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Earthquake in Chile

Sunday, February 28, 2010

"In Dec 2009, I travelled to Buenos Aires where I spent 6 days exploring before boarding a cruise around Cape Horn ending in Valparaiso, Chile. There were 7 ports of call including the Falklands. I spent a few days in Valparaiso and Vina del Mar before taking a bus over the Andes to spend Christmas in Mendoza, Argentina. Then back over the Andes again to Santiago for a couple of days before flying home. I wasn't ready to come home."
That was from my other information on my Sparkpage. Hearing of the 8.8 earthquake yesterday morning, I could only send heartfelt wishes for the people of Chile and the many people I met and got to know on my brief visit.
At first the reports said the severity of damage was not as severe as Haiti although the rate on the richter scale was exponentially greater. Now, it is clearer as more reports and photos are posted of the devastation in Conception not only from the quake itself but also from the resulting tidal wave. In the earthquake area, over 1.5 milion people are reported as homeless and 700 dead although I am sure that will climb as well. I do not know what more to say.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JENNY712 10/13/2011 7:39AM

    I am slower and i just found your blog. emoticon for posting. Beautiful places and people but a Heart reaching story. emoticon

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SUNNYINCALIF 12/12/2010 6:14PM

    Wow... I'm slow! I just now found your blog; but I haven't been on Sparks too much this year. I'm glad you are okay. I really enjoyed the blogs you shared during your travels around the Cape. That is probably about as close as I'll ever get to experiencing such an adventure; so thanks again for sharing.

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