Saturday, February 27, 2010

Earthquake in Chile

As many of you have probably already heard there was an 8.8 earthquake in Chile today, and I just want to throw some resources out there for people looking for family/friends or to donate to help with the relief. In addition, this earthquake has triggered a tsunami which is traveling through the Pacific. I will be updating with more info as I get it.

"The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration has a West Coast And Alaska Tsunami Warning Center. This is the “preliminary forecast model energy map” they generated showing possible routes of possible tsunami waves that might result from the 8.8 magnitude quake in Chile. CNN reminds us that tsunamis travel at approximately 500 miles per hour, and can travel unimpeded in the vast - and relatively land-empty - Pacific Ocean."

The Nation has a small round up of ways you can help.