If you haven’t heard the news, there’s been a massive earthquake in Chile. Take your pick of the news sources – maybe the Beeb is your best bet.
Geologically, this one is far, far bigger than the Haiti quake – magnitude 8.8, compared to Haiti’s 7.0. That indicates roughly 500 times the energy has been released. However, Chile is a far wealthier country, and well prepared for earthquakes.
There’s a tsunami warning current for much of Australia’s eastern coastline. Initial reports across the Pacific indicate that the tsunami isn’t a big one, but if you live on the coast obviously take heed of the warning and stay away.