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. AJE

    Oh No!! Praying everyone is okay!

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

    o my goodness! it does make you wonder of end of days well we all need to pray for them. please

    January 2, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  3. help

    Help, its very bad in chile.. My house is not here no mote.. Bodies everywhere

    January 2, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  4. ally

    a big one every day now it seems.wacky weather everywhere too. the birth pains are getting closer together. what comes next guys? is it war between iran and israel or the signing of the 7 year peace treaty in the middle east?

    January 2, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Teriander2

    Time for us to send another few billion dollars in aid money paid for by U.S. tax payers.

    January 2, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • The truth

      Damn right. I pay taxes also, and I would be glad if they went to the needy instead of the rich

      January 2, 2011 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • BigBangGleek

      I think that we should all be praying for the people of Chile instead of worrying about what we might have to do to help, or worrying that it might be the end of days. For God's sake, people, really? Seriously? Come on. Stop thinking about yourselves for just a minute and say a prayer!! The end will be when it will be, no use in worrying about it. And earthquakes always seem to come in clusters.

      January 2, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  6. help

    Please send supplies.. I see fire and burning

    January 2, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Capt. Steve

    Sing along:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eyFiClAzq8

    January 2, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  8. AK-Stranger

    Any word yet of a Tsunami warning? Particularly for Hawaii and Alaska?

    January 2, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Greg

    Isn't it interesting that the 7.1 IS NOT a Richter scale measure. They stopped reporting the actual scientific Richter Scale measurements of earthquakes some time ago. Here's the official meaning of a 7.1: Major/7.0-7.9/Serious damage over large areas/ 18 per year

    January 2, 2011 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  10. johnny applesauce

    I could write 2 sentences per news article for this worthless site. Hire me!

    January 2, 2011 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  11. John

    What sickens me is the fact that people worry about the $$$ first. Is there a price for life? If we have the capacity, should we not help? Its maddening that anyone would consider not sending as much as possible to help those in need, regardless of situation.

    Be human.

    January 2, 2011 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  12. mike reynolds

    The end of the world is coming. This is all due to Spanish Conquistadors stealing all the gold from Peru and other South American Countries. These earthquakes are the GODS awakening to avenge our ancestors.

    January 2, 2011 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Charlie Lunan

    Keep predicting something long enough and eventually you'll be right – maybe.....Let's keep focused on the things that are in our control in our own communities and try to make the world a better place while we are here. Let God worry about the rest.

    January 2, 2011 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • BigBangGleek


      January 2, 2011 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Nat

    Hey Im from Concepcion – Chile and we are all ok I think, the earthquake was pretty strong but we have no material damagge or death people..

    January 2, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  15. ray P

    that may happen to u?smartin up!

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