Conception - (Faultlines): "Not hard to guess where Austrian dungeonmaster Joseph Fritzl got his inspiration!" was the only comment from astonished relief workers in the devastated Chilean town of Parral.
Located on the northern shore of the Perquilauquén River the town's grim past has suddenly resurfaced as rescue workers trawl over the remains of a Neo-Nazi cult's subterranean complex of tunnels and torture chambers.
"This is where fugitive Nazi war criminal Paul Schäfer, a former Luftwaffe paramedic, founded the notorious Colonia Dignidad sex abuse cult in 1961," a Chilean justice official commented today.
Renamed the Villa Baviera the compound was subjected to extensive excavations during the 1960s and 70s by Schäfer following his escape from West German police on multiple sex abuse charges.
The Chilean Truth and Justice Commission which subsequently investigated General Pinochet's reign of terror previously asserted that the old Nazi warhorse's political prisoners were frequently dragged off to the Colonia Dignidad's vast labyrinth of stone-walled tunnels.
There they were 'tortured with electric shocks to the strains of Wagner and Mozart' - according to published testimony.
This weekend's horrific tremor is believed to have also dislodged mass graves of thousands of Neo-Nazi war criminals
"Mostly it's General Pinochet's relatives in the Ratzinger branch of the family," military historians commented as the extent of the tremor became apparent.
A new tsunami warning was issued ahead of much feared aftershocks.