Rescue teams have been hard at work pulling survivors from the rubble after Chile was hit by a powerful 8.8 magnitude earthquake.
President Michelle Bachelet flew by helicopter over some of the worst hit areas and said that up to two million people could be affected.
The city of Concepcion was close to the epicentre of the quake and damage to roads and buildings was widespread.
Many bridges have collapsed, like this one near the town of Camarico, making it more difficult for authorities to co-ordinate the rescue effort.
The shock was felt from the capital Santiago, pictured, to as far away as Buenos Aires in Argentina.
A tsunami alert led to evacuations of coastal regions across the Pacific, including Honolulu, Hawaii, pictured. However, the waves were not as high as feared.
Many people left their homes after the earthquake, fearing that aftershocks could topple damaged buildings. In Santiago, apartment buildings lean alarmingly as residents can only look from a safe distance.
In Talca, 65 miles from the epicentre, the historic town centre collapsed but many buildings were empty when the quake hit.
Tourists waited outside their damaged hotel in Vina del Mar after the tremor. Power lines were toppled and communications were either cut or difficult across the country.
Buildings have been destroyed or damaged in a number of cities and towns across central Chile, including Vina del Mar where a wall of a hotel sheared off, revealing the rooms within.
Cars were overturned after a motorway near Santiago collapsed during the earthquake. The main international airport at Santiago has been closed and all flights cancelled until further notice.
Chile is prone to earthquakes, sitting on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", on the edge of the Pacific and South American tectonic plates.
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