Earthquake in Chile
I awakened when dreamland gave way beneath
-Pablo Neruda, "Earthquakes," Canto General
As we await news of the devastating earthquake in Chile and await the progress of the anticipated tsunami across the Pacific, I note that the epicenter of the (albeit, offshore) quake was very near Parral, a city in Linares Province in the Maule Region, some 220 miles south of Santiago.
This is the birthplace of Pablo Neruda.