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8.2 Earthquake Off the Coast of Chile, Tsunami Triggered

Soulskill posted about 8 months ago | from the be-safe dept.

Earth 86

An 8.2-magnitude earthquake has struck roughly 60km off the cost of Chile. Its depth was approximately 20.1km. A tsunami has been generated, and evacuations have been ordered along the coast near the strike. Tsunami warnings were also issued for Peru and Ecuador. According to the Associated Press, "Coastal residents of northern Chile evacuated calmly as waves measuring almost 2 meters (6 1/2 feet) struck ahead of a tsunami that was expected to come ashore later. ... Chile's emergency service reported some roads blocked by landslides caused by the quake, but said no injuries had been reported so far."

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First! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46635907)

This is pat Robinsons punishment from God for molesting little kids

Re:First! (0)

craigminah (1885846) | about 8 months ago | (#46636003)

Really?

Re:First! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46636025)

Around a year ago, I was mindlessly surfing the internet (as I often do) when I came across an enigmatic web page. The page, which looked like a warning from my web browser, informed me that I had a virus installed on my computer and that to fix it, I should install a strange anti-virus program that I'd never heard of (which I found peculiar considering the fact that I already had anti-virus software installed on my computer). Despite having reservations about installing it, I did so anyway (since it appeared to be a legitimate warning).

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When I questioned him, he kept repeating a single thing again and again: "Cannot be stopped! Cannot be stopped! Cannot be stopped!" I could not get him to tell me what was wrong, but after a bit of pondering, I quickly figured out precisely what happened: they were unable to fix my computer like they had promised. Disgusted by their failure, I turned to the shop's owner (who I now noticed had a gun to his head), and spat in his general direction. I then turned my back to him as if I was attempting to say that nothing behind me was worth my attention, and said to him, "Pathetic. Absolutely, positively pathetic. I asked you to do a single thing for me, and yet you failed even at that. Were I you, I'd be disgusted by myself, and I'd probably even take my own life. Such a worthless existence isn't even worthy of receiving my gaze!"

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Re:First! (2)

Nimey (114278) | about 8 months ago | (#46636139)

You should have used APK's hosts.txt.

Re:First! (1)

InsectOverlord (1758006) | about 8 months ago | (#46638031)

What system uses a hosts.txt file? We're all familiar with the hosts (no .txt extension) file.

Re:First! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46636747)

Around a year ago, I was mindlessly surfing the internet (as I often do) when I came across an enigmatic web page. The page, which looked like a warning...

Why is this modded -1? I thought it was an interesting story. Just because you don't like a particular piece of software doesn't make the poster a "troll".

Re:First! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46637267)

I agree, offtopic would have sufficed...

Re:First! (1)

rochrist (844809) | about 8 months ago | (#46640781)

Wait....what?

unlikely (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46635957)

he's rich. Their shit doesn't stink and they are always moral.

How can different news sources (4, Insightful)

future assassin (639396) | about 8 months ago | (#46636005)

get the magnitude wrong.

7.7
8.2
8.0

http://www.google.org/publical... [google.org]

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/c... [www.cbc.ca]

http://www.latimes.com/world/w... [latimes.com]

Re:How can different news sources (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46636019)

Most likely those are estimates based on the data available at each location. As time moves forward the magnitud will converge.

Re:How can different news sources (2)

R3d M3rcury (871886) | about 8 months ago | (#46636191)

It might also be the race to get the information out.

I don't know if USGS is involved in earthquakes off the coast of Chile, but I know that the USGS refines it's numbers over time. So you might hear about a 5.0 which turns into a 5.2 and then down to a 5.1. But in our info-driven got-to-have-the-news-now-and-damn-the-accuracy culture, timeliness is more important than accuracy. We don't like to wait for data.

So instead of saying "Big Earthquake in Chile", they throw the number in. The number doesn't mean squat to most people, other than "7.7? Wow--that's pretty big."

Re:How can different news sources (4, Interesting)

jrumney (197329) | about 8 months ago | (#46636331)

USGS is involved in all major earthquake measurement - the waves travel around the world in an earthquake of this size, and often the precise magnitude is more accurately determined at a distance.

Re:How can different news sources (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46636181)

Do not forget...

USGS says 8.2 [usgs.gov]

Noah in theaters [fandango.com] on March 28. I do not think that is enough time for the tsunami!

Re:How can different news sources (1)

lesuth (2998957) | about 8 months ago | (#46636201)

Do not forget... USGS [usgs.gov] says 8.2.

Noah [fandango.com] out in theaters March 28th.

Seriously, four days is NOT enough time.

Re:How can different news sources (4, Informative)

jrumney (197329) | about 8 months ago | (#46636321)

Initial reports of earthquakes always have differing magnitudes, based on different data sources. It is only a couple of days later when all the data is analysed together that a consistent magnitude is agreed on.

In all seriousness... (1, Funny)

BronsCon (927697) | about 8 months ago | (#46636031)

this is a major event... but I do have to point out how hilarious it would be if the tsunami decided to peter out a half mile from the shore, like Mother Nature's own little April Fools' joke.

Re:In all seriousness... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46636487)

Chile is in the southern hemisphere, it's actually October 1st there.

Of course it was calm (-1, Flamebait)

Gothmolly (148874) | about 8 months ago | (#46636049)

Chile is a civilized country, a beacon of democracy and reason in the otherwise chaotic pile of shit known as South America.

Re:Of course it was calm (-1, Troll)

Tailhook (98486) | about 8 months ago | (#46636323)

chaotic pile of shit known as South America

New Orleans had several days of warning. Not hours.

But yeah. Bush's fault. And stuff.

Re:Of course it was calm (2)

flyingfsck (986395) | about 8 months ago | (#46636451)

Not to mention that New Orleans should not be there any more. A new city was built a long time ago on the other side of the lake, but a few people insisted on not moving and rather getting flooded multiple times.

Re:Of course it was calm (1)

Trogre (513942) | about 8 months ago | (#46636493)

What the hell does George W. Bush have to do with South America?

Re:Of course it was calm (3, Insightful)

geekoid (135745) | about 8 months ago | (#46636971)

Nothing and neither does New Orleans, but some people are pretty clueless and feel the need to bring up there ignorant pet issues under the flimsiest of reasons.

Re:Of course it was calm (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46637165)

two population centers in different parts of the Americas destroyed by a wall of water during a natural disaster, with two different government responses to compare. seems perfectly fair game to me. NOLA was a complete and utter fail for GWB, to a level which is still astonishing. let's see what Chile's damage and response looks like.

Re:Of course it was calm (1)

K. S. Kyosuke (729550) | about 8 months ago | (#46637515)

The butterfly effect, of course!

Re:Of course it was calm (1)

dbIII (701233) | about 8 months ago | (#46637797)

A lot back in the day via utterly stupid foreign policy, but in the long run a lot less than his father and probably ignorable today.

Re:Of course it was calm (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46637269)

Kanye, is that you?

Re:Of course it was calm (2, Informative)

mapuche (41699) | about 8 months ago | (#46636387)

A beacon of democracy? Chile had at least 5 military internventions in the 20th century.

It's now the 21st century (2)

dbIII (701233) | about 8 months ago | (#46636467)

Pinochet has left the building.

Re:It's now the 21st century (0)

mapuche (41699) | about 8 months ago | (#46636505)

And he left a bunch of "senadores designados" or non-elected senators in the law. There are still traces, but that's not the point. The point is, Chile is hardly a beacon of democracy, because generals tend to interfere with politics a lot.

Wouldn't they be over 90 now? (1)

dbIII (701233) | about 8 months ago | (#46636641)

The world has moved on.

Re:It's now the 21st century (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46638545)

That were removed long time ago. Maybe you should go and visit Chile from time to time.

Re:Of course it was calm (2, Informative)

LavouraArcaica (2012798) | about 8 months ago | (#46636399)

how in the hell a flamebait like this is modded +5 Informative?

And Chile is not a beacon of democracy: they had the worst dictatorship (and the longer) in the whole south america.
Yes, they have a good rate of gdp/capita. But mostly because they are sitting on a giant copper mine.

Re:Of course it was calm (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46636453)

And worse, they still haven't judged the ones who were responsible for the deaths during the dictatorship.

Re:Of course it was calm (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46636475)

You know the difference between present and past?

Chile worst dictatorship in South America? (-1, Redundant)

cbraescu1 (180267) | about 8 months ago | (#46637669)

Hello, companero, sorry to break your leftist bubble, but Allende was far worse than Pinochet, the both were surpassed by Peron, and Castro (not exactly South America, as you wisely restricted your criteria, but Latin America) and Chavez surpass them all.

Re:Chile worst dictatorship in South America? (2)

angel'o'sphere (80593) | about 8 months ago | (#46638343)

Allende was a democratic elected president, you moron.

Re:Chile worst dictatorship in South America? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46638395)

So was Hitler.

Re:Chile worst dictatorship in South America? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46641831)

Allende was a democratic elected president, you moron.

So was Hitler.

Not in Poland or France he wasn't. If he had stayed in Germany, no one would have cared.

Re:Chile worst dictatorship in South America? (1)

Incadenza (560402) | about 8 months ago | (#46644599)

Hitler was never president. He lost the presidential elections of 1932 by a large margin to von Hindenburg. After von Hindeburg died (in 1934), Hitler abolished the presidency, and made himself head of state.

Re:Chile worst dictatorship in South America? (1)

blackraven14250 (902843) | about 8 months ago | (#46645615)

No, he wasn't elected. He lost to von Hindenburg in the presidential elections, who later appointed him as chancellor. Meanwhile, the Reichstag switched to a largely Nazi composition due to success in elections, and passed a law (the Enabling Act) that gave Hitler the ability to pass laws without the Reichstag's approval. When von Hindenburg died, Hitler used the Enabling Act to merge von Hindenburg's former office with his own.

The only way you can claim Hitler was "elected" is by indirectly having his cronies get elected.

Re:Chile worst dictatorship in South America? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46638609)

Not completely correct. Allende won the most votes but not above the 50% required to become president. It was Congress that granted him the title afterwards. Note that all this was in line with the then-current Chilean Constitution.

Re:Chile worst dictatorship in South America? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46639049)

A president may be elected democratically and yet may be a fascist dictator. Chavez, Maduro, for example. Ring a bell? oh wait, they are leftist! so they must be OK in your book, yes,

Re:Chile worst dictatorship in South America? (1)

mapuche (41699) | about 8 months ago | (#46638767)

Well, this doesn't help with the point, Right? How Chile can be a beacon of democrac if it had a dictator after dictator? According to you words.

Re:Of course it was calm (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46637677)

Stroessner in Paraguay lasted a whopping 34 years. Suck on that, Chile!!!

Re:Of course it was calm (1)

Incadenza (560402) | about 8 months ago | (#46644503)

Yes, they have a good rate of gdp/capita. But mostly because they are sitting on a giant copper mine.

Don't forget that they are one of the rare SA countries were corruption doesn't mingly with businness, the Chilean corruption level is on par with the USA [transparency.org] . Which means that the profits from these mines (and all other economic sectors) flow in the ecenomy (constructors, deliveries, hotels, etc.) instead of ending on some Swiss bank account.

Re:Of course it was calm (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46636437)

Well, here in Argentina we have public and free health care and education. If you recall, it was last year in Chile that students were hit by the police for demanding free education. Chile is still a neo-liberal country, and should learn from the socialist latin america that is growing now. In fact, there are a lot of chilean students here in Argentina that came to study for free because in their country they wouldn't have been able to.

Re:Of course it was calm (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46637687)

So you imply that Argentina is better off than Chile? Have you been drinking too much of Kretina's kool aid???

Re:Of course it was calm (1)

cusco (717999) | about 8 months ago | (#46639585)

Perhaps you need to go study in Argentina for a while, your reading comprehension skills are abysmal.

Re:Of course it was calm (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46639963)

I understood what you meant perfectly. You claim that Chile should learn from the "Socialist Latin America." Except if that were to happen, the lesson on "how to provide public and free healthcare and education" might come with an addendum or two attached, like "how to forcibly freeze consumer product prices causing supermarkets to run out of stock and be left on the brink of bankruptcty" or "how to lie to the international community about your macroeconomic indicators although they don't believe a word you say anymore" or "how to be forced to find creative ways to keep your butt clean because the country has run out of toilet paper." And so on and so forth.

Re:Of course it was calm (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46640019)

Oh, and here's another one: "How to keep a whole neighborhood in your nation's capital city deprived of electricity for several weeks." That actually happened in Buenos Aires in November/December 2013, remember?

Re:Of course it was calm (1)

cusco (717999) | about 8 months ago | (#46640133)

Wow, even worse reading skills than I thought. ** I ** did not make the original post.

Is this real? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46636091)

Think think this is another fools joke. I'm not going to evacuate. You guys are so gulliblemorons.

For Comparison (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46636145)

"The 8.0 earthquake that just hit Chile was 794 times bigger than the 5.1 we had in LA last week" (credit goes to @AndrewSiciliano)

Re:For Comparison (2)

hcs_$reboot (1536101) | about 8 months ago | (#46636193)

or 10 ^ (8 - 5.1)

Re:For Comparison (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46636639)

Wrong. It's much much more than simply 10^x.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/lea... [usgs.gov]

Energy in petajoules = ( 10^(11.8 + 1.5*Ms) ) * 1e-07 * 1e-15

Re:For Comparison (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46636881)

Once the magnitude of an earthquake has been worked up and agreed upon, it is roughly equivalent to the old Richer scale. The amplitude magnitude in Richer is a base-10 logarithm, but approximately base-31 for the energy. So the 8.0 magnitude earthquake Chile just experienced released about 20,000 more energy than the one LA last week. The source is the same as yours.

Re:For Comparison (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46637091)

same A/C.

pJ_LA = ( 10^(11.8 + 1.5*5.1) ) * 1e-07 * 1e-15
pJ_LA = 0.00281838293126445

pJ_Ch = ( 10^(11.8 + 1.5*8.2) ) * 1e-07 * 1e-15
pJ_Ch = 125.892541179417

25.892541179417 / 0.00281838293126445
ans = 44668.3592150965

So today's one was 44+ thousand times more energy than the LA quake last week.

These big ones can even tilt the Earth on its axis.

Re:For Comparison (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46637141)

we'll get there,

44668.3592150965 peak to peak / 2 = 22334.1796075482

Re:For Comparison (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46638055)

Actually I think I was right the first time: x 44k+

earthquakes here at home (5, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46636297)

Posting from Chile here. Chile is an extremely seismic country. Construction codes and techniques require and plan for buildings to resist a 9.0 earthquake (by resist it's meant that no matter the damage to the building, even if it becomes uninhabitable, it should allow all the occupants to evacuate safely) and usually anything below 7.6 is not really reported as a major earthquake. In 2010 we had a major earthquake (8.8, 11th strongest in recorded history) and all the regions that had previously experienced a major quake (1985 in Santiago,1960 in Valdivia, and so on), and thus where rebuilt using the modern construction standards, experienced very little damage due to the quake itself. Of all people that where killed in 2010, less than 1000, most of them where due to the tsunami that ensued. The southern cities however where severely damaged as many homes where quite old and built using "adobe" mud bricks.
The northern region that was hit today had already suffered two ~7.8 earthquakes in 2005 and 2007 and most of the construction was done using modern standards. The information is slowly coming in, but so far no casualties are reported. Right now all coastal cities have been evacuated as tsunami alarms where sounded, including massive SMS alerts and emergency alerts sent directly to Android phones.

Re:earthquakes here at home (0, Offtopic)

geekoid (135745) | about 8 months ago | (#46636973)

Are you in Con Carne?

Re:earthquakes here at home (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46637127)

I just hope that chile stopped using the word "richter" as they don't use that scale (no one use it anymore)

Re:earthquakes here at home (3, Funny)

alex67500 (1609333) | about 8 months ago | (#46637867)

Right now all coastal cities have been evacuated as tsunami alarms where sounded, including massive SMS alerts and emergency alerts sent directly to Android phones.

So iPhone users can die? Sounds like Chile is way more civilised than I thought ;-)

Re:earthquakes here at home (1)

Joey Vegetables (686525) | about 8 months ago | (#46637971)

Chile actually has, overall, one of the better economies in Latin America and the Southern Hemisphere, although much of the development and wealth are concentrated in the central part of the country (Santiago and Valparaiso). I would assume that like almost every other part of the world, Android is much more dominant than iOS devices, which sell well only in the U.S. and a handful of other countries.

Re:earthquakes here at home (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46638597)

Android users where alerted through Google's Public Alerts system, design precisely for these kinds of situations https://support.google.com/publicalerts/?hl=en . Some guy recorded one the alerts and uploaded it yo youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q65yQKpJLSM

Re:earthquakes here at home (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46641551)

Tsunami alarms seems like it would work identically to tornado sirens in the Midwest. The siren tells you to book it, the SMS tells you why you're already booking it.

Re:earthquakes here at home (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46637969)

The information is slowly coming in, but so far no casualties are reported.

Amazing. Makes me think of the Terminator in T2...

Re:earthquakes here at home (1)

cusco (717999) | about 8 months ago | (#46639649)

Keep in mind that the quake which devastated the libertarian Eden which is Haiti was a 7.0, so the 8.8 in Chile was 80 times more powerful. Over 300,000 dead in Haiti, less than a thousand in Chile.

Bad Joke (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46636333)

April Fools!

direct alerts (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46636357)

Video of one of the evacuation/tsunami alerts sent to Android phones in the coastal cities of the region that was hit by the eartquake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FK1RcGDaFb8

Re:direct alerts (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46638043)

So.... the first thing the guy does is post it on YouTube instead of heeding the alert. Myth confirmed [xkcd.com] .

YOU4 FAIL IT (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46636413)

FILED COUNTnERSUIT,

"No injuries"? (4, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46636495)

From the fine article: "Officials reported two deaths and several serious injuries...". It's the first paragraph in the damn article.

The summary is at best misleading, misquoting a paragraph discussing the *peruvian* injuries (of which there are none reported). Chilean injuries and deaths have occurred. ... but this is slashdot, where outright wrong summaries are the norm.

Re:"No injuries"? (2)

TapeCutter (624760) | about 8 months ago | (#46637823)

Speaking of the fine summary, WTF has the surf report got to do with the tsunami?

"waves measuring almost 2 meters (6 1/2 feet) struck ahead of a tsunami that was expected to come ashore later"

Re:"No injuries"? (1)

laie_techie (883464) | about 8 months ago | (#46639053)

From the fine article: "Officials reported two deaths and several serious injuries...". It's the first paragraph in the damn article.

The latest news is that there have been 5 or 6 (depending on your news source) confirmed deaths.

Haven't heard from any Electric Universe crackpots (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46636651)

Where have all the Electric Universe crackpots gone? I miss them. Their comments always start out relatively sane, seem intriguing, then take a sudden left turn into lunacy.

I bet some of them could even spin Electric Universe as the cause of this earthquake.

/. has really sunk to a new low (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46636861)

Posting April Fools jokes about earthquakes is over the top. I hate how /. is just useless this day every year.

CnN BReAkIng NeWs! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46636897)

This could be an aftermath of the doomed Malaysia Air flight 370 according to reports coming out of Malaysia. Wolfe Blitzed reporting.

Global Hydrocarbon Extraction (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46637755)

Global Hydrocarbon Extraction is the cause.

Where's Al Gore?

It's the true solution to end Global Warming. Not higher taxes.
Stop GHE!

Earth Quake Video @ Super Market (1)

www.nametagline.com (3588417) | about 8 months ago | (#46637931)

6 killed as huge 8.2 earthquake off Chile. Here is one of the Earth Quake video at Chile Super Market..BBC Broadcast this http://www.bbc.com/news/world-... [bbc.com]

Auto generated content. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46638229)

An 8.2-magnitude earthquake has struck roughly 60km off the cost of Chile. Its depth was approximately 20.1km. A tsunami has been generated, and evacuations have been ordered along the coast near the strike. Tsunami warnings were also issued for Peru and Ecuador.

This text reads like it was auto-generated by some computer connected to a sensor somewhere.

If only I had a... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46638479)

If only I had something called a "seismic cloak", I could have used it here. The cycle from discovery to practice is just too long. Dang.

HAARP and Bush (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46638905)

Nuff said.

Tsunami reaches New Zealand (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46642577)

http://www.geonet.org.nz/tsunami/ [geonet.org.nz]
Small, but perfectly formed.

another one (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46645957)

Just had another one, at least same size as the one yesterday

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