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Chile earthquake

More aftershocks, new tsunami warning spur panic in Chile

Three strong aftershocks jolted Chile Wednesday four days after the 8.8-magnitude earthquake, sparking panic in the south American country. Full story

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Chilean earthquake damage estimated at US$30 bln

2010-03-25 09:50:51 GMT Xinhua English SANTIAGO, March 24 (Xinhua) -- The devastating earthquake and the following tsunami that struck Chile might cost the South American country about 30 billion U.S. dollars, the Chilean government said Wednesday.

Chile police say quake death toll may reach 630

2010-03-18 00:15:28 GMT Xinhua English SANTIAGO, March 17 (Xinhua) -- The death toll of Chile's Feb. 27 quake and tsunami might reach 630, according to data published by the nation's Investigative Police Directorate (PDI) on Wednesday.

Quake-caused damage to reach 30 bln USD: Chilean gov't

2010-03-17 01:16:37 GMT Xinhua English SANTIAGO, March 16 (Xinhua) -- Chilean Interior Minister Rodrigo Hinzpeter estimated on Tuesday that the damage caused by the devastating 8.8 magnitude earthquake and the ensuing Tsunami on Feb. 27 will reach 30 billion U.S. dollars.

Quake-striken Chile focuses on restoration work

2010-03-16 02:59:17 GMT Xinhua English Military forces work to clean the streets of Talcahuano, Chile, on March 15, 2010. The quake-stricken Chile is focusing on the restoration work after an 8.8 magnitude earthquake and tsunamis hit the country on Feb. 27, killing at least 497 people.

Chile's power supply normalized gradually after blackout

2010-03-16 00:10:30 GMT Xinhua English SANTIAGO, March 15 (Xinhua) -- Chile's National Emergency Office (Onemi) said on Monday that 98 percent of the power supply has been restored after the blackout on Sunday night.

China announces additional aid to quake-hit Chile

2010-03-04 09:16:06 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, March 4 (Xinhua) -- China will provide additional aid worth 2 million U.S. dollars in emergency relief materials to quake-hit Chile, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Thursday.

Chile after the tsunami

2010-03-03 09:00:10 GMT Xinhua English In less than 30 minutes after the 8.8-magnitude devastating earthquake, a tsunami hit the small town 45 km south of Santiago, capital of Chile on Feb. 27.

Tsunami swept away fleeing bus full of retirees

2010-03-02 11:07:04 GMT The 40 retirees enjoying summer vacation at a seaside campground nestled under pine trees knew they had to move fast after Chile's powerful earthquake struck.

Over 150 disappear in Chilean tsunami

2010-03-02 10:31:39 GMT Xinhua English Local police confirmed that more than 150 people disappeared in a tsunami caused by a magnitude-6.1 aftershock Sunday morning as big waves stroke the city, taking away vehicles and hitting hard the cement along the coast in Constitucion.

Scientists say tsunami models should be tested

2010-03-02 10:18:20 GMT In the coming months and years, scientists will pore over reams of data from what turned out to be the minuscule tsunami that reached Hawaii on Saturday.

First Australian aid shipment to be sent to Chile

2010-03-05 14:30:30 GMT Xinhua English First Australian aid shipment to be sent to Chile

China's chartered plane carrying quake-relief to arrive in Chile

2010-03-05 14:19:36 GMT Xinhua English NANJING, March 5 (Xinhua) -- China's chartered plane with quake-relief worth 2 million U.S. dollars is expected to arrive in Chile's capital, Santiago, early Saturday(Beijing time).

UN, U.S. to host donors' conference for Haiti

2010-03-05 03:07:45 GMT Xinhua English NEW YORK, March 4 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations and the United States will co-host a ministerial donors conference for Haiti at the UN headquarters in New York on March 31, said the U.S. State Department said on Thursday.

Chilean gov't asks public to give way to aid delivery

2010-03-05 03:06:57 GMT Xinhua English SANTIAGO, March 4 (Xinhua) -- The Chilean government on Thursday urged people to avoid traveling to the earthquake-affected southern and central region of the country to ensure the transport of aid supplies over land.

Chilean president oversees relief work in quake-hit region

2010-03-04 23:31:39 GMT Xinhua English SANTIAGO, March 4 (Xinhua) -- Chilean President Michelle Bachelet on Thursday traveled to the cities of Concepcion and Talca, the hardest-hit areas in Saturday's massive earthquake, to oversee the armed forces' distribution of aid supplies.