Sunday, February 28, 2010

1.5 million people displaced after a major earthquake in Chile.

Horrible news. Over 300 dead so far.

Chile is earthquake prone so their building codes are very strong and their response teams are ready. Chile had sent several teams to Haiti to help in the recovery effort there.

One piece of good news is the treat of a major tsunami hitting Hawaii or Japan seems to be over.

Am I crazy or has there been a uptick in major earthquakes recently? Italy, Haiti and now Chile.

14 comments:

Ciao Chow Linda said...

It does seem that these natural disasters - earthquakes, landslides, etc. are striking with more frequency. Another reminder to help those in need and be grateful for our own situation.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

CCL - Yes, I agree. They are a big reminder.

Bella said...

It's does make you wonder if there's something bigger going on as it's not just the earthquakes but the floods in Europe etc. Makes us all appreciate what we have in our lives.

Simone said...

these occurrences should make us consider that all we can do to control things is react and respond. Of course how we do sets the course of the world...

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

so true simone.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

bella - did you see the news about the floods in France? Unreal.

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glamah16 said...

It is jarring. Some people say biblical. Who knows. but these events seem to bring the world closer in helping our fellow man.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

GChen - sure...would love to help a fellow Orangewoman.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

glamah16 - that's the only silver lining.

Paolo said...

La natura è impazzita!!! :-(

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

paolo - si è vero.

Beauty Is Diverse said...

Hopefully aid is able to get to Chile very soon.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

beauty - I saw on the news that quite a bit of aid arrived yesterday. The situation is not good with many people having no water, food or shelter.

Meanwhile in Haiti, the rainy season is starting. I hope the people living in tents will be moved into better housing soon.