Northern Chile has been hit by a 7.7-magnitude earthquake, killing two and injuring hundreds.
Thousands of houses have been destroyed, leaving many homeless. The government is sending hundreds of emergency shelters to the region.
In the city of Tocopilla 100 of the city's houses were destroyed and another 2,500, or 40% of the city's total, were damaged.
In the city of Antofagasta, a number of cars were crushed when the concrete awning of a hotel collapsed.
The earthquake knocked out power lines throughout the region, and electric power was down in many areas.
Power had been restored to 85% of the region by late on Wednesday night, Chile's national emergency director said.
Northern Chile - where the Nazca tectonic plate imeets the South American plate - is one of the most seismically active regions in the world.