Around 12:34 am Saturday morning Kansas City time- a massive 8.8 quake struck off the west coast of South America- offshore from Maule- Chile- according to the USGS.
This quake is around 800 times stronger than the quake that struck Haiti last month.
A Tsunami Warning is in effect for the Islands of Hawaii- with waves expected to reach there just after 3 pm today Kansas City time.
A Tsunami Advisory is in effect for the United States' West Coast- but no devastating tsunamis are expected there.
As usual after a devastating earthquake- death reports from Chile are fairly low right now- but that will surely change as communications are restored in those regions.
Prayers to all from CSW....