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Imagine a force so powerful that it actually alters time. Sadly, the citizens of Chile do not have to imagine, they lived it. On February 27, 2010, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported that an 8.8 magnitude earthquake struck the country of Chile—the seventh strongest earthquake ever recorded in history. The strength of the quake was so intense that seismologists from NASA say it shifted the Earth’s axis eight centimeters and shortened the day by 1.26 microseconds.

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Anguish and worry flooded the minds of the citizens of Japan as a tsunami warning for waves up to ten feet high surfaced on their television screens. This tsunami warning came as a result of the earthquake in Chile on February 27th, which caused powerful waves to travel across the ocean towards Japan. In addition to this warning, a 6.9 magnitude earthquake erupted in Okinawa, Japan, on the very same day.

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Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, images of helpless children surfaced on the TV screens of American families, compelling them to open up their homes and adopt. Although this is a kind gesture, adoption processes in Haiti are extremely difficult and normally take up to three years to complete. Now, after the earthquake, there are hundreds of more children desperately seeking homes in addition to the children who were orphans prior to the tragedy. Yet some of the orphanages in Haiti are not legitimate.

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CNN Special Report on Haitian Relief

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IMPACT YOUR WORLD

from: Impact your world: CNN.com

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