Massive 8.8 Earthquake offshore Chile  

Massive 8.8 Earthquake offshore Chile

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Hollywood Backstage Staff Writer 
Friday, February 26, 2010

Maule, Chile (Hollywood Backstage) - At 10:34 PM Pacific Standard Time on February 26, a massive 8.8 magnitude Earthquake struck offshore 36.9 miles deep offshore Maule, Chile (200 miles SouthWest of Santiago, Chile).

A strong earthquake has occurred, but a tsunami IS NOT expected along the California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, or Alaska coast. NO tsunami warning, watch or advisory is in effect for these areas.

A tsunami may have been generated that could potentially impact the U.S. West Coast, British Columbia, and Alaska. The West Coast/Alaska Tsunami Warning Center is investigating the event to determine the level of danger. More information will be issued as it becomes available.