Tsunami Warning - Chilie, Peru - whole Pacific bas - 2010/02/27 16:47A magnitude 8.8 earthquake has occurred near Concepcion, Chile early this Saturday morning, February 27, 2010. Buildings were shaking and blackouts are everywhere, including Chile’s capital of Santiago.
A massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake capable of tremendous damage struck central Chile early Saturday, shaking the capital for a minute and half and setting off a tsunami. Buildings collapsed and phone lines and electricity were down, making the extent of the damage difficult to determine.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a warning for Chile and Peru, and a less-urgent tsunami watch for Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica and Antarctica.
"Sea level readings indicate a tsunami was generated. It may have been destructive along coasts near the earthquake epicenter and could also be a threat to more distant coasts," the center said.
The U.S. west coast tsunami warning center said it did not expe