7.1-magnitude earthquake hits Chile
January 2nd, 2011
03:47 PM ET

7.1-magnitude earthquake hits Chile

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck the coastal area of Chile on Sunday, some 69 kilometers (43 miles) northwest of Temuco, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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  1. Mmmmm

    I can hear the needle drop...where are all the skeptics? Argentina now Chile...whose next?

    January 2, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Oliver

      What? This post isn't making any sense to me.

      January 2, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Candid One

      Say what?

      January 2, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • thatguy212

      Hopefully your town

      January 2, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • snoop

      end times

      January 2, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chichi

    one only tends to wonder if we nearing the end of days.

    January 2, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Candid One

      "One"? Let us know when it gets to "two".

      January 2, 2011 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bernie

      I agree, makes you really wonder are we on the doorsteep of the end of times?

      January 2, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robert Agopian

      Yes...most likely

      January 2, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Claudio

      oh come on! it's just an aftershock. I live in southern Chile and I'm used to this already.

      January 2, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jim

      Prophecying that there will be earthquakes is like prophecying that I'm going to have kids someday and they're going to fight over their toys. It's pretty much guaranteed to happen because that's how things work (except earthquakes are far more certain).

      January 2, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • ForMeToKnow

      Was anyone hurt?

      January 2, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • agrl4god80

      "As 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?”
      4 Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. 6 You 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. 7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All 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. 10 At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13 but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. " Matthew 24:3-14

      January 2, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Teighe

    Was anyone hurt?

    January 2, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • david

      Of course. It isn't news until someone gets hurt.

      January 2, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Maria

    Why does CNN not have the full information about the quake?

    January 2, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • antoniah

      Maybe because it has just happened? I just checked several other international outlets and no one even mentions it yet.

      January 2, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • bidonista

      It's "breaking news", they are just finding out about it...

      January 2, 2011 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Candid One

      CNN is not the USGS.

      January 2, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alana

      Jeepers, people are impatient.

      It is breaking news. It takes a bit to gather all the facts and details.

      January 2, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  5. GJ

    What a way to start off the new year...all of the pessimists already running to their computers to blog negativity instead of being concerned for the welfare of the individuals impacted.

    January 2, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  6. papatya

    My sister is there on vacation.

    January 2, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • The truth

      I hope your sis is alright

      January 2, 2011 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dantec1

      Keep us posted. I'll speak for all Canada and hope everything turned out for the best!!!!!!

      January 2, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Keith Stone

      is she hot?

      January 2, 2011 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  7. socrates

    You and me both, sister/brother. Just waiting for the sarcasm to begin.

    January 2, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jamal

    stallscribble.com is awesome

    January 2, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Greg

    And here come the crazies with their "end of days" BS. Go sniff some more glue.

    January 2, 2011 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • AK-Stranger

      Haha. I second that.

      January 2, 2011 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Geo In TO

    There's like 380000 people who live there, of which 200000 are women. Must be lots of lesbian activity.

    January 2, 2011 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Inn

      You're stupid!!

      January 2, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robert Agopian

      Very low blow to me sarcastic at times of human tragedy. Grow up kid.....

      January 2, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Candid One

      Definite need for parental supervision.

      January 2, 2011 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  11. shawna, ks

    papatya....thoughts and prayers for you and family.

    January 2, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  12. hasamana

    I think I'll start to worry about the "end of days", the "day after they end"..

    January 2, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  13. hhecman

    going there thursday ? hummm might have to change plans

    January 2, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Come_to_Jesus

    Bible Prophecy

    "Earthquakes"

    "Now as He (Jesus) sat on the Mount of Olives,

    the disciples came to Him privately, saying,

    ‘Tell us, when will these things be?’

    And ‘What will be the sign of Your coming,

    and of the end of the Age?’"

    (Matt 24:3)

    "Jesus answered and said to them ...

    And there will be earthquakes in various (diverse) places,"

    (Matt 24:8)

    Please note . . .

    This prophecy looked far into the future and into the day (and generation) when there would be worldwide communications available to report these worldwide earthquakes as they happen. 2000 years ago the people living in Jerusalem and Israel (to whom these prophecies were first given) would never have known these earthquakes in "diverse places" had ever taken place ...

    So, although the world has always had earthquakes, false messiahs and prophets, wars, ethnic violence and strife, famines, and deadly diseases, Jesus Christ (Yeshua Ha'Mashiach in Hebrew) tells us that as a sign that we are entering into the last days we will see each of these increase in frequency and size. Described as "birth pangs," these "pains" will continue to grow worse and worse, coming closer and closer together, as signs we are preparing to enter the Apocalypse.
    For then Jesus Christ (Yeshua Ha'Mashiach in Hebrew) warns . . .
    "For then there will be great tribulation,
    such as has not been
    since the beginning of the world until this time,
    no, nor ever shall be (the coming "Apocalypse").unless those days were shortened,
    no flesh would be saved"
    (Matt 24:21-22)
    Jesus (Yeshua) warns that never in the history of Mankind has there been anything as terrible on Earth as the coming "Apocalypse", the "Great Tribulation", "The Day of (God's) Wrath" – only a small remnant of the world will survive.

    January 2, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • ralph

      Doesn't Christ also say those things will occur near the end but the end will not be yet? But he says it is near. Christ also said no man knoweth the end but the Father.

      January 2, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Name*Monica

      I always enjoy your post. You speak truth!

      January 2, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Come_to_Jesus

      The Rapture is next : Pray often to be Counted in

      The Scriptures also tell us the Messiah will return . . . twice:

      First, "as a thief in the night" . . . For those who have waited in faith . . . the "Rapture."

      Suddenly, to remove the all the faithful believers from Earth to shelter and protect them.

      Second, "every eye shall see" . . . With those who have waited in faith.

      He will return to establish His just and fair Kingdom over the world.

      January 2, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anon

      Hey, you. Grow a beard.

      January 2, 2011 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  15. bill

    End of days? Miami lost, you silly willys. But I do welcome the return of the King.

    January 2, 2011 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
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