Terremoto y tsunami – Earthquake & tsunami – Concepción, Chile 2010 – Diego Morales Aguilera

My name is Diego. I´m 23 years old I live in Concepción the second largest city of Chile. It all began the night of Saturday, 27 February at 3.35am…I was sleeping when suddenly I awoke from violent movements. I was so frightened that my nose spontaneously started to bleed and continued to for a long while. I was trying to run out of the building but the earth did not let me. I lost everything inside my flat, but I’m so lucky to be alive… 800 people died in my country and more then 1500 lost their houses. The earthquake was 8.8 degrees on the Richter. We’ve been knocked down, but we are strong, we are trying to get up as fast as we can…

Here are some images Diego posted on his Facebook page of the aftermath. These images of the destruction in his home town were shot on Monday, March 1st with a Handy Cam:

There are no hazard signs for dangers in the road © Diego Morales Aguilera

© Diego Morales Aguilera

Footwear Repairs © Diego Morales Aguilera

Effects of the tsunami © Diego Morales Aguilera

Resignation © Diego Morales Aguilera

© Diego Morales Aguilera

The military arrives behind schedule © Diego Morales Aguilera

© Diego Morales Aguilera

Diego calls this the ICONIC image of the Chilean Earthquake © EMOL dot com

We are Chileans and this earthquake won´t keep us down…”  – Diego Morales Aguilera

Diego suggested that donations be sent to a Chilean relief organization called Chile Ayudar a Chile [Chile Fundraiser Aims to Ignite Fundraising Efforts – Huffington Post].

Chile Earthquake Relief – How you can helpHuffington Post


4 responses to “Terremoto y tsunami – Earthquake & tsunami – Concepción, Chile 2010 – Diego Morales Aguilera

  1. This is so sad and so terrifying – no one should ever have to go through anything like this in their lives.

  2. It was so bizarre because when Diego and I first Skyped, it was DURING the Haitian Earthquake. I chatted with him the day before the Chilean Earthquake and remember waking up feeling like something terrible had happened in the world. [I’m so glad he is OK, but he is by far not out of the woods.]

  3. your link “diego’s facebook..” not work.. 😦

  4. que simplemente la cagada no solo en cocepcion sino que en medio chile