Thursday, March 11, 2010

Three strong earthquakes hit Chile

The U.S. Geological Survey reported three strong earthquakes just hit Chile today. The first earthquake that hit this morning measured a 6.9-magnitude. The second earthquake came 16 minutes later and it measured 6.7. A third came 27 minutes later and measured at 6.0.

I got this just from Gustavo Vergara, who reported the same thing: El Servicio de Geología corrigió las magnitudes de las recientes réplicas. De acuerdo con la última información entregada, la más fuerte, registrada a las 11.39 horas fue de 6,9 en la escala de Richter, mientras que la segunda y la tercera fueron de 6,7 y 6,0 a las 11.55 y 12.06 respectivamente.

All this happened when Chile received its new President today, Sebastian Piñera. The newly elected President promised changes in the country's emergency system and continuing the relief efforts that were started under the previous administration of outgoing President Michelle Bachelet. Let's see if Piñera will think of the deaf Chilean community and ensure that equal access - captions and sign language interpreters - will be provided on TV. I will keep you updated on the progress of this issue in Chile.

ASOCH recently, finally updated its website. You may now view it at Keep your donations coming! Let's pray that all our deaf friends in Chile are safe and allright! Viva Chile ! Viva Sordos!

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