Earthquake in Chile - February 2010

An 8.8 magnitude earthquake, the strongest in the last 50 years, struck Chile on 27 February 2010. The death toll was 723. In the health sector, eight hospitals were left out of service and 10 suffered major damage. However, to put these numbers into perspective, the overwhelming majority of hospitals in the affected area--76 hospitals--continued operating without major difficulties. Although aftershocks continued for several weeks after the earthquake, no further damage was reported.

Chile Country Profile

 PAHO/WHO Situation Reports

PAHO and WHO Information Resources

Full list of topics

Press Releases

Chile: No Epidemic Outbreaks;
   Medicine and Vaccine Supplies
   Adequate

PAHO Director in Official Visit to
   Chile to Coordinate Response to
   Earthquake

 International Effort Reinforces
   Health Care Capacity in Chile After
   Earthquake

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National Library of Medicine

Pan American Health Organization - Press Releases/Twitter/Video/Facebook