Friday, March 12, 2010

The Inauguration of Chile's New President, Sebastian Pinera, Is Interrupted By a 6.9 Magnitude Aftershock

The largest aftershock to occur in the wake of the terrible 8.8 magnitude Chilean earthquake hit the nation on Thursday as Sebastian Pinera was sworn into the Chilean presidency. The Chilean Navy issued a tsunami alert in response to a series of aftershocks that advises coastal dwellers to evacuate to higher ground. There were no reports of damages or injuries in the aftermath (note: this aftershock was similar in size to the earthquake that devastated Haiti).

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