Talk:Strong aftershock hits central Chile

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I was watching some Chinese movie on TV when the aftershock took place. It occurred very suddenly, and I felt the earth was moving like in circles. I could see my sister coming down from the second floor of my house, she was very frightened. There are some small bells in the entrance of my house, and they were sounding very loud. It was terrifying, I just couldn't move.

Could someone add some quotes of this to the article? Diego Grez return fire 21:36, 21 October 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Done I'm afraid I made it sound a bit like a tabloid, but that was the best I could come up with. --InfantGorilla (talk) 22:52, 21 October 2010 (UTC)[reply]


Was there a tsunami warning? Was there any coastal flooding? --InfantGorilla (talk) 22:03, 21 October 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Not sure, I think. Will contact the Pichilemu Port Captainship if they got any info about it. Diego Grez return fire 22:06, 21 October 2010 (UTC)[reply]
No luck. Or their telephone is down, or my cellphone is not working well. I couldn't contact them. I'm gonna look for information on Servicio Hidrográfico y Oceanográfico de la Armada de Chile's website (Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Chilean Navy, something like the U.S. NOAA) --Diego Grez return fire 22:30, 21 October 2010 (UTC)[reply]
Shoa has, absolutely nothing interesting. They have the following information:
  • October 21 2010 - 00:31 Servicio Sismológico Nacional modifies magnitude, from 5.9 to 5.8
  • October 21 2010 - 00:11 SSN modifies magnitude from 5.7 to 5.9
  • October 20 2010 - 23:49 It does not generates a tsunami in the coast of Chile

Diego Grez return fire 23:00, 21 October 2010 (UTC)[reply]


Do we have to convert all the distances to miles? I don't know what the style guide says, but would it be nicer if we converted the most important ones, and posted the rest in km only? --InfantGorilla (talk) 22:20, 21 October 2010 (UTC)[reply]

I think consistent use of one or the other would be fine, but better with the conversion in parenthesis. I don't think there is any requirement to convert either of these common units for distance, however. If you go with a single unit, just be consistent throughout the article and provide a link to the unit of measure. Cheers, --SVTCobra 22:27, 21 October 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  • In an article about a continent that never uses miles, it seems that so many conversions in parentheses impede readability, without adding any information (even if you normally use miles, when you visit Chile, a distance in miles isn't going to do you any good.) One or two conversions are helpful.
  • Most six-year-olds in the US, UK and Ireland know roughly what a kilometer is, (few other places routinely uses miles) so a wikilink is just the old cliche from the other place, of wikilinking the obvious.
  • Anyway, that is just my opinion.
--InfantGorilla (talk) 22:51, 21 October 2010 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, it is perfectly fine if you drop the miles, imho. Just link Kilometre so those who do not know can learn. That is what I was trying to say ... I think. --SVTCobra 00:05, 22 October 2010 (UTC)[reply]
Eh, I converted them all anyway. I think consistency is best. fetch·comms 02:22, 22 October 2010 (UTC)[reply]

I won't review[edit]

I can't review this, as I added the eyewitness account from Diego. --InfantGorilla (talk) 22:29, 21 October 2010 (UTC)[reply]


A 5.8 is not all that strong. More so in thise case since it was in open water. There was never a threat of a tsunami as a warning much less an alert is not issued for anything unless it is close to the 6.8 magnitude area. At least the NOAA won't issue anything unless it reaches a level close to that. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 00:43, 22 October 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Yes, it was strong. Well, at least here it was felt so strong that people evacuated to the streets in my neighborhood. There were no tsunami warnings because it wasn't strong enough to produce one. Diego Grez return fire 02:08, 22 October 2010 (UTC)[reply]

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