Massive Quake Slams Chile

According to USGS, the 7.9 quake was followed by aftershocks of 6.2 and 6.4. Prelim M7.9 earthquake OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE Sep-16 22:54 UTC, updates http://t.co/fZRgc9si5t — USGS Big Quakes (@USGSBigQuakes) September 16, 2015 Evacuations are underway along the Chilean coast as waves as high as 15feet have begun http://t.co/ZKcPx4jdBE #Chile pic.twitter.com/Y9a2hoWEum — teleSUR English (@telesurenglish)…

Red Alert as Volcán Calbuco Erupts in Chile

Flights to Puerto Montt in Southern Chile are being canceled, as airways have been affected by the eruption of ​ ​Calbuco volcano in Chile​, which is spewing dangerous plumes of ash into the air. #URGENTE: tras erupción del Volcán Calbuco prevén cancelar vuelos a la zona de Puerto Montt @reddeemergencia pic.twitter.com/AAHtEE7zsn — Informaciones Chile (@InformacionesCL)…

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8.0 Quake Hits Arica Chile

At approximately 7:45, an earthquake registering 8.0 magnitude, hit off the coast of Arica, Chile according to the United States Geological Survey’s (USGS) Earthquake Hazards Program. While Chile is a seismically active country due to it’s location along the “ring of fire,” an earthquake of this intensity can cause serious damage. According to the USGS, “since…

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Iquique Rocked by M6.7 Earthquake

According to Chile’s Oficina Nacional de Emergencia del Ministerio del Interior (ONEMI), more than 100 thousand Chileans have been evacuated from the coastline as a precaution against a potential tsunami created by the quake.

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Unpopular Populism in Chile

Chile’s former president Michelle Bachelet won in a runoff election this Sunday, afterfailing to obtain a majority of votes in November’s first round. She has now cleared the path to a second term as president of Chile, with 62 percent of the vote, bettering the 37 percent garnered by her childhood playmate, economist, and recent minister of labor and…