An incredibly powerful earthquak
e - 8.8 magnitude
on the Richter Scale
-- in Chile and resulting huge tsunami has hit, about 70 miles from the city of Concepcion (about the size of Des Moines). CNN just said there are reports of waves of up to 40 meters* hitting Easter Island (home of the Moais) and a Tsunami warning for Hawaii for this morning.
Could be yet another horrible story to rival Haiti (Japan just escaped a 7.0 quake relatively unscathed).
(*seems ridiculously high and CNN has a Tsunami expert on saying that's very unlikely)
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