Woke up with a bang– literally–at 3:35 this morning. By now you’ve all heard that most of Chile was hit by one of the strongest earthquakes on record with a magnitude of 8.8 (the world’s largest was also in Chile–9.5 in Valdivia in May 1960).
I’ll write a more detailed post tomorrow, but just wanted to thank all of you who have expressed your concern and let you know that my family and friends are among the lucky ones. No one hurt and no real damage done.
In the meantime here’s a link to a a selection of truly unbelievable Chilean Earthquake Pictures.
Here’s a little piece I wrote for the Guardian yesterday : Chile’s earthquake: view from Santiago
Also see Liz Caskey’s Post about her experience of the Earthquake in Chile.
Here are some thoughts I had after a much smaller quake about a year ago: Earthquake, waiting for the big one.
Again-sincerest thanks to everyone who’s following this. Chile is going to need your help.