After days of holding off on accepting foreign aid offers in the wake of the Chile earthquake, President Michelle Bachelet has now welcomed help from abroad.
Anyone wishing to donate to Chile earthquake relief efforts can now do so just by pressing a few buttons on his or her cellphone. After the Haiti earthquake in January, text donations totaled more than $40 million.
As the death toll from the Chile earthquake rises, relief organizations from around the world are set to help the South American nation pick up the pieces. But Chile's authorities say it will take them more time to assess the needs.
Powerful aftershocks from Saturday's 8.8 Chile earthquake continue to rock the country, but the capital, Santiago, is calm as people cautiously begin to move on with their lives.
President Obama stepped outside the Oval Office this afternoon to urge citizens to listen to local officials in light of today's tsunami warning.
Chile's earthquake was much stronger than the recent one in Haiti. Damage is extensive, residents and officials report. But so far, the death toll is much lower.
A massive 8.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Chile early Saturday. A tsunami warning has been issued for Hawaii.
A car, destroyed by falling rubble, is seen in Dichato, Chile on Thursday.
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told a pool reporter that they are "closely monitoring the situation" following the Chile earthquake.
A massive 8.8 magnitude earthquake struck south-central Chile early Saturday morning, killing at least 85 people, knocking down buildings, homes and hospitals, and triggering a tsunami.