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Earthquake of 8.8 Magnitude Hits Chile Triggering Tsunami

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  1. Steve Dii

    Steve Dii JF-Expert Member

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    Many feared dead as quake of magnitude 8.8 rocks capital, Santiago, and triggers tsunami.

    Source: BBC W.Services Radio
     
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    Steve, sijui ni kwanini, lakini baada ya kusoma ile thread ya Haiti na ile theory ya kwamba ile earth quake ni manmade, nilianza kusubiri yatokee chile kwani ni mwiba, je yawezekana kweli au ni coincidence tu??
     
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    at least 47 people have been killed
     
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    conspiracy theories,hizo ni forces of nature
     
  5. Steve Dii

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    Naamini ni tectonic plates tu kwenye miamba ndani ya dunia inaji-align ili kuwa more stable. Ila kwa sasa jambo hili limetokea huko Latin America. Vivyo hivyo likianza kujitokeza pahali karibu na Africa, matukio ya matetemeko hayawezi kuisha all around Africa. Na process kama hiyo inaweza kutumia hata miongo kadhaa ikiwa inajitokeza na kujirudia. Bahati nzuri tu hili bara letu halijamegukameguka kama hayo mengine, ni single block na nilikubwa hivyo kuwa more stable ndani ya miamba yake. Tofauti na kanda au mabara yenye visiwa vingi, au mabara yaliyo megukameguka.

    Wenye kuhofia ma- underground nuclear explosion wanayo haki hiyo, kwani ni kweli explosions kubwa hu-trigger seismic activities kwenye miamba ya dunia. Lakini hata hivyo kwa maoni yangu, matukio yote ya ulipuaji nuclear huwa yako reported na kuwa recorded, hata iwe baina ya nchi maadui. Hivyo situmaini hata kidogo hili au mengine yaliyokumba Haiti hivi karibuni yakawa ni matokeo ya man-made catastrophes kutokana na weapon tests.
     
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    So far according to bbcnews.com ni kuwa watu 78 wameshafariki!

    RIP jamani majanga natural haya hayakwepeki
     
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    Wanasema kuwa nguvu ya tetemeko hili ni zaidi ya mara 500 kulinganisha na la haiti. Du, nikashtuka kidogo, R8.8 na lile la hait R7.2, kumbe kanukta kamoja (0.1R) ni mzigo mzito. Bwana awaepushie yasije kutokea kama yale ya haiti
     
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    Haya madudu yanatokea kwa wingi sasa hivi. Nadhani jana kuna lingine lililokuwa na magnitude ya 7.0 lilipiga kule Japan. Mlio LA, SF na vitongoji vya jirani mjihadhari.
     
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    David Lillo / AP
    A police officer directs traffic next to an elevated highway that collapsed in Santiago, Chile, on Saturday.
     
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    Tunaelekea 2012.

    Poleni sana Wachile
     
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    1Jesus left the temple and was walking away when his disciples came up to him to call his attention to its buildings. 2“Do you see all these things?” he asked. “I tell you the truth, not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.”

    3As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?”

    4Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Christ,a’ and will deceive many. 6You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8All these are the beginning of birth pains.

    9“Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. 10At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13but he who stands firm to the end will be saved. 14And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

    15“So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’b spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand— 16then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17Let no one on the roof of his house go down to take anything out of the house. 18Let no one in the field go back to get his cloak. 19How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! 20Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath. 21For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again. 22If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened. 23At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. 24For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect—if that were possible. 25See, I have told you ahead of time.

    26“So if anyone tells you, ‘There he is, out in the desert,’ do not go out; or, ‘Here he is, in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it. 27For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 28Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather.

    29“Immediately after the distress of those days

    “‘the sun will be darkened,
    and the moon will not give its light;
    the stars will fall from the sky,
    and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’c
    30“At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory. 31And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.

    32“Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. 33Even so, when you see all these things, you know that itd is near, right at the door. 34I tell you the truth, this generatione will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. 35Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
     
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    Massive earthquake strikes Chile
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    The earthquake destroyed many roads

    A massive earthquake has hit central Chile and killed at least 147 people, though the toll is expected to rise. The 8.8 quake caused widespread damage, destroying buildings, bridges and roads in many areas, including the capital where a chemical plant caught fire.
    President Michelle Bachelet declared a "state of catastrophe" in affected areas and appealed for calm.
    A tsumami set off by the quake has triggered warnings in Pacific countries from Japan to New Zealand.

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    Detailed map of quake

    Sirens warned people to move to higher ground in French Polynesia and Hawaii.
    The earthquake struck at 0634 GMT, 115km (70 miles) north-east of the city of Concepcion and 325km south-west of the capital Santiago. It is the biggest to hit Chile in 50 years.
    Local journalists in the region of Maule said 85 had died there.
    Deaths were also in reported in the regions of Santiago, O'Higgins, Biobio, Araucania and Valparaiso.
    National television said it estimated that at least 150 people had been killed.
    Television pictures showed a major bridge at Concepcion had collapsed into the Biobio river.
    Rescue teams are finding it difficult to reach Concepcion because of damage to infrastructure, national television reported.
    Aftershocks
    In Santiago, where at least 13 people were killed, several buildings collapsed - including a car park where dozens of cars were smashed.
    A fire at a chemical plant in the outskirts of the capital forced the evacuation of the neighbourhood.
    [​IMG]POWERFUL EARTHQUAKES
    Haiti, 12 Jan 2010: About 230,000 people die after shallow 7.0 magnitude quake
    Sumatra, Indonesia, 26 Dec 2004: 9.2 magnitude. Triggers Asian tsunami that kills nearly 250,000 people
    Alaska, US, 28 March 1964: 9.2 magnitude; 128 people killed. Anchorage badly damaged
    Chile, south of Concepcion, 22 May 1960: 9.5 magnitude. About 1,655 deaths. Tsunami hits Hawaii and Japan
    Kamchatka, NE Russia, 4 Nov 1952: 9.0 magnitude

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    'Everyone fears aftershocks'
    In pictures: Chile quake
    Pacific nations gear for tsunami
    Chile well prepared

    Damage to Santiago international airport's terminal will keep it closed for at least 72 hours, officials said. Flights are being diverted to Mendoza in Argentina.
    President Bachelet said: "People should remain calm. We're doing everything we can with all the forces we have."
    Ms Bachelet said a "wave of large proportion" had affected the Juan Fernandez island group, reaching halfway into one inhabited area. Three people there are missing, local media say. Two aid ships are reported to be on their way.
    One resident of Chillan, 100km from the epicentre, told Chilean television the shaking there lasted about two minutes.
    Other residents of Chillan and Curico said communications were down but running water was still available.
    Many of Chile's news websites and radio stations are still not accessible.
    In Washington, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said the US was monitoring the situation, adding: "We stand ready to help [Chile] in this hour of need."

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    Buildings collapsed over an extensive area

    The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the earthquake struck at a depth of about 35km.
    It also recorded at least eight aftershocks, the largest of 6.9 magnitude at 0801 GMT.
    The USGS said tsunami effects had been observed at Valparaiso, west of Santiago, with a wave height of 1.69m above normal sea level.
    One journalist speaking to Chilean national television from the city of Temuco, 600km south of Santiago, said many people there had left their homes, determined to spend the rest of the night outside. Some people on the streets were in tears.
    Chile is highly vulnerable to earthquakes as it is situated on the Pacific "Rim of Fire", on the edge of the Pacific and South American plates.
    Chile suffered the biggest earthquake of the 20th century when a 9.5 magnitude quake struck the city of Valdivia in 1960, killing 1,655 people.

     
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    this is really bad wakuu... tuendelee kuomba kwamba Tz tusiingiliwe na haya majanga because we are never ready
     
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    Myaonapo haya yakitokea fahamuni kuwa nipo mlangoni....... Yesu wangu utoke sasa, maana watu wako wanaangamia
     
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    Updated tsunami warning system in action Monitoring network upgraded dramatically since 2004 Asian catastrophe The tsunami alerts issued in the wake of Saturday's earthquake in Chile demonstrate how much more information is available about potential seismic threats, more than five years after the catastrophic Indian Ocean quake and tsunami. In 2004, emergency officials in a region stretching from Indonesia to India were slow to pick up on signs that the Sumatra quake generated a deadly series of ocean waves. This time around, officials issued the first tsunami warning at 1:46 a.m. ET Saturday, just 12 minutes after the magnitude-8.8 quake hit Chile. Because of the way the seismic wave was projected to propagate, the warning focused on Hawaii. The first waves were projected to arrive at 11:05 a.m. Hawaii time (4:05 p.m. ET), more than 14 hours after seismic activity began in Chile. Residents were told to take "urgent action" to protect lives and property. Story continues below ↓advertisement | your ad here A tsunami watch, which is a lower level of alert, was issued for the U.S. West Coast. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said all regions around the Pacific Ocean's "ring of fire" should be on the alert for high waves. NOAA divides responsibility for Pacific tsunami monitoring between two centers: One is located at Ewa Beach on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, and issues alerts for Hawaii and the Western Pacific. The other is in Palmer, Alaska, and focuses on Alaska and the West Coast. Tsunami-watchers monitor a network of seismic sensors that has expanded dramatically since 2004. Back then, only four instruments were transmitting seismic data in near real time. Today there are more than 50. Back then, about 20 seismometers were watching for earthquake activity around the Pacific Rim. Today there are more than 200. The number of tide gauges has more than doubled over the past five years, to 400. Satellite communication systems pass along readings from many of those sensors every 15 minutes or less. Tsunami-watchers admit that the warning system is still far from perfect. Forecasters rely on computer models to take the data from widely spread sensors and figure out which way the waves are heading. And the models are constantly being tweaked to reflect real-life events. There's also an issue relating to maintenance of the sensor network: Last year, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility issued a report pointing to what it said were "gaping holes" in the tsunami warning system. NOAA's records indicate that 10 out of its 39 deep-ocean pressure monitoring stations, also known as DART buoys, were failing. Still more deep-ocean sensors operated by other countries are on the blink. Officials at NOAA acknowledge that keeping the stations in operation can be a problem, and they've asked mariners to help out by staying well away from the buoys and reporting any damaged or drifting buoys to the U.S. Coast Guard. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35619051/
     
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    we acha masikhara yako how? Manake sasa inakuwa sooo ushawahi soma kitabu cha Hercolubus or Red Planet kilichoandikwa na V.M Rabolu?Wakati mwingine unaweza ukaachama mdomo mamba wapite
     
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    its aa curse t bear near usa, they are the focal point of all of these, capitalist economy is bound to crush some day, its just about overporduction, sasa wameharibu mazingira na maeneo hayo vitu kama ivi vitakua part and parcel of daily lives, imagine nchi zote ziwe zinaviwanda kama usa nadhan dunia ingeshaisha, ni fundisho kwa nchi masikini ubepari hau work forever it may work for some time now the world is experiencing the anger of nature caused by usa mistake
     
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    Mkuu Maxi, nawe unaiamini hii??
     
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