An earthquake kills 176,000 in Turkmenistan, and Chile declares Sala y Gomez island a marine sanctuary.
Sat, Oct 06 2012 at 6:00 AM
Oct. 6, 2010:
The Chilean government declares a 58,000 square-mile no-take marine sanctuary
around Sala y Gomez (at right), a South Pacific island near Easter Island. Ocean researchers say the area is one of the most unspoiled ocean environments remaining in the world.
Photo: Wikimedia Commons
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