|Type of Event||Earthquake and Tsunami|
|Location of Event||Chile|
|Date of Charter Activation||27/02/2010|
|Charter Requestor||UNOOSA on behalf of WFP, UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNEP/OCHA, CONAE, German Foreign Office Operation Center|
A massive magnitude-8.3 earthquake, followed by a tsunami, struck near Concepcion, Chile, early on Saturday 27 February 2010. Damage has been reported as far north as Santiago. The tsunami has caused serious damage: at least 3 km of coast line of Juan Fernandez archipelago have been completely wiped out by multiple waves that have now receded.