Saturday, February 27, 2010 SOURCE: GDAC – On 2/27/2010 6:34:17 AM UTC (about 01:43h local time) an earthquake of magnitude 8.8 occurred in the moderately populated region of Bio-Bio in Chile. The earthquake happened 116km from Concepcion. It is reported that a life threatening tsunami has been generated. CMAT is monitoring the situation and is preparing to send an assessment team to the region within the next 12-24 hours.
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Environment Canada extends hurricane watch to Halifax. The agency says Lee will move into western NS and southern NB on Saturday, bringing heavy rains, high winds, and powerful waves.
The storm is expected to transition from a Category 1 hurricane to a strong post-tropical storm.
Flooding death toll soars to 11,300 in Libya's coastal city of Derna as search efforts continue following a massive flood fed by the breaching of two dams in heavy rains, the Libyan Red Crescent said Thursday.
CMAT has sent an offer of assistance and is awaiting a reply.
Goats climbing a tree, Morocco, 2016. It's such a beautiful, unique country and I'm so sad the recent earthquake has injured/killed so many and destroyed homes. My medical response NGO, @CMATeams, is standing by to see if teams like ours are requested by the Moroccan govt/UN.
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(AP Photo/Jamal Alkomaty)