Gempa bumi dahsyat berkekuatan sangat besar 8,8 skala richter mengguncang Chile. Gempa di Chile disebut sebagai salah satu gempa berkekuatan paling besar sepanjang sejarah manusia di bumi. Gempa terjadi pukul 06.34 GMT, Sabtu dini hari waktu setempat, 115 km di timur laut kota Concepcion dan 325 km di barat daya ibukota Santiago dengan kedalaman 35 km.
Cars lie overturned after the highway they were traveling on was destroyed in an earthquake in Santiago February 27, 2010. (REUTERS/Marco Fredes)
A resident of Talca, Chile, walks amid debris of a destroyed house after a powerful earthquake struck the country early Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Roberto Candia)
Residents look at the body of a dead man lying in a street of Talca, some 275 kilometers south of Santiago, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, after an 8.8-magnitude struck central Chile. The quake hit 200 miles (325 kilometers) southwest of the capital and the epicenter was just 70 miles (115 kilometers) from Concepcion, Chile’s second-largest city. (AP Photo/Roberto Candia)
The walls and aisles of a pharmacy in Vina del Mar are seen destroyed after a huge 8.8-magnitude earthquake rocked Chile early on February 27, 2010. The massive quake plunged much of the Chilean capital, Santiago, into darkness as it snapped power lines and severed communications, and AFP journalists spoke of walls and masonry collapsing. People in pajamas fled onto the streets. (MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images)
People walk along a highway with a collapsed bridge in the background in the outskirts of Santiago after a huge 8.8-magnitude earthquake rocked Chile early on February 27, 2010. (MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images)
A police officer controls the traffic aside of an elevated highway that collapsed in Santiago following a powerful earthquake in central Chile, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010. (AP Photo/David Lillo)
Smoke from a burning building fills the sky in the outskirts of Santiago after a huge 8.8-magnitude earthquake rocked Chile on February 27, 2010. (MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images)
A resident takes photos of a building damaged in Talca, Chile, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Sebastian Martinez)
With a computer graphic showing the possible path of tsunami waves from an earthquake in Chile, Dr. Charles McCreery speaks on the phone at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010 in Ewa Beach, Hawaii. The State of Hawaii is under a tsunami warning after an 8.8 magnitude earthquake rattled Chile today. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
A police officer and residents carry a body from a destroyed house in Talca, Chile, some 275 kilometers south of Santiago, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010 after an 8.8-magnitude struck central Chile.