7.2 Aftershock Hits Chile

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03/11/2010 11:30 AM |

The swearing-in ceremony of new Chilean president Sebastian Pinera was interrupted by an aftershock from last month’s 8.8-magnitude earthquake; today’s quake registered 7.2 on the Richter Scale (still more massive than the 7.0 earthquake that hit Haiti). No damage has been reported thus far; footage shows the attendees to be “somewhat concerned but mostly unfazed,” and the new president cracked a joke.

When will seismologists stop hiding the truth of the impending apocalypse from us?