Photos of the Earthquake in Maule Chile of 8.8 grades

Date: February / 27 / 2010 + Comments: 1

Earthquake in Chile

An earthquake of magnitude 8,8 grades in the Richter scale struck the Central Region of Chile, the epicenter was in Maule, near Talca. This happened today February 27, 2010 in the morning. There are hundreds of killed people, several building have been destroyed, as bridges and highways.

The earthquake also triggered a Tsunami which is right now propagating across the Pacific Ocean, due to arrive in Hawaii in hours (around 11:00 am local time). The severity of the Tsunami is still not known, but alerts are being issued across the Pacific.

There are at least 144 dead.

Earthquake Santiago Chile highways

The photo is from the city of Santiago, the Metropolitan region was affected by the Earthquake.

Santiago de Chile, 325 Km from the earthquake’s epicenter has a lot of cars twisted upside-down over the streets as a resulto of the destruction of some highways.

The Bellas Artes Museum presents strong damages.

Possible Tsunamis in the Pacific Ocean

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center is alerting 53 countries for a possibility of several Tsunamis as a repercussion of the Chilean Earthquake.

This alert was send to South America, Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Philippines, Russia y and some Pacific Islands.

Hawaii is under a Tsunami alert.

Technical data of the Earthquake in Chile

Magnitude 8.8 – OFFSHORE MAULE, CHILE
2010 February 27 06:34:14 UTC

Chilean Earthquake Details

Magnitude: 8.8
Date-Time: Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 06:34:14 UTC
Epicenter Date-Time: Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 03:34:14 AM at epicenter
Location: 35.846°S, 72.719°W
Depth : 35 km (21.7 miles) set by location program
Region: OFFSHORE MAULE, CHILE
Distances:
100 km (60 miles) NNW of Chillan, Chile
105 km (65 miles) WSW of Talca, Chile
115 km (70 miles) NNE of Concepcion, Chile
325 km (200 miles) SW of SANTIAGO, Chile
Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 7.2 km (4.5 miles); depth fixed by location program
Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID: us2010tfan

Photos of the Earthquake in Chile

Collapsed buildings, rubbled bridges and highways are the result of this strong earthquake.


Earthquake in Chile 2010 truck
Earthquake in Chile 2010
Earthquake in Chile 2010 collapsed highway
Earthquake in Chile 2010 croad
Earthquake in Chile houses
Earthquake in Chile highway
Earthquake in Chile cathedral

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (Contemporanean Art Museum) of Santiago de Chile:
Earthquake in Chile Museum
Earthquake in Chile landslides
Earthquake in Chile 2010 cars
Earthquake in Chile 2010 buildings
Earthquake in Chile streets
Earthquake in Chile bridge
Earthquake in Chile town
Earthquake in Chile 2010 rumble
Earthquake in Chile 2010 destruction
Earthquake in Chile 2010 supermarket
Earthquake in Chile 2010 car dog lady
Earthquake in Chile cars
Earthquake in Chile sofa
Earthquake in Chile highway destroyed
Earthquake in Chile crosswalk

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Post author: Daniel Semper

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