Chile Earthquake Situation Report #2


This report was issued by OCHA Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean and covers the period from 27 February to 1 March. The next report will be issued on or around the 4 March.


- Latest figures indicate at least 723 people killed and 2 million affected.

- Major airport still operating with restrictions.

- Government indentifies main needs including field hospitals with surgery facilities, dialysis centres, generators, satellite phones, water purification system, and mobile bridges.

II. Situation Overview

- The epicentre of the earthquake was 325km southwest of Santiago, 35km depth; Coastal towns of Chile and Juan Fernandez Island located 630 Km from shore were impacted by waves that advanced 3 km in certain areas.

- Preliminary evaluations indicate 2 million people affected and 723 deaths currently reported.

- The Government of Chile declared 6 regions as zone of catastrophes: Valparaiso, Metropolitana, Libertador O=B4Higgins, Araucania, Biobío and Maule. A detailed map with population in the zone of impact can be seen in the annex.

- Santiago Airport international and other airports in the affected zone are still operating with restrictions.


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