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Massive Chilean earthquake triggers tsunami warning

Tuesday, April 01, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff

International media is reporting a massive magnitude 8.0 earthquake has struck off the coast of Chile.

The quake sparked a tsunami warning for Latin America's Pacific coast.

It occurred at 7:45 p.m. local time in Chile, 99 kilometres northwest of Iquiue, a fishing town in the north of Chile.

For more on the this breaking news story, please go to your preferred source for online international news.

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rockbanger 4/2/2014 6:13:33 AM Report

Thank God we live on this old piece of crust called the Cambrian Shield...

Sometimes we do not know what we have..

Love the Soo.
thegarbage 4/2/2014 6:35:15 AM Report

Its called the Canadian shield. You must be thinking of the mall.
Wisenheimer 4/2/2014 7:07:59 AM Report

Crikey, I wonder if global warming is behind this quake?
right wing 4/2/2014 8:38:40 AM Report

Wisen,

Don't you know "Climate Change" is behind everything......
thomas 4/2/2014 3:23:10 PM Report

Both correct> Canadian Shield-Cambrian Shield
The Canadian Shield, also known as the Precambrian Shield or Laurentian Plateau, covers about half of Canada as well as most of Greenland and part of the northern United States; an area of 4.4 million square kilometers (1.7 million square miles).It is the oldest part of the North American crustal plate and contains fossils of bacteria and algae over 2 billion years old. The shield is composed of granite and the earth’s greatest area of exposed Precambrian rock (igneous and metamorphic rock formed in the Precambrian geological era 500 million years ago).

And yes, we are lucky that we only suffer from long cold winters and snow storms.
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