Far more powerful than the recent earthquake in Haiti:

A massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck Chile early Saturday, shaking the capital of Santiago for 90 seconds and sending tsunami warnings from Chile to Ecuador.

Chile’s TVN cable news channel was reporting 78 deaths, with the toll expected to rise. ...

The epicenter was some 70 miles from Concepcion, Chile’s second-largest city, where more than 200,000 people live.