Sunday, February 28, 2010

Chile earthquake: 'Everyone fears aftershocks'

Earthquake Data, Feb 27thImage by nickbilton via Flickr

clipped from news.bbc.co.uk
A massive earthquake with a magnitude of 8.8 has hit central Chile, killing dozens of people.

Although phone communication out of Chile has been difficult, people have been contacting the BBC via email and Twitter. Below are some of the responses we've been sent.

The quake seemed to last more than two minutes in Santiago. Buildings seemed to resist the quake very well.
It was tremendous; the buildings were literally dancing in the air; I've driven through the old downtown and there's no relevant damage, but there are some collapsed bridges.
We are in Santiago. Quake lasted about thirty seconds. Buildings shook violently. Seem to all have withstood structural damage but there is broken glass.
Yes, I felt it at 3:40am, we were in bed but woke up with the shaking
I am in the La Reina/Las Condes area of Santiago. It's OK on our few streets - lasted about two minutes
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