Chile Earthquake 2010 A Bad Earthquake After Yesterday’s Scare. Japan experienced a 7.0 earthquake off their coast yesterday, prompting tsunami warnings. The Japan 2010 quake didn’t do any damage or hurt anyone as it was at sea; however, Chile was not so lucky.
Today, an earthquake registering 8.8 on the Richter Scale hit the Latin American country of Chile, prompting tsunami warnings throughout the Pacific. The American state of Hawaii is under high alert, as many experts fear that it is possible that they could receive a tsunami, aka tidal wave, as a result of today’s earthquake.
A 7.7 foot wave was seen off the coast of Chile. The tsunami warning in Hawaii is precautionary.
So far, 122 people have died as a result of the Chile earthquake 2010.It’s being compared to last month’s incident in Haiti, which devastated the area of Port au Prince.
The devastation is horrific. Reports indicate that there’s only 3 stories of a 15 story building left standing in one area. A key bridge connecting north and south Chile is inoperable. The Santiago airport will be closed for at least the next day.
Aftershocks are already being felt – with some of them registering at 6.9 on the Richter scale. This tragedy is devastating, and the effects could potentially be felt as far away as Japan and Russia.