8.3-magnitude quake rattles north Chile, 10 dead, 1 million evacuate

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September 2015ILLAPEL, Chile Thousands of residents of this small city in northern Chile were sleeping outside Thursday after a powerful earthquake destroyed their homes, forced more than 1 million to evacuate and killed at least ten people in the quake-prone South American nation. Several coastal towns were flooded from small tsunami waves set off by late Wednesday’s quake, which shook the Earth so strongly that rumbles were felt across South America. The 8.3 magnitude earthquake lasted for three minutes, causing buildings to sway in the capital, Santiago, and prompting authorities to issue a tsunami warning for the Andean nation’s entire Pacific coast. People sought safety in the streets of inland cities, while others along the shore took to their cars to race to higher ground.
“I thought it was the end of the world and we were going to die,” said teary-eyed Manuel Moya, 38, sleeping with his wife on the ground outside their destroyed home in Illapel, 175 miles (280 kilometers) north of Santiago and 34 miles (55 kilometers) east of the quake’s epicenter. The town and surrounding areas have about 35,000 residents. Moya said he and his wife were in bed and watching television when the quake hit. Fearing they would be killed if they remained inside, they ran outside in their underwear. By the end of the shaking, their home, made of concrete, had been reduced to rubble. “They said it was a magnitude 8 but it felt like a 10,” said Moya, adding that neighbors had brought them clothes.
Speaking to the nation late Wednesday, President Michelle Bachelet urged people who had been evacuated to stay on high ground until authorities could fully evaluate the situation. Officials said schools would be closed in most of the country Thursday. In the past year, the nation of 17 million has endured devastating floods in the north, wildfires in the south and two volcano eruptions. “Once again we must confront a powerful blow from nature,” said Bachelet. Authorities said eight people had been killed, a number that could climb as emergency crews are able to get into hard-hit areas on Thursday. Mahmud Aleuy, the Interior Ministry’s deputy secretary, said 1 million people were forced out of their homes and electrical power was cut off to 240,000 households. The quake struck 105 miles (169 km) north of Valparaiso and was originally reported as magnitude 7.9, the U.S. Geological Survey said. –Washington Post
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3 Responses to 8.3-magnitude quake rattles north Chile, 10 dead, 1 million evacuate

  1. Charlotte says:

    This was a very large quake and unlike all the previous 7.0 or greater quakes, I was slightly surprised that I did not see the usual precursors that give me a 7 day window for a major quake. But I did have the physical symptoms. L side headache, L eye pain, L side face neuralgia and insomnia, disorientation, spacey, anger for no reason, over reaction to events.. and you can add these other observations that always go with Chile, road rage, shootings, murders, suicides, domestic violence picks up, road kill picks up, and even the timing of terrorist attacks can be tied into Chile and Chile affects many people but of these, the ones who seem to be most affected are the ones who are Bi Polar or Manic Depressive and I have health care professionals as my subscribers and they confirm they need to adjust the meds for persons in who have the Bi Polar/manic depressive tendencies. All you had to do was watch the news and you could see what was happening Chile was building for another major event. All the precursors in all different locations, all of these were telling us Pay Attention to Chile. Then the sugar and carb cravings and teeth chattering chills these always go with a major quake in the water within a 12 hour period.. that went out about 3 AM on the morning of the 16th. Based on my past observations the largest A/S of this quake, unless it hit as the 7.1 a short time after the quake, it will likely be on the 19th.

    The Chile Connection (C) also includes the locations of Bolivia and Argentina and their borders.

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    • YellowBird says:

      i’ve also been hit with many of the same symptoms Charlotte describes, as have a number of those close to me, and seeing many people act oddly & erratically in our broader community… its strange to a modern way of thinking that human beings might react physically to geologic stresses, but then again- in a very real sense we are children made of the mud, and neither the earth nor its Creator will have forgotten the connection even if/when we have. like Charlotte, ive come to accept that in some deep and unexplained way, many are physiologically responding to our Mother’s groaning with pains and groanings of our own
      As with Nepal, there is a grief and despondency somehow associated with the quakes in Chile that feels too much to bear. Time for “normal” living is very short now, i believe… i feel this in my gut, my limbs, inside my skull and my bones. CHANGE of a desperate, fearful, and irrevocable sort is just nearly here. It seems too much to bear- and yet our Great Creator commissioned us to keep singing in the darkness, until HE returns again to be the Light of All.
      “Its not dark yet- but its getting there”… but then too, “Its always darkest, just before Dawn”
      Hang on everyone… hell is about to have its day. The quakes and eruptions and sky sounds and all the rest, are just precursors to what is on its way

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  2. Nkosazana says:

    8.3 Chilean QUAKE EXACTLY AS CERN REACHES RECORD collisions.

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