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The Best Sites To Learn About The Earthquake In Chile (& Possible Tsunami)

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A massive earthquake hit Chile today, and has possibly triggered a tsunami that might hit other areas.

I’ll obviously be adding to this list as more news becomes available. I’ll add the newer resources to the tops of each of the three sections of this post — the effects of the earthquake and tsunami, information about Chile, and resources on tsunamis and earthquakes.

Here are my choices for The Best Sites To Learn About The Earthquake In Chile (& Possible Tsunami) — obviously, ones that are accessible to English Language Learners:

CHILE EARTHQUAKE:

Living In The Aftermath is a Wall Street Journal slideshow.


Chile, nine days later
is from the Big Picture.

The Associated Press has an excellent, regularly updated interactive on the earthquake in Chile.


Quake Recovery Efforts Begin In Chile
is a Wall Street Journal slideshow.

Chile, three days later is a series of photos from the Boston Globe’s Big Picture.

Two Earthquakes in Two Months: Comparing the Quakes in Haiti and Chile is a lesson from The New York Times Learning Network.

Scramble in Chile to Save Quake Victims
is a New York Times video.

The Aftermath In Chile is a New York Times slideshow.

The Telegraph has a slideshow looking at quake damage.

Residents Assess Losses is a MSNBC video.

How To Help Chile is a video from MSNBC.

Chaos, Frustration is a MSNBC video.

Here are some panoramic photos of the quake damage, from the New York Times.

Quake Strikes Central Chile is an interactive map from The Wall Street Journal.

Chile Looks For Survivors is a Wall Street Journal slideshow.

Aftermath of Chile Earthquake is a NY Times slideshow.

Chile earthquake: the worst-hit areas is an interactive from The Guardian.

MSNBC has a new slideshow on the quake.

Earthquake In Chile is a slideshow from The Washington Post.


This page from a television station
has lots of multimedia on the quake.

Here’s a video of the earthquake caught on camera, from the Washington Post.

The New York Times put together a slideshow from photos contributed by readers.

Damage Small From Tsunami is a video from USA Today.


8.8 earthquake strikes Chile
is a series of photos from USA Today.


It Was Really Apocalypse Now
is a video from MSNBC.

Three Minutes of Shaking is a video from MSNBC.

Here’s is MSNBC’s page with tons of videos & photos on the earthquake.

Massive earthquake hits Chile is a short, accessible text from the CBBC Newsround.

The Boston Globe’s Big Picture has a series of images of quake damage.

Hawaii On Tsunami Alert is an MSNBC video.


CBS has created a special webpage
containing all of their videos on the quake.

ABC News
has created a similar webpage.

You can see all of CNN’s videos on the quake here.

Hawaii prepares for a tsunami is an MSNBC slideshow.

Powerful Earthquake Hits Chile is a video from The New York Times.

Maps From The Chile Earthquake is from The New York Times.

Here are photos from CNN.

Sirens in Hawaii warn of possible tsunami is a CNN video.

Massive Earthquake Hits Chile is a TIME Magazine slideshow.

The Wall Street Journal has a video report on the quake.

Earthquake Devastates Chile is a Wall Street Journal slideshow.

Earthquake In Chile is a New York Times slideshow.

Chili Quake 900 Times More Intense Than Haiti is a MSNBC video.


Tsunami Danger
is a CNN video.

MSNBC has a slideshow of the quake damage.

In pictures: Chile earthquake comes from the BBC.

Map: Chile earthquake also comes from the BBC.

Deadly 8.8-Magnitude Quake
and Tsunami Warnings After Chile Quake both come from Sky News Video.


Pacific under tsunami threat after massive 8.8 quake strikes Chile
is a video from CNN.

Massive Earthquake Rocks Chile is a video from MSNBC.

CBS News has Chile Earthquake Photos.

8.8-magnitude earthquake hits central Chile are photos from The San Francisco Chronicle.

Massive earthquake hits Chile is a series of photos from The Telegraph.

INFORMATION ABOUT CHILE:

Chile Has A History of Quakes
is a video from MSNBC.

Fast Facts About Chile is from CBS News.

Infoplease has info about Chile.

Here’s the World Info Zone’s page on Chile.

National Geographic has a Guide To Chile.

Harcourt also has a short page on Chile.

Fast Facts About Chile is a CNN video.

EARTHQUAKES

The Associated Press has an interactive on earthquakes.

Understanding Earthquakes
is an interactive from CBS News.

Shaking Latin America is an interactive from the Wall Street Journal showing the history of quakes in the region.

What Causes Earthquakes? is an interactive from MSNBC.

Measuring the Magnitude of Earthquakes is an interactive from CNN.

How Earthquakes happen is an interactive from the BBC.

Why Earthquakes Happen is an interactive from The Guardian.

Here’s an Interactive Earthquake Primer.

The BBC has a very well-done interactive titled Earthquake rescue: How survivors are found.

Top 10 Deadliest Earthquakes comes from TIME Magazine.

Nine Killer Earthquakes is from MSNBC.

You might also want to look at these previous posts:

The Best Sites To Learn About The Earthquake In Haiti

The Best Sites To Learn About The Earthquake In Italy

TSUNAMIS

This is an interactive explaining how a tsunami “works.”

Here’s a free Brainpop video on tsunamis.

You can also find more information on a tsunami at these previous posts:

The Best Sites To Learn About The Tsunami In American Samoa

The Best Resources To Learn About The Indian Ocean Tsunami (On Its Five-Year Anniversary)

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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  2. Thank you, Larry, this saves me so much time, my students will use your list as a starting point.

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