Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, in Honolulu. Hawaii braced Saturday for a tsunami, after a massive earthquake off Chile sent waves across the Pacific Ocean.
(Marco Garcia / Photo)

'Threat to more distant coasts'

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the Chile quake generated a tsunami that may have been destructive along the coast near the epicenter "and could also be a threat to more distant coasts."

According to a 2002 census, Concepcion is one of the largest cities in Chile with a population of around 670,000.

In 1960, Chile was hit by the world's biggest earthquake since records dating back to 1900.

The 9.5 magnitude quake devastated the south-central city of Valdivia, killing 1,655 people and sending a tsunami which battered Easter Island 2,300 miles off Chile's Pacific seaboard and continued as far as Hawaii, Japan and the Philippines.

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