OCHA Situation Report 2005/06/14
According to the Oficina Nacional de Emergencia (ONEMI), 9 people have died and close to 100 have been injured. There are reports of collapsed and damaged dwellings, particularly those built with adobe, whose number is still being assessed. Landslides triggered by the seismic movement have blocked several roads.
Boulders littered city streets and highways in northern Chile on Tuesday after a 7.9-magnitude quake caused landslides and wrecked homes, killing at least 11 people and injuring 200.
At least 11 people were killed, about 200 people were injured and 50 homes, many made of rock and mud, were destroyed in areas near the epicenter, said Juan Cayupi, an earthquake specialist at the state-run National Emergency Office.
BBC News 2005/06/14
At least eight people have been killed in a powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake which struck northern Chile.
Acting Chilean Interior Minister Jorge Correa said on Chilean television one man was confirmed dead in a landslide triggered by the earthquake.
Correa said five others died after their car was crushed by a falling boulder on a mountain road near Iquique and two more died of undisclosed causes.
Dionisio Perez, 80, died when his home fell on him, Jorge Correa, undersecretary of the interior, said. The quake caused houses to collapse and caused power and telephone outages. Electricity is being restored in some areas, Correa said. As many as 6 more may have died.
Guardian Unlimited 2005/06/13
A handicapped elderly man was killed when he was unable to escape as his small home collapsed, said Manuel Morales, head of the government's emergency bureau in Iquique, a coastal city about 200 miles from the epicenter. He said several people were injured but did not provide a number or other details. In addition, several homes and roads were damaged.
A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.9 shook the northern mining region of Chile late on Monday, causing at least one death, cutting power and driving residents from their homes in the heavily populated city of Iquique.