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Now she’s Britain’s richest woman — worth $1 billion, according to Forbes magazine — and her seven Potter books have sold more than 335 million copies worldwide

The Sunday Times newspaper quoted Ian Rankin, a fellow author and neighbor of Rowling’s, as saying the creator of the “Harry Potter” books is turning to crime fiction. “My wife spotted her writing her Edinburgh criminal detective novel,” the newspaper, which was available late Saturday, quoted Rankin as telling a reporter at an Edinburgh literary… Read More »

And we believe this will continue to grow.” Bachelet also said 1.5 million people had been affected by the quake, and officials in her administration said 500,000 homes were severely damaged

One of the largest earthquakes ever recorded tore apart houses, bridges and highways in central Chile on Saturday and sent a tsunami racing halfway around the world. Chileans near the epicenter were tossed about as if shaken by a giant, and the head of the emergency agency said authorities believed at least 300 people were… Read More »

In Hawaii, officials blasted sirens from the early morning warning people to prepare for the waves that were predicted to hit close to midday local time

(At left, a computer graphic shows the possible path of tsunami waves from an earthquake in Chile as Dr. Charles McCreery speaks on the phone at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center Saturday in Ewa Beach, Hawaii.) From Alaska to Peru, Japan to Papua New Guinea, 인천출장샵 governments scrambled to emergency meetings and put out warnings… Read More »

The jolt set off a tsunami that swamped San Juan Bautista village on Robinson Crusoe Island off Chile, killing at least five people and leaving 11 missing, said Guillermo de la Masa, head of the government emergency bureau for the Valparaiso region

Rescuers edged their way toward quake victims trapped in a toppled apartment block early Sunday, as looters stole food and robbed banks after one of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded struck Chile. Authorities put the death toll from Saturday’s magnitude-8.8 quake at about 300, but believed the number would grow. They said 1.5 million Chileans… Read More »

“I went downstairs to get a handle of what was going on, to make sure no structural damage to the building

Nathan Crooks, a journalist for Business News Americas, told CBS News he was asleep in Santiago when the quake hit, violently shaking his house. “We’re used to earthquakes in Chile, and we get lots of tremors. You could tell that this one was different from the sound of it. It was really violent! I have… Read More »

The tsunami alert was put out after a massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake erupted in the south Pacific off the Chilean coast at 3:34 a.m. local time. That quake was hundreds of times stronger than the 7.0-magnitude tremor that devastated Haiti in January. It was so powerful that it hammered the nearby town of Concepcion, brought down buildings 200 miles away in the capital Santiago and was felt across South America from Argentina to Ecuador. Chilean President Michelle Bachelet declared “a state of catastrophe,” in central Chile saying that more than 120 people are confirmed dead so far. “Without a doubt, with an earthquake of this magnitude, there will be more deaths,” Bachelet said. “People should remain calm … . We are doing everything we can with all the forces we have. Any information will be shared immediately.” President Obama said the U.S. is ready to assist Chile in rescue and recovery efforts should it ask for help. “We can’t control nature, but we can and must be prepared for disaster when it strikes,” he said about the looming tsunami threat. Experts reported that the quake had generated a dangerous swelling of waves across the Pacific basin. The U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center based in Hawaii slammed its warning light to red — or severe — and advised governments in the region to respond. ‘Sea level readings confirm that a tsunami has been generated which could cause widespread damage. Authorities should take appropriate action in response to this threat,’ the center said. “A tsunami is a series of waves and the first wave may not be the largest,” the center added. “Tsunami wave heights cannot be predicted. The time between one tsunami wave to the next can be five minutes to an hour.” Included in the list of countries that could be affected by the tsunami were Mexico, Japan, the Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and almost all Central America. The center’s warnings serve as advice to national governments, which have the sole authority to make decisions regarding the state of alert in their areas. Mexico did not immediately evacuate any of the fishing villages, tourist resorts or industrial ports along its vast Pacific coast that stretches from California to Guatemala. However, local civil protection officials said they were tracking the nearby sea movement. “We are carefully monitoring the coastal zone. Up until now all is reported calm,” said Cesar Narvaez, who heads civil protection in the southern state of Oaxaca. In Hawaii, officials blasted sirens from the early morning warning people to prepare for the waves that were predicted to hit close to midday local time. But it also stopped short of a full-scale evacuation. In Panama, which contains the shortest point between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, the government said it was on top alert. “Panama is in a state of vigilance,” said Arturo Alvarado, who head of the National Civil Protection Agency. Tsunami warnings bring back memories of the catastrophic 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, a 9.2-magnitude tremor that left some 230,000 dead in 14 countries, including Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka and Thailand. Following that disaster, governments and international agencies have poured millions of dollars into bolstering response mechanisms and defenses. The United States’ own Pacific Tsunami Warning Center doubled its staff from eight to 15 and kept its watch up to 24 hours a day from 2005. U.S. aid also put money into a regional Tsunami Early Warning System across Latin America. The latest earthquake of Chile may be a test of how effective these systems are in saving lives from devastating waves.