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Old 02-27-10, 08:18 PM
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I have a bunch of family pretty close to the epicenter. Whenever we finally get a hold of them, I'm sure I'll have some first had reports to help with those Chile-aid marathons
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As opposed to the person who did this horrific photoshop butcher job
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The first skit from SNL tonight should be a hit with this crowd.
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I think a majority in this thread want to see the tsunami totally wipe out all the Hawaiian islands.
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I think a majority in this thread want to see the tsunami totally wipe out all the Hawaiian islands.
only after Lost was done filming...
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I would prefer before.
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Boston.com has an awesome (typical for them) photo gallery up:

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/200...internati.html
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I think a majority in this thread want to see the tsunami totally wipe out all the Hawaiian islands.
Damn right!!! I sat glued to my sisters TV for like 3 hours waiting for the thing to come while her 5 year old grandson was screaming to watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. It sucked, very much...
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Reports from Chile's second-largest city, Concepcion, describe it as a battle zone in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that hit the country.

The death toll from the magnitude 8.8 quake is above 700, with coastal Concepcion one of the worst hit.

The city of 700,000 people was closest to the epicentre of the quake and the damage has been extensive, with electricity and water still out and several shops on fire.

Looters are stealing food, water and clothing from nearby stores despite a dusk-to-dawn curfew and the presence of thousands of troops.

Concepcion mayor Jacqueline Van Ryselberghe voiced the frustration many are feeling.

"We need the military on the streets, we need them," she said.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2...02/2834565.htm

Is it really "looting" if people are taking food and water? When I hear "looting," I think of people taking advantage of a disaster to steal non-essential items, like electronics or jewelry. This makes it sound like people are trying to survive.
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Trying to survive? Poppycock!! It's not like it's life or death.

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Originally Posted by RoyalTea View Post
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Is it really "looting" if people are taking food and water? When I hear "looting," I think of people taking advantage of a disaster to steal non-essential items, like electronics or jewelry. This makes it sound like people are trying to survive.
It's looting if you're taking shit that ain't yours.
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It's looting if you're taking shit that ain't yours.
By definition you are correct. However if what is left of your family was in peril and all immediate hope had been lost, would you not accept/take food, water, toilet paper etc from any source available?
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It's looting if you're taking shit that ain't yours.
It's stealing if you're taking shit that ain't yours.

I'm not sure I think that looting and stealing are perfectly synonymous.
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The massive 8.8 earthquake that struck Chile may have changed the entire Earth's rotation and shortened the length of days on our planet, a NASA scientist said Monday.

The quake, the seventh strongest earthquake in recorded history, hit Chile Saturday and should have shortened the length of an Earth day by 1.26 milliseconds, according to research scientist Richard Gross at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

"Perhaps more impressive is how much the quake shifted Earth's axis," NASA officials said in a Monday update.

The computer model used by Gross and his colleagues to determine the effects of the Chile earthquake effect also found that it should have moved Earth's figure axis by about 3 inches (8 cm or 27 milliarcseconds).

The Earth's figure axis is not the same as its north-south axis, which it spins around once every day at a speed of about 1,000 mph (1,604 kph).

The figure axis is the axis around which the Earth's mass is balanced. It is offset from the Earth's north-south axis by about 33 feet (10 meters).

Strong earthquakes have altered Earth's days and its axis in the past. The 9.1 Sumatran earthquake in 2004, which set off a deadly tsunami, should have shortened Earth's days by 6.8 microseconds and shifted its axis by about 2.76 inches (7 cm, or 2.32 milliarcseconds).

One Earth day is about 24 hours long. Over the course of a year, the length of a day normally changes gradually by one millisecond. It increases in the winter, when the Earth rotates more slowly, and decreases in the summer, Gross has said in the past.

The Chile earthquake was much smaller than the Sumatran temblor, but its effects on the Earth are larger because of its location. Its epicenter was located in the Earth's mid-latitudes rather than near the equator like the Sumatran event.

The fault responsible for the 2010 Chile quake also slices through Earth at a steeper angle than the Sumatran quake's fault, NASA scientists said.

"This makes the Chile fault more effective in moving Earth's mass vertically and hence more effective in shifting Earth's figure axis," NASA officials said.

Gross said his findings are based on early data available on the Chile earthquake. As more information about its characteristics are revealed, his prediction of its effects will likely change.

The Chile earthquake has killed more than 700 people and caused widespread devastation in the South American country.

Several major telescopes in Chile's Atacama Desert have escaped damage, according to the European Southern Observatory managing them.

A salt-measuring NASA satellite instrument destined to be installed on an Argentinean satellite was also undamaged in the earthquake, JPL officials said.

The Aquarius instrument was in the city of Bariloche, Argentina, where it is being installed in the Satelite de Aplicaciones Cientificas (SAC-D) satellite. The satellite integration facility is about 365 miles (588 km) from the Chile quake's epicenter.

The Aquarius instrument is designed to provide monthly global maps of the ocean's salt concentration in order to track current circulation and its role in climate change.
Great. I don't get enough sleep as it is, and now I'm losing milliseconds. Bet my boss still wants me to work eight hours, though.

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By definition you are correct. However if what is left of your family was in peril and all immediate hope had been lost, would you not accept/take food, water, toilet paper etc from any source available?
There are many organizations that give that stuff away for free in the US in times of disaster. Chile couldn't be any different. Looting besides stealing just creates chaos and I'm sure people take more than essentials. I've witnessed that kind of thing in person.
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Breaking news now is that there is another tsunami warning along parts of the Chilean coast due to a "huge aftershock" -- Breaking from the CNN app on my iPhone, haven't seen anything on the website.
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Great. I don't get enough sleep as it is, and now I'm losing milliseconds. Bet my boss still wants me to work eight hours, though.
From the article
The quake, the seventh strongest earthquake in recorded history, hit Chile Saturday and should have shortened the length of an Earth day by 1.26 milliseconds, according to research scientist Richard Gross at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.
Apparently, it is only 1.26 µs according to another article, and "theoretical" as they can only measure to an accuracy of about 5 µs/day. Had it been 1.26 ms, the IERS guys would have detected it immediately as a big change, so go back to sleep.
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== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

***This event supersedes event AT00831838.


Region: LIBERTADOR O'HIGGINS, CHILE
Geographic coordinates: 34.290S, 71.950W
Magnitude: 7.2 Mw
Depth: 35 km
Universal Time (UTC): 11 Mar 2010 14:39:48
Time near the Epicenter: 11 Mar 2010 11:39:48
Local standard time in your area: 11 Mar 2010 14:39:48

Location with respect to nearby cities:
133 km (83 miles) N (349 degrees) of Talca, Chile
137 km (85 miles) S (191 degrees) of Valparaiso, Chile
147 km (92 miles) SW (233 degrees) of SANTIAGO, Chile

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== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

***This event supersedes event AT00831933.


Region: LIBERTADOR O'HIGGINS, CHILE
Geographic coordinates: 34.287S, 71.656W
Magnitude: 6.9 Mw
Depth: 44 km
Universal Time (UTC): 11 Mar 2010 14:55:30
Time near the Epicenter: 11 Mar 2010 11:55:30
Local standard time in your area: 11 Mar 2010 14:55:30

Location with respect to nearby cities:
126 km (79 miles) SW (226 degrees) of SANTIAGO, Chile
131 km (82 miles) N (0 degrees) of Talca, Chile
134 km (83 miles) S (180 degrees) of Valparaiso, Chile
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http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/12/wo...s/12chile.html
March 11, 2010
Major Aftershock Jolts Chile
By ALEXEI BARRIONUEVO and JACK HEALY

SANTIAGO, Chile — At least three major aftershocks rocked central Chile on Thursday, striking minutes before its president-elect was sworn into office to take charge of a country still reeling from a devastating earthquake nearly two weeks ago.


From left, Presidents Evo Morales of Bolivia, Fernando Lugo of Paraguay and Rafael Correa of Ecuador during a 7.2 magnitude aftershock during the inauguration ceremony of Chilean President Sebastián Piñera on Thursday.

Chile’s Navy rapidly issued a tsunami alert, and Chilean television carried reports of residents of coastal areas fleeing for higher ground. There were no immediate reports of damage, but in the capital of Santiago, 95 miles north of the epicenters, windows rattled, buildings trembled and cell phone service went down.

In the coastal city of Valparaiso, about 90 miles from the site of Thursday’s earthquakes, dignitaries who gathered for the inauguration of President Sebastián Piñera made nervous jokes and glanced at the shuddering ceiling of the National Congress building as the quakes hit, according to news reports.

Mr. Piñera, however, showed no sign of acknowledging the tremors, and continued to shake hands with leaders and supporters before taking the oath of office. But the building was evacuated after the inauguration.

The first of the three major aftershocks hit at 11:39 a.m., with a magnitude of 7.2. It the strongest to hit since Chile was ravaged by an 8.8-magnitude quake on Feb. 27.

The United States Geological Survey reported that the quake struck the coast near the city of Rancagua, and was quickly followed by one of 6.9 magnitude at 11:55 a.m., and another of 6.0 magnitude at 12:06 p.m.Scores of strong aftershocks have rattled Chile’s interior and its coastline since one of the most powerful earthquakes on record, at magnitude 8.9, devastated the country on Feb. 27. That quake killed hundreds of people, toppled apartment buildings and bridges, and stirred up powerful waves that wiped away entire fishing villages as they pounded the southern coast of the country.

The United States Geological Survey also reported that two other shocks, with magnitudes of about 5.0, hit the central part of Chile and its south earlier Thursday.
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We have family in Paine, luckily nothing bad happened to them. Power is out, cellphones are out, but landlines and internet work.

I can't get to the local television stations online and it has been a few hours...
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