WOW 8.8 Quake in Chile

Panama was on a tsunami watch for a while, but it has been removed from the list. That is the largest earthquake I can remember.

So far, I only read of 78 deaths. How can that be?

I see that Chile is recorded as having the largest earthquake on record in 1960. It was 9.5 on the Richter scale. They have obviously been through this before and their building codes must be better than other parts of the world. Makes me wonder about Panama’s building codes. I just won’t think about that anymore or I won’t sleep tonight.

UPDATE 2: I have had an enormous number of hits on the Tsunami warning post of August 16, 2007. I believe it is safe to say that Panama is out of the woods on the current warning. I believe current warnings have expired for Panama.

3 thoughts on “WOW 8.8 Quake in Chile

  1. I pray that a Tsunami doesn’t hit anywhere and I certainly hate to see one hit my former homeland of Panama because depending on the strength and height of one would destroy most of the country.

  2. According to info on Comcast news,
    “The largest earthquake ever recorded struck the same area of Chile on May 22, 1960. The magnitude-9.5 quake killed 1,655 people and left 2 million homeless. The tsunami that it caused killed people in Hawaii, Japan and the Philippines and caused damage to the west coast of the United States.”
    Impressive, nonetheless–we’re just waking up to this in the states…

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