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Plane Carrying Chile Football Players Found 53 Years After Crash

Posted: February 11th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Favorite New Thought . . ., From The Web, News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Plane Carrying Chile Football Players Found 53 Years After Crash

Plane Carrying Chile Football Players Found 53 Years After Crash
Climbers in Chile’s Andes Mountains say they have found the wreckage of a missing plane that disappeared more than 50 years ago with a team of football stars on board.

Images of the twisted wreck of the LAN Chile Douglas DC-3 that went down April 3, 1961 were shown on Chilean television, released by the climbers who said the find was in Maule, about 300 kilometres south of Santiago :: Read the full article »»»»


UPDATED! Chile Hit by 8.2 Magnitude Earthquake

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: News, Standout | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on UPDATED! Chile Hit by 8.2 Magnitude Earthquake

Chile Hit by 8.2 Magnitude Earthquake via jorge contreras instagramAt least five people are dead after a magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean off Chile, generating a two-metre tsunami.

The earthquake hit this morning at a depth of just 10 kilometres and was centred 86 kilometres north-west of Iquique in northern Chile.

Interior minister Rodrigo Penalillo says the victims were four men and a woman who died in the cities of Iquique and Alto Hospicio, either of a heart attack or after being crushed by debris.

The first waves struck Chile’s northern coast within 45 minutes of the quake, with roads left gridlocked as Chileans abandoned their coastal homes for higher ground.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre says the wave has been measured at 2.11 metres at its highest off Iquique.

UPDATE! A tsunami warning that had been in place for regions including Chile and Peru has now been cancelled, and the Australian Bureau of Meteorology says there is no tsunami danger for Australia or New Zealand. Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet has declared parts of northern Chile to be disaster zones

UPDATE! March 3, 2014: A magnitude 7.8 aftershock has struck off northern Chile, just a day after a massive earthquake struck the region, the US Geological Survey – USGS – says. The navy declared a tsunami alert after the most recent quake, which was initially reported as being of magnitude 7.4 ::

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