The second major earthquake of the year struck Chile earlier. A magnitude 8.8 earthquake struck of the coast of Maule, Chile. At least 122 are confirmed dead. This number is expected to rise as more reports come in. Aside from the aftershocks that are expected, Pacific nations brace for possible tsunamis. Our prayers and thoughts go out to all those affected by this earthquake.
Thanks to Matt over at Broadcast Depth for pointing this out.
Joel, aka Polycarp, also has information relating to the Earthquake here.