This morning there was an 8.8 earthquake in Chile. If the measurements stand it will be tied as the 5th largest earthquake since they started measuring in 1900. The largest earthquake ever was also in Chile in 1960 and it measured 9.5. The Tsunami from the 1960 earthquake killed people in Hawaii, Japan and the Philippines. This earthquake was approximately 500 times the power of the Haiti earthquake.
The big difference between Haiti and Chile is Chile has building codes. I guarantee you the loss of life, while still tragic will be nothing compared to Haiti. The fact that international organizations and hospitals in Haiti fell during their earthquake is ridiculous. I understand how a third world country cannot afford to build to our standards but when outside groups build in third world countries they should know better.