The consequences of the earthquake in Chile

Destroyed dozens of buildings, bridges and highways, and around the Pacific basin likely tsunami. Residents near the epicenter of Chile got the most. The authorities say killed at least 300 people.

An earthquake measuring 8, 8 points - the seventh to force an earthquake in the world - was felt even in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo - in 2896 km east of the epicenter. The total amount of the damage is still unknown, as after a major earthquake followed by a series of minor, one of which is comparable in strength to the devastating earthquake in Haiti on January 12.








People look at the crumpled cars on the "Puente Viejo" (Old Bridge) over the river del Bio-Bio, which connects Concepción and San Pedro de la Paz to 500 km south of Santiago. As a result, 8, 8-magnitude earthquake in Chile on February 27 killed at least 214 people and destroyed more than 1, 5 million houses. The massive quake plunged the capital of Chile, Santiago, into darkness - broken wires and communications, collapsed buildings and bridges, and around the Pacific basin has been declared a warning of a possible tsunami. (AFP PHOTO / FRANCESCO DEGASPERI)




Residents look at a building destroyed by an earthquake in Concepcion. The epicenter was located 115 km from Concepción - the second largest city in Chile. (AP Photo)




House after an earthquake in Valparaiso February 26th. (MARCELO HERNANDEZ / dpa)




The wreckage of the destroyed bridge in Santiago after the earthquake of 8, 8 points on February 27. When an earthquake, people in panic ran out into the street directly in their pajamas. (AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BERNETTI)



Two women with dog sitting by the fire next to a pile of rubble in Valparaiso. (AFP PHOTO / Claudio Santana)



Local people are the body of the deceased. The picture was taken on February 27 in the city of Talca, 275 kilometers south of Santiago. (AP Photo / Sebastian Martinez)



A resident of talc photographed building destroyed by an earthquake on February 27. (AP Photo / Sebastian Martinez)



Man looks at the destroyed highway in Santiago February 27. On Sunday morning there was an earthquake in Chile, 8, 8 points. (AP Photo / Carlos Espinoza)



Residents look at destroyed road in Concepcion February 27. (AP Photo)



A resident of talc rake the debris of the house. (AP Photo / Roberto Candia)



A resident of talc takes things found under the rubble of the house. (AP Photo / Roberto Candia)



A man carries a child past a destroyed building in Concepcion February 27. (AP Photo)



Residents of talc are destroyed by an earthquake on the street. (AP Photo / Roberto Candia)



A man looks at the ruins in Valparaiso. (AFP PHOTO / JORGE AMENGUAL)



Men visiting the building destroyed by an earthquake in Curico, 250 kilometers from Santiago. (AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BERNETTI)



The car stands in the destroyed building in Curico, 250 kilometers south of Santiago. (AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BERNETTI)



Destroyed bridge Puente Viejo (Old Bridge) over the river del Bio-Bio, which connects Concepción and San Pedro de la Paz, 500 kilometers from the south of Santiago. 9 AFP PHOTO / FRANCESCO DEGASPERI)



Rescuers help a woman out of the rubble of a building in Concepción. (AFP PHOTO / FRANCESCO DEGASPERI)



People look at the overturned cars on the Puente Viejo (Old Bridge) over the river del Bio-Bio. (AFP PHOTO / FRANCESCO DEGASPERI)



Fire is a dark street in Concepción on 28 February which was the strongest earthquake the previous day. (AP Photo / Natacha Pisarenko)



Woman makes products from the dilapidated store in Concepción. (AP Photo / Natacha Pisarenko)



A man sits among his belongings in the street after the tsunami in Pueko, 10 km from Concepcion, the day after the strongest earthquake of 8, 8 points struck Chile. Throughout South America, there was a series of minor earthquakes, some of which reached 6 on the Richter scale. Looters began looting stores, carrying out everything - from food to televisions. (AFP PHOTO / Martin Bernetti)



Police guard a supermarket in Concepcion February 28th. (AP Photo / Natacha Pisarenko)



A man walks past a destroyed building in Concepcion, and a car. (AP Photo / Aliosha Marquez)



People stand in line for food in a supermarket in Concepcion. (AP Photo / Aliosha Marquez)



People walk on the street destroyed by an earthquake in Pelyuue, 322 km south-west of Santiago. (AP Photo / Roberto Candia)



Bruno Sandoval (left) and Eileen Marquez look at broken car in Pelyuue February 28th. (AP Photo / Roberto Candia)



People go on the littered with debris and rubble in Pelyuue shore. (AP Photo / Roberto Candia)



Police are looking for the victims of the earthquake on the beach Pelyuue February 28th. (AP Photo / Roberto Candia)



Police found the body of a woman drowned in Kuranipe 389 km south-west of Santiago. (AP Photo / Roberto Candia)



Police carry the body of a victim of the earthquake in Kuranipe, village 389 kilometers south-west of Santiago. (AP Photo / Roberto Candia)



36-year-old Rosa Neira is destroyed by an earthquake at home Pelyuue. (AP Photo / Roberto Candia)



A man holds a Chilean flag in a flooded area in Pelyuue, 322 km south-west of Santiago. (AP Photo / Roberto Candia)



Dog sitting in front of a building destroyed by an earthquake in Pelyuue. (AP Photo / Roberto Candia)



Relatives of earthquake victims cry at a destroyed building in Concepcion, February 28th. (AP Photo / Aliosha Marquez)



Man and woman looking at the destroyed building of the Museum of Fine Arts in Santiago. (AFP PHOTO / Daniel CASELLI)



Rescuers pull out the body of an earthquake victim from the rubble of a building in Concepción. (AP Photo / Natacha Pisarenko)



Lifeguard resting on the street at a destroyed building in Concepcion. (AP Photo / Natacha Pisarenko)



A woman carries a pack of toilet paper during looting in Concepcion the day after the earthquake in Chile. (AFP PHOTO / DANIEL GARCIA)



Rescuers search for victims of the earthquake in the destroyed building in Concepcion, February 28th. (AP Photo / Natacha Pisarenko)



Patients Hospital of talc were evacuated after the earthquake of 8, 8 points destroyed hospital building. On Sunday, in Chile there was a strong "aftershock" (repeated seismic shock), which brought more death and destruction. (Tomas Munita / The New York Times)



Patients Hospital in Talca, including injuries resulting from the earthquake, were evacuated to the street on February 28. (Tomas Munita / The New York Times)



A man helps his father, who a few days earlier had surgery and has now been evacuated to other patients of the destroyed building. (Tomas Munita / The New York Times)



Residents of Talca, in the south of Santiago, spent the night on the street near their destroyed homes. (Tomas Munita / The New York Times)



People are sleeping on the street, at their destroyed houses in Talca, 249 km south of the Chilean capital. (Tomas Munita / The New York Times)



57-year-old Eduardo Bellemare is heated by the fire in front of his ruined house in the old district in Talca south of Santiago. (Tomas Munita / The New York Times)

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