Magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes coast of Chile
A resident of Constitucion, Chile, hurries to move away from the coast after an earthquake Friday.
February 11th, 2011
03:35 PM ET

Magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes coast of Chile

[Update 4:50 p.m.] The USGS has revised the magnitude of the earthquake the struck off the coast of  Chile on Friday to 6.8.

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Friday afternoon off the coast of Chile, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The estimated epicenter was 69 kilometers (43 miles) from the Chilean city of Concepcion.

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  1. Julio Juan Gonzalezzzz

    Just another sign of the world slowly coming apart at the seems!! Where the %#@()* is chicken little when ya need him???

    February 11, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy

    Dear Lord, I hope there's no loss of life!

    And the beat goes di da di dee....

    February 11, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Lilo

    You mean "seams", right?

    February 11, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Lamar

    Chile had a 8.8 earthquake a year ago this month!

    February 11, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • ed

      Agree, the 2010 Chile Earthquake with a magnitude of 8.8 occurred February 27, 2010 at 3:34 local time.

      February 11, 2011 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  5. GefallenerEngel

    I think that Chile is one of the few places on earth that there are no casualties nor injured because of an 7.0 earthquake. People is evacuating to high grounds even though there's no tsunami alert.
    Most of the info that we are getting are from the USGS not from the Chilean government.

    February 11, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • ed

      True, but a tsunami alert is important for Chile's coast and other countries coasts.

      February 11, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  6. BobbyC

    I had to use the search function to find this? It was a breaking news alert 45 minutes ago, and now it's not found on the front page? Or am I going blind?

    And speaking of earthquake news disappearing, how come we never heard more about that huge earthquake on the Afghan/Pakistan border? Makes me think that something else was going on there.

    February 11, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Amanda

      me too wth?

      February 11, 2011 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • ed

      You have to go to the 'This Just In' blog section after the Breaking News alert, CNN usually links the alert to this blog but this time it didn't, maybe they're busy with the Egyptian Revolution headlines.

      The 2011 Pakistan Earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 that occurred January 19, 2011 at 1:23 am local time, caused no severe damage or great loss of life, only 2 women were reported dying of heart attacks after the quake struck (, there was no follow up by CNN or other news networks due to the low damage and loss of life.

      February 11, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Oluwayomi Obadina

    This is really tragic.I just that no life was lost,because I don't really the extend of the disaster.

    February 11, 2011 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • ed

      Hopefully this quake will not have great loss of life or serious damage to the city of Concepcion.

      February 11, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  8. sqdrnleader

    lets nt take ds lightly chaps, always b aware, nature always hs a funny way of biting 1 in d ass whn 1 is blindsided!

    February 11, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  9. @robinette13

    It's all Taints fault!

    February 11, 2011 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Katherine

    You hope there was "no loss of life", seriously? People die every day, it's an earthquake! Get with the real world people! *OMG*, what planet do you guys live on? It's an earthquake, people died, property was destroyed.

    I don't know, you people are just insane.

    February 11, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • ed

      The 2011 Pakistan Earthquake only caused 2 indirect deaths and it was a 7.2 magnitude quake similar to this one. Only because an earthquake of this magnitude strikes anywhere in the planet doesn't mean there has to be deaths or mass destruction, you're the one that has to "Get with the real world people!", it looks like you know nothing about earthquakes, geology and its effects.

      February 11, 2011 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      sounds like a great place to get a milk need to let an earthquake go to waste...

      February 11, 2011 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  11. @robinette13

    And then the earth shook, and then the earth shook!

    February 11, 2011 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Ashera

    A Peaceful Protest by the Unified Egyptian People, from all walks of life. AND, not one GUN SHOT from the people! America listen and learn!

    February 11, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Deborah Pajarito

      300 people died in the Egyptian revolt. How come there is no rhetoric on that?

      February 13, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  13. IMA Sarahpalinfanatic

    Now if we can just organize a TeaParty revolt we can shut down a 1/4 of the U.S. For 60 days and then we can crown Sarah Palin our President BY FORCE !!!

    February 11, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Dolly159

    On the other hand when he ordered the extras the bubbles blocked the view for the rest. Only if it had been earlier in the day all would be ok.

    February 11, 2011 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Andrea Bascelli

    Back in the 1960's, I was standing right under the arch of our hallway, when the Earth shifted, twice, with slight vibration. I found out later, on the News; that was a 6.0 Richter scale earthquake, in S.Jersey. No one scarcely noticed, and no injuries. So, it's possible there is little damage. But they're right to head for the hills. Namaste!

    February 11, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
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      February 11, 2011 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      I feel the earth – move – under my feet
      I feel the sky tum-b-ling down – tum-b-ling down
      I feel my heart start to trem-b-ling –
      Whenever you're around

      February 13, 2011 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
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