Chile Hit by 8.8 Magnitude Earthquake

Earlier this morning, Chile was rocked by a devastating 8.8 magnitude earthquake. The quake caused severe aftershocks throughout the region and due to this, there are tsunami warnings along the Pacific coast. Evacuation of these regions has been going on throughout the day. The American Red Cross chapters in Guam, Hawaii, American Samoa, and Northern Mariana Islands are working closely with their local government emergency offices and will support shelters after the tsunami, should they be needed. The American Red Cross has also pledged an initial $50,000 from the International Response Fund (IRF) to assist communities impacted by today’s earthquake in Chile. The best way to help right now is donations via the IRF. Stay tuned for more information throughout the weekend as the extent of the damage becomes clear.

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