Chile's president says it will cost twice as much to recover from its devastating earthquake and tsunami as it will cost Haiti. But Sebastian Pinera says his country will be able to finance much of its own reconstruction. Thanks to surplus stashed away in better times, Pinera says Chile will... more »
The Earth really did move during the massive Chile quake: Researchers say cities and islands physically shifted west a bit.
Thanks to GPS, scientists at Ohio State University and the University of Hawaii found that the city of Concepcion moved at least 10 feet to the west. It is... more »
Earth's days may have gotten a little bit shorter since the earthquake in Chile. But don't feel bad if you haven't noticed. A NASA scientist says the difference would be only about one-millionth of a second. Richard Gross and his colleagues at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., calculated... more »
The 40 retirees enjoying summer vacation at a seaside campground nestled under pine trees knew they had to move fast after Chile's powerful earthquake struck.
They didn't make it. The tsunami came in three waves, surging 200 yards into this Pacific Ocean resort town and dragging away the bus... more »
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the United States is ready to work "in solidarity" with Chile's leaders to help the country recover from a devastating earthquake.
Clinton tells reporters traveling with her in Uruguay that Chile has asked for communications equipment. She says she'll take some with... more »
Chile's president says the massive 8.8 magnitude earthquake created "a catastrophe of such unthinkable magnitude that it will require a giant effort" to recover. President Michelle Bachelet, who leaves office on March 11, says the country will accept some of the offers of aid that have poured in from around... more »
Five University of Colorado students studying in Chile have been accounted for following Saturday's magnitude 8.8 earthquake. University officials say three students are in Santiago and two are in Valparaiso. A sixth student who planned to travel to Chile on Sunday will wait until officials review the study program in... more »
The U.S. pledged to help Chile after a powerful earthquake struck Saturday and kept watch on a tsunami heading for Hawaii.
All 118 employees of the U.S. Embassy in Chile were accounted for, State Department spokeswoman Megan Mattson said. She had no immediate information on the status of other... more »