How Chile used social media during the Earthquake

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How Chile used social media during the Earthquake

  1. 1. Sebastian A. Salazar HangarcatFilms battlcat@telus.net @hangarcat
  2. 2. How Chile used Social Media Networks to stay connected during the earthquake
  3. 3. Quick Facts: •Occurred at 3:34am local time •8.8 Magnitude (Haiti was 7.0) •Epicentre was off shore in the Maule Region •Between Chile’s two most populated cities. Source: Wikipedia
  4. 4. •Santiago Area 7.2 Million •Concepcion 1.5 Million •80% of Chile’s population lives in the affected area. •500,000 homes completely destroyed, 2 million people affected. •486 confirmed deceased. Source: Wikipedia
  5. 5. •Tsunami warning issued for entire coast of Chile and Peru. •Warning later revised to entire Pacific Coast, except CA, BC, AK. Source: NOAA - USA
  6. 6. Noon YYC Time (4 hours ahead in winter time)
  7. 7. FB Groups
  8. 8. #terremotochile
  9. 9. @TVN_Mauricio
  10. 10. Hashtags #terremotochile #dichato #talcahuano #valdivia #buscoen #sebusca #buscopersonas #replica #rptw
  11. 11. http://www.reportwiteros.cl/ @reportwiteros #rptw
  12. 12. Silent Auction and Fundraiser Online Portal for Donations All proceeds went to the Red Cross Effort in Chile
  13. 13. Promoted on FB, Youtube and Twitter Broadcasted on Ustream Highlights on Youtube
  14. 14. Total raised was: $44,564 CDN In Chilean Pesos: $23,130,353.00 CLP $15,000 through online portal 1/3rd of the total donated to the Red Cross in Canada
  15. 15. Sebastian A. Salazar sebastian.a.salazar hangarcat hangarcatfilms hangarcatfilms.tumblr.com

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