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. NOLA Saints

    Johnny Applesause is always complaining about CNN. If you don't like their journalism go to another website...there are millions more out there. 🙂

    January 2, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Tool

    "Learn to swim"

    January 2, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  3. mike reynolds

    The strong Hand of our GODS are parting the land from the inside to protect us by the isolation in the movement away from the continent. GOD save Montezuma and all other GODS who have been offended by actions on behalf of the Spanish Empire to increase the amount of Tapas they could eat in one sitting.

    January 2, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  4. sam

    This is when the delusional humanoids appear on the scene, screaming ' the sky is falling, the sky is falling.' Settle down, your (fictional) g-ds are not responsible; it's just dear old Mother Nature' doin' her thing. It's all completely natural – no sky daddy involved!

    January 2, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Phil

    We can do without the sarcasm and crude comments it is a time to pray for all who are in chile and need help. God Bless those who are in need and have mercy on those he takes home. May be your town next. Think before you speak.

    January 2, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      They call it be careful what you wish for!

      January 2, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  6. tropical

    Earth has always had castastropic events.these events are nothing new. There is a constant change in our planet, other planets,the universe and everything in it that constantly changes. Nothing remains the same.sorry folks not the end of the world.

    January 2, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Carlos

    Hi. I'm from Chile, it was strong, but no damages reported. Most constructions here are able to stand an earthquake this strong.

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

      Thanks for the update Carlos!

      January 2, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Kingschreck

    Oh man... People crack me up. Read ur history books boys and girls. Earthquakes are nothing new. This is not the end of the world.

    January 2, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Oscar

    My cusins are in temuco !
    I hope they are OK!

    January 2, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Ari

    Yes indeed the end is very near and I am sooooo happy.Hope anyone wasn't hurt or killed but I am anticipating the end of this evil age and the coming of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ..Thy Kingdom come your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven Amen.

    January 2, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  11. HAD ENOUGH

    You dont have to wonder if we are coming to the end of days. We are IN THE END OF DAYS-

    January 2, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  12. NOLA Saints

    It sickens me that we are trillions in debt with homeless people in every city yet we're going to send other countries money to help them. Let's help our own first & then once we get that done we'll be able to help others with money & physical & emotional help.

    January 2, 2011 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  13. mike reynolds

    I think that men, women and children must now pray to the GODS for forgiveness for 2012 is around the corner. The only people that will be saved non-contingently will be those on the big Island the GODS are currently creating for us non SINNERS. GOD save Montezuma.

    January 2, 2011 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • BigBangGleek

      uh........what???????? I don't get it.

      January 2, 2011 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  14. HAD ENOUGH

    some idiot keeps posting as me.

    January 2, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  15. socrates

    It's been going on for several ,several million years. Just a burp/shift in the continental plate tectonics. It's too bad humans have to suffer while nature does it's thing.

    January 2, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
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