Chile earthquake: updated information, resources of interest and how to collaborate


  • Latest information
  • Updates 02/03/2010
  • Resources of interest and collaboration
  • Updates 02/03/2010

About 24 hours ago, Chile was struck by tragedy, an earthquake of 8.8 degrees intensity shook the country from its foundations at 3:34 a.m., leaving behind destruction, fear and despair, a event which also recalls what happened a few weeks ago in Haiti.

And how are things going at the moment? Well, that's what this article is about, trying to shed light after the storm in an orderly manner, in particular we will focus on collecting the latest information and resources of interest to victims and forms of collaboration. so we start and we sincerely ask for your cooperationIf you consider that something happened to us, put it in the comments and we will update the information in this post.

Latest information

  • The latest official death toll is 723 with 19 missing to date. The most affected places are the regions of Maule and Bío Bío

  • These two regions, both Maule and Bío Bío, are under curfew (between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. local time).

  • The total number of victims, at present, stands at two million

  • The Chilean government declared a national state of disaster for the Maule and Bío Bío regions

  • After experiencing episodes of looting, the President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, declared: “We will guarantee free delivery of all essential products to the affected areas”

  • Several airports begin operating again

  • Tomorrow Monday all metro lines will be in service

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Updates 02/03/2010

  • The Wikipedia page on the earthquake is now much more complete

  • Stunning images three days after the earthquake by The Big Picture

  • International aid from several countries begins to arrive in the most affected areas

  • Bachelet announces the deployment of 7,000 soldiers to control looting and crime in Maule and Bío Bío

  • The University of Santiago de Chile released an informative statement on the state of the university

  • The official death toll is 795.

  • RTVE has a wonderful « minute by minute » compilation of information relating to Chile and the earthquake

Resources of interest and collaboration

  • Movistar Chile has indicated that until Sunday at 11:59 p.m. (local time), all calls made by its users to public telephones in the country will be free.

  • Please if you live in Chile and your WiFi works open it so others can use it

  • Informative table of the last 30 sensitive earthquakes experienced in Chile

  • Another informative table of the latest earthquakes experienced in Chile (via Santiago's comment)

  • List of Chilean embassies around the world

  • It is strongly recommended to follow @cruzrojainforma on Twitter, they give interesting information and especially advice for victims

  • Blood donors needed

  • Collaborative map of open businesses in Chile

  • Google allowed the site “chileearthquake” in which we find different systems to give money to a search engine for missing people

  • Bank accounts for making donations: Cáritas Chile Chilean Red Cross

  • Emergency telephone numbers in Chile: 568-1290 / 568-1295

  • The Terremotochile website was created where various information is published

  • has activated a section where you can send and request information about missing people

  • List of Chileans missing in Tconnections

  • List of Chilean twitterers

  • Hashtag used on Twitter to comment on everything related to the earthquake: #terremotochile

  • Compilation article with information to directly help Chile (via Pablo's comment)

  • Cencosud list concerning establishments in Chile (Jumbo hypermarkets, Santa Isabel supermarkets, Parisian stores, Easy stores and shopping centers).

  • Map with the roads of Chile after the earthquake.

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Updates 02/03/2010

  • From tomorrow, Wednesday March 3, until next Monday March 8, anyone in Spain will be able to contact Chile by telephone, completely free of charge, from some of the 60,000 telephone booths that Telefónica has in the country. All you have to do is enter five cents which will be returned to you at the end of the call (there is no time limit)

  • The Chile Ayuda website was created, where you can find everything from a people search engine to advice on what to do after the earthquake

  • This Friday, March 5 at 10:00 p.m. local time, a Telethon will take place (it will be broadcast on all channels associated with Anatel) with the aim of raising $15 million for the disaster victims.

  • Citizens organize groups to collect basic necessities for victims (unfortunately we cannot provide any location where the organization of this type of popular initiative is concentrated, so you also have to watch out for scammers)

  • Map with the roads that are cut in the country

  • Map of Damaged Houses After February 2010 Chile Earthquake

  • Telmex offers free calls to Chile

  • Hostname provides free IP telephony

  • If you need information on first aid, visit this Red Cross site

As more data emerges, we will update this post, adding resources and also breaking news. As always, you can help us a lot by leaving comments with links that are not on our list.

Image via Huichalaf