27 de Febrero

2010-Chile-Earthquake-81

The 5th largest earthquake in history (8.8) struck Chile one year ago, today. La Tercera is doing a bunch of one-year anniversery coverage, including a blow-by-blow that begins at 3:34 AM with a 30 second video of security camera footage. Captures the feeling well. Here's an article in English about the recovery effort a year later in the hardest hit areas.

I just spent an hour reading some articles, looking at old photos, and reflecting on the earthquake and my time in Chile more generally. For a second I couldn't remember the names of either of the main newspapers in Santiago. It's not the first instance I've found myself forgetting details, memories, or Spanish words that I used to know so easily. It's sad to notice memories slipping away. But no matter how much time passes, I know I will never forget el veintisiete de febrero, 2010.

3 Responses to 27 de Febrero

  1. You have raised an important issue..Thanks for sharing..I would like to read more current affairs from this blog..keep posting..
    agen bola terpercaya

  2. Jimmy Wilson says:

    May God help the poor people, thanks for sharing.
    Bomber Jacket

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