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  1. #31 Chile earthquake / news articles on 16.3.10 
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    UPDATE ON THE SITUATION IN CHILE ON 16 MARCH 2010

    ZDF Text: A NEW STRONG AFTERSHOCK IN CHILE
    3 weeks after the massive earthquake, Chile was - Monday evening - shaken by a strong magnitude-6.7 aftershock off the Pacific coast about 70 km northwest of CONCEPCION according to USGS. The epicentre was in a depth of about 35 km. According to the Chilean ministry in charge of disasters there were no reports of damage, and no tsunami was expected. CONCEPCION was severely damaged by the massive magnitude-8.8 earthquake on 27 February 2010 when about 500 people died.

    Danish DR1 TTV, TV2 TTV and Swedish SVT Text: CHILE HIT BY A MASSIVE AFTERSHOCK
    Monday evening Chile was shaken by a strong magnitude-6.7 earthquake. Its epicentre was 72 km northwest of the city, CONCEPCION. The quake occurred in a depth of 34 km. According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre, historic data indicate that aftershocks do no trigger tsuamis, but countries with Pacific coasts should be on alert as there is a risk of gigantic waves.
    On 27 February 2010 a massive earthquake with a magnitude of 8.8 on the Richter scale hit Chile and cost more than 800 human lives. CONCEPCION was one of the worst-hit cities.
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    BritishRedCross's CHILE Earthquake Appeal: http://www.redcross.org.uk/donatesection.asp?id=77029
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  2. #32 Chile earthquake / news article on 19 March 2010 
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    UPDATES / NEWS ARTICLE ON THE SITUATION IN CHILE ON 19 MARCH 2010

    German ARD Text: AFTERSHOCKS IN CHILE LIKELY

    Chileans must expect strong aftershocks for at least one year after the gigantic earthquake on 27 February 2010.

    In the next couple of months 25 to 45 tremors will occur with a magnitude of 5.0 and higher according to a US earthquake expert of US Geological Survey in the Chilean capital, Santiago.

    There is a likelihood of 1 to 3 that even a tremor of magnitude 7.0 will be included in the series of aftershocks to be expected.

    The earthquake and the tsunami cost 700 human lives on 27 February and caused substantial damage at the value of $30 billion.
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    BritishRedCross's CHILE Earthquake Appeal: http://www.redcross.org.uk/donatesection.asp?id=77029
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  3. #33 Chile earthquake and tsunami / news article on 21.3.10 
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    UPDATES OF THE SITUATION ON 21 MARCH IN CHILE

    German ARD Text: CHILE: UPDATED DEATH TOLL AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE
    3 weeks after the devastating earthquake in Chile the authorities have corrected the death toll. While almost immediately after the quake it was reported that more than 800 were killed, the Ministry of the Interior now says that 342 people were killed in the earthquake and the ensuing tsunami. In 62 other cases the death circumstances are being examined. The magnitude-8.8 earthquake on 27 February 2010 was one of the strongest qaukes ever recorded. 2 million homes were damaged and 500,000 hereof were severely damaged.
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    BritishRedCross's CHILE Earthquake Appeal: http://www.redcross.org.uk/donatesection.asp?id=77029
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  4. #34 Chile earthquake / news on 27.3.10 
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    UPDATE OF THE SITUATION IN CHILE ON 27 MARCH 2010

    TV2 and DR1 Text TV on 27 March 2010: NEW EARTHQUAKE HITS CHILE

    A new powerful earthquake / aftershock hit Chile. The quake had a strength of magnitude-6.2 according to US Geological Survey. The quake occurred 75 km south of the city of Copiano in a depth of 35 km.

    The quake could be felt in the capital Santiago 600 km south of the epicentre.
    According to the Chilean authorities there were no reports so far of casualties or material damage.

    Several hundred people were killed in Chile on 27 February 2010 in a even stronger magnitude-8.8 earthquake that triggered tsunamis across the Pacific.
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  5. #35 Chile earthquake / news from UNICEF and RED CROSS International 
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    UPDATE OF THE SITUATION IN CHILE / News from UNICEF and Red Cross international - MARCH 2010

    Found no news dated 28 March 2010 - consulted websites of UNICEF and RED CROSS international and found the articles below:

    http://www.unicef.org/

    UNICEF to provide support to nearly one million children affected by earthquake in CHILE

    Second powerful quake hits Chile today = on 11 March 2010

    SANTIAGO, 11 March 2010 - UNICEF will provide assistance to the estimated one million children and their families affected by the earthquake in Chile which struck on 27 February.

    It is unclear how much more damage the second quake today has caused, but the first quake followed by a tsunami caused widespread damage and over 500 deaths. Six regions, home to some 80 per cent of the population of Chile were affected by the quake. The government had declared these regions as "catastrophe zones".

    The worst affected areas are some of the poorest in the country. Roads have been cut off, and entire villages in the coastal zones were wiped out by the Tsunami. Government buildings, schools, health facilities and at least 500,000 homes have been destroyed or badly damaged.

    "As in any disaster, children are the ones suffering most. They are particularly vulnerable to cold, hunger and outbreaks of disease. Their lives have been brutally disrupted and many of them will have difficulty coping with such an upheaval. We must help them now," said Gary Stahl, UNICEF Representative in Chile.

    UNICEF is asking for $3.5 million to meet the immediate and medium-term needs of children and women throughout the affected areas. Assistance will include psychosocial support, emergency education and water and sanitation.

    UNICEF is working closely with the new government of Chile which was sworn in today.

    For more information, please contact:

    Francisca Palma Communication Officer- UNICEF Chile,
    Tel + 00 56 2 422 8840
    Fpalma@unicef.org

    Patrick McCormick, UNICEF Media,
    Tel + 1 212 326 7426,
    pmccormick@unicef.org





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    RED CROSS NEWS:

    Psychological Support Remains Vital One Month After CHILE Earthquake

    Friday, March 26, 2010 — As Chilean Red Cross relief distributions to families affected by the massive earthquake that struck central Chile on February 27 continue to gain momentum, special emphasis is being given to psychological support for people traumatized by continuing strong aftershocks.

    More than 200 aftershocks measuring greater than 5 magnitude have been reported since the disaster a month ago.

    These strong tremors are particularly distressing to people trying to recover from the trauma of having lost family members and friends, homes, and livelihoods,” explains Gustavo Ramirez, regional representative, currently in Chile. “People who live in the coastal areas are not only afraid of the aftershocks but also of any possible tsunamis they may trigger, and even people whose homes have been assessed as being safe are afraid of staying indoors. They wonder whether these aftershocks will ever end.”

    The 14-member psychological support team from Spain, supported by staff from the Red Cross societies of Colombia, Ecuador and Nicaragua, as well as by Chilean Red Cross volunteers, have treated nearly 1,700 adults and children since the disaster. They are working in the region of Maule and in Santiago. In addition to holding therapeutic sessions with different groups of people affected by the disaster, with a special emphasis on children, they are also training Red Cross volunteers.

    Additionally, to ensure people have access to healthcare in areas where hospitals have been destroyed, several other Red Cross teams have been dispatched to the affected regions. A clinic operated by the Spanish Red Cross has treated nearly 1,200 people in Hualañé (Maule region). A second clinic sent by the Japanese Red Cross has been set up in Parral (Bio-Bío region) and the surgical field hospital supported by the Red Cross societies of Canada, Finland and Norway is being set up in Pitrufquén (Araucanía region). These facilities will all be turned over to local staff, who will maintain healthcare services, throughout the next weeks.

    Chilean Red Cross volunteers also continue their vital work, receiving and packing donated goods, transporting them to the affected areas and DISTRIBUTING FOOD, HYGIENE ITEMS and EMERGENCY ITEMS TO SURVIVORS. To date, more than 2,300 households (approximately 11,600 people) have received kitchen utensils, hygiene items, blankets, water containers and tarps in the most severely-affected regions of Maule and Bío-Bío.

    In recent weeks, the AMERICAN RED CROSS doubled its contribution to $1 million for relief efforts in Chile and plans to provide additional support in the coming weeks and months as the response progresses. Additionally, it has provided 5,000 water containers, more than 1,100 hygiene kits and one disaster specialist, who is serving on a regional assessment team.

    The GLOBAL RED CROSS NETWORK collectively aims to PROVIDE HEALTH SERVICES for up to 90,000 people, shelter assistance for 50,000 people, relief items for 75,000 people as well as water and sanitation services for up to 10,000 people within the next year.

    You can help the victims of countless crises around the world each year by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross International Response Fund, which will provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need.

    Donations to the International Response Fund can be sent to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013 or made by phone at 1-800-REDCROSS or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish) or online at www.redcross.org.
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    BritishRedCross's CHILE Earthquake Appeal: http://www.redcross.org.uk/donatesection.asp?id=77029
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  6. #36 Chile earthquake - news on 30.3.10 
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    UPDATE OF NEWS IN RELATION TO CHILE - 30 MARCH 2010

    CHILE PRESIDENT PINERA MARKS MONTH SINCE EARTHQUAKE

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8591330.stm / Page last updated at 02:26
    GMT, Sunday, 28 March 2010 03:26 UK

    Chilean President Sebastian Pinera has attended a vigil to commemorate exactly one month since a massive earthquake struck the south of the country.

    Mr Pinera, speaking in the city of Concepcion, repeated his vow to rebuild areas devastated by the earthquake.

    The 8.8 magnitude quake and the tsunami it triggered killed nearly 500 people, with thousands more made homeless.


    Total damage has been estimated at $30bn (£20bn) with more than 1.5m homes across the country damaged.

    Speaking at the vigil in Concepcion's cathedral, Mr Pinera repeated his pledge to rebuild areas hit by the quake.

    "We have a debt, a task to rebuild our country," he said.


    "As president I will lead that reconstruction process, I'll be the bricklayer, the worker, the carpenter, the engineer and also the architect, representing all Chileans and as we have already said, we will rebuild on stone and not on sand."
    Mr Pinera said he also planned to extend the presence of the military in some areas to help speed up the rebuilding process.


    'Dry your tears'

    Later, he addressed a mass in the square in front of the cathedral, attended by thousands.

    He called on people to dry their tears and to start working "in the great task of rebuilding Chile".

    Concepcion, the second largest city in Chile, was severely damaged by the quake and hundreds of its residents are still living in tents in parks and gardens.
    Tens of thousands who lost their homes in the regions of Bio Bio and Maule and are still waiting for temporary housing.


    Mr Pinera took office less than two weeks after the disaster.
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    BritishRedCross's CHILE Earthquake Appeal: http://www.redcross.org.uk/donatesection.asp?id=77029
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  7. #37 Interesting OPINION published on 1 May 2010 on BBC World News 
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    BBC WORLD NEWS:

    http://edition.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/...oes/index.html

    ARE EARTHQUAKES GETTING WORSE? NO!

    Editor's note: Ian Saginor, Ph.D., is a volcanologist and professor of geology at Keystone College. His research is on the evolution of volcanoes in Central America. (CNN)

    - Ever since a devastating earthquake struck HAITI on January 12 followed by others in CHILE, BAJA CALIFORNIA and INDONESIA, many people have asked the question, "Are earthquakes getting worse?" The answer is a firm and unequivocal "No."

    I know it's hard to believe given the devastation these earthquakes have caused and the intense level of media attention they have received. However, it turns out that large earthquake frequency has not changed at all over the last 20 years.

    But don't take my word for it. Go to the United States Geological Survey website and see for yourself. As of April 25, 2010 is on pace to have approximately 18 earthquakes larger than a magnitude 7 on the Richter Scale.

    That sure sounds like a lot, but it's only one more than last year and very close to the 15.4 large earthquakes per year that Earth has averaged over the last 20 years. Of course, some years are more active than others, but that is to be expected.

    In fact, in 1995 there were 20 of these large earthquakes, but nobody talks about that year as being particularly lively. The fact that several of this year's large earthquakes occurred near populated areas only adds to the perception that the overall frequency or intensity of earthquakes has increased.

    Before the earthquake in Haiti, there hadn't been an earthquake of that size in over two months. This ebb and flow of earthquakes is completely natural. And what about volcanic eruptions? USGS records show they have also remained constant since the 1960s, with between 50 and 70 eruptions each year.

    Over the last few days, another misconception began to emerge when CNN published an opinion article by author Alan Weisman titled "Is the Earth striking back?" The piece outlined a theory that, as glaciers melt due to global warming, the Earth's crust will begin to stretch and rebound.

    It goes on to imply that this stretching could cause not only earthquakes, such as in Haiti and Chile, but also volcanic eruptions. The article even suggests this process is responsible for the recent eruption of Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland with its neighbor, Katla. "threatening to detonate next." Do these studies exist? Yes. Is this really what they say? No.

    First, some background. The source of this idea is a series of papers published by the Royal Society in England that looked at the potential effect of climate change on some types of natural disasters. This idea is generally based on the well-known phenomenon that, as Earth's glaciers continue to melt, the crust rebounds as it is relieved of the burden. In fact, this has been happening for thousands of years since the peak of the last ice age.

    Several of these papers did propose that climate change could affect certain types of earthquakes on the ocean floor or underneath melting glaciers, however, Haiti is neither on the bottom of the ocean nor under a glacier. As for the Chilean quake, it was caused by the incredible amount of pressure generated as two tectonic plates are forced together.

    The point is that not all earthquakes are caused by the same forces and earthquakes on the ocean floor or under glaciers could not be more different from earthquakes in Haiti or Chile. It's like saying cigarettes cause lung cancer, therefore they cause skin cancer as well.

    The bottom line is that Weisman's claims that earthquake frequency is increasing and that earthquakes in Haiti and Chile are caused by global warming are unsupported by the scientific articles he uses to form his conclusions. The effect of his article is to take several well-meaning, preliminary, cautious and limited scientific studies and create unnecessary fear and confusion in the general public.

    If the public concludes that earthquake frequency has increased, it will be wrong. If it concludes that volcano eruption frequency or intensity has increased, it will be wrong. If it believes that earthquakes in Haiti or Chile were caused by global warming, it will not only be wrong, but it will believe it because it was told it was the conclusion of geologists. It wasn't.

    Most scientific papers do not lend themselves to sound bites or headlines. That means the media needs to do a much better job understanding them. For their part, scientists need to be willing to confront these errors before they spread.

    Whatever effect climate change has on our planet in the future, inaccurate reporting of research leaves the public at a huge disadvantage and cannot be tolerated.

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Ian Saginor.

    By Ian Saginor, Special to CNN

    April 30, 2010 -- Updated 1301 GMT (2101 HKT)
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    BritishRedCross's CHILE Earthquake Appeal: http://www.redcross.org.uk/donatesection.asp?id=77029
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  8. #38 News on 4.5.10 in relation to natural disasters and CHILE 
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    NEWS on 4 May 2010 in relation to natural disasters

    Danish TV2 and DR1: POWERFUL EARTHQUAKE OFF CHILE’S COAST
    A powerful magnitude-6.4 earthquake hit an area 151 km off Chile’s coast at 1:09am Central European Time according to info given by US Geological Survey. There are no reports of material damage or injured people. The quake struck in a depth of 20.6 km southwest of the seaside/coastal city, Concepcion which was hit by a magnitude-8.8 earthquake in February. The quake and the ensuing tsunami cost at least 452 human lives.

    German ZDFtext: NEW EARTHQUAKE OFF CHILE’S COAST
    An earthquake shook Chile Monday evening (local time). According to the US Geological Survey the epicentre was about 150 km southwest of the City of Concepcion off the coast of the region Bio Bio in a depth of more than 20 km.
    There are no reports of damage.
    The southern part of Chile was shaken by a magnitude-8.8 earthquake at the end of February. It was one of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded. At least 350 people were killed, and ten thousand are still living in tents or temporary huts.


    German ARDtext: POWERFUL EARTHQUAKE SHAKES CHILE
    A powerful earthquake has shaken Chile. According to the seismological service at the university in Santiago the magnitude was 6.4. The epicentre was about 600 km south of the capital Santiago off the coast of the region Bio Bio in a depth of more than 20 km. There are no reports of damage.
    The southern part of Chile was shaken by a magnitude-8.8 earthquake at the end of February. At least 350 people were killed.



    MAGNITUDE-6.4 QUAKE SHAKES CHILE, NO DAMAGES
    05/04/2010 | 08:36 AM – GMA News.TV

    SANTIAGO, Chile — The US Geological Survey says a magnitude-6.4 earthquake has struck of Chile's central coast. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

    The USGS says the quake's epicenter was 151 kilometers (94 miles) south-southwest of Concepcion, Chile, at a depth of 20 kilometers (12 miles).

    Radio stations in the Bio-Bio region reported no major damages or injuries from Monday's tremor.


    The area has been shaken by hundreds of smaller quakes since a huge magnitude-8.8 quake hit on Feb. 27, triggering a tsunami and killing 486 people. On Sunday, a 5.9-magnitude quake struck the area, one of more than a dozen perceptible temblors since Saturday.

    Tens of thousands of Chileans are still living in tents or temporary huts.
    — AP
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    BritishRedCross's CHILE Earthquake Appeal: http://www.redcross.org.uk/donatesection.asp?id=77029
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  9. #39 Chile - news on 6 May 2010 
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    NEWS ON 6 MAY 2010 IN RELATION TO NATURAL DISASTERS

    Danish DR1: EARTHQUAKE IN NORTHERN CHILE
    Northern Chile has been shaken by a magnitude-6.4 earthquake according to US Geological Survey.
    The epicentre of the quake which occurred late Wednesday evening local time was 37 km northwest of the city of Arica in a depth of 26 km.

    In February Chile was hit by a powerful magnitude-8.8 earthquake which caused substantial damage to the country's infrastructure and killed more than 800 people.

    German ARDtext and ZDFtext: MAGNITUDE-6.4 EARTHQUAKE SHAKES SOUTHERN PERU
    A magnitude-6.4 earthquake shook southern Peru late wednesday night according to the US Geological Survey, USGS. The epicentre was in a depth of about 11 km about 25 km west of the city of Tacna near the Chilean border. According to the first reports from Peru's authorities there was only little damage.
    In connection with a magnitude-8.8 earthquake at the end of February about 350 people were killed in southern CHILE. In August 2007 a magnitude-8.0 earthquake in Peru cost 600 human lives. The town of Pisco was totally destroyed.


    MAGNITUDE 6.4 QUAKE HITS SOUTHERN PERU
    05/06/2010 | 11:45 AM - GMA News.TV

    (Updated 12:49 p.m.) LIMA, Peru — A magnitude-6.4 earthquake shook southern
    Peru near the Chilean border late Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said. There were reports of toppled electricity poles in the Peruvian city of Tacna.

    The USGS said the quake's epicenter was 25 kilometers (15 miles) west of Tacna at a depth of 11 kilometers (6.8 miles). It struck at 9:42 p.m. local time.

    Local radio station RPP said the quake toppled telephone poles in Tacna, but there were no immediate reports of casualties. The station said Peru's Geophysical Institute put the quake's magnitude at 6.5.


    On Aug. 15, 2007, a powerful earthquake killed 596 people and reduced the Peruvian town of Pisco to rubble.

    Tacna is near Peru's border with Chile, where a huge magnitude-8.8 quake hit Feb. 27, triggering a tsunami and killing 486 people. Since then the region has been shaken by dozens of smaller quakes.

    The latest quake was felt in northern CHILE, but there were no reports of serious damage. Chile's National Early Warning Center said some telephone and electricity outages were reported in the port of Arica.

    Dozens of people reportedly fled coastal homes in fear of a tsunami, but the navy's Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service said none was expected.

    That part of CHILE is hundreds of miles north of the area hit by the February quake. — AP
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  10. #40 News on 16 MAY 2010 in relation to CHILE earthquake on 27 February 2010 
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    Danish DR1 text-TV: DEATH TOLL AFTER FEBRUARY'S EARTH QUAKE IN CHILE GONE UP TO 521
    Chile's government announces that the official death toll after the powerful earthquake and ensuing tsunami in February has risen to 521. - After having received death certificates, we have added 35 victims to the former death toll. The death toll is accordingly 521 according to the homepage of Chile's Ministry of the Interior which reduced the number of those missing to 56.
    The earthquake hitting Chile on 27 February 2010 triggered a gigantic tsunami that swept away entire villages.
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  11. #41 News in relation to natural disasters on 27 June 2010 
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    NEWS ON 27 JUNE 2010 IN RELATION TO CHILE

    Danish TV2 TTV and DR1 TTV: EARTHQUAKE SHAKES CHILE

    An earthquake measured at magnitude 5.6 on the open Richter scale has shaken northern Chile near ARICA according to the US Geological Survey, USGS. There is no report of any casualties or any damage.

    The epicentre of the earthquake was 127 km south-east of ARICA and occurred in a depth of 80 km. The region is located north of Chile's largest copper mines.

    Earthquakes are frequent in CHILE.


    A very powerful earthquake of magnitude 8.8. on the Richter scale shook the central part of CHILE on 27 Februar 2010 killing at least 500 people.
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  12. #42 NEWS ON 3.1.11 IN RELATION TO CHILE 
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    On 2.1.11: A magnitude-6.5 EARTHQUAKE HITTING CENTRAL CHILE


    Danish and Swedish text-TV: CHILE HIT BY MAGNITUDE 7.1 EARTHQUAKE - magnitude later downgraded to 6.5

    A very powerful earthquake measured at magnitude 7.1 shook CENTRAL CHILE according to US Geological Survey.

    The epicentre of the earthquake was at sea almost 96km (SVT: 10 miles) north-west of Temuco in a depth of 12km (SVT: 3 miles).

    No tsumani expected according to the tsunami warning centre in Hawaii and no reports of casualties.

    Last year's earthquake on 27.2.10 was measured at 8.8 on the Richter scale and cost 500 human lives. 500,000 houses were destroyed and there was substantial material damage.




    NEWS ON 3.1.11 IN RELATION TO CHILE


    Danish TV2 News / Swedish SVT / German ZDFtext: NO ONE INJURED IN CONNECTION WITH THE EARTHQUAKE IN CHILE

    The epicentre of the quake was at sea about 70km north-west of the town of Temuca in Central Chile. The quake was initially measured at 7.1 on the Richter scale, but later downgraded to 6.5.

    No tsunami was triggered by the quake.

    Only some telephone lines were down in the Araucania region close to the epicentre of the quake.

    According to the news on German ZDF, the heavy rain was forecast to continue.

    On 27 February 2010 Chile was hit by a gigantic quake destroying 500,000 houses and killing hundreds of people (more than 500 died).
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  13. #43 CNN about the Chile earthquake on 2.1.11 
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    From CNN (via Care2 causes):

    http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/am...ex.html?hpt=T2

    (CNN) -- A 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck the central coastal area of Chile on Sunday, some 70 kilometers (45 miles) northwest of Temuco, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of major damage or injury.


    The quake, which stuck around 5:20 p.m. (3:20 p.m. ET), was felt as far away as Santiago, roughly 595 km (370 miles) north of where the USGS said the quake occurred. The epicenter was more than 10 miles underground, the USGS said.

    Loreto Henriquez, manager of the Holiday Inn Express in Temuco, felt the quake for about a minute, describing it as loud and strong. She said people ran into the streets, but did not report any major damage.

    CNN Chile similarly reported no immediate injuries or damage.

    The temblor cut some telephone and electricity lines, according to Chile's national emergency office, which did not provide any further detail.

    Roughly 91,000 people felt very strong shaking, according to USGS estimates.

    Soon after the quake, a 5.0-magnitude aftershock rattled the area around 6:10 p.m. (4:10 p.m. ET), striking some 110 km (70 miles) northwest of Temuco.

    The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said no widespread tsunami threat exists, but did not rule out the possibility of local tsunamis close to the quake's epicenter.

    In February, an 8.8-magnitude quake hit Chile near the nation's second largest city, Concepcion, killing hundreds. Sunday's quake struck roughly 100 miles south of Concepcion.

    CNN's Brian Walker contributed to this report.


    Later the US Geological Survey aka. USGS downgraded the earthquake to 6.5.
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  14. #44 Article in Science News on risk of quake in CHILE - 31.1.11 
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    http://www.care2.com/news/member/711434921/2711049

    HIGH RISK OF BIG QUAKE IN CHILE

    Central Chile faces a big risk of a very large earthquake close to the site of last year's devastating temblor

    Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:18 AM ET
    Content provided by Alexandra Witze, Science News


    THE GIST

    The 8.8-magnitude earthquake in Chile in Feb. 2010, didn't relieve seismic stress.

    • A new study finds that the risk of a major quake remains high in the region.

    The 2010 quake did not move ground where stress has been building the longest


    The magnitude-8.8 earthquake that pummeled Chile in February 2010 did not relieve seismic stress the way scientists thought it might have, a new study suggests.

    Quake risk thus remains high in the region, geologist Stefano Lorito of Italy's National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Rome and his colleagues report online Jan. 30 in Nature Geoscience. In places, risk might even be higher than it was before last year's quake.

    The geologic stress remains because instead of the ground moving the most where stress had been building the longest, the team reports, the greatest slip occurred where a different quake had already relieved stress just eight decades earlier.

    Scientists would like to be able to point at a fault segment that built up stress the longest and say it was primed to go next. But the new work shows that stress buildup does not automatically translate to an earthquake happening right in that area, says geophysicist Ross Stein of the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park, Calif., who was not involved in the research. "It's a very logical approach," Stein says. "But I don't think it holds up."

    Geologists weren't surprised when the quake happened. Off the western coast of South America, the Nazca plate of Earth's crust dives beneath the South American plate, pushing up the Andes and building up stress that gets relieved occasionally in powerful earthquakes. The biggest quake ever recorded, a magnitude-9.5 whopper, occurred along the Chilean coast in 1960. Some 300 kilometers north of that, a magnitude-8.0 quake struck in 1928.

    Between those two ruptures -- 1960 in the south, and 1928 in the north -- lay a stretch that apparently hadn't ruptured since 1835, when Charles Darwin visited aboard the H.M.S. Beagle and witnessed a major earthquake. Researchers had thought that this "Darwin gap" would be filled the next time a big quake struck the region.

    But it wasn't, says Lorito. His team used data on how the surface moved during the 2010 quake -- from geodetic markers and tsunami observations, among others -- to calculate which parts slipped the most.

    The scientists found that the greatest slip occurred north of the quake's epicenter, right around where the 1928 quake struck. South of the epicenter lay a secondary zone of slip. But right in the middle, where the Darwin gap lies, was little to no movement. "The Darwin gap is still there," Lorito says.

    Other earthquake zones, such as Sumatra in 2007, have experienced big quakes that didn't relieve pent-up geologic stress where scientists thought it was greatest. "It is not strange to see that the rupture is complex, and that some parts can break at one time and some at another time," Lorito says.

    The new work fits with several other scenarios that scientists have developed to explain ground movement during the Chile quake. The scenarios, however, differ in their details. For example, researchers from the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences in Potsdam reported in Nature in September 2010 that some of the quake's slip happened fairly close to the Darwin gap.

    The teams reach different conclusions because they use different sets of quake observations and different analytical methods, says Onno Oncken of the Potsdam team. But overall, various groups agree on the broad patterns of how the ground moved -- and where seismic risk remains high.

    Along with the Darwin gap, another place to worry about may be a stretch between 37 degrees and 36 degrees south latitude, offshore from the city of Concepción. Lorito's team concludes that stress was transferred there during the 2010 rupture. It could be capable of unleashing another quake of magnitude 7.5 to 8, the researchers write.

    The 2010 Chile quake killed more than 500 people by causing both shaking and a tsunami.

    Because of the seismic risk, the Chilean coast is one of the most studied regions in the world. For the past decade, Oncken and others have studded the area with seismometers to understand the details of how a diving plate like the Nazca causes quakes. "We now have the unique opportunity to do a detailed comparison from before and after an event," says Oncken. "Whatever you look at, it's fantastic data and new observations emerging at an incredible rate."
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  15. #45 NEWS ON 11 FEBRUARY 2011 IN RELATION TO NATURAL DISASTERS 
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    NEWS ON 11 FEBRUARY 2011 IN RELATION TO NATURAL DISASTERS


    A MAGNITUDE 7.0 EARTHQUAKE OFF CHILE - NO DAMAGE - NO RISK OF TSUNAMI

    There has been a magnitude 7.0 earthquake in Chile - according to US Geological Service the quake had a magnitude of 6.8 on the Richter scale. The epicentre is 45 km north of Concepcion and at a depth of 18 km.

    Tall buildings were shaking in the capital Santiago, but there has been no report of damage. According to the authorities there was no risk of a tsunami.

    One year ago, a magnitude 8.8 earthquake occurred in the same area, in the Bio-Bio region causing massive destruction and triggering a tsunami. More than 500 (around 520) died, and 200,000 were made homeless.
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