A massive earthquake has hit center Chile and killed at least 214 people and caused widespread damage, destroying building,and roads in many areas. Electricity, water and phone lines were cut.
many countries sustains damage from tsunami.
In French Polynesia waves 1.8 m high swept ashore, but there were not damage.
In Hawaii, Tahiti and NZ, residents in coastal areas were warmed to move to higher ground.
the biggest to hit Chile in 50 years
the earthquake struck at 115 km north east of the city of Concepcion and 325 km south west of the capital Santiago.
many people dead in the regions of Santiago,O'Higgins, Biobio,
Araucania and Valparaiso.
And A major bridge at Concepcion had collapsed into the Biobio river. so rescue teams are difficult to reach Concepcion.
After shock damage.
In Santiago, where at least 13 people were killed, several building collapsed including a car park where dozens of cars were smashed.A fire at a chemical plant in outskirts of the capital forced the evacuation of the neighbourhood.
Many of Chile's news websites and radio stations are not accessible.
people who lost the home.
many people had left their homes, determined to spend the rest of the night outside.
Chile is highly vulnerable to earthquake as it is situated on Pacific
" Ring of Fire" ,on the edge of the pacific and south American plates
Chile is earthquake prone ares. so the country have to prepare to earthquake resistant building and try to protect life line.