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Williamsser
Feb 27th, 2010, 08:46 AM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8540289.stm

The quake struck at 0634 GMT about 91km (56 miles) north-east of the city of Concepcion and 317km south-west of the capital, Santiago.

Buildings in Santiago were reported to have shaken for between 10 and 30 seconds, with the loss of electricity and communications.

The US issued an initial tsunami warning for Chile, Peru and Ecuador.

That was later extended to Colombia, Antarctica, Panama and Costa Rica.

Japan's meteorological agency has warned of a potential tsunami across large areas of the Pacific.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) said: "An earthquake of this size has the potential to generate a destructive tsunami that can strike coastlines near the epicentre within minutes and more distant coastlines within hours."

There is no information yet on any casualties.

The USGS said the earthquake struck at a depth of about 35km.

Telephone lines and internet connections appear to have been damaged.

Chilean officials say there is very little information yet from near the epicentre and they have warned people to stay at home.

One journalist speaking to Chilean national television from the city of Temuco, 600km south of Santiago, said many people there had left their homes, determined to spend the rest of the night outside. Some people on the streets were in tears.

Mark Winstanley, who contacted the BBC from Vina del Mar, 100km north-west of Santiago, said buildings had shaken and electricity and phone connections were cut but he could see no structural damage yet.

A university professor in Santiago, Cristian Bonacic, said that this was a massive quake but that the cities seemed to have resisted well. Internet communications were working but not mobile phones.

Chile suffered the biggest earthquake of the 20th century when a 9.5 magnitude quake struck the city of Valdivia in 1960, killing 1,655 people.

Vartan
Feb 27th, 2010, 08:52 AM
All we need now is another disaster. Hope nothing serious happened / will happen.

mckyle.
Feb 27th, 2010, 08:52 AM
Fuck not again :o

Williamsser
Feb 27th, 2010, 09:01 AM
Former American Idol contestant Elliott Yamin, who was in Chile, escaped with his life.

http://twitter.com/ElliottYamin

Huge earthquake just now in Chile!!....I swear I thought this was the end of my life!!!!!

Complete and utter choas on the streets...no power...my heart is beatin outta my chest!....tsunami warnin...I am only a mile inland!

Danči Dementia
Feb 27th, 2010, 09:03 AM
OMG :sad:


I really hope damages won´t be big, please.

please :sobbing:

Danči Dementia
Feb 27th, 2010, 09:06 AM
OMFG, 6 people have died in the Araucanía region :sad:

Golovinjured.
Feb 27th, 2010, 09:10 AM
My thoughts and prayers are with Chile and all involved. :awww:

Elwin.
Feb 27th, 2010, 09:36 AM
Apparently a Tsunami already has struck the coast and will reach other places :(
Horrible:sad:

Hachiko
Feb 27th, 2010, 10:12 AM
Apparently the death count is 17 now and seems to be climbing steadily.
Heard from a friend in Japan that an 6.9 earthquake hit Okinawa too...

ElusiveChanteuse
Feb 27th, 2010, 10:15 AM
:scared: 2010!!!!!:bolt:

young_gunner913
Feb 27th, 2010, 10:17 AM
oh crap. :scared:

Hachiko
Feb 27th, 2010, 10:44 AM
This really doesn't look good. Apparently 500 people in a critical condition in Conception Hospital.
Local police said 40 meter waves hit an island off the coast.

Golovinjured.
Feb 27th, 2010, 10:49 AM
Holy fuck...

Hachiko
Feb 27th, 2010, 11:02 AM
Surely there must be a mistake in the scaling? 40 metres is just colossal.

Golovinjured.
Feb 27th, 2010, 11:03 AM
8.8 category earthquake between Santiago and Concepcion at 3am.

Already two aftershocks, 6.2 and 5.4.

47 confirmed dead.

Tsunami warning/watch for enter west coast of South America, and Australia even. :eek:

Hachiko
Feb 27th, 2010, 11:12 AM
At 8.8, it's officially the 5th largest earthquake ever recorded. :eek:
Been reading some reports that say 9.9 though, which would make it the largest.

RSOE EDIS is reporting that the volcano Planchón-Peteroa is beginning to erupt for the first time since 1937.

Elwin.
Feb 27th, 2010, 11:21 AM
Jesus Christ.
A 40 meter tsunami is just crazy :bolt:

Mrs. Dimitrova
Feb 27th, 2010, 11:27 AM
Oh no. :sad:

Hachiko
Feb 27th, 2010, 11:29 AM
Update: So far 52 killed and Tsunami Alert issued for 53 nations.

Elwin.
Feb 27th, 2010, 11:31 AM
This earthquake was 1000th times stronger then the Haiti one.

Hachiko
Feb 27th, 2010, 11:36 AM
This earthquake was 1000th times stronger then the Haiti one.

Can't begin to comprehend what it must be like to experience something that strong. I've got a horrible feeling this is going to be catastrophic. Don't mean to spread the panic but there's so much happening.

CNN: Talcahuano, Chile (200,000 citizens) completely under water.

Elwin.
Feb 27th, 2010, 11:43 AM
Can't begin to comprehend what it must be like to experience something that strong. I've got a horrible feeling this is going to be catastrophic. Don't mean to spread the panic but there's so much happening.

CNN: Talcahuano, Chile (200,000 citizens) completely under water.
yeah reports are getting worse and worse, by minute :(
All the countries that have a tsunami warning shows how serious this is.
It's so widespread.

http://forum.onweer-online.nl/uploads/monthly_02_2010/post-2074-1267269297_thumb.jpg

Danči Dementia
Feb 27th, 2010, 11:45 AM
Can't begin to comprehend what it must be like to experience something that strong. I've got a horrible feeling this is going to be catastrophic. Don't mean to spread the panic but there's so much happening.

CNN: Talcahuano, Chile (200,000 citizens) completely under water.

oh fucking dear, a tsunami???

really did it already happened??

tennisbear7
Feb 27th, 2010, 11:47 AM
:help::help::help: Prayers for everyone involved. :(

Sylvester
Feb 27th, 2010, 11:49 AM
The tsunami alert reaches California! WOW!

From California to Australia with a tsunami alert!

Mrs. Dimitrova
Feb 27th, 2010, 11:50 AM
CNN: Talcahuano, Chile (200,000 citizens) completely under water.

What do you mean? :eek:

Slutiana
Feb 27th, 2010, 11:51 AM
SHIT! That is such craziness! Damn.

young_gunner913
Feb 27th, 2010, 11:52 AM
how far up north does the california tsunami warning go?! :scared:

Golovinjured.
Feb 27th, 2010, 11:52 AM
Fucking chaos..

Sylvester
Feb 27th, 2010, 11:53 AM
how far up north does the california tsunami warning go?! :scared:

I don't know. CNN just reported there is a tsunami alert in Alaska and California!

Sylvester
Feb 27th, 2010, 11:54 AM
Tsunami alert covers the WHOLE Pacific Ocean!

Danči Dementia
Feb 27th, 2010, 11:55 AM
but is it true about Talcahuano???

200, 000 people under water???

Lin Lin
Feb 27th, 2010, 11:57 AM
OMG,am I secure tonight? I am in a costal city in China:scared:

Sylvester
Feb 27th, 2010, 12:01 PM
CNN reporting some building are being evacuated in Buenos Aires! :eek:

Mrs. Dimitrova
Feb 27th, 2010, 12:01 PM
Where can I find the list of countries with Tsunami warnings? :unsure:

Mrs. Dimitrova
Feb 27th, 2010, 12:01 PM
I'm too scared to go to sleep now. :lol:

Sylvester
Feb 27th, 2010, 12:01 PM
California is now officially out of the tsunami alert.

The rest of the Pacific continues to be on alert.

Sylvester
Feb 27th, 2010, 12:02 PM
Thailand and Taiwan are on the alert. CNN just reported that.

Hachiko
Feb 27th, 2010, 12:03 PM
What do you mean? :eek:

I read it on a google feed so it's unconfirmed, but apparently the city was one of the 3 towns in the direct line of the tsunami wave.

Governor confirmed a giant wave covered half the city.
http://twitter.com/RodrigoBNO

There's a map here monitoring affected areas.
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php

Sylvester
Feb 27th, 2010, 12:03 PM
THIS BULLETIN APPLIES TO AREAS WITHIN AND BORDERING THE PACIFIC
OCEAN AND ADJACENT SEAS...EXCEPT ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA...
WASHINGTON...OREGON AND CALIFORNIA.

... A WIDESPREAD TSUNAMI WARNING IS IN EFFECT ...

A TSUNAMI WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR

CHILE / PERU / ECUADOR / COLOMBIA / ANTARCTICA / PANAMA /
COSTA RICA / NICARAGUA / PITCAIRN / HONDURAS / EL SALVADOR /
GUATEMALA / FR. POLYNESIA / MEXICO / COOK ISLANDS / KIRIBATI /
KERMADEC IS / NIUE / NEW ZEALAND / TONGA / AMERICAN SAMOA /
SAMOA / JARVIS IS. / WALLIS-FUTUNA / TOKELAU / FIJI /
AUSTRALIA / HAWAII / PALMYRA IS. / TUVALU / VANUATU /
HOWLAND-BAKER / NEW CALEDONIA / JOHNSTON IS. / SOLOMON IS. /
NAURU / MARSHALL IS. / MIDWAY IS. / KOSRAE / PAPUA NEW GUINEA /
POHNPEI / WAKE IS. / CHUUK / RUSSIA / MARCUS IS. / INDONESIA /
N. MARIANAS / GUAM / YAP / BELAU / JAPAN / PHILIPPINES /
CHINESE TAIPEI


http://fromtheold.com/news/pacific-tsunami-warning-center-issues-tsunami-warning-2010022716715.html

young_gunner913
Feb 27th, 2010, 12:04 PM
California is now officially out of the tsunami alert.

The rest of the Pacific continues to be on alert.

THANK GOODNESS. :sobbing:

Mrs. Dimitrova
Feb 27th, 2010, 12:06 PM
Thailand and Taiwan are on the alert. CNN just reported that.

Shit.

Milito22
Feb 27th, 2010, 12:07 PM
I hope Felipe(Sin Dios Ni Ley) is well! :hug:

I live near the border :hug:

Sylvester
Feb 27th, 2010, 12:07 PM
Shit.

CNN may have confused Thailand with other country, because I can't find Thailand in the official tsunami alert link that I've posted a few minutes ago.

Mrs. Dimitrova
Feb 27th, 2010, 12:08 PM
What about New Zealand? I live next to the ocean.. :unsure:

Sylvester
Feb 27th, 2010, 12:08 PM
The Chilean president looked like in denial. Either this was a minor earthquake and the whole world is wrong or she is completely insane. She didn't even ask for international help. WTF?

Mrs. Dimitrova
Feb 27th, 2010, 12:08 PM
CNN may have confused Thailand with other country, because I can't find Thailand in the official tsunami alert link that I've posted a few minutes ago.

Oh thank God. :lol:

Sylvester
Feb 27th, 2010, 12:09 PM
What about New Zealand? I live next to the ocean.. :unsure:

http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=17360223&postcount=40


New Zealand is on the alert.

Mrs. Dimitrova
Feb 27th, 2010, 12:09 PM
The Chilean president looked like in denial. Either this was a minor earthquake and the whole world is wrong or she is completely insane. She didn't even ask for international help. WTF?

That would be :rolleyes:

Slutiana
Feb 27th, 2010, 12:09 PM
Mexico. :scared: I hope all the tennis players will be ok.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_pictures/8540473.stm
:scared:

Mrs. Dimitrova
Feb 27th, 2010, 12:10 PM
http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=17360223&postcount=40


New Zealand is on the alert.

Am I gonna die? :speakles:

Milito22
Feb 27th, 2010, 12:10 PM
CNN: Talcahuano, Chile (200,000 citizens) completely under water.

not true :o

Danči Dementia
Feb 27th, 2010, 12:10 PM
I hope Felipe(Sin Dios Ni Ley) is well! :hug:

I live near the border :hug:

sentiste el terremoto???
estas bien??

Danči Dementia
Feb 27th, 2010, 12:12 PM
Mexico. :scared: I hope all the tennis players will be ok.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_pictures/8540473.stm
:scared:

in case of a tsunami Monterrey is a safe area, Acapulco not that much


fuck :sad:

Lin Lin
Feb 27th, 2010, 12:12 PM
Tsunami alert:scared: (from Reuters)
http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/uploadFiles/2010-02/27_10950497_1.jpg

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE61Q0S920100227

Dodoboy.
Feb 27th, 2010, 12:12 PM
Oh deaR! Wow! Nothing REALLY on the news where i am!

Slutiana
Feb 27th, 2010, 12:12 PM
The Chilean president looked like in denial. Either this was a minor earthquake and the whole world is wrong or she is completely insane. She didn't even ask for international help. WTF?
Maybe she was in shock. :lol:

Sylvester
Feb 27th, 2010, 12:13 PM
Am I gonna die? :speakles:

If you're in New Zealand, isn't the media reporting anything about the alert in your country? They should have specific information for New Zealand and what to do.

Serenus Christ
Feb 27th, 2010, 12:14 PM
We just got a tsunami warning on the east coast of Australia.
They said there won't probably be any land damage.

Milito22
Feb 27th, 2010, 12:14 PM
sentiste el terremoto???
estas bien??

si estoy bien, y no senti nada dormia profundamente :scared:

M.P
Feb 27th, 2010, 12:15 PM
will tsunami hit Hong Kong :o

Mrs. Dimitrova
Feb 27th, 2010, 12:16 PM
If you're in New Zealand, isn't the media reporting anything about the alert in your country? They should have specific information for New Zealand and what to do.

It's 1 in the morning and everybody's sleeping. I guess if people are evacuating I would find out, no? My neighbors are sleeping and nothing's happening so I guess... nothing's happening. But I'm in Dunedin and the sea is just.. here. :o

I'll turn on the TV to see if there's something. Should I panic? 'Cause I don't want to look like I'm panicking in case there's nothing, y'know. :lol:

Anyway, WHERE IS MARIA SHARAPOVA IS SHE GONNA BE OKAY? :confused:

Just Do It
Feb 27th, 2010, 12:16 PM
I seriously think those stories the end of the world is coming in 2012 might be true.

Danči Dementia
Feb 27th, 2010, 12:16 PM
si estoy bien, y no senti nada dormia profundamente :scared:

me alegro por tí, ahora esperemos que Felipe este bien :sad:

Sylvester
Feb 27th, 2010, 12:16 PM
I basically entered in panic last year when a minor earthquake (5.0 or something) hit Portugal. I can't even imagine a 8.8 quake :eek:

Serenus Christ
Feb 27th, 2010, 12:18 PM
It's 1 in the morning and everybody's sleeping. I guess if people are evacuating I would find out, no? My neighbors are sleeping and nothing's happening so I guess... nothing's happening. But I'm in Dunedin and the sea is just.. here. :o

I'll turn on the TV to see if there's something. Should I panic? 'Cause I don't want to look like I'm panicking in case there's nothing, y'know. :lol:

Anyway, WHERE IS MARIA SHARAPOVA IS SHE GONNA BE OKAY? :confused:

your going to be fine.
there will only be massive currents in the ocean,
the waves will probably be a touch bigger than predicted just way more powerful.
just probably expect sand erosion.
there will be NO land damage.

Sylvester
Feb 27th, 2010, 12:18 PM
It's 1 in the morning and everybody's sleeping. I guess if people are evacuating I would find out, no? My neighbors are sleeping and nothing's happening so I guess... nothing's happening. But I'm in Dunedin and the sea is just.. here. :o

I'll turn on the TV to see if there's something. Should I panic? 'Cause I don't want to look like I'm panicking in case there's nothing, y'know. :lol:

Anyway, WHERE IS MARIA SHARAPOVA IS SHE GONNA BE OKAY? :confused:

In case of really danger, you would hear sirens and cops putting everybody out of their homes.

But turn on the TV, most likely local tv is telling something about this.

Milito22
Feb 27th, 2010, 12:19 PM
78 confirmed dead :sad:

Danči Dementia
Feb 27th, 2010, 12:19 PM
if someone speaks spanish live feed of Chilean TV


http://www.ustream.tv/channel/tv-de-chile

Sylvester
Feb 27th, 2010, 12:20 PM
if someone speaks spanish live feed of Chilean TV


http://www.ustream.tv/channel/tv-de-chile

That's where I listened to the president speaking.

Hachiko
Feb 27th, 2010, 12:21 PM
You can check the affected areas here.
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php

Earthquakes in Alaska and Turkey it seems.
Edit: Not all to do with what's happening in Chile.

Sylvester
Feb 27th, 2010, 12:25 PM
Elliot Yasmin (that guy from American Idol) is in Vina del Mar. He is telling CNN that everything is destroyed. :sad:

Nicolas Massu is from Vina del Mar. Anybody knows if he came back to Vina del Mar after losing in the Acapulco qualifying?

Serenus Christ
Feb 27th, 2010, 12:32 PM
Earthquakes in Alaska and Turkey it seems.
Edit: Not all to do with what's happening in Chile.

It would be,
because earthquakes occur when plates move so then wouldnt when a plate move aittle it would set other placees off too?
if that makes sense.

Danči Dementia
Feb 27th, 2010, 12:34 PM
Elliot Yasmin (that guy from American Idol) is in Vina del Mar. He is telling CNN that everything is destroyed. :sad:

Nicolas Massu is from Vina del Mar. Anybody knows if he came back to Vina del Mar after losing in the Acapulco qualifying?

Currently there are LOTS of people in Viña del Mar.

The Viña del Mar festival is on, lots of artist and people are there.

The festival was supossed to end today so.
Marc Anthony was going to sing today there.

Milito22
Feb 27th, 2010, 12:38 PM
are evacuating Easter Island :sad:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/50/AhuTongariki.JPG

Hachiko
Feb 27th, 2010, 12:40 PM
It would be,
because earthquakes occur when plates move so then wouldnt when a plate move aittle it would set other placees off too?
if that makes sense.

Yeah, it'd be the cause for the volcanoes that are erupting right now and for the other small quakes. Though if you click on the squares, I think a lot of the hazards are dated before what has just happened.

Hachiko
Feb 27th, 2010, 12:42 PM
Tsunami Strikes Chilean Island Group

http://en.rian.ru/world/20100227/158031362.html

A 3-meter tsunami wave hit on Saturday the Robinson Crusoe island, the largest in the Chilean Juan Fernandez archipelago, following a powerful earthquake which struck Chile earlier in the day, the country's president, Michelle Bachelet, said.

"A village on the island is half-flooded, people have been evacuated to higher elevations," the president said, adding there had been extreme damage from the tsunami.

____

So that's 3 metre waves for now, not 40.

Golovinjured.
Feb 27th, 2010, 12:44 PM
Australian news has said that Australia isn't in danger, it'll just effect tides, currents etc.

I'd imagine it's the same for New Zealand.

Hachiko
Feb 27th, 2010, 12:54 PM
Another 5.2 earthquake (aftershock) just hit Okinawa again. Hopefully not too many people, if not no one will be affected.

timafi
Feb 27th, 2010, 01:00 PM
to all my people in Chile;thank you for your help with Haiti:hug:my prayers are with you;hang in there:hug:

Caralenko
Feb 27th, 2010, 01:02 PM
Wake up in the morning submerged by a tsunami :scared:

Williamsser
Feb 27th, 2010, 01:11 PM
http://twitter.com/BreakingNews

Tsunami sirens will sound in Hawaii at 6:00 a.m., 'all shores at risk no matter which direction they face,' says U.S. agency.

Crazy Canuck
Feb 27th, 2010, 01:12 PM
Looking for a tsumani warning for Korea, and finding nothing, so I guess that means I can still fly home on Wednesday. Yay. The rest of this news is positively unyay, of course.

miffedmax
Feb 27th, 2010, 01:16 PM
Awful. It sounds like the news is going to get worse before it gets better as reports of damage and casualties continue to come in. That's just a massive quake.

Williamsser
Feb 27th, 2010, 01:21 PM
http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/comments/article/20100227/BREAKING01/302270015/Hawaii-remains-under-tsunami-warning-after-earthquake-off-Chile

Here's what Hawaii's Dept of Emergency Management website says regarding the siren schedule.

Civil Defense sirens will be sounded statewide 3 hours, 2 hours, 1 hour, and 30 minutes prior to the estimated first wave arrival time. All siren activations will be accompanied by detailed Civil Defense instructions over radio and television stations. If PTWC issues a tsunami warning well in advance of the above siren activation schedule, Civil Defense authorities will use the sirens and the Live Broadcasting System to alert the public of approaching waves.

Duramont
Feb 27th, 2010, 01:32 PM
Terrible news.

2010 is a really bad year in terms of natural catastrophies already

PhilePhile
Feb 27th, 2010, 02:33 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c6/2010_Chile_earthquake_NOAA_tsunami_projection_2010-02-27.jpg/800px-2010_Chile_earthquake_NOAA_tsunami_projection_2010-02-27.jpg

2010 Chile earthquake NOAA tsunami projection 2010-02-27 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:2010_Chile_earthquake_NOAA_tsunami_projection _2010-02-27.jpg)

ZeroSOFInfinity
Feb 27th, 2010, 04:11 PM
Terrible news.

2010 is a really bad year in terms of natural catastrophies already

The Chinese feng-shui masters have predicted that there will be "earth-related" disasters in 2010.... and they have been proven right.

Haiti was first, and now Chile.

This is getting really scary :scared:

ZeroSOFInfinity
Feb 27th, 2010, 04:13 PM
Sirens are sounded at Hawaii at the moment for evacuation....

Japan is going to get hit in 22 hours.... and it's gonna be a BIG one... :tape:

BuTtErFrEnA
Feb 27th, 2010, 04:14 PM
Wake up in the morning submerged by a tsunami :scared:

you'll be fine cara :hug: i'll make sure to pray for you specifically

Wiggly
Feb 27th, 2010, 04:18 PM
What about Easter Island and the Galapagos? :unsure:

ZeroSOFInfinity
Feb 27th, 2010, 04:19 PM
What about Easter Island and the Galapagos? :unsure:

Last I heard, it has already hit....

Worse still, Mexico is now being hit by the waves.....

Wiggly
Feb 27th, 2010, 04:21 PM
Last I heard, it has already hit....

Worse still, Mexico is now being hit by the waves.....

Hoping the waves aren't that big as there is tons of resorts on the Pacific Coast.
Acapaculco.

Milito22
Feb 27th, 2010, 04:58 PM
Now Argentina :eek:


The Earth keeps shaking
Salta, Jujuy hit by 6.3 Richter scale aftershock
Salta and Jujuy provinces were hit by a significant aftershock after 1 pm. Locals say that such a tremor hadn't been felt in thirty years.

Several provinces in Northern Argentina suffered a new earthquake that included Salta, Jujuy and Tucumán provinces.
"We haven't felt anything like this in 30 years," journalist Francisco Mattus said.

"It was very strong,specially for people living onhigh rise buildings. Walls moved and things started falling over the furniture."

Even though no considerable damage has been reported, apparently Salta city has been left without any cellular coverage.


http://www.buenosairesherald.com/BreakingNews/View/26349

VeeReeDavJCap81
Feb 27th, 2010, 05:06 PM
This is terrible

Srodgers
Feb 27th, 2010, 05:57 PM
any new news?

égalité
Feb 27th, 2010, 06:00 PM
oh my god :sobbing:
this is out of control

Milito22
Feb 27th, 2010, 07:05 PM
Only victim in Argentina so far, a 8 years old boy dead in Salta after hit by 6.3 aftershock :sad:

Effy
Feb 27th, 2010, 07:13 PM
OMG :sad:

BUBI
Feb 27th, 2010, 07:23 PM
Japan is going to get hit in 22 hours.... and it's gonna be a BIG one... :tape:

Yeah, 30cm high wave according to Reuters :rolleyes:

BuTtErFrEnA
Feb 27th, 2010, 07:46 PM
you clearly don't understand how tsunamis work then...so shut up

Brooklyn90
Feb 27th, 2010, 07:55 PM
I have a few cousins who live in Hawaii, I'm hoping everything will be OK!

MarieC
Feb 27th, 2010, 08:55 PM
My aunt and uncle arrived in Hawaii yesterday and their hotel room is located on the beach on Waikiki. They've evacuated up to Diamond Head but they are scared shitless. I told my mother they will be fine as they are not at sea level now. Needless to say my family is freaking out despite me telling them not to.

CrossCourt~Rally
Feb 27th, 2010, 09:25 PM
Chile :hug:


A Tsunami seems to be imminent for Hawaii :scared:

pav
Feb 27th, 2010, 09:50 PM
CNN raving only about Hawaii, you would think it was the only island group in the pacific

Break My Rapture
Feb 28th, 2010, 01:14 AM
Chile and Hawaii. :hug:

I hope everyone who knows people there are okay, and ofcourse also the local inhabitants. :awww:

Brooklyn90
Feb 28th, 2010, 01:19 AM
Thankfully Hawaii wasn't effected that bad. I'm hoping all the best for the people of Chile :hug:

CrossCourt~Rally
Feb 28th, 2010, 01:32 AM
Thankfully Hawaii wasn't effected that bad. I'm hoping all the best for the people of Chile :hug:


Me to and i'm glad your cousins are ok :)

Brooklyn90
Feb 28th, 2010, 01:35 AM
Me to and i'm glad your cousins are ok :)

Thank you :hug:

Fingon
Feb 28th, 2010, 02:12 AM
I have lived most of my life relatively near, Chile is one of the worst part of the world from a seismic perspective.

the South American and Tacna tectonic plates collide there, that's why Chile has had some of the largest earthquakes, in fact, the largest in record has been in Chile.

The damage is relatively low for such a monster earthquake, part of the reason is that these very large quakes are normally in the sea, although that causes the additional problem of tsunamis, the effects on land are less server, this one was 22 miles deep, but comparisson, the much weakeer Haiti quake was about 7 miles deep.

If an 8.8 quake have had the epicenter in land, the destruction would have been complete.

A second factor is that Chile, being a seismic country is really well prepared, buildings are built to resist very powerful quakes and they are ready to deal with it.

They are even investigating why some building collapsed in Concepcion, suspecting that the constructionn companies didn't build them according to regulations.

Had the Haiti earthquake been this magnitude, nothing would have been left, this one was so violent that it left cracks on the land. This quake was 80 times stronger than the Haiti one.

I haven't been in any that big, the largest I've been was 5.7, and that's still terrifying.

Considering the magnitude, the damage and loss of lives has been relatively low.

Fingon
Feb 28th, 2010, 02:14 AM
Now Argentina :eek:


The Earth keeps shaking
Salta, Jujuy hit by 6.3 Richter scale aftershock
Salta and Jujuy provinces were hit by a significant aftershock after 1 pm. Locals say that such a tremor hadn't been felt in thirty years.

Several provinces in Northern Argentina suffered a new earthquake that included Salta, Jujuy and Tucumán provinces.
"We haven't felt anything like this in 30 years," journalist Francisco Mattus said.

"It was very strong,specially for people living onhigh rise buildings. Walls moved and things started falling over the furniture."

Even though no considerable damage has been reported, apparently Salta city has been left without any cellular coverage.


http://www.buenosairesherald.com/BreakingNews/View/26349

I am not sure they were aftershocks, Salta is considerably far from Concepcion, likely Mendoza, San Juan, Neuquen, Catamarca and La Rioja would feel aftershocks before Salta.

I think it must be a separate event.

Milito22
Feb 28th, 2010, 02:39 AM
I am not sure they were aftershocks, Salta is considerably far from Concepcion, likely Mendoza, San Juan, Neuquen, Catamarca and La Rioja would feel aftershocks before Salta.

I think it must be a separate event.

I live in Neuquen, many people were afraid, :hug: I slept deeply :o

Fingon
Feb 28th, 2010, 02:51 AM
I live in Neuquen, many people were afraid, :hug: I slept deeply :o

I am glad you are ok.

Historically,most Argentinian earthquakes have epicenters actually in Chile, they are felt because of the proximity, while the entire region next to mountains is prone to earthquakes, the only province hit by really major eartquakes is San Juan, Mendoza was nearly destroyed in the 19th century but it was because construction couldn't stand a quake then and there was extensive damage several years ago, but it was only 5.7 and the affected buildings were actually very old.

Don't be too afraid, the only good thing about this massive quakes is that they are rare in the same area, meaning that it's not likely there will be one so big for a long time, that's because the tectonic plates press each other until at some point the energy is released, it will take a while to accumulate enough energy for a huge earthquake again.

The huge Valdivia quake was 50 years ago, there was a 8.3 (I think) about 10-15 years ago but further north.

Fingon
Feb 28th, 2010, 03:04 AM
btw, I think journalists should get a course in multiplication and division.

They keep saying this quake was about 800 times more powerful than the Haiti one.

the Haiti quake was 7.1, this one 8.8. Each grade in the Richter scale is 10 times more powerful than the previous one.

So, an 8.0 quake would be about ten times more powerful than a 7.0 earthquake.

a 9.0 one is 10 times an 8.0 one, or 100 times (10 x 10) a 7.0 one.

so this one was about 80 times more powerful not 800 times. :rolleyes:

Shuji Shuriken
Feb 28th, 2010, 01:56 PM
Just hope everything will be alright in Chile and Hawaii :sad:. Hope all the posters and their families are okay as well.

youizahoe
Feb 28th, 2010, 02:33 PM
Yeah, 30cm high wave according to Reuters :rolleyes:

On depth waters the tsunami's are rarely taller than 100cm, when coming to land they duplicate up to 15 meters.

All depends on how close they were from the earthquake's epicenter.

youizahoe
Feb 28th, 2010, 02:39 PM
btw, I think journalists should get a course in multiplication and division.

They keep saying this quake was about 800 times more powerful than the Haiti one.

the Haiti quake was 7.1, this one 8.8. Each grade in the Richter scale is 10 times more powerful than the previous one.

So, an 8.0 quake would be about ten times more powerful than a 7.0 earthquake.

a 9.0 one is 10 times an 8.0 one, or 100 times (10 x 10) a 7.0 one.

so this one was about 80 times more powerful not 800 times. :rolleyes:

I need to correct you. Each magnitude is 31.6 times stronger than the previous magnitude.

Haiti was 7.0 and Chile is 8.8, that means 31.6 (7 to 8) x 31.6 (8 to 9) = +/- 998.56 times stronger.
Since it wasn't 2 full magnitudes more the result is 31.6 x 27.808 (88% of 31.6) = 878.7328 times stronger.

BTW you have 2 scales, Richter and Intensity.

- Scale of Richter : Magnitude of an earthquake
- Mercalli intensity scale: Impact of the earthquake on the affect country, buildings etc.

Haiti had an 8.5-9.5 on intensity scale (severe-total destruction), and Chile had an 7-8 on intensity scale (mid-severe damage).

The energy release of an earthquake, which closely correlates to its destructive power, scales with the 3⁄2 power of the shaking amplitude. Thus, a difference in magnitude of 1.0 is equivalent to a factor of 31.6 ( = (101.0)(3 / 2)) in the energy released; a difference in magnitude of 2.0 is equivalent to a factor of 1000 ( = (102.0)(3 / 2) ) in the energy released.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richter_magnitude_scale

The Mercalli intensity scale is a scale used for measuring the intensity of an earthquake. The scale quantifies the effects of an earthquake on the Earth's surface, humans, objects of nature, and man-made structures on a scale of I through XII, with I denoting not felt, and XII total destruction. The values will differ based on the distance to the earthquake, with the highest intensities being around the epicentral area. Data is gathered from individuals who have experienced the quake, and an intensity value will be given to their location.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercalli_intensity_scale

Elwin.
Feb 28th, 2010, 02:41 PM
On depth waters the tsunami's are rarely taller than 100cm, when coming to land they duplicate up to 15 meters.

All depends on how close they were from the earthquake's epicenter.

exactly.
Plus the force they have, when they slam at the coast are beyond thinking.

Anyway, i just was looking back vids of the South East Asia tsunami. So impressive, in a negative way. :(

Koon
Feb 28th, 2010, 02:49 PM
OMG. This is so scary :scared:

youizahoe
Feb 28th, 2010, 02:51 PM
exactly.
Plus the force they have, when they slam at the coast are beyond thinking.

Anyway, i just was looking back vids of the South East Asia tsunami. So impressive, in a negative way. :(

And not to mention, tsunami's are utterly small and powerless combined to megatsunami's which are up to 527 meters high and destroy anything on it's way. Lucky for the Benelux they don't happen, we'd be washed away :hysteric:

Unless the La Palma volcano collapses into the ocean, it would wash away the entire Eastern coast of the USA :help:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mega_tsunami

Elwin.
Feb 28th, 2010, 03:36 PM
And not to mention, tsunami's are utterly small and powerless combined to megatsunami's which are up to 527 meters high and destroy anything on it's way. Lucky for the Benelux they don't happen, we'd be washed away :hysteric:

Unless the La Palma volcano collapses into the ocean, it would wash away the entire Eastern coast of the USA :help:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mega_tsunami

However, the western half of the volcano has an approximate volume of 500 km3 (5 x 1011 m3) and an estimated mass of 1.5 x 1015 kg. If it were to catastrophically slide into the ocean, it could generate a wave with an initial height of about 1,000 metres (3,281 ft) at the island, and a likely height of around 50 metres (164 ft) at the Caribbean and the Eastern North American seaboard when it runs ashore eight or more hours later. :hysteric: :hysteric: *drama

I thought Europe would wash away too :lol:

Elwin.
Feb 28th, 2010, 03:41 PM
Oh and Koon.
you can watch those vids on youtube.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch#playnext=1&playnext_from=TL&videos=plamEJsb35E&v=Gbq412haY1c
Here is one of them.

Like you can see you didn't saw a wave. Basicly the sea rushed back, causing the attention of many people. And that is starts rushing in like crazy. The force of this mass of water is just crazy.
These people that filmed this were very lucky, they started running just in time.

youizahoe
Feb 28th, 2010, 03:44 PM
However, the western half of the volcano has an approximate volume of 500 km3 (5 x 1011 m3) and an estimated mass of 1.5 x 1015 kg. If it were to catastrophically slide into the ocean, it could generate a wave with an initial height of about 1,000 metres (3,281 ft) at the island, and a likely height of around 50 metres (164 ft) at the Caribbean and the Eastern North American seaboard when it runs ashore eight or more hours later. :hysteric: :hysteric: *drama

I thought Europe would wash away too :lol:

And then you have a super-volcano in Yellowstone and one under Italy. The world is full of booby-traps :(

Elwin.
Feb 28th, 2010, 03:48 PM
And then you have a super-volcano in Yellowstone and one under Italy. The world is full of booby-traps :(
SHUT UP.
YOU ARE SCARING ME!
http://i27.tinypic.com/23mwink.jpg

Elwin.
Feb 28th, 2010, 03:49 PM
Ahhh well, you can never know when something like that's gonna happen.
Right now the Belgium and The Netherlands are being slammed by a powerful storm. There is a tiny chance that the dikes will break here and i will be death :hysteric:

ya never know.
life is a bish :(

Certinfy
Feb 28th, 2010, 03:55 PM
This is horrible :bigcry:

youizahoe
Feb 28th, 2010, 04:02 PM
Ahhh well, you can never know when something like that's gonna happen.
Right now the Belgium and The Netherlands are being slammed by a powerful storm. There is a tiny chance that the dikes will break here and i will be death :hysteric:

ya never know.
life is a bish :(

Then you can take the thalys to brussels and live at my place :hug:

Elwin.
Feb 28th, 2010, 04:03 PM
Then you can take the thalys to brussels and live at my place :hug:
Will remember that :lol: :kiss:

Bijoux0021
Feb 28th, 2010, 04:08 PM
:sad: :scared:

dementieva's fan
Feb 28th, 2010, 04:37 PM
This earthquake business sounds extremely shady to me. Why did it take the tsunami so long to develop after the quake? I think the government caused the earthquake and the tsunami. These series of earthquake are tests to see the effectiveness of the earthquake machine which would be used to take down Iran's nuclear stations soon. If you don't believe me google 'government earthquake machine'.

youizahoe
Feb 28th, 2010, 04:57 PM
This earthquake business sounds extremely shady to me. Why did it take the tsunami so long to develop after the quake? I think the government caused the earthquake and the tsunami. These series of earthquake are tests to see the effectiveness of the earthquake machine which would be used to take down Iran's nuclear stations soon. If you don't believe me google 'government earthquake machine'.

Did you read the news? A tsunami needing 24 hours to cross 18000 km of ocean, sounds like a normal pace. Not to mention, the closeby island had a tsunami like 1-2 hours after the quake, because it needed to travel 3000 km to get there :weirdo:

The earthquake machine is pretty retarded, you can only create earthquake if you can get the magma under the plates moving, but the plates are averagely 15-35km thick, and the deepest a drill ever went is like 8km?

Elwin.
Feb 28th, 2010, 05:02 PM
This earthquake business sounds extremely shady to me. Why did it take the tsunami so long to develop after the quake? I think the government caused the earthquake and the tsunami. These series of earthquake are tests to see the effectiveness of the earthquake machine which would be used to take down Iran's nuclear stations soon. If you don't believe me google 'government earthquake machine'.
lol you're such a troll.
The coast of Chile was hit by the tsunami in 10 minutes;)

Have fun in your little own imagination:wavey:

Fingon
Mar 1st, 2010, 01:53 AM
I need to correct you. Each magnitude is 31.6 times stronger than the previous magnitude.

Haiti was 7.0 and Chile is 8.8, that means 31.6 (7 to 8) x 31.6 (8 to 9) = +/- 998.56 times stronger.
Since it wasn't 2 full magnitudes more the result is 31.6 x 27.808 (88% of 31.6) = 878.7328 times stronger.

BTW you have 2 scales, Richter and Intensity.

- Scale of Richter : Magnitude of an earthquake
- Mercalli intensity scale: Impact of the earthquake on the affect country, buildings etc.

Haiti had an 8.5-9.5 on intensity scale (severe-total destruction), and Chile had an 7-8 on intensity scale (mid-severe damage).

it's 31 times more energy, but a tenfold increase in measured amplitude.

Sysmologists, not journalists have said this quake was about 50 times more powerful than the Haiti one.

Richter is magnitude, Mercalli is intensity, it's true, it attemps to measure damage, to a certain extend, I am not sure what grade was Haiti in the Mercalli scale but probably 8-9 is about right, however, in the Mercalli scale, when you go to the upper numbers it's not really measuring just damage, but magnitude as well.

For example, a grade 12 in the Mercalli scale would not only result in total destruction (grades 11 and 10 will as well) but also, the line of sight would be distorted, rail would bend greatly and objects such as cars would be thrown in the air, only a huge earthquake could cause that and I am not sure if there have ever been a grade 12, I would guess that to throw cars in the air and change the landscape it would have to be something like 10-11 in the richter scale (never registered) or a shallow 9.

back to the increase in the richter scale, the amount of energy doesn't really say much because it's spread on a large area, the energy released by an earthquake like this is expressed in gigatons, but we all know that a 20 kilotons nuclear device would cause a lot more damage than the most powerful earthquake.

Fingon
Mar 1st, 2010, 01:56 AM
SHUT UP.
YOU ARE SCARING ME!
http://i27.tinypic.com/23mwink.jpg

Remember Krakatoa?

well, Krakatoa is a little baby compared to the yellowstone volcano, although I am not sure if it would ever be active again (I think the last eruption was like a million years ago or so).

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Mar 1st, 2010, 02:04 AM
At the moment of the earthquake I felt like surfing , my house moved from one side to another in the same way as a wave in the sea

youizahoe
Mar 1st, 2010, 02:05 AM
it's 31 times more energy, but a tenfold increase in measured amplitude.

Sysmologists, not journalists have said this quake was about 50 times more powerful than the Haiti one.

Richter is magnitude, Mercalli is intensity, it's true, it attemps to measure damage, to a certain extend, I am not sure what grade was Haiti in the Mercalli scale but probably 8-9 is about right, however, in the Mercalli scale, when you go to the upper numbers it's not really measuring just damage, but magnitude as well.

For example, a grade 12 in the Mercalli scale would not only result in total destruction (grades 11 and 10 will as well) but also, the line of sight would be distorted, rail would bend greatly and objects such as cars would be thrown in the air, only a huge earthquake could cause that and I am not sure if there have ever been a grade 12, I would guess that to throw cars in the air and change the landscape it would have to be something like 10-11 in the richter scale (never registered) or a shallow 9.

back to the increase in the richter scale, the amount of energy doesn't really say much because it's spread on a large area, the energy released by an earthquake like this is expressed in gigatons, but we all know that a 20 kilotons nuclear device would cause a lot more damage than the most powerful earthquake.

That's also quite wrong. Earthquakes happen at a depth of 10-35km. While a nuclear bomb happen on the surface. A nuclear bomb 10 km under the ground barely makes the ground tremble.

If an Earthquake would be on the surface, and dropped like bombs, countries would be destroyed in less than 30 seconds. I can assure you.

Of course, the Mercalli scale says something about the magnitude, but way more about the effects the magnitude brought to light, than the magnitude on its own.

Fingon
Mar 1st, 2010, 02:13 AM
That's also quite wrong. Earthquakes happen at a depth of 10-35km. While a nuclear bomb happen on the surface. A nuclear bomb 10 km under the ground barely makes the ground tremble.

I know that, in fact, most nuclear warheads are designed to go off above the surface, maybe 500 m. or so to cause maximum damage.

What I meant is that energy released doesn't say much.


If an Earthquake would be on the surface, and dropped like bombs, countries would be destroyed in less than 30 seconds. I can assure you.

yes, only that they can't happen on the surface, the tectonic plates are not on the surface, only if they are caused by an explosion, like a volcano (or a nuclear bomb), but that's not the type of earthquakes we are talking about.

Of course, the Mercalli scale says something about the magnitude, but way more about the effects the magnitude brought to light, than the magnitude on its own.
that's what I meant.

Joaquin
Mar 2nd, 2010, 03:26 AM
Greetings from curico (150 km from the epicenter of the earthquake), here in my city is a total chaos, looting supermarkets, curfew in my region (the seventh) and in the eighth region, towards the coast disappeared for 80% of homes Many people ran to the hills, and other car escaped and were dragged by the waves, there are still thousands of people remain missing, 8,000 million dollars in losses and the most unfortunate ... 708 confirmed dead

From the center of the earthquake, greetings from Curico, Chile

Joaquin :wavey:

Golovinjured.
Mar 2nd, 2010, 03:30 AM
At the moment of the earthquake I felt like surfing , my house moved from one side to another in the same way as a wave in the sea

Greetings from curico (150 km from the epicenter of the earthquake), here in my city is a total chaos, looting supermarkets, curfew in my region (the seventh) and in the eighth region, towards the coast disappeared for 80% of homes Many people ran to the hills, and other car escaped and were dragged by the waves, there are still thousands of people remain missing, 8,000 million dollars in losses and the most unfortunate ... 708 confirmed dead

From the center of the earthquake, greetings form Curico, Chile

Joaquin :wavey:

Glad you're both okay.

Milito22
Mar 2nd, 2010, 03:46 AM
At the moment of the earthquake I felt like surfing , my house moved from one side to another in the same way as a wave in the sea

me alegro por vos Felipe :hug:

Milito22
Mar 2nd, 2010, 03:58 AM
ocurred a little earthquake to 300 km south of my city, a minutes ago :hysteric:

Nicolás89
Mar 4th, 2010, 12:21 AM
I live in Concepcion a city next to Talcahuano, the rumour of the 200.000 citizen under water in untrue waves did hit the whole chilean coast being 12 mts waves the larges tsunamis though, atm I heard that +750 people are confirmed dead, all chilean buildings are built under anti sismic regulation so many homes buildings and such remained intact, my house didn't even show any scratch from the quake fortunately, just today we got elictricity and wifi but we still remain without potable water. Thank you for all the good wishes.

Milito22
Mar 4th, 2010, 03:35 PM
I live in Concepcion a city next to Talcahuano, the rumour of the 200.000 citizen under water in untrue waves did hit the whole chilean coast being 12 mts waves the larges tsunamis though, atm I heard that +750 people are confirmed dead, all chilean buildings are built under anti sismic regulation so many homes buildings and such remained intact, my house didn't even show any scratch from the quake fortunately, just today we got elictricity and wifi but we still remain without potable water. Thank you for all the good wishes.

:hug:

miffedmax
Mar 4th, 2010, 04:38 PM
http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=383976&page=329

Post 4930 is from Makatieva.

Elwin.
Mar 11th, 2010, 03:18 PM
heavy aftershock just struck the coast of Chile. Magnitude of 7.2
Local Tsunami warning issued.
:scared:

youizahoe
Mar 11th, 2010, 03:28 PM
WTF, leave Chili alone, go play in another continent :( :( :(

Milito22
Mar 11th, 2010, 03:28 PM
heavy aftershock just struck the coast of Chile. Magnitude of 7.2
Local Tsunami warning issued.
:scared:

no true
our Presidenta Cristina Kirchner is here :scared:
Cristina :hug:

Swearing-in ceremony today
A 7.2 magnitude earthquake-rattled Chile to swear in new president

http://www.buenosairesherald.com/BreakingNews/View/27508 :eek:

youizahoe
Mar 11th, 2010, 03:29 PM
http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2010/03/11/breaking-strong-quake-reported-in-chile/?hpt=T1

Nicolás89
Mar 11th, 2010, 04:03 PM
The aftershock was strong but the tsunami alert was dropped off, as I heard no critical structural damages were informed though.

This aftershock was bigger than the Haiti quake I was told. :eek: