Saturday, February 27, 2010

Devastating Earthquake in Chile

Devastations in Chile
AP Photo

A devastating earthquake rattled Chile early today, toppling homes and collapsing bridges. The 8.8 magnitude quake killed at least 82 people, but the death toll was rising rapidly. President Michele Bachelet declared a "state of catastrophe."

A tsunami set off by the quake is threatening every nation around the Pacific Ocean, including Hawaii.

Update (Sunday 28 February): 2 million people are affected by the devastations as the death toll rises above 300.

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