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Chile hit by 8.8 Magnitude Earthquake

Chile hit by 8.8 Magnitude Earthquake. The earthquake that hit the country earlier on Saturday is said to be 1000 times worse than the 7.0 magnitude Haiti earthquake. The President of Chile has declared an official state of catastrophe in the country.

Phone lines are currently down in both Concepcion and Santiago, so far no real reports are coming out of Concepcion. The last reported death toll was 78 and rising every second. There are no accurate figures on the number of deaths and injuries so far.

In the aftermath of the earthquake Tsunami warnings have been issued for Japan, South America, New Zealand, and most importantly Hawaii and numerous other Pacific Islands. The waves are slated to hit the areas later today.

Chile has faced several aftershocks to the 8.8 earthquake and none of them registered lower than a 6.0 on the Richter scale.

Mother Nature seems to be on a rampage, it was only a handful of weeks ago that Haitian’s lost much of their belongings, loved ones and everything else. What will happen next?

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