Among the most exciting moments in this process of Redemption is watching the pieces come together. Anyone can do this. (You don't have to be a prophet!) Just by being an observer of the human scene,...current events, talk radio, internet news and daily experiences,--all this can be eye-opening about how the Rebbe's prophecy is being fulfilled.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

G-d's thank you to Chile? No damage in 7.1 earthquake.

When the  Chilean miners were rescued several months ago, the President of Chile, Sebastian Pinera,  publicly thanked G-d for the miracle. More than that,...members of the Chilean parliament went to the most obvious place where G-d is found: The Western Wall. They traveled to the Holy City to acknowledge that the miners' rescue was not just a matter of mortal effort, but a Divine act of kindness. For this public show of faith, consider the following miracle of the Chilean earthquake: no tsunami, no damage, no loss of life.  Has Chile assumed something akin to "most favored nation" status in G-d's eyes? News item and video below.
Inspired by EDB.

Magnitude-7.1 quake shakes southern Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile – A magnitude-7.1 earthquake shook southern Chile on Sunday, prompting tens of thousands to flee the coast for higher ground amid fears it could generate a tsunami like the one that ravaged the area last year.
There were no reports of deaths or damage, and Vicente Nunez, head of the National Emergency Office, said no tsunami alert was issued.
"There has been no harm to people, no harm to property," Nunez said. "We will continue monitoring."
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii also said a destructive Pacific Ocean-wide tsunami was not expected.
President Sebastian Pinera urged calm in an address to the nation.
"There was an exercise of self-evacuation, which is exactly what we have asked people to do," Pinera said. "Fortunately we do not have to lament accidents or losses of life."
Some cell-phone communications and electrical power were knocked out in the Araucania region where the quake was centered, 370 miles (595 kilometers) south-southwest of the capital, Santiago.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter was about 45 miles (70 kilometers) away from the provincial capital of Temuco, which has a population of about 250,000.
The quake struck at a depth of about 11 miles (17 kilometers), according to the USGS, and there was at least one aftershock of 5.0 magnitude.
When the first temblor struck, people in several coastal cities quickly moved away from the ocean, abandoning some shopping centers entirely.
In the communities of La Araucania, Puerto Saavedra, Tolten and Teodoro Smith, an estimated 50,000 people voluntarily evacuated to higher ground, according to Nunez.
Hundreds of tourists spending the New Year's holiday at the resorts of Villarica and Pucon cut their trips short and headed north, clogging roads and toll stations.
Residents of the region have fresh memories of the magnitude-8.8 quake and resulting tsunami on Feb. 27, 2010, that killed at least 521 people and left 200,000 homeless.

1 comment:

  1. It's the followup that brings home immensity of a miracle. The burning bush was a miracle, but just look at the followup!