Initial Thoughts on Earthquake in Chile

There’s nothing more disheartening than waking up and reading breaking news alerts of a massive earthquake – one of an 8.8 magnitude and that tsunami’s have already occurred in some places.

It was interesting to hear that the officials in Chile would not call it a tsunami, and instead referred to it as a ‘large wave that washed over’ the small island… but I guess its one of those things they do to not create more chaos.

It’s apparently the strongest earthquake to hit in over 50 years.

I think it’s safe to say that since the big 2004 earthquake/tsunami disaster, every time I hear about tsunami warnings, my stomach gets in a knot just thinking of the possible outcome. Yes, the chances are slim – but very possible.

That fact that there have already been over 52 strong aftershocks in under twelve hours since the earthquake really makes you think about what is going on in that part of the world.

Hoping the tsunami watches that are for about 27 different counties – including the west coast of the U.S. is just for precautionary measures and nothing comes out of it. But at the same time, it’s kinda crazy that we are basically waiting for the tsunami waves.

UPDATE (3:47 PM): I just came across this via Twitter on The Huffington Post and boy does it give you some perspective. It’s the 8.8 magnitude earthquake caught on camera:

Praying for the people of Chile,

P.S. Don’t forget to leave me a comment below on your thoughts! As always, I’d love to hear from you.

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