Earthquake in Chile

By Padmini Arhant

The devastating earthquake in Chile measuring 8.8 on the Richter scale is a humanitarian tragedy.

Unfortunately, an earthquake of this magnitude is humanity’s biggest challenge, despite tremendous progress made in monitoring the seismic activities around the world.

During events like these, Mother Nature’s act epitomizes the paradoxical universe.

On the one hand, the serenity resonating peace and harmony in Mother Nature that facilitates the nurturing of infinite species is incomprehensible and readily embraced by the inhabitants.

Contrarily, the wrath of Mother Nature revealed in the form of earthquake, tsunami, hurricane, tornado, typhoon…is feared and scorned by the species with the inherent discriminatory characteristics.

Loss of life in any manner, whether natural or human orchestrated wars are regrettable.

Humanitarian efforts and response to this catastrophe appears to be remarkable.

I hope the Chilean government is able to deal with the crisis promptly as saving lives in the earthquake’s aftermath often poses a greater risk for the rescue team.

The Chilean population deserves the international aid and support to survive the immense grief and destruction from the major disaster.

With the victims and the families in my thoughts and prayers, I wish President Michelle Bachelet, the fortitude required to overcome the enormous task ahead.

Please send any affordable donations to the international relief organizations on the site.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant