8.8 magnitude earthquake rocks Chile this weekend

There was a massive earthquake in Chile this weekend, actually much stronger than the recent Haiti earthquake. While it looks like the deaths from this quake will be much fewer than in Haiti, the devastation is serious. Here is a round up of links about the situation in Chile:
Death toll jumps to 708 from Chile earthquake (LA Times)
There were worries this weekend about tsunami’s that could spread as a result of the earthquake. Most of those warnings have been lowered after smaller than expected waves reached Hawaii and other Pacific nations. (MSNBC)
The Chilean President, Michelle Bachelet, declared a “state of catastrophe” after the quake on Saturday. (ABC)
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was set to begin a tour of Latin America today, will now be dominated by this recent disaster in Chile. (NY Times)
The Nation has more on how you can help in Chile.

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