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No major damage reported in Chile, Kenya quakes

April 18, 2012

No major damage impacting sponsored friends or their families has been reported in two earthquakes that shook Chile and Kenya this week.

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The 6.7-magnitude earthquake in Chile occurred near the eastern city of Valparaiso around 1 a.m. April 17. News reports said the government evacuated people along a stretch of coastline as a precaution.

Irma Arroyo Venegas, CFCA staff member in the Valparaiso project, was among those affected.

"The earthquake caused lots of panic among the people and the fear of a much bigger earthquake," she wrote. "Fortunately, and praise God, this was the only earthquake we have felt."

In other news, Kenya also suffered an earthquake on the same day, April 17.

The quake, which had a magnitude of 4.6, happened early morning in the capital city of Nairobi. Regina Mburu, CFCA communications liaison in Nairobi, confirmed that she had felt the tremor.

Bloomberg Businessweek reported that so far, no major damage has been reported in Nairobi and the surrounding areas.

CFCA serves more than 4,600 sponsored children and aging friends in Chile, and more than 17,500 sponsored children and aging friends in Kenya.

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