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

CHILE EARTHQUAKE

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:

#chile
#chilequake
#terremotochile
#buscapersonas

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

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Christine

Thanks for this post! This truly helps with me staying in touch with the situation.

Divina

Thanks for all the links. My prayers go to them as well. that
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Cajun Chef Ryan

Hi Gera, great collection of links and online support for Chile. My friend Mike was in Chile until about three weeks ago.

Thank you,
Ryan
CCR
=:~)

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@chowandchatter

great post I really want to visit as well its awful when these things happen

Claudia

Beautiful post. Thanks for spreading the word about helping. It's been a tough start to the year around the world.
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Gera

Thanks! Hard situation there.

Gera

Mine too. Thanks!

Gera

Your friend Mike was lucky. Thanks Ryan!

Gera

Yes, the nature isn’t happy lately. Thanks for the RT too!

Gera

Completely, thanks! The year hasn’t had a good beginning.

Emily

Thank you for posting this. I have a cousin down there, she went down on a missions trip the day before the earthquake. Impeccable timing, huh? She has managed to update her Facebook, so at least we all know that she and thr group she is with are okay.
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Gera

Sorry to hear that but I see she is ok and this is important nowadays.

yeah

somehow i dont think "nature" is lashing out at us with earthquakes….

Victor

Hi Gera,

I agree, there have been numerous of tremors being reported in other countries also and this really something we should worry about. I think it is also best for individual families to stock on their supplies just to prepare for the worse.

Carolyn Jung

A friend of mine who was visiting family in Chile, just happened to fly out four hours before the quake hit. Scary, indeed!

Gera

Sometimes the words aren't enough, you can call them what you want 😉

Gera

Thanks Jessie!

Gera

Yes Victor tremors haven't stopped and the problem could be worst.

Gera

Very near…..the luck was with her!

pegasuslegend

Very sad, your a good person to express such a heartfelt post wonderful infomation shared to keep the awareness, we must never take life for granted god bless them all!
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Gera

Totally agree Claudia about life, thanks!

Not Quite Nigella

This is a wonderful post Gera! 🙂 You are a really lovely soul!
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Jessie

my heart goes out to those that were affected by the earthquake in chile, great list of links!

Joie de vivre

Thank you for doing this Gera!

deeba

Gosh Gera, was heart breaking to read and see the news clips. You are truly wonderful toput this together. Bless you friend!
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