7.2 earthquake rocks Chile

Posted by Rachel Leigh - email

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - A magnitude-7.2 earthquake rocks Chile on day of presidential inauguration.

Update, THU 10 AM: Just the night before, outgoing President Michelle Bachelet said Chili would rise from the tragedy of last week's earthquake and tsunami.st the night before, outgoing President Michelle Bachelet said Chili would rise from the tragedy of last week's earthquake and tsunami.

Previously: Chile's outgoing President Michelle Bachelet says she's leaving office proud of what her government has accomplished and convinced the country will rise from the tragedy of the earthquake and tsunami.

Leaving La Moneda palace for the inauguration of President-elect Sebastian Pinera, Bachelet says, the most urgent disaster responses are either resolved or soon will be.

And in her farewell address Wednesday night, she said she's "handing over to the new government a country that is politically and socially stable, respected internationally and with authorities who have high credibility."

Pinera is a billionaire investor and Chile's first elected right-wing president in 52 years. He planned to go right to work Thursday flying to the disaster area.