Life slowly returning to normal in quake-hit Chile

Life was gradually returning to normal in quake-hit Chile officials said today, with power restored to a majority of homes that lost electricity during this week`s massive 8.2 magnitude temblor.

Tsunami waves hit Japan after Chile quake

A tsunami of up to 40 cm was observed early Thursday at a port of Iwate prefecture, which lies on the Pacific coast of northeastern Japan, after a powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake in Chile, local media reported.

Japan issues tsunami alert after Chile quake

Japan issued a tsunami alert early Thursday following a powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake across the Pacific Ocean in Chile but said it was not likely to cause damage.

Magnitude 8.2 earthquake hits northern Chile, 5 dead

A major earthquake of magnitude 8.0 struck off the coast of Chile on Tuesday, sparking a tsunami warning for all of South and Central America`s Pacific coast, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

Earthquakes can permanently crack the Earth: Study

Earthquakes can permanently crack the Earth, a study of quakes that have rocked Chile over the past million years has suggested.

Chileans` quake knowledge saved thousands of lives

Chileans` knowledge of earthquakes, combined with the abnormally long time it took for the February 27 quake to reach its crescendo, saved thousands of lives.

Disaster experts praise Chile quake response

President Michelle Bachelet leaves office Thursday with a chunk of her country in ruins — and her popularity in the clouds.

India gives USD 5mn for Chile quake relief

India has announced a cash contribution of $5 million for relief and rehabilitation in Chile in a show of solidarity with the people of the earthquake-hit country.

Quake-stricken Chile needs more aid: Red Cross

The Red Cross has doubled its aid appeal for Chileans made homeless by last month`s massive earthquake.

Children return to school in post-quake Chile

Hundreds of thousands of Chilean children have returned to class as a revised death toll continued to climb.

UN secretary general tours Chilean damage

UN chief Ban Ki-moon visited survivors amid scenes of destruction one week after Chile`s massive earthquake and tsunami, as aftershocks accompanied relief efforts.

Fear spreads as Chile rattled by strong aftershocks

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was to visit this earthquake-struck Chilean city on Saturday to assess its needs as new fears spread among Chileans following three strong aftershocks.

In quake-hit Chile, UN chief pledges $10 mn

UN chief Ban Ki-moon arrived in Chile to assess damage from a devastating earthquake and tsunami, and pledged USD 10 million in relief from a United Nation`s emergency fund.

Chilean prez pleads for calm as aftershocks sow fear

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has pleaded with Chileans to stop hoarding supplies and help with relief efforts, deflecting criticism that her govt was slow to respond to one of the world`s most powerful quakes in a century.

New tsunami alert briefly sounded on Chile coast

A new tsunami alert was briefly sounded along part of the quake-hit Chilean coast on Wednesday just four days after monster waves ravaged towns and villages, witnesses said.

Hillary Clinton visits quake-hit Chile

Hillary Clinton brought sat phones and offers of further US aid to quake-struck Chile on Tuesday, comforting Chilean Prez Bachelet with a hug on arrival.

Chile Quake shifted Earth`s Axis

The Chile earthquake may have shifted the Earth`s axis and created shorter days, scientists at NASA say.

Chile quake: Govt steps up aid as toll touches 800

Chile`s govt used choppers, boats to speed up delivery of food to hungry survivors on Tuesday.

Chile troops sent to quell post-quake unrest; toll at 723

Angry and hungry Chileans set fire to shops in quake-hit city of Concepcion as Prez Bachelet rushed 5,000 extra troops to the disaster zone to maintain order.

Rescuers dig for Chile quake survivors

Chilean rescuers used shovels and sledgehammers on Sunday to find survivors of a huge earthquake in Chile that unleashed a Pacific tsunami and triggered looting by desperate and hungry residents.