Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Helping Chile

The recent 8.8 magnitude earthquake in Chile was the seventh strongest in recorded history and according to a SPACE.com article on Yahoo! News it was so strong that it shifted the Earth’s rotation and shortened the length of a day by 1.26 milliseconds. The devastation to Chile was tremendous with at least 800 people killed and perhaps as many as 2 million people displaced.

The U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy has put together another webpage of resources that will be helpful to you in keeping up with the developments in Chile as well as information on what you can do to help. You can access The Center’s website at http://www.uscenterforcitizendiplomacy.org/misc/chile/

Photo credit:  pablo/T

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your post!

    Cristian
    www.nyc4chile.org

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