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    Massive Magnitude 8.8 Quake Hits Chile, Generating Tsunami

    Fortunately this occurred some 34 miles from the nearest city which is Cauquenes, a city in Chile, is the capital of Cauquenes Province and is located in the Maule Region.

    The population is around 45,000 so the potential for massive death like what occurred in Haiti is not there. But still this quake was much stronger by far that the one the 7.0 that devastated Port-au-Prince and killed so many.

    Thank God we here near the San Andreas are still waiting for the big one I for one hope never comes since the fault is only 6 miles away.

    The only major City in California with out a history of massive quake damage from I can see is San Diego.

    I know the old adobe Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala built in 1769 by Padre Junipero Serra was moved but is still intact today

    From what I can figure this quake was 56.88 times stronger than the Haiti quake. That is a bunch. Every full point is 31.6 times stronger than the previous point on the scale.

    Massive Magnitude 8.8 Quake Hits Chile, Killing at Least 6 - International News | News of the World | Middle East News | Europe News - FOXNews.com

    BREAKING NEWS — A massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake capable of tremendous damage struck central Chile early Saturday, shaking the capital for a minute and half and setting off a tsunami. Buildings collapsed and phone lines and electricity were down, making the extent of the damage difficult to determine.

    The quake hit 200 miles southwest of the capital, Santiago, and at a depth of 22 miles at 3:34 a.m., the U.S. Geological Survey reported. Its epicenter was just 70 miles from Concepcion, Chile's second-largest city, where more than 200,000 people live along the Bio Bio river, and 60 miles from the ski town of Chillan, a gateway to Andean ski resorts that was destroyed in a 1939 earthquake.

    Buildings shook and collapsed in Santiago. With phone lines down, confirmation of damage was difficult elsewhere, especially further south toward the epicenter. The quake was felt in Argentina as well.

    The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a warning for Chile and Peru, and a less-urgent tsunami watch for Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica and Antarctica.

    "Sea level readings indicate a tsunami was generated. It may have been destructive along coasts near the earthquake epicenter and could also be a threat to more distant coasts," the center said.

    The U.S. west coast tsunami warning center said it did not expect a tsunami along the west of the U.S. or Canada but was continuing to monitor the situation.

    The largest earthquake ever recorded struck the same area of Chile on May 22, 1960. The magnitude-9.5 quake killed 1,655 people and left 2 million homeless. The tsunami that it caused killed people in Hawaii, Japan and the Philippines and caused damage to the west coast of the United States.
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    Re: Massive Magnitude 8.8 Quake Hits Chile, Generating Tsunami

    They currently believe around 80 people have been killed. The damage seems extraordinary, but it might be a while before there are any steadfast estimations.
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    Re: Massive Magnitude 8.8 Quake Hits Chile, Generating Tsunami

    8.8!? Holy crap.

    The Richter Scale is an exponential one. 8.0 is ten times stronger than 7.0.

    That's like armageddon-scale.
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    Re: Massive Magnitude 8.8 Quake Hits Chile, Generating Tsunami

    Hilo Bay Web Cam (about the first place it would hit), and the home of the Tsunami Center:

    The Pacific Tsunami Museum Hilo Bay Webcam

    This camera is showing a live video stream of Hilo Bay
    from the rooftop of the Pacific Tsunami Museum.

    May have to download 'axiscam' just below picture.

    Prediction is First wave could hit 11:19 AM Local time- to as late as 4PM, depending on where.

    I have friends who are already evacuating.
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    Re: Massive Magnitude 8.8 Quake Hits Chile, Generating Tsunami

    2nd feed from same Hilo WebCam:
    1st has been temperamental.

    Hilo Webcam - Webcams in Hawaii
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    Such a beautiful place being devastated by this awful side of nature.
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    Re: Massive Magnitude 8.8 Quake Hits Chile, Generating Tsunami

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    8.8!? Holy crap.

    The Richter Scale is an exponential one. 8.0 is ten times stronger than 7.0.

    That's like armageddon-scale.
    I've just heard twice on the news that the quake in Chile was 500 to 1000x more powerful than the one in Haiti, doesn't seem right..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Polynikes View Post

    I've just heard twice on the news that the quake in Chile was 500 to 1000x more powerful than the one in Haiti, doesn't seem right..
    It's Right.

    8.0 is 32x stronger than 7.0 of Haiti
    9.0 would be 32x32 or 1024x stronger

    8.8 would be app ±700x stronger
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    Re: Massive Magnitude 8.8 Quake Hits Chile, Generating Tsunami

    Watching the live feed from Hawaii.

    I have to say, I'm not very impressed with the Tsunami so far...

    Someone call Michael Bay or Roland Emmerich...

    In all seriousness, I hope everyone in Hawaii stays safe...

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    Re: Massive Magnitude 8.8 Quake Hits Chile, Generating Tsunami

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    It's Right.

    8.0 is 32x stronger than 7.0 of Haiti
    9.0 would be 32x32 or 1024x stronger

    8.8 would be app ±700x stronger
    Well I guess we should be glad that the stronger quake hit in the richer country. Hopefully we see a lot less loss of life here.

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