By Samantha Leal | 04/29/2013 - 09:37
Yikes! It seems earthquakes in Chile have done far worse than suspected -- actually deforming the Earth's crust. Structural geologist Richard Allmendinger of Cornell University, along with his colleagues, have found that major earthquakes (with a magnitude 7 or higher) have apparently caused the crust in Northern Chile to crack permanently.
By Latina Staff | 04/01/2011 - 16:45
News about Haiti may have quieted down considerably since a massive earthquake left the country in ruins on January 12, 2010 but that doesn’t mean the island has been forgotten. Pop singer Shakira just donated $800,000 to The Elie Dubois school, one of Haiti's historic public schools.
By Mariela Rosario | 03/11/2011 - 13:17
Latin American countries all across the Pacific Coast are issuing tsunami warning and bracing themselves for the ramifications of the huge Japanese earthquake that devastated the northern part of the Asian island country.
Ecuador is evacuating the coastal areas as a preventative measure, with President Rafael Correa warning of an "imminent threat," but the Colombian government was more measured with their reaction, saying only that local experts were "monitoring" the wave patterns.
By Verky Arcos | 01/13/2011 - 13:06
With all the hype surrounding Selena Gomez's possible love connection with the Biebz, it was nice to see her taking time to speak out on something that really matters.
By Mariela Rosario | 05/14/2010 - 16:39
Christina Aguilera traveled to Haiti earlier this week to meet children at two schools who have been receiving food through the World Food Programme's initiatives. Recently named a WFP Ambassador Against Hunger, Aguilera helped to serve the children meals of rice and beans and even set aside some time to sing "Happy Birthday to Haiti" with the kids as a symbol of the rebirth of the devastated nation.
By Grace Bastidas | 05/04/2010 - 16:20
Another tremor shook Chile this past weekend, just two months after the country was hit by an earthquake that killed about 500 people and caused an estimated $30 billion in damages.
By Mariela Rosario | 04/06/2010 - 16:15
7.2 Earthquake Hits Mexico
Over the weekend, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake ripped through Mexico and Baja California, resulting in injuries to hundreds and three reported deaths. Since the original temblor, there have been 500 aftershocks, causing the governors of both the Mexican state of Baja California and Governor Schwarzenegger to declare states of natural disaster although the damage has been relatively minimal.
By Mariela Rosario | 03/22/2010 - 10:30
A moderate 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck Cuba over the weekend, causing minimal damage and no injuries. The quake struck the eastern coast of the island, where the Guantánamo Bay military base is located. Santiago de Cuba, the largest city in that region of Cuba, is located about 40 miles southeast of the epicenter of the quake. An aftershock measuring 4.8 hit the same area about 90 minutes later.
By Grace Bastidas | 03/18/2010 - 16:00
Anyone who has visited Chile in the past knows that Chileans are some of the most hospitable people in the world—always willing to lend a hand to someone in need. I’ve been to both Santiago and Valparaiso and I’m always surprised how friendly locals are, especially as a native New Yorker since we’re taught from an early age to keep to ourselves. Not in Chile. I’ve had folks walk me to the metro station when I looked hopelessly lost and even invite me over to their homes for dinner with their friends and family. That’s just the Chilean way.
By Elayne Fluker | 03/01/2010 - 14:12
Just one and half months after a devastating earthquake hit Haiti, another, measuring an 8.8 magnitude, hit the South American country of Chile this weekend, killing a reported 708 people and leaving 1.5 million without power in the capital of Santiago. Rescuers worked through the night on Saturday to help free people who may be trapped in a 15-story building in Concepcion, about 70 miles from the center of the quake. Adding injury to the rescue efforts, six hospitals collapsed and another two have been severely damaged, making medical aid for survivors even more of a challenge.