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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Massive Earthquake Strikes Chile; At Least 78 Reported Dead - Video 2/27/10

Here is a video report on a massive 8.8 earthquake that hit the South American nation of Chile at 3:34 AM local time:

A massive magnitude 8.8 earthquake rocked Chile early Saturday, killing at least 78 people and triggering tsunami warnings for the entire Pacific basin.

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet said she expected the death toll to rise.

Numerous aftershocks -- including one of magnitude 6.9 -- were felt within hours of the initial quake, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake's epicenter was located off the coast of Maule, about 200 miles southwest of the capital of Santiago. It struck at 3:34 a.m. (1:34 a.m. ET), when most people were sleeping. . . . MORE


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