|archmage||Date: Wednesday, 02-April-2014, 1:45 PM | Message # 1|
-- dragon lord--
Chile's President Michelle Bachelet declared a state of emergency in three regions around the quake disaster zone on Wednesday, promising troops and police reinforcements to maintain public order.
A powerful magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck off northern Chile, setting off a small tsunami that forced evacuations along the country's entire Pacific coast. Five people were crushed to death or suffered fatal heart attacks, the interior minister said, but Chile apparently escaped major damage or serious casualties. The shaking caused landslides that blocked roads, power failed for thousands, an airport was damaged and several businesses caught fire. Report by Ashley Fudge.
Message edited by archmage - Wednesday, 02-April-2014, 1:47 PM