Hi, I'm new in this forum. My name is Nicolás, I'm 17 years old and I'm from Chile.
I've been reading this forum since 2009 everyday and many times a day too
I like this forum very much, I've learned a lot here thanks to all the people that knows a lot about this sport
As I said, I'm 17 so this is the first earthquake that ive experienced, the last one was in 1985 but i wasnt in this world yet
. At first I thought that it was just a "strong" temblor, but then suddenly everything started to move a lot, that was the moment that i knew i had to go downstairs
I live in Santiago, which is like 500 KM from the epicenter, considering that, it was a 8.0 richter here, a lot of bridges falled down, buildings.. even the airport suffered damage, causing flights to be cancelled and derived to others countries such as Argentina... then the tsunami near the epicentre... wow
Well i wont go further in details, all i can say is that the death toll is over 700 and raising, a lot of missing people, communication is hard to establish and people are looting supermarkets to get food (and some are getting electrodomestics.. that embarrases me as a chilean
)theres a curfew in the city of the epicenter too..
Thanks for all the good thoughts for the people in my country, I appreciate that
and i hope you can excuse my English.
PS: I hope to keep posting here, I haven't because i dont know anything technical yet, even though i read the forum everyday