An 8,8 earthquake hit Chile early this morning. Areas are decimated. So far, the death count is fairly low, but officials really haven’t fully assessed the area.
Tsunami warnings are all over the Pacific region, including all the islands. Hawaiian hotels are being evacuated. My friends in Ocean Park, Washington are packing up essentials in the event that they are giving the word to ‘get out of there.’ They are at ground level on a peninsula near where the Columbia empties into the Pacific. She was a young woman in the Alaskan earthquake of 1964 so she knows not to mess with Mother Nature when she rumbles.
This thread will be our earthquake and Tsunami thread. CNN is providing excellent coverage on a human, scientific, and municipal level.