Chile Update: Aftershocks continued to rumble through central Chile on March 5, nearly a week after a devastating 8.8 magnitude earthquake shook the central coast of Chile in the early morning hours of February 27, 2010. Chilean officials report that the confirmed death toll exceeds 400 and that millions more have been displaced. A tsunami caused by the initial earthquake and over 100 aftershock tremors have complicated emergency response efforts as well as attempts to fully assess recovery needs. Chilean officials have announced that they will accept aid in the form of temporary field hospitals, bridges, water purification systems and other resources to rebuild critical infrastructure that has been disrupted by the quake. Doctors Without Borders , UNICEF, and Project HOPE have begun to coordinate response efforts and collect relief funds. Below is a concise list of resources to obtain information on the Chile earthquake and inform international disaster relief efforts.
Demographic, Socioeconomic, and Cultural Information:
- CIA World Factbook: Chile
- U.S. Department of State: Chile
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