Assessment team in Chile experiences 7.2 magnitude earthquake: all team members reported safe.

Thursday, March 11, 2010 – Chile was hit by another strong earthquake this morning, just 12 days after the previous one near Concepción, which left over 700 people dead. The quake was registered by the US Geological Survey at a magnitude 7.2 Mw – near the city of Libertador O’Higgins, Chile at 11:39 local time. CMAT […]

CMAT to stand down deployment to Chile, medical team headed to Haiti

Tuesday March 9, 2010 – Concepción, Chile – After meeting with Chilean officials, in Concepción, the decision was made to re-direct CMAT volunteers to Haiti, where there continues to be a great need for medical assistance. This decision was made as a direct result of the Chilean Government and Military’s exceptional response to the February […]

CMAT deploys initial assessment team to earthquake affected Concepción, Chile

Wednesday March 3, 2010 – TORONTO and VANCOUVER – In response to the Chilean government’s international appeal for aid, Canadian Medical Assistance Teams (CMAT) will deploy its initial disaster assessment team to Concepción, Chile to conduct a needs assessment and ascertain the level of devastation, destroyed infrastructure and health needs of the quake affected people […]

Major 8.8 quake hits Chile; Death toll expected to rise

Saturday, February 27, 2010 SOURCE: GDAC – On 2/27/2010 6:34:17 AM UTC (about 01:43h local time) an earthquake of magnitude 8.8 occurred in the moderately populated region of Bio-Bio in Chile. The earthquake happened 116km from Concepcion. It is reported that a life threatening tsunami has been generated. CMAT is monitoring the situation and is preparing […]