Chile Earthquake Death Toll, Disaster Relief & Charity Effort
Chile Earthquake Death Toll: 795
The Chile Earthquake Death Toll is climber higher every day as the full scope of the death and destruction caused by the earthquake and corresponding Tsunami becomes more clear
The Chilean government confirmed 795 people had been killed in the quake, and a further 2 million made homeless, but many more, including tourists camping on the coast are thought to have been dragged into the Pacific Ocean by the 40ft-high tsunami that followed.
Survivor accounts and statements from Chilean police suggest the final death toll of the tsunami could be in the hundreds.
Earlier Chile Earthquake Death Toll Figures
The Chile Earthquake Death Toll has hit at least 214 while disaster and charity relief efforts kick in. The 8.8 Magnitude earthquake his central Chile is causing widespread damage leaving hundreds dead and triggering Tsunami warnings for much of the Pacific from Hawaii in the South to British Columbia in the north Pacific.
The Chilean government, which declared a state of "national catastrophe", put the death toll at 147 people. Chile later reported put the toll, unofficially at 214. There were also unconfirmed reports of tsunami-related deaths on the sparsely-populated Juan Fernandez islands, off Chile's 2,700-mile long coastline.
Chile Earthquake and Tsusami Stories
The American Red Cross is responding to the Chile Earthquake through its regional disaster response center in Panama meanwhile it is preparing for the impending Hawaii Tsunami too that is expect to hit Hawaii late Saturday
The American Red Cross is coordinating with the state of Hawaii and the federal government to ensure an appropriate response to the impending tsunami that is expected to strike Hawaii later in the day Saturday. The local Red Cross chapter is readying volunteers and supplies in Hawaii to support any response that may be needed.
For Chile, other non-profits including Oxfam, Save The Children and Doctors Without Borders are sending initial response teams.
The team from Argentina--composed of a doctor, a logistician and a nurse--should arrive Saturday night to the capital of the country, Santiago de Chile, crossing through the neighboring Argentine province of Mendoza.
For the moment, MSF doesn’t have further direct information of the current situation in the most affected areas, but a staff member of MSF is already in Santiago and compiling information.