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8.8 Earthquake and Tsunami Watch

February 27, 2010

THE ENTIRE PACIFIC RIM IS UNDER TSUNAMI WARNING

This is classified as a major event, and hit a number of different populated areas in the middle of the night. 8.8 means we could be witnessing

This is known as a plate margin boundary, South American plate and the Asman (sp) plate…which dived underneath the South American plate.

A local wave was generated somewhere between 3 and 4 feet. The Tsunami warnings are specifically for Chile and Peru.

There are a number of aftershocks and can expect them for the next coming weeks if not longer. So far they have been 6.0, 6.2 and 6.9!!!! Over time they decrease with magnitude.

Morning can’t come soon enough to really be able to assess what is going on and get some light. They already have 3 teams going to the costal areas that might have been affected, and wonderful that they have been able to mobalize so quickly. They are finding out about the infrastructure, roads, and airports if they need to close down. What to do, what’s next and what areas do they need to focus on according to the President of Chile’s recent meeting for 45 minutes.

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