Thursday, March 18, 2010
On the Feb. 27, Chile was hit by an magnitude 8.8 earthquake; almost 500 were killed, with resulting tsunami destroying most coastal towns between Llolleo and Araucanía Region. A second earthquake last week, with its epicentre in Pichilemu, caused destruction in the Coquimbo and Bío Bío regions.
A Wikinews contributor is in the area, and we look at the extent of this natural disaster's damage through his photographs.
== Related news ==
"8.8 magnitude earthquake hits Chile; tsunami warnings issued throughout Pacific rim" — Wikinews, February 27, 2010
"Magnitude 6.9 earthquake hits Chile as president is sworn in" — Wikinews, March 11, 2010
"Earthquake, tsunami combo caused devastation in Pichilemu, Chile" — Wikinews, March 5, 2010
== Sources ==