Crisis information wiki on Chile earthquake

Chile earthquake
Image courtesy Wikipedia

Just set up for the ICT4Peace Foundation, like I did before for the Haiti earthquake, a wiki to curate information on the Chilean earthquake.

As noted on the OpenStreetMap wiki, the 2010 Chile earthquake occurred off the coast of the Maule Region of Chile, on February 27, 2010, at 03:34 local time (06:34 UTC), rating a magnitude of 8.8 on the moment magnitude scale and lasting about three minutes. On 9 March 2010 the ICRC reported that according to the latest government figures, more than 528 people have died, most of them after a tsunami, caused by the tremor, struck a coastal strip of 500 kilometres. More than 500 people have been injured, two million affected and at least 500,000 houses have been damaged.

The wiki features a comprehensive collection of links to vital satellite imagery sources from Google and elsewhere, on the ground local information sources in Spanish, a collection of videos showing the devastation and links to a number of other vital news & information aggregation portals.

  • The entire wiki itself can be read in Spanish via Google Translate.
  • All websites / sources in Spanish included in the wiki have a link to English translations, again using Google Translate.
  • The wiki features a comprehensive PDF (around 18Mb) from UN ReliefWeb with all the key information from the UN and other agencies released since the day of the earthquake.
  • There are over 100 data sources currently catalogued including links to GIS data.

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