A massive 8.8 earthquake struck Maule, Chile, about 200 miles south of the Capitol Santiago, in the early morning hours of Saturday, February 28, 2010. As of this writing, the death toll is 122 and rising rapidly.
This consulate is exhausting all possible means to gather information from our friends, family, diplomatic connections and news sources regarding this catastrophe. We have not been able to establish telephone contact, either land line or cellular, since the quake.
We will publish here any news we are able to ascertain beyond that of the national news services in the US.
If you have heard from relatives in Chile, please comment here with any news, in English or Spanish.
Maule information: http://www.consul.cc/country.php?geodata=3880306