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…

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.

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…