An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
It’s nearly two in the morning, and I’m awake. This does not make me happy. When I gave up, and crawled out of bed, I noticed that the moon is really bright! I stumbled into the living room, peaked out the window, and I’ll be darned if the thing isn’t bright enough to make the brown grass look like snow. Thankfully, it’s not….just brown grass, but in my state of semi sleep and not going full time with it, it kind of shook me there for a minute. Or, was that the earthquake?
A massive magnitude-8.5 earthquake struck near Concepcion, Chile, early on Saturday, the USGS reported, shaking buildings and causing blackouts in parts of the capital of Santiago.
A Reuters witness reported shaking buildings and loss of electricity in Santiago, which is north of the epicenter.
The earthquake struck 56 miles northeast of Concepcion at a depth of 34 miles at 3:34 a.m./1:34 EST/0643 GMT. The quake was initially reported at a magnitude of 8.3.
The Reuters witness reported a very strong shaking lasted for 10 to 30 seconds.
A tsunami warning was issued early on Saturday for Chile and Peru and a tsunami watch was issued for Ecuador, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reported.
The center said: “An earthquake of this size has the potential to generate a destructive tsunami that can strike coastlines near the epicenter within minutes and more distant coastlines within hours.
Naw, probably not. Had an ex that worked out of Concepcion, out on a rig. He said it was a real interesting place. I wouldn’t know, because he refused to let me go down there, even when there was an offer from the company to fly me down to visit. Hmm…. Notice, I said EX. But that’s neither here, nor there.
This report doesn’t mention any injuries, and I pray it stays that way, but… Buildings can be rebuilt, electricity can be restored, aid can be rendered, wounds can be healed and broken bones set, but lives cannot be replaced. Keep the folks down there in your prayers.