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Video Eyewitness From Chile

Mazatlan Warned: Possible Tsunami

Translation of Maz Paper, the Noroeste.com

Staff MAZATLÁN._ Civil Protection and the State Government calls for calm total local population, since only high waves forecast for the coasts of Sinaloa, but no alarm.

Chile and other countries maintain the alert for a possible tsunami following the earthquake of 8.8 degrees on the Richter scale struck early today in Chile, where until now the authorities reported 122 dead.

Yesterday also was alert for a possible tsunami following the earthquake in Japan.

Staff of the Secretariat of Mexico’s Navy and Civil Protection Municipal and State are kept in constant communication to check the information being received and also maintain constant monitoring of sea level and wave.

Aquatic Squadron Elements of Municipal Public Security Ministry calling for people who do not attend a precaution at this time to the beach, as there are strong waves, but the beaches are open.

In the morning, notices Center U.S. Pacific tsunami warning extended to all countries of the Pacific coast, where high waves forecast for Mexico.

Hawaiian Sized Antarctica Iceberg

Now don’t get all excited about Al Gore and (gasp) global warming, but a new iceberg, slightly smaller than the Hawaiian island of Oahu, broke off from the cooler eastern end of Antarctica.

Chile Quake

From NY Daily News:

Aftershocks In Chile

Quakes in California Since Chile!

USGS shows an after shock in Chile of 6.2 and look at the shakes in California since the 8.8 in Chile:
MAP 2.7 2010/02/27 08:31:52 33.993 -117.187 9.0 GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA, CALIFORNIA
MAP 2.7 2010/02/27 08:28:00 33.999 -117.189 9.0 GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA, CALIFORNIA
MAP 3.6 2010/02/27 08:08:50 62.755 -148.809 0.1 CENTRAL ALASKA
MAP 3.4 2010/02/27 07:47:34 33.489 -116.822 15.6 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
MAP 3.4 2010/02/27 07:21:54 36.072 -117.885 2.9 CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
MAP 3.8 2010/02/27 07:10:43 36.360 -117.943 7.8 CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
MAP 2.9 2010/02/27 07:04:24 40.138 -121.317 8.6 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
MAP 4.1 2010/02/27 06:56:03 36.060 -117.886 2.1 CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
MAP 6.2 2010/02/27 06:52:35 -34.735 -72.638 35.0 OFFSHORE MAULE, CHILE

Live: Chile Quake

Structural damage not yet assessed. reports from a person killed by a collapsing wall.

11:51 Byronic: isnt it 4 am in the morning there or something like that?
11:51 danielyanez: they’re saying they’re experiencing an aftershock RIGHT NOW

Chile Quake

Movermike RT@RodrigoBNO There are no communications in Santiago. The metropolis without power. It is the nightmare. Bio Bio off the air.

Chile Quake

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) – An 8.3-magnitude earthquake struck southern Chile early Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. A tsunami warning was issued.The quake hit 197 miles (317 kilometers) southwest of the capital, Santiago, and at a depth of 36.9 miles (59.4 kilometers) at 3:34 a.m. (0634 GMT; 1:34 a.m. EST).

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

“An earthquake of this size has the potential to generate a destructive tsunami that can strike coastlines near the epicenter within minutes and more distant coastlines within hours,” 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.

Bio-Bio, Chile Quake

A Reuters witness reported shaking buildings and loss of electricity in Santiago, which is north of the epicenter.

The earthquake struck 56 miles northeast of Concepcion at a depth of 34 miles at 3:34 a.m./1:34 EST/0643 GMT. The quake was initially reported at a magnitude of 8.3.

The Reuters witness reported a very strong shaking lasted for 10 to 30 seconds.

(Reporting by Alonso Soto and Doina Chiacu)

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