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All Aboard the Meme Express – Saturday, February 27, 2010

What? Another massive earthquake?

Overnight, a huge earthquake occurred near Santiago, Chile. This quake, Occurring February 26th, followed the disastrous Haitian earthquake of 2010 (and other recent earthquakes) all too closely.

The Chilean earthquake measured 8.8 on the Richter Scale. Death counts have been estimated at nearly 80 (at least). Significant destruction has been reported – from Santiago to Concepcion – with numerous injuries and collapsed buildings.

This is the biggest earthquake to hit Chile in 25 years.


Aftershocks are underway, with some measuring as high as 6.9 in the Latin American country of Chile.

Tsunami warnings have been issued for such South Pacific areas as Hawaii and Japan. Authorities have alerted Pacific region residents that the potential tsunami could take about 24 hours to reach their areas.

Today’s blog prompt at the Meme Express is simply:

disaster

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