Tsunami blip here

There’s been minor signs of tsunami from the Chilean earthquake, nothing to worry about here but worth being cautious about.

It’s amazing that we get any sign of an earthquake from the far side of the Pacific Ocean, over 9,000 kilometres away.

Fortunately there seem to have been relatively low casualties in Chile (currently reported at 10 deaths) from the massive 8.3 earthquake, although a million people were evacuated to higher ground. As reports come out there appears to have been significant damage.

It always takes a day or two for a realistic picture of an earthquake like this to emerge.

Stuff has video and image coverage: Clean-up begins in Chile as earthquake death toll rises

This shows how seismically active our planet is (>4.5 over the last 7 days):


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