The number '8' is considered by many a lucky number so much so that the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics in Beijing began on 8/8/08 at 8 seconds and 8 minutes past 8 pm (local time).
Today, such is not the case. A huge earthquake with a magnitude of 8.8 hit Chile early this morning. It's only been over a month since another huge earthquake [magnitude of 7] hit Haiti which killed hundreds of thousands of people...and now this?
What is happening? Tsunami warnings are being issued to places along the Pacific and that includes the Philippines. I haven't read anything about the Philippines being warned about it but there is a possibility. Hawaii already sounds ssunami sirens preparing people out there for a potentially damaging tsunami. SCARY!
Anyway, let's pray that the tsunami they're predicting to happen as a result of this massive earthquake won't claim anymore lives. Hopefully, people near the Pacific coast will heed the warning and move to safer grounds until the 'coast is clear' [no pun intended].