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Massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake strikes Chile

There are 114 comments on the The Washington Post story from Feb 27, 2010, titled Massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake strikes Chile. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

Residents walk by debris after 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck central Chile early Saturday in Santiago de Chile early Saturday Feb.

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WORLD IDIOTS RACE WAKEUP

Santa Clara, CA

#111 Mar 1, 2010
Control oil and you control nations; control food and you control the people.
Henry Kissinger,1970

“TheseDays”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#115 Mar 1, 2010
Frightening stuff going on all over the world~~
roadrunner

Johor Bahru, Malaysia

#117 Mar 1, 2010
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Chile Earthquake, Tsunamis News: Latest Updates
ROBERTO CANDIA and EVA VERGARA | 02/27/10 10:18 PM | AP

TALCA, Chile — One of the largest earthquakes ever recorded tore apart houses, bridges and highways in central Chile on Saturday and sent a tsunami racing halfway around the world. Chileans near the epicenter were tossed about as if shaken by a giant, and the head of the emergency agency said authorities believed at least 300 people were dead. The magnitude-8.8 quake was felt as far away as Sao Paulo in Brazil – 1,800 miles (2,900 kilometers) to the east. The full extent of damage remained unclear as dozens of aftershocks – one nearly as powerful as Haiti's devastating Jan. 12 earthquake – shuddered across the disaster-prone Andean nation.
President Michelle Bachelet declared a "state of catastrophe" in central Chile but said the government had not asked for assistance from other countries. If it does, President Barack Obama said, the United States "will be there." Around the world, leaders echoed his sentiment. In Chile, newly built apartment buildings slumped and fell. Flames devoured a prison. Millions of people fled into streets darkened by the failure of power lines. The collapse of bridges tossed and crushed cars and trucks, and complicated efforts to reach quake-damaged areas by road. At least 214 people were killed and 15 were missing as of Saturday evening, Bachelet said in a national address on television. While that remained the official estimate, Carmen Fernandez, head of the National Emergency Agency, said later: "We think the real figure tops 300. And we believe this will continue to grow." Bachelet also said 1.5 million people had been affected by the quake, and officials in her administration said 500,000 homes were severely damaged.
In Talca, just 65 miles (105 kilometers) from the epicenter, people sleeping in bed suddenly felt like they were flying through major airplane turbulence as their belongings cascaded around them from the shuddering walls at 3:34 a.m.(1:34 a.m. EST, 0634 GMT).
A deafening roar rose from the convulsing earth as buildings groaned and clattered. The sound of screams was confused with the crash of plates and windows. Then the earth stilled, silence returned and a smell of damp dust rose in the streets, where stunned survivors took refuge.

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A journalist emerging into the darkened street scattered with downed power lines saw a man, some of his own bones apparently broken, weeping and caressing the hand of a woman who had died in the collapse of a cafe. Two other victims lay dead a few feet (meters) away. Also near the epicenter was Concepcion, one of the country's largest cities, where a 15-story building collapsed, leaving a few floors intact. "I was on the 8th floor and all of a sudden I was down here," said Fernando Abarzua, marveling that he escaped with no major injuries. He said a relative was still trapped in the rubble six hours after the quake, "but he keeps shouting, saying he's OK." Chilean state television reported that 209 inmates escaped from prison in the city of Chillan, near the epicenter, after a fire broke out. In the capital of Santiago, 200 miles (325 kilometers) to the northeast, the national Fine Arts Museum was badly damaged and an apartment building's two-story parking lot pancaked, smashing about 50 cars whose alarms rang incessantly. A car dangled from a collapsed overpass while overturned vehicles lay scattered below. "I can now say in all surety that seat belts save lives in automobiles," said Cristian Alcaino, who survived the fall in his car.
WORLD IDIOTS RACE WAKEUP

Santa Clara, CA

#119 Mar 1, 2010
Henry Kissinger
"Iif we can't control Latin America, how can we dominate the world?"

Since: Nov 09

Jacksonville, FL

#127 Mar 1, 2010
i'm just glad Hawaii was able to cancel tsunami warning i know California is relieved
Kayla

United States

#128 Mar 3, 2010
I agree with you free-dim.Hey,who else thinks the world will end in 2012?I dont.
Wouldnt You Know

AOL

#129 Mar 3, 2010
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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And if you read your Dr. Seuss, you would know what that cat-in-the-hat is really up to........
Exactly what I said, critical, obstinate and ignorant.
Wouldnt You Know

AOL

#130 Mar 3, 2010
Viva wrote:
Frightening stuff going on all over the world~~
What do you think you should do about it?
No One Special

Mount Vernon, OH

#131 Mar 3, 2010
Its Ok. I am middle class. I can support everyone!
Wait....

“n\a_________”

Since: Feb 10

n\a________

#132 Mar 4, 2010
this planet is not ours, it can do what it wants to do , we are just on it we have no say so about it, just hang on.
Carla

Los Andes, Chile

#133 Mar 23, 2010
Caffeinated wrote:
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Americans don't know what "help" feels like because when something goes wrong here...very few people would even think to help. We're usually on our own.
Yeah, because you got absolutely no help with Katrina...right.
Pug

Berwyn, IL

#134 Mar 23, 2010
Carla wrote:
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Yeah, because you got absolutely no help with Katrina...right.
Us taxpayers are relieved that Chile has not asked for U S help. Thankyou

“Come into my Parlour”

Since: Jul 09

Santiago, Chile

#135 Apr 1, 2010
Pug wrote:
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Us taxpayers are relieved that Chile has not asked for U S help. Thankyou
I can just imagine. To extend help is really a difficult thing to do. It may cost you something.

“Come into my Parlour”

Since: Jul 09

Santiago, Chile

#136 Apr 1, 2010
takenitlight wrote:
Why is Obama sending MY tax dollars over to Haiti & Chile??? They wil Never pay us back! He sent 100 Million + over to Haiti & they have a corrupt non-functioning government. How much is going to Chile? At least they have a functioning government that built anti-earthquake buildings. Chile's earthquake was 500 times as hard as Haiti, but Chile had less damage b/c they semi-thought ahead.
We owe China 14 Trillion Dollars & interest is over 100 Million Per Day! Tennessee & Iowa were hit extremely bad last year & received nothing from the US Government! California just got hit w/ killer mudslides! They lost homes, person property, etc and again no assistance from the US Government. It's probably b/c Obama hates Americans (especially white Americans)+ these Americans unlike NOLA were NOT Looting! Obama flies Air Force One to other countries and constantly degrades & apologizes for Americans for being "Bad people". He is a traitor using MY MONEY!
Make sure you cheat on your next tax return (like you cheated on the previous ones), eh?

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