Chile Quake Among Most Powerful Ever :
More than 700 killed in Chile quake :
The government reported that around 711 people had been killed and ,000 troops have been deplayed to enforce curfews and quell outbreaks of looting by people desperate for food and water after Saturday's , the earth quake measures as high as 8.8-magnitude quake, among the world's biggest in a century.
The magnitude-8.8 quake was a type called a "megathrust," considered the most powerful earthquake on the planet. Megathrusts occur when one tectonic plate dives beneath another. the quake generated almost 50 gigatons of energy and spread around 250 miles from the epicentre, said U.S. Geological Survey geophysicist Paul Caruso.
Google Launches 'Person Finder' for Chile Quake :
Google launched a person-finder web site after the quake to find and locate the missing ones .The site url is http://chilepersonfinder.appspot.com, allows folks to chose between Spanish or English. it is simple and eazy to use , it has two options "I'm looking for someone " and "I have information about someone " . it will eventually help in reducing stress of the people of chile and would help in finding the lost ones .
you can make a donation via text message for victims of the quake in Chile. Some options:
- SMS text “CHILE” to 25383 to donate $10 to Habitat for Humanity
- SMS text “CHILE” to 20222 to donate $10 to World Vision
- SMS text “REBUILD” to 50555 to donate $10 to Operation USA
- SMS text “YOUTH” to 20222 to donate $10 to UNICEF