Chile Earthquake

March 4th, 2010

A massive earthquake hit Chile on 27 February 2010. The 8.8 magnitude earthquake struck 115km northeast of the City of Concepcion and 325km south-west of Santiago, the capital of Chile. The quake was the seventh strongest earthquake in recorded history.

As death toll rising, aid pledges poured into Chile from around the world on Monday after the government made its first requests for help. United Nations officials told Agence-France Presse (AFP) that President Michelle Bachelet specifically requested mobile bridges, field hospitals, satellite phones, electrical generators, disaster assessment and coordination teams, water purification systems, field kitchens and restaurants.

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Breaking News: Earthquake Tremors in Malaysia

October 1st, 2009

The opening of today’s conversation is not “How are you?” or “Have you eaten?”, but is “Did you feel the earthquake yesterday?”. It is expected to be the hottest topic today, if not for next few days. Everyone is eager to share their experience feeling the earthquake. If you have friends in Kuala Lumpur, Penang, or Singapore, most probably the Facebook news feed will show their experiences during earthquakes yesterday. From my personal friends feed, different experiences are told; ranging from some said that they feel dizzy, to some who claimed that the fixtures of their offices were moving. Locus-T Online Team members also felt the impact, which one of them called it “strange pulsation” where his computer screen is moving and he can see moving codings!

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