Chile Earthquake, this Natural Disaster is one of the Worst Latest Earthquakes and Social Media Help for It

Chile earthquake, a natural disaster that is one of the major latest earthquakes. This year 2010 didn’t begin well, plagued of earthquake activity. First the terrible one of Haiti and now the Chile earthquake.
Truly, the nature is angry with the world.

The major earthquake has had a magnitude 8.8, hitting Concepcion in Chile, generating waves and damages in Santiago de Chile (Capital), plus in nearer geographical zones like Peru, Argentine, Brazil, and Ecuador.

Tsunami alerts in distance areas like Hawaii and even Japan were dismissed fortunately. The earthquake effects are being perceived practically global and they are affecting strongly the economy of Chile.

Terremoto de Chile de 2010 - The Chile Earthquake 2010

Chilean people was beaten in the middle of the night, aggravating more the situation and some buildings collapsed even they were constructed for seismic standards.

The earthquake-aftershocks are now the biggest theme of the rescue teams. Major chain news like BBC, CNN, CBC and many more are saying that the Chile earthquake death toll is more than 700, so terrible.

Some of Chile earthquake facts: Chile has the major earthquake zones in the world together with various Asian countries.
I visited Chile and I’d like visiting this beautiful country again no matter this extreme seismic activity. I don’t imagine the panic the rest of the population is having without electricity, water and continual aftershocks. After some days, the basic services were reestablished in some places, but the victims still are rising.

Reading the news of the earthquake today, I want to make a little contribution showing diverse links I’ve found that can be helpful for the suffered Chilean people, through social media and other traditional media:

Google Person Finder: Chile Earthquake
Spanish (Buscador de Personas: Terremoto en Chile)
(An identical tool released for Haiti)

– Support Disaster Relief in Chile (A hub with enough data and SMS donations in the US only for Chile)
Google’s Relief Page – Google Crisis Response

UStream – TV de Chile

– Chilean Red Cross

Social Media Help to the Chile Earthquake:

On Facebook


Terremoto Chile  on Facebook

Global Disaster Relief on Facebook

– Chile Earthquake Recovery / The New York Times – resources and news update on Facebook

On Twitter

You can use the Twitter search with the following hashtags or labels:


Cruz Roja Chilena on Twitter

CNNChile on Twitter

– The New York Times – Twitter List

– Ushahidi a site dedicated to show information about this Chilean quake

All my prayers, positive thoughts and hugs to the Chilean people.

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Image credit by Terremoto de Chile de 2010

38 Responses to Chile Earthquake, this Natural Disaster is one of the Worst Latest Earthquakes and Social Media Help for It

  1. Gera, you are coming to school with me, today. Your article on Chile is a clear summation of what is going on. I am going to use it, in discussing this, in class. Thanks for making my life easier.

  2. We still in shock with what happen in Haiti, and now another quake in Chile. still remember your post last week mentioning about how bad the weather in your area was. Hope everything is well in your place. Thank you for posting this article.

  3. Wonderful post dear gera and thanks for stopping by at my blog and your lovely message Im more quiete right now but is very difficult you know. Me and my family are OK but many people have a lot of problems, is really sad.
    huggss!! gloria

  4. I made a new post dear Gera but I dont remember hos I have to make, but you know where I live! huggs

  5. Thanks for the links. It's terrible and heartbreaking.
    My recent post Abalone in Oyster Sauce

  6. Thank you for such a wonderful post. My daughter spent time in Chile as a missionary. She lived there with a host family in Maipu, in Santiago. We went to visit her. She still has friends there and is currently collecting donations to help. Chile is near to my heart. We shared a wonderful part of our daughter's life with her there.

  7. It was really sad to listen to the news on Chile earthquake and there is no comparison but I feel, that the Japan tsunami was one of the worst I witnessed so far. Gera, I’ve still not visited Chile but this post definitely brought back a lot of memories.

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