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Strong quake hits off Chile's coast

2011-06-01 16:00

A 6.3-magnitude earthquake has struck off Chile's coast, says the US Geological Survey.

Trauma lingers a year after Chile quake

2011-02-24 12:30

A year after one of the most powerful earthquakes ever to hit humankind, Chile is still living with the trauma of a disaster that killed 524 people.

Strong quake jolts Chile

2010-04-23 14:11

A strong 6.1-magnitude quake has rocked the central region of Chile which was hit by a massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake in February, the US Geological Service says.

More tsunami victim relatives sue

2010-03-19 10:48

The families of 20 people killed in a tsunami that followed Chile's massive February 27 quake are suing state officials they say failed to warn them of the dangers they faced.

Chile quake damage serious

2010-03-17 20:05

About 5 000 homes in Chile's capital, Santiago, were destroyed by the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit the central coast last month.

Quake hits as leader sworn in

2010-03-12 16:01

Strong aftershocks and a tsunami alert have rocked Chile and rattled nerves as right wing billionaire Sebastian Pinera was sworn in as the new president.

Threatened looters return goods

2010-03-08 11:22

Looters in Chile have handed back stolen goods to the value of $2 million as the country mourned the hundreds killed in last month's earthquake and tsunami.

Chile mourns quake dead

2010-03-07 21:32

Flags have been lowered across Chile at the start of three days of mourning for the hundreds who died in last week's powerful earthquake and tsunami.

Fears spread in Chile

2010-03-06 13:00

New fears have spread among Chileans following three strong aftershocks in the earthquake-struck city.

Foreign hospitals help Chile

2010-03-06 10:00

Chile has launched a vaccination campaign and doctors have warned of outbreaks of diarrhoea and infection among thousands of people displaced by the earthquake.

Strong aftershock shakes Chile

2010-03-05 14:28

A strong 6.6 magnitude aftershock has shaken the area near Concepción, Chile, the US Geological Survey says.

Food reaching the hungry: Chile

2010-03-04 18:24

Aid has started reaching the hungry five days after a massive earthquake devastated parts of Chile.

Man captures tsunami on cell

2010-03-04 14:41

A Chilean man has captured the tsunami that devastated the seaside resort of Constitución on his cellphone.

Tsunami alert rattles Chile

2010-03-04 10:58

Quake Aftershocks in Chile have sent terrified people scrambling for the hills in tsunami-prone coastal areas.

More troops for quake-hit Chile

2010-03-03 14:01

Thousands of troops have been deployed in quake-hit Chile as armed vigilantes patrolled streets in a bid to stop looters.

'Many people have nothing'

2010-03-03 07:27

A News24 User who has lived in Chile for six years sent us a letter after the earthquake hit the nation.

Struggle to find quake victims

2010-03-02 22:09

While a large number of people injured in the tsunami and earthquake in Chile have been saved, rescuers have been unable to reach many others.

Looting chaos amid Chile's ruins

2010-03-02 19:59

Armed civilian defence groups and soldiers patrolled the streets of the Chilean city of Concepción after mass looting diverted the desperate race to find survivors.

More troops deployed in Chile

2010-03-02 17:58

Chile has deployed more troops to areas that have been devastated by a massive earthquake and tsunami, says President Michelle Bachelet.

Clinton in quake-hit Chile

2010-03-02 16:59

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has arrived in earthquake-ravaged Chile to offer the devastated country moral and material support.

Chile quake bigger than Haiti

2010-03-02 13:04

The Chile earthquake released nearly 1 000 times more energy than the one that devastated Haiti in January, but left 200 times fewer fatalities.

Troops battle post-quake unrest

2010-03-02 09:43

Mobs of angry, hungry survivors of the huge Chile earthquake have set fire to shops in the devastated city of Concepcion where troops are battling to keep order.

Rescuers, looters sift rubble

2010-03-01 19:03

Rescuers with sniffer dogs have worked through the night while authorities enforce a curfew in the rest of the quake-stricken city of Concepción in Chile.

Chile cops try to control looting

2010-03-01 13:37

Police have fired tear gas and imposed an overnight curfew to control looters who sacked virtually every market in this hard-hit city as Chile's earthquake toll surpassed 700.


Survivor tells how record quake changed life

2013-02-27 15:37

His physical wounds quickly healed, and he has mostly shaken off the psychological trauma while getting his life back together.

Protests in Chile a year after quake

2011-02-28 09:47

Reconstruction protests greeted Chile President Sebastian Pinera on the anniversary of one of the largest earthquakes in recorded history.

Old buses become new schools

2010-05-03 19:07

Seven old buses that once shuttled commuters around Chile's capital Santiago have found a new life as makeshift classrooms in this quake-devastated coastal city.

Quake knowledge saved lives

2010-03-19 17:00

Chile's vast knowledge of earthquakes, combined with the abnormally long time it took for the February 27 quake to reach its crescendo, saved thousands of lives, says a leading US geophysicist.

Chile quake victims sue state

2010-03-17 22:27

The family of two victims of Chile's massive quake have accused the government of manslaughter in a lawsuit filed saying officials failed to warn them.

1 600 arrested in Chile

2010-03-13 18:30

More than 1 600 people have been detained in post-quake Chile as authorities attempted to keep order and prevent looting following a huge 8.8-quake two weeks ago.

Chile: New tsunami warning

2010-03-11 19:24

Chilean President Sebastián Piñera is urging citizens along the coast to move quickly to higher ground following five strongly felt aftershocks.

Stars raise $57m for Chile

2010-03-07 21:32

Colombian singer Shakira and UN chief Ban Ki-moon, stars, athletes and politicians have lined up for a 24-hour telethon to rebuild quake-hit Chile.

Chile looters return spoils

2010-03-07 21:12

Residents in Concepción, Chile dumped new televisions, fridges and furniture to avoid arrest as police prepared to search homes in a crackdown on looters.

Aftershocks could go on for years

2010-03-06 11:30

Chileans will be feeling aftershocks from the devastating 8.8-magnitude earthquake for months and possibly years to come, scientists say.

UN chief arrives in Chile

2010-03-06 07:00

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has arrived in Chile to assess damage from an earthquake and tsunami and discuss humanitarian relief efforts.

Chile mourns its dead

2010-03-05 07:54

Chile has declared a period of national mourning as divers searched for bodies in debris-strewn waters and bulldozers removed tonnes of rubble days after a killer earthquake and tsunami.

Chile divers hunt for bodies

2010-03-04 15:44

Divers have searched for bodies in debris-clogged waters off Chile's central coast after an earthquake and tsunami.

Chile officials under fire

2010-03-04 12:00

Top Chilean officials are being blamed for failing to warn coastal residents in time that a tsunami was bearing down on them after an earthquake.

Chile searches, plans rebuild

2010-03-03 19:00

Rescue crews have fanned out with sniffer dogs around Chile's earthquake-ravaged cities and villages searching for survivors inside the mountains of rubble.

Vigilantes barricade Chile streets

2010-03-03 07:41

Thousands of residents in Chile have formed armed vigilante groups to ward off looters, since Saturday's 8.8-magnitude earthquake rattled their communities.

Chile: Looters attack fire station

2010-03-02 22:09

"Who goes there?" came the sharp cry from the ravaged, barricaded streets of a Chile suburb as thousands of residents formed groups to ward off looters.

Chile govt firmly in charge

2010-03-02 21:12

The Chilean government is firmly in charge of relief operations following the 8.8-magnitude earthquake.

Village swallowed by Tsunami

2010-03-02 19:08

The Chilean seaside resort of Pelluhue has been swallowed up by waves of tsunamis in the wake of Chile's earthquake.

Experts to test tsunami model

2010-03-02 17:52

Scientists will pore over data from what turned out to be the minuscule tsunami that reached Hawaii after the earthquake in Chile.

Devastation deepens in Chile

2010-03-02 16:10

The picture of devastation deepens in Chile three days after an earthquake measuring 8.8 on the Richter scale rocked the country.

Aid pledges pour into Chile

2010-03-02 11:49

Aid pledges have poured into Chile from around the world after the government made its first requests for help as the death toll reached 723.

Clinton: US ready to help Chile

2010-03-01 20:13

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the United States is ready to work "in solidarity" with the leaders of Chile to provide disaster assistance.

Chile asks for aid, says UN

2010-03-01 17:02

Chile has asked for international aid following the 8.8-magnitude earthquake there, says the UN.

SA man tells of quake terror

2010-03-01 10:31

A South African aviation engineer who is trapped in Santiago after a devastating earthquake, has told how terrifying it was to wake up with the whole hotel shaking back and forth.

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