Consular Assistance | Google Person Finder | Statement by Secretary ClintonU.S. Embassy Statement:English;Español"We are closely monitoring reports from Chile and across the Pacific rim, and our thoughts and prayers are with all those who have loved ones affected by this tragedy." --Secretary Clinton, February 27, 2010
A major earthquake shook Chile on February 27, 2010, with its epicenter in Chile's 8th district, 73 miles north of Chile's second most populous city, Concepcion, and 197 miles south of Santiago. At the epicenter, the quake was measured at 8.8 Richter, at 7.5 in Santiago.
If you are concerned about a U.S. citizen in the affected area and have not been able to reach that person, you may contact the Chile Task Force by email at ChileEarthquake@state.gov. or by calling 1-888-407-4747. Full Text
The following is a link to the FEMA website with instructions for what to do after an earthquake: http://www.fema.gov/hazard/earthquake/eq_after.shtm.