Emergency Update: Chile Earthquake

Tsunami Warning Map

UPDATED 9/17:

A powerful 8.3 earthquake struck Chile at 7:54 PM local time, Sept. 16,  prompting more than one million people to evacuate inland as tsunami waves several meters high destroyed homes and buildings along the coast. Chilean Officials have declared the towns of Coquimbo and Tongoy catastrophe zones. Ten deaths are reported.

Direct Relief has reached out to its local partners in Chile to assess the potential need for medical support.

Tsunami Warning Map - Chile Earthquake

Click above for full version of map

 

?????? #tsunami #alerta #iquique #chile #chilegram

A video posted by Wilfredo Neira (@wilow89) on

#alerta de #tsunami en #iquique #chile A video posted by Jose felipe Gallardo (@josefilipo) on

 

Recent Updates: Chile

 

wildfire getty image

Aid Bound for Chile Following Wildfire Near Port Cities

A shipment of medical supplies is headed to Chile in response to a wildfire that burned near the […]

 

The FEDES team smiles after unloading a donation of medical supplies from Direct Relief.

FEDES Partnership Continues Five Years After Chile Quake

Established in Santiago, Chile in 2002, the Foundation for Educational, Social and Economic Development (FEDES – Fundación Educativa de Desarrollo Economico y […]

 

Gran_incendio_de_Valparaíso_de_2014 wikipedia

Responding to the Fire in Valparaíso, Chile

Direct Relief’s Emergency Response team is preparing a shipment for its partner Fundación FEDES in Chile to help people affected by a forest fire […]

 

emergencyresponse

Responding to the 8.2 Earthquake in Chile

Direct Relief’s Emergency Response Team is in touch with its partner Fundación FEDES in Chile following the 8.2 magnitude earthquake that hit the […]

The Latest