Tuesday, March 2, 2010

An earthquake live-blogger in Santiago

At ThereLive.com Jotman tracks bloggers' firsthand reports of disasters, coups, wars, and other historic events.   Whenever I come across particularly notable there-live blogger account, I try to mention it on this blog.

Today I came across an outstanding "there live" account of the Chile earthquake by Matt Suggett, an American living in Santiago.  Matt has posted a harrowing account of the earthquake itself plus an informative account of the aftershocks.   If this is what a person in relatively unscathed Chilean capital has gone through, one can scarcely imagine what it must be like for those living a hundred kilometers to the south..

Matt speculates that two million newly homeless people may try to make their way to Santiago:  "They've got to go somewhere."

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