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Chile / Earthquake #967567

NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 01, 2010
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The earthquake in Chile introduced; statistics on deaths and displacement cited.

(Santiago: Ann Curry) The impact of the earthquake reviewed; scenes shown of flattened towns, tsunami debris, collapsed roads, rescue efforts and fires in Concepcion, looting, girls crying for their lost father, a woman grieving over her granddaughter; details given of anger over food rationing.

(Studio: Brian Williams) The estimation that the quake moved the earth off its axis, shortened the day, and raised the ground level of an island noted.

(Santiago: Mark Potter) The damage in Santiago reviewed; scenes shown of a leaning apartment building, the damaged Basílica del Salvador††, a couple in their collapsed house, collapsed bridges and wrecked cars, the airport. [Santiago resident Cameron MELIN†- comments on stuff that was left in his apartment.] The deadly crash of an aid plane reported.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(New York: Robert Bazell) The inexact science of earthquake prediction featured; diagram shown of the fault zone between the Nazca Plate and the South American Plate and of the Ring of Fire in the Pacific Ocean; details given about the risk along the San Andreas fault in California. [Columbia University’s Arthur LERNER-LAM††- says forecasts are calculated over decades; notes the potential for an earthquake in Oregon and Washington.]

Williams, Brian;
Curry, Ann;
Potter, Mark;
Bazell, Robert

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