The quake happen• The earthquake has hit central Chile and killed at least 214 people.• The quake is 8.8 quake caused wide spread damage.• Destroying buildings, bridges, roads, electricity, water and phone line.
Tsunami• Several Pacific countries were hit by waves.• In French, waves 6ft(1.8m) high swept ashore, but there were not immediate reports of damage.• In Hawaii, residents in coastal area were warned to move to higher ground.
How the earthquake• The earthquake struck at 0634 GMT, 115km north-east and 325km south-west area.• It is the biggest quake to hit Chile in 50 years.• At least 85 people died in the region of Maule alone.
Aftershocks• In Santiago, at least 13 people were killed.• A fire at a chemical plant in the outskirts.• The Santiago international airport will keep it close for at least 72 hours.
Aftershocks 2• Tsunami reached the Juan Fernandez island group.• The Tsunami reaching halfway into one inhabited area.
Aftershocks 3• Resident of Chillan, 100km from the epicentre.• Other residents said communications were down but running water was still available.• The president Barack Obama said the US had aid resources in position to deploy.