Ordinarily, the flashes of white in South America’s Atacama Desert rise from salt pans.But on July 7, 2011, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite acquired these images, the white came from a far rarer commodity: snow.
On 3/11/2010 2:39:48 PM, an earthquake of magnitude 7.2 and depth 35km occurred in Chile. This earthquake potentially affected 771000 people. Tsunami waves are estimated to be lower than 10cm. More information www.gdacs.org.
Authorities in Chile have issued a request for supplies, including mobile bridges, satellite telephones, electric generators, water purification systems and dialysis centers. The United Nations is sending several satellite phones to Chile for officials coordinating earthquake relief efforts and is prepared to send 30 tons of food and other aid if the government gives the green light, the top U.N.
An 8.8 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of central Chile early morning on Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 3:34 a.m. local time, about 200 miles southwest of the Chilean capital of Santiago, killing several hundred people and exposing millions of people to strong shaking that toppled many buildings. The quake damaged houses, bridges and highways in Santiago, the capital, though a few flights managed to land at the airport and subway service resumed. Concepcion's airport remained closed to commercial traffic.
GDACS red alert as 8.3-magnitude quake hits Chile.
On 2/27/2010 6:34:17 AM, an earthquake of magnitude 8.3 and depth 59.4km occurred in Chile. This earthquake caused a tsunami with estimated wave heights of over 4m. Within 100km around the epicentre there are 630000 people. More info on www.gdacs.org.
On 6 September intense rains triggered a soil removal. On the following day, other landslides occurred in the commune of Lo Barnechea, which resulted in the destruction of homes and also injured, missing and dead people.