Chile earthquake live streaming

March 2nd, 2010 - Posted by Admin in Video broadcasting news

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On Saturday a very strong earthquake hit Chile somewhere south of the capital, Santiago. The magnitude was 8.8 which is extremely high. UFC champion BJ Penn turned into an international reporter this Saturday by streaming live coverage from Chile, where a huge tsunami was about to hit the coast after the earthquake. Actually you could even hear the sound of tsunami sirens while he was speaking.

Here is the video (take note that the images are not edited and the video quality may suffer):

Something similar happened with the american television sportscaster, Al Michaels, who was broadcasting the World Series from California but was interrupted by a strong earthquake. He was one of the first people being able to broadcast live from that place and show people what is happening.

The San Francisco earthquake of 1989 was significant due to the fact that it was broadcasted live on television, possibly for the first time ever.

Here is the video:

Major televisions like CNN and Fox News used his live feed to present the images on TV and seems like 4.35 million people watched it. Video streaming websites were there too, showing live images from Chile and Hawaii and also local news broadcasts.

A while ago a german tourist was saved from freezing on the sea by somebody who spotted him on a live webcam. After accessing a website having this service integrated that person was able to see him and call the authorities. You can read the entire article HERE.

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