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.
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
– Chilean Red Cross
Social Media Help to the Chile Earthquake:
– Terremoto Chile on Facebook
– Chile Earthquake Recovery / The New York Times – resources and news update on Facebook
You can use the Twitter search with the following hashtags or labels:
– 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.
Image credit by Terremoto de Chile de 2010