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:
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 help – Huffington Post