Quake leads to Easter Island evacuation

2010-02-28 08:22 BJT

Special Report: 8.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Chile |


The Chilean Army is taking people off many parts of Easter Island. It's located some 35-hundred kilometers from Valparaiso on Chile's Pacific coast and has 4 thousand inhabitants.

There are fears of high sea waves triggered by the 8 point 8 magnitude earthquake that struck the country on Saturday. The mayor says the evacuation is going smoothly.

A woman sits in front a quake-damaged house in Talca, Chile, after a 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck the country early Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Sebastian Martinez)
A woman sits in front a quake-damaged house in Talca, Chile, after
a 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck the country early Saturday, Feb.
27, 2010. (AP Photo/Sebastian Martinez)

Editor: Zhang Pengfei | Source: CCTV.com